skortila (5850) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2017 Gregis (1281) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours into a towering, loose, fluffy, off-white head that takes its time receding into a hazy amber-orange body. The nose is a blend of dry Brettiness and light, fruity yeast notes (pear and apple). Also present is a distinct vinyl note that is a surprisingly pleasant addition to the medley. Once the head dissipates, however, the vinyl note nearly disappears and the aroma becomes more integrated with a touch of spice added to the mix. The palate is light to medium-bodied with soft, fine carbonation and a drying, somewhat tart and moderately funky/sour (good funk) finish. The flavor is less fruity than the nose, with the Brett dominating the flavor profile: horse blanket funk and a mild white pepper note take front stage over a pale malt back that just hints at the apple and pear notes found in the aroma. Quite drying and funky with additional phantom notes of leather and peach pit dancing in and out of focus. This is the kind of beer that could simultaneously scare craft beer newbies away from "Belgian-Style" Pale Ales and make Brett fans hear "Ode to Joy" in their heads. I lie somewhere between those two groups. I enjoy the nuances that it possesses but I would have preferred it have dialed-in closer to where the nose is at this point. This is definitely an interesting beer, and if Brett is your thing, this is a good candidate to cellar and crack one every 3-6 months to see how it evolves.
Bottled. Small sample. The aroma has citrus, some toffee, barnyard, apple. Bit hazy, orange coloured beer with a medium sized off-white head. The taste is light-moderate bitter and has citrus, barnyard tones, herbal tones. Medium bodied beer. Very good. gephross100 (943) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2016
2011 cloudy orange color. Large white head. Has lost a lot of its dryness over time. Huge Brett flavor. No sweetness. oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Pours a medium golden amber color. Aromas of fruit, yeast and some pepper. Flavors are sour, yeasty, and a touch of sweetness at the finish. hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2016
Bottle. Poured an amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Yeast, fruity, citrus, and some some funkiness. coyforce (684) - California, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Great pour on this beer its a nice hay color with a very thick off white head. Extremely hoppy and sweet with a floral finish.
AgentAle (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 24, 2015
Aroma is clove, citrus, an earthiness and funkiness. Taste is sweet crisp maltiness with light honey and caramel. A definite sour and vinegar presence here but it finished pretty smooth. Appearance is a clear gold with a medium fluffy head that retains quite well. Iznogud (3798) - CROATIA - JUN 15, 2015
Bottle, 355 ml from Za Popent’t, Ljubljana. Courtesy of and shared with Kova. pours hazy orange with large white head. Malty, fruity, spicy, yeasty, bitter finish. Hangover (1136) - oxford, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Either I got a bad batch or this beer is whack. HUGE carbonation level, spurted all over my desk and took 20 min to pour a decent looking beer. Yeasty flavor is about all I get other than my mouth wanting to explode from the carbonation. Some orange I guess. All 4 bottles in the pack had the same crazy carbonation. Reminds me of a high gravity homebrew bottled way too early. snoworsummer (5694) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Draft at the brewery. Pours hazy bright gold with a thick frothy white head. Tastes like pine and grassy hop bitterness, with some funkyness, light bready malts, and some citrus fruit, and with some lingering hop resin. Medium body and carbonation. Smells grassy, like pine, and citrus hops, biscuit and straw malts, orange peel, lemon, herbs, and some funk. Sissio (1643) - Orsenigo, ITALY - FEB 21, 2015
Clear amber, rocky cream head. Zesty citric aroma and bread crust. Nicely balanced, leaves a bread crust aftertaste. A mix of yeasty, simple malts and hops.