zoucrew102 (2358) - - MAR 19, 2018
Bottle, 2017 vintage. Spicy Belgian yeast aroma with notes of caramel malt, fruit and candi sugar. Pours cloudy orange colored with a thin off whitenhead that has good retention and lacing. Starts with caramel malt and stone fruit flavors. Finishes dry with Belgian yeast and pepper spice as well as sweet candi sugar flavors. Pretty good. jsporrer (1181) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2018
Pours a semi clear brownish orange with a thin white ring. Light aroma of Belgian spices. Starts with a nice bold taste of spices that coats the tongue and the roof of the mouth. Finishes with a slightly dry peppery warmth. Flavors of sweet cinnamon, caramel, and toast. Pretty enjoyable. Reminds me of Ommegang Gnomegang. Gangstergafje (1410) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2018
18-02-2018; bottle; at home (bought at Saveur Bière, as part of their February 2018 discovery box).
The beer looks really nice. The beer has a peachy orange color, heading towards amber. A slight haziness is present it the beer. On top of the beer a nice layer of fine slightly off-white foam is formed. Foam retention is rather low. A minimal drape is left.
The smell of the beer is nice. There are some nice sweet malt touches in there, with a slight hint of caramel. Hops don't give much...accept for a slight spicy touch though. The most of the aromas are from the yeast. They are special indeed...fruity and spicy, with that characteristic Brett touch. The last I don't rally like, since in my opinion it gives a touch of zoo. But the fruity aromas are very nice, light and fresh, with hints of plum and stone fruit. Nice. The spiciness comes with some touches of clove.
The taste of the beer is also very nice. It is filled with malty sweets and additional sweetness from added sugar. The Brett gives that zoo touch, with some sourness...I'm not a big fan of this. Hops give some bitters, whilst yeast gives both sweetness and spiciness. Especially the sweet and fresh yeasty fruits are clearly present and very nice. Banana, plum, stone fruit and a touch of clove. Very nice.
The palate of the beer is also nice. Medium body, smooth and low carbonation. The finish contains alcohol warmth, loads of funky yeast touches like fruit and spices. But also that Brett zoo touch I don't like. All in all, a nice beer. And one of the best Brett beers I've ever had. Mattseward (12) - - FEB 1, 2018
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UPDATED: JAN 31, 2018 Amber color with a slightly sweet aroma. The taste is spicy and a little bitter, but different than just hoppy bitterness.
drjoeng (1484) - SINGAPORE - JAN 31, 2018
Poured out amber. 12ºSRM.
Nose had aromas of cinnamon, cardamom, anise, sandalwood, nutmeg.
Mouthfeel was dry. Active carbonation. Flavors are hardwood, clove, bandaids, nutmeg. The malt palate had flavors of wheat flour and dried bread crumbs. Finish has lingering clove oil sensation and flavor.
Overall, a really flavorful and wonderfully complex ale. Kudos to the yeast ranchers, aka brewers! ryanhunter_4 (386) - Strathmore, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2018
765 ml bottle poured at home. Gift from Larry a year ago. Pours orange with a white head. Smells sweet and floral. Tastes sweet with a yeasty finish. Easy to drink. I quite like it.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone bigdickbandit (4) - Locust Valley, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2018 does not count
This brewski was underwhelming. It came in a fancy bottle but did not deliver. It was bitter and had a lingering aftertaste. The bottle was not suitable to adaqute pourage. Overall was not impressed Mad Dog Martin (217) - - JAN 12, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2018 Bottle from Beer Hawk advent calendar. Pours a rich auburn with an off white head. Yeasty, sweet, citrus and floral with spice, ginger perhaps. BlackHaddock (8142) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2018
12 oz bottle on 5th Jan 2018, poured into a La Chouffe stemmed tulip glass to make it feel at home (drank in California though). No sediment left the bottle, so I got a lovely clear amber bodied beer, thin white affair on top. Fairly sweet throughout with an aroma that suggests maltiness more than Belgian-ness. Taste also sweet and malty, malty molasses in fact rule the flavours. It's OK, but how it is currently a Top 50 Belgian Ale on RateBeer is beyond me; maybe some of the RateBeer guys need to actually visit Belgium before scoring this so highly; this wouldn't be in my top 100 Belgian Ales.