merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2014czar (8996) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
Aroma: Citrus, Brett, Mild Orange Rind
Appearance: Hazy Orangish/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Hue, Some Lacing
Taste: Brett, Citrus, Mildly Funky, Mildly Yeasty
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Funky
bottle with qc crew - thanks guys! pours almost cloudy medium dark golden with a creamy off-white cap offering good retention and alcing. juicy citrus and tropical fruits, chewy and fruity bretts, bit of funk that is, danky and just faint catty notes, pineapple and lightly honeyed cereals/maltiness, astringent herbs, oak - winey character, spices. average carbonation, light body - oily; lightly tart, fluffy, smooth and balanced tropical-citrusy finish. delicious stuff. Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
Pours golden with low white head. Some lacing. Aroma is of citrus, bretts, tropical fruits. Taste is of citrus, fruits, bretts, tropical fruits. Palate: Medium body. Medium-high carbonation. Overall: Very good. Nice brett action. Sassy dry hop. tom10101 (6037) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle (375 ml). Shared by mathieuc, thanks!
mathieuc (3945) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
Appearance: Hazy golden with a medium white head and some lacing.
Aroma: Juicy hops, tropical fruits, brettanomyces, bread and borderline winey.
Taste: Tropical fruits, brettanomyces, light efficient malt backbone, bread, mild sourness and winey like notes,
Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Juicy finish. Dry.
Overall: This is really 1+ year old? Wow! I could never tell that from the aroma. It’s still super fresh, juicy and fruity. Really tasty and easy to drink. Loved it.
Bottle from a trade with myknewcraft, thanks a lot Joey! Pours a hazy golden with a small white head that leaves nice lacing. I feared a gusher before opening but nothing happened. Nose is of fruits, white wine, pineapple and some cheese. Incredibly pleasing. Taste is fruity and gently tart. Some supporting cereals. Body is medium, carbonation high and mouthfeel is vinous. Overall a really nice dryhopped sour, good job by Night Shift! JulienHuxley (5792) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
Bottle shared. Hazy gold pour with thin tenacious white foam. Aroma is nice and hoppy, nice dry hop, light grassy notes,light dankness, bready, perfumy. Taste is tart, very bready, lots of flour, light hoppiness, juicy. Palate is med-light bodied with light carbonation. Nice.
Marheb (5717) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Échantillonné du Extreme beer fest 2014: Nez et entrée de bouche spectaculaire de citra et de savon de brett. Pour une fraction de seconde, l’aquosité l’emporte mais le reste de chaque gorgée est brillamment réussi. Buvabilité ardente. ICEatALAMO (1349) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Growler. The pour is a nice vibrant orange. The aroma is awesome, such yummy hops. The taste doesn't disappoint, top notch.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2014
on draft at EBF, this one needs some time to let the brett develop but then the citra will be gone. I guess no chance for it to peak. The brett is very faint, the hops are tropical pineapple and moderate. Saison type finish. msnelling09 (154) - Beverly, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 24, 2014
The beer pours a dirty yellow-brown, sort of like swamp water, and forms a head of big, sudsy, white bubbles above the beer. In body, the beer is a murky mystery of the opaque nature, with an overall haze to the coloring. On the nose, the beer smells terrifically of pineapple, faint traces of barnyard funk, and soft citrus lemon. At the very start of the sniff I sense a little grassy/piney hop notes, but they give way to a more blended funk-and-hop scent. As it sits in the glass, it starts to smell more and more like Night Shift’s Citranation beer, which they just re-released alongside this beer. On the tongue, the beer tastes rustic and funky. It begins fruity sweet with subtle acidity, but this leads to a decidedly bitter and slightly dry finish with just a kiss of bready sweetness at the close of the sip. Acidity is slight but present throughout the sip, providing a nice citric tingle, and the beer also offers a note of salinity which I often find in brett focused beers. In flavor, the beer begins as pineapple juice, quickly moving into more rustic notes of hay, barnyard funk, slight horse blanket, and distinct grassy bitters. The finish features another splash of fresh pineapple juice blended with fresh wheat bread and grass, while the aftertaste is slight with soft chalk and citrus fruit notes. As you drink more of the beer, definite Citra resins start to make their selves present on the tongue. Blends of tropical fruits like mango, papaya, and even a little guava start to tickle at the tongue and make the beer a touch too sweet. In the mouth, the beer feels medium bodied with a little bit of grip on the tongue. The beer feels soft in mouthfeel with a slight carbonation that provides gentle prickle. The finish is a little lacking in body and oomf; it sort of just falls of the tongue and after it leaves the mouth with slight saliva and a nice dry chalkiness in the middle of the tongue. Overall, this beer is tasty and interesting, and will certainly develop in the bottle well. It started out tasting like a citra-hopped Orval to me, but by the end of the glass it was tasting more like a funky take on Night Shift’s Citranation. It has some definite nice brett characters in it, and it has me excited for further releases in this series. With age I think this bottle will mellow out some of the sickly sweet notes at the beginning of the sip, as well as mellow out the hop resin character. Ideally, this will leave a rustic and funky beer with plenty of room to grow, unfortunately I only grabbed one bottle so I may never know…