bhensonb (15251) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Bottle from The Davis Beer Shoppe in Davis, CA. Pours orange gold with a 4 finger creamy white head. Aromas of light stone fruits and barnyard. The barnyard/brett wafted to my nose from a foot away. Med body. It’s tangy. It’s fruity. It’s earthy - really barnyard. Finishes with downright farmyard. I’d a sworn it was a Vinnie creation. It’s brilliant. GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Barnyard and tart fruit aromas. Spicy saison flavors mixed with tart fruit and funk. Creamy on the palate. Overall delicious. smith4498 (3647) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Pours hazy golden color with white head. Yeasty and fruity aroma with some hints of brett and some grassy hops. Doughy, fruity and spicy flavors with some brett and a hint of hop bitterness. Light to medium body with lively carbonation. I loved this one so much that I went back and bought the other five bottles they had so I can see how it develops over time. Excellent! egajdzis (6590) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2011 Hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of brett, citrus, pils malt, spices, vanilla, and light alcohol. Taste of brett, vanilla, citrus, light spices, and faint bitterness in the finish. TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - AUG 1, 2011
Pours a hazy golden with a medium foamy white head that laced. Aroma of barnyard and lots of citrusy notes from the brett. Some saison spicy yeast esters. Floral, citrusy, great brett profile, dry bready saison. Really well done!
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 1, 2011
THOUGHTS: Lots of funk. This was the first Brett beer that I’ve had that was this intense with barnyard notes. Hid alcohol fairly well. So much funk without much of the sour. Aroma was slightly off-putting at first, but then it really grew on me. It took a little getting used to, just like the first time someone tries blue cheese.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a very clear, light to medium golden with an average, white head that mostly diminished and left good lacing. It does get cloudy, though, toward the bottom of the bottle. The aroma was light to moderate, grain, cereal and pale malt; moderate to heavy sweat, horse blanket, barnyard leather cheese and spicy yeast; and a little anise. As it warmed some fresh baked bread and some fruitiness came out. The initial flavor was light to moderately sweet, moderately acetic and lightly acidic; while the finish was moderately sweet, acetic and acidic. There was pilsener malt, funky yeast, barnyard, leather, anise, pepper, lemon, more funk cheesy yeast, a little honey, a little fruitiness, and lots of citrus toward the end. The light to medium body leaned more toward medium and was extremely dry, but got a little syrupy by the end. It also had soft, but very tingly carbonation and a dry, lightly alcoholic and lightly chalky finish. Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2012
On tap at Congregation Ale House. Wonderful funky nose, yeast, light bubblegum esters. A hint of tartness, horseblanket, and wheat. Hazy golden amber with thin white lacing head. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Starts fairly dry with pilsner malt sweetness, yeasty funk. Herbal and mild spicy character. Carbonic tang, hint of funky tartness, jasmine. Dry after with nice funky finish. Smooth sweet after. Delicious saison. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2011
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy maize orange body with a medium cream head. Aroma of orange, mango, pineapple, light horse blanket, and florals. Flavor of orange, herbs, grass, yeast, brett, and florals with a dry, bitter finish. Excellent. SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Pours hazy orange with touches of green on the edges and fluffy white head. Smells like pineapple and other tropical fruits and some barnyard funk. Tastes predominantly of barnyard funkiness with some fruitiness and some astringency that becomes more apparent (and unpleasant) as the beer warms. Light-bodied with an acidic texture and lots of mouth-carbonation, De Proefbrouwerij Broederlijke Liefde (Brotherly Love) finishes with a nice Brett funk flavor. Pailhead (6540) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle: The aroma consists of apple, brett, yeast, and faint floral notes. It pours a hazy gold with a small creamy white head that leaves behind spotty lacing. The flavor starts with lemon, yeast, and a touch of apple. The finish has light-moderate brett and floral notes. Light bodied with somewhat lively carbonation.