peteinSD (1469) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Tap at the brewery. Bright and hazy golden pour with a nice white head. Aroma is clove, slight banana, dry wheat, and the slightest bit of brett into the finish. Taste is clove, banana, and light, minimal brett on the finish. This is a hefe (or maybe an over the top with clove saison) with a tickle of brett on the finish. Nice enough but nowhere near a sour/wild ale. Nuffield (4189) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Hazy yellow with moderate white head. A titch of sweetness and some spice/fruit notes like it was a hefe or a triple--and it drank like a hefe--but the Brett influence was very subdued and offered very little in the way of sour/funk. That was disappointing. (on tap at the Happy Gnome, St. Paul, MN) bb (9697) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Earth and light malt aroma with light tartness and light lemon. Earth and tart flavor with maolt and light lemon. Medium bodied. Caramel and earth lingers with tartness. Wanted more from it. olio (10465) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2012
Draught @ Hawthorne Hophouse, Portland.mrmartin (780) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Pours hazy pale golden color with small lasting
head. Aroma of yeast, grass, fruits and some
barnyard notes. Flavour of yeast, grass, fruits and
Hazy golden pour with big white head. Wild yeast nose. Citrusy notes. Sharp and Blonde. Lightly sour throughout. Possibly needs to age to reach its full potential.
NachlamSie (3534) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2012
On tap at Lost Abbey. Pours a hazy straw color. The aroma has a lot of notes of cheese, hay, banana and clove. The mouthfeel is creamy. I’m getting a lot of the banana/clove yeast flavor with a rich sweetness. It’s not as funky as I would like. There are notes of grass, cheese and faint papery hops with a quick, tart finish. This is almost hefeweizen-like. jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow with thick, frothy white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast. Taste like a saison. Nice spices with lemon zest. Good beer but sadly, no funk. Was expecting much more than this. Bevbro (26) - Jamul, California, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Pours a golden yellow. Very easy on the nose like are most sours. Taste is not too sour. Very drinkable. Overall good sour not great. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2012
375 ml bottle from Printers Row (Chicago, IL). Picked up with my usual Pipeworks collect. 2nd of the 2. Let’s see if it’s better. Pours a darker orange gold hue, darker with a healthy deep glow. Lots of orange and amber glow, firm deeper haze with frothy whitish head atop, dies to a loose filmy ring, laces small overall. Good carbonation. Aromas are pineapple and bready malts, gentle sweet dough, fruity apple and pear, dusty gentle brett, touches of straw, dryness, yeasty spice. Medium bretty funk, pineapple, dry earthy florals and hops. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, offering bready and cereal malts, touches of dough, crisp fruity pear and apple. Gentle spice, yeast as pineapple, gentle citrus, and dry bready malts. Dusty brett, dry straw and horseblanket. Touches of fruit and it becomes a bit muddled in the middle. Backend and finish offers gentle spice, dry earthy hops, and kisses of lingering dust. Almost a touch of heat, some pear, gentle sweetness as those hops are mellow but distinct and dry, coupling with the brett into the finish. Interesting. Less hop slanted than the New Belgium version but still fairly flabby. The brett offers some mellow elements into the backend that offer some life and should mature. It’s ok, but far from expected. I guess it’s hard to expect Sanctification on something like this. Solid, but a bit pricey KyotoLefty (10603) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 31, 2012
Draught at Lost Abbey. Glowing, cloudy orange-gold with lace. Very estery nose, clove and banana. Sweet flavor, stewed peaches, light hay. Not much brett flavors going on, just estery. Rich wiezen-like flavors. Needs ages, I guess.