JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Thanks, Jeff! Not quite up to the level of the 2011 version. Oily, vigorously carbonated pour with a mead-like color to it. Raucous head and a riot of things happening in the nose, hops slightly occluded by barrel and booze and loads of fruit. Mouthfeel is a bit slick and oily for sure, and the heat is a bit too detectable. Flavors are reasonably more complex than the nose promises, with the hops peeking out a bit and some nice tart notes to make an interesting topography beyond the wood and heat. Brett’s not very present at all, but still comes across as a pretty winning Belgian strong. OmegaX (1374) - Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Thanks again, Peter. Nose is big tropical fruit, mainly pineapple. Lightly tart farmhouse and lemon zest behind a grassy aroma. Pour is burnt orange with a white head. Flavor is funky, lightly salty, a ton of wheat and grass with some grapefruit and lemon rind. Pretty cool and not what I expected. I didn’t get a whole lot of the wine barrel though. Nice brew. Reynolds314 (3450) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle Courtesy of Dak. Really enjoyed this much more then others it seams. It has a really funky earthy feel that is reminiscent of a rustic farmhouse ale. Some booze and sweetness but not overly so. I like it! BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2013
75cl, as Odell Deconstruction (42% aged in Wine barrels/ 58% Ale), new exclusive American brew, with wild yeasts, from Beers of Europe Setchey, very complex brew, woody/sweet and slightly fruity/vinous, not too heavy, yet not balanced, cloudy, rocky head, good brew, yet expensive! deyholla (11605) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle thanks to a trade. Pours a clear orangish gold with a large egg shell white head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a pretty strong dry note with a bit of grape, tartness, sweet grain and a hint of citrus. Flavor is similar with grain and light tart fruits up front and quite a dry finish.
j12601 (12000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Had this at Where The Wild Beers Are. Pours a hazed amber orange with a thin white to yellowed beige head. Soft fuzzy musk and fleshy tropical fruit on the nose. Big dense yeast, toast and malt. Light acid and pepper, musk, soft wheat. Big wheat and caramel into a yeasty finish with warm alcohol and light acid. blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle opened with a big pop of the cork and poured a deep orange amber color with a one finger white head. Aroma has white wine barrel, vanilla, sweet fruit, bready malt, and a snap of heat. Mouth feel is medium light and there is high side carbonation. Flavor has lots from the barrels, vanilla, white wine grapes, brett, esters, malt, and a light sweetness. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Good stuff, bretty cork shot off, tons of wine flavors, grains and hoppy. This is fantastic brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Bottle from Aaron. Thanks! Hazy orange pour with a huge white head. Really nice fruity aroma of peach, white wine, apple, banana, and citrus. Golden raisin, oak, vanilla, and a light tartness. The flavor is a blend of sweet and sour. Quite a lot of peach, banana, grape, apple, and golden raisin. Sweet vanilla, a touch of oak, citrus zest, mild tartness and a high level of carbonation. ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 2, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2014 Deep hazy orange, huge fluffy white head. Intense yeast nose, wood, wine, peach. Sour as. Medium body. Like a lambic, but with mad woody notes. Finish is long, sour and bitter. Not your ordinary beer. Re rated, enjoyed.