Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 24, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2008 Bottle brought over by puzzl and shared with IMtheOptimator. Pours hazy with a small head. Smells of pineapple, pine, pepper, lemons and sugar. Some wood hints emerge after a few minutes. Tastes very tarte with lipsmacking sourness. Palate is tarte with the finish slightly bitter. One of CL’s best beers to date! hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Bottle from the brewery. Very hazy golden in appearance with a medium off white head. Aroma is awesome, tons of grape, brett, funky, oaky, with alot of fruit, citrus, lemon, pineapple are just some that come to mind. Taste, is alot of tart fruit right off the bat as well as soft oak. Lemon, mango, white grapes, with just the right amount of sweetness to compliment the harsh (but pleasant) sourness. Some musty yeast makes an appearance in the taste as well. Finshes mouth puckeringly tart. A unique, and downright amazing creation from Scott Vacarro. puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2007 Bottle shared with jjpm and IMtheOptimator, provided by... me! Second sample of this beer, actually. Very pale yellow pour, with a wit like appearance, and still having little bits of grape floating around. Awesome. Pineapple lemon funk aroma, acidic, lactic acid, a touch of fruit juice sweetness. The fruit really comes out in the flavor, though, with a perfect residual sweetness to compliment the big tartness. Pineapple, guava, white grape. Sourness really shows in the finish, with the fruit undertones carrying it through. Very unique in its blend of sweet and sour, and an absolute pleasure to drink. Very well done beer! IMtheOptimator (1170) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Bottle shared with jjpm74 and puzzl. Poured a pale golden with a fizzy white head. Aroma of pineapple, pine needles, lemony citrus, some woodiness... very unusual. I smelled this beer for a good two or three minutes before I took my first sip. Flavor does not disappoint from the aroma. Pineapple juice, lemon, white wine, and grassy and piney hops all come through with a good degree of tartness that hits the back of your throat. Wow. Really, really unique and delicious. One of the most innovative and tasty beers I’ve had in a long time, and I’m still getting over the fact that it came from a brewer I had previously considered overrated. I guess I take it back. These guys know what they’re doing. Awesome stuff, and so incredibly drinkable I could have finished the whole 750 by myself, but I’m glad I saved room for the beers to come... PilsnerPeter (3046) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2008 Bottle Batch 1 attained at the brewery: Pours a bright yellowish golden, very cloudy in appearance and is topped by a thin white head that becomes a ring. The aroma is very rich and fruity. Has evident brett, muscat grapes, lots a vinous qualities, bright citrus notes, oak, white pepper like spiciness. Nice and complex. The flavor is no let down, this stuff is deliciously complex! Has an initial tartness on the tongue. A bright & fresh acidity with lots of vinous qualities. The sweet muscat grape flavors mesh perfectly with the tart lemon citruses and acidity. Rich citrus depth has some evident brett flavors, musty oak and residual spices like white pepper, (juniper or sage?), and maybe a coriander note in there as well. There’s also a fresh yeast bite in the body. The finish is clean, fruity and dryish. An amazing Belgian Ale with subtle complexities and a refreshing tartness. Scott is a genius.