JoeMcPhee (10129) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2017 wedgie9 (2703) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the 2012 Cellar Reserve
Tasted on 1/3/14 from a waxed and capped 375mL bottle, big thanks to adnielsen for being a great trustee. Pours hazy orange/golden with a thick white head that slowly recedes to average, sticky lace. The nose is super sour and funky/earthy with a bunch of citrus and white wine vinegar, and a very unique tropical and citrus hops aroma. The flavor is almost exactly as the nose would have suggested, with a bit more caramel malt and vanilla barrel character, but the same sour citrus, white wine vinegar, and tropical fruit hops. The body is medium with some nice barrel tannin, lively, nearly sparkling, carbonation, and a long sour citrus and tropical hops finish. This beer is really great, the only beers close I’ve ever had were Cuvee des Champions and Le Terroir, but I find this to be a bit more balanced than both.
Pale golden colour. Fast-fading head. The nose is bright and funky. Lactic acid, horseblanket, black pepper, bright apricot and zesty fruit. Lemon/lime, grass and a lingering sourness. Subtle stone flavour along with a bit of zest. There are some super interesting fruit top-notes, sour candy, watermelon and a bit of really bright funk. Warming brings up some vanilla and other softer Sweet flavours but the beer is still heavily funked out. Damn solid beer. MetalNHopHead (2261) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 30, 2017
Can't say I'm surprised by these results: a great sour beer from a brewery that's rightfully known for great sour beer. L'Brett d'Or pours yellow-orange. Woody, acetic, and citrusy aromas. Notes of vinegar, citric acid, and oak. Vinous. Spritzy feel. Sweet/tart candy-like dryness at the finish. I crushed this quickly. It's pretty damn irresistible for anyone who enjoys a balanced Sour. HuskerTan (2449) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - OCT 28, 2017
A- Acidic, subtle vinegar, sour, citrus.
A- Golden orange color, clear liquid, minimal head.
T- Acidic, citrus, slightly funky.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, acidic finish.
O- Quite acidic and not as much funk as expected. Really quite balanced and refreshing. AirForceHops (8026) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 19, 2017
375 ml shared by Adamchandler. Batch 2 from 2013. Poured a hazy orange with no head. The aroma is grainy with light oak and decent Brettanomyces. In the flavor of the oak is balanced with Brett showing equal strength. Pretty tart with some lemon juice bite. Maybe a note of lychee fruit. I like it. Nickls (2616) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2017
Tap. Mostly clear, orange gold. White grape mist and sour light vinegar in the aroma. Light fruits, but tingly sour burn and flattens out to a light white grape oaky finish. Lighter body.
ShivanDragon (4698) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2017
Carnivale Brettanomyces, 2017, van tap @Beertemple. helder gouden met lichte kraag, fruitzuur, brett, hout, droog, goede smaken, zacht en gebalanceerd, stro, medium zoet, tricksta_p (5341) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2017
From tap at BeerTemple, Amsterdam, during Carnivale Brettanomyces 2017. Aroma is lemon, wheat, bready dough, light funk, with a mild lactic yoghurt touch. Flavour is nicely sour. Body is medium. Good! Christian (13927) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2017
On tap at Rabarab. Hazy golden with a lasting white head. Funky aroma with tropical fruit, leather, hay and grain. Dry, funky and fruity flavour with popcorn and a somewhat simple, yeasty finish aleksander9 (1927) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2017
-late tap from untappd- Funky, grapefruit and citrus. Light sour finish. Refined and drinkable. mabel (10004) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2017
[9144-20170420] 375mL bottle. Citrus leaf hops aroma. Slightly hazy, pale orange body with a quick foamy white head. Soured woody stem hop flavour. Medium body. Good. (7/3/9/4/15) 3.8
(Crooked Stave Tap Takeover @ Birreria Volo, Toronto, ON)