DiarmaidBHK (5913) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Bottle from Jessup Plaza. Batch 5 from 2009. Pours orange with lots of white head. Lots of carbonation. Big sour notes on the nose but also some fruit essence. I’m guessing 3 years have mellowed out the taste some what but it still puckers the lips. Solid! magsinva (1428) - Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Bottle from DiarmaidBHK - thanks! - bottle is from 2009, so that seems to mellow this one. It pours a cloudy orange gold with a white head. Aroma is funky!! Taste is a bit sweet and it finishes a bit dry. Overall, smooth and funky! Macegan75 (880) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2012
bottle at Damico’s. pours light tan with slight head that fades, nose is funk, malt, brett & belian yeasty esters. similar taste with with slight bite at end. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Thanks to djrn for sending this bottle my way.
The beer pours a hazy orange-brown color with a white head. The aroma is full of toffee and orange citrus, with some brett thrown in for good measure. The flavor is similar, with a few additions. I get some nice toffee and brett notes, with some cherry and dark fruit also in there. There is not really any funk from the brett, which is what I expected. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. PhillyCraft (7934) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Bottle. 25.4 oz. Pours yellow apple golden wtih a huge, tightly bubbled, off-white head. Slender spider-leg lacing around the tulip glass. Aroma is filled with pine, dry hops, lemon zest, orange peel, wet soil, banyard funk, slight Brett notes, and odd hints sunflower seeds. Medium to full bodied with a tangy, sticky mouthfeel. The Brett does not quite cut a sour taste in this brew, but it provides just the right amount of tartness. Finishes with a swirl of hoppy and lemon notes, before vanishing airily off the back of the tongue. Overall, a very nice sipping saision, with a bit more alcohol than most. Definitely worth a try for fans of the style.
reebtogi (6378) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 3, 2012
750ml corked bottle pours a hazy golden color with a 3 finger white head that retains well and leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is fruity with some spices and yeast with some herbal hops. Taste is earthy and herbal hops with the fruit and spices and yeast with some malty backbone. There is some sourness in there as well. Medium bodied with adequate carbonation leaving a nice feeling on the palate. An interesting and enjoyable tasting experience. crosamich (474) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Green/herbal aroma with just a bit of funk in the nose. Some slight citrus in there. This bottle has been kept pretty cold for the 18 months since I bought it so I guess not as much Brett character. Some barnyard funk is there but this is nowhere near as dirty funky as the previous bottle I had. That thing was DIRTY! queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle. From November 2011 notes. Earthy malt aroma. Dark golden with a small white head, and sediment. Sour barnyard funk flavor with a dry finish. Light carbonated body. Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Batch 1, June 2007, drank Jan 2012: Pours a cloudy golden with suspended particles and a medium white head, aroma has sweet peppery spices and dusty earthy hay, starts and ends neither sweet nor bitter with a mineral aftertaste, thin bodied with a watery mouth feel and light carbonation. I was expecting a sour bomb and instead got this sublime delight. Boesky (52) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Batch 4, May 2009. I’ve has this one cellaring for a while, with the last few months waiting its turn in the beer ’frig. Cork was a bit recalcitrant; had to break out the Channellocks to make the initial twist. Snifter. Subdued head (perhaps due to the 21/2 years in the bottle), poured a burnished copper orange. Very clear, little residual carbonation. A little funk in the nose, followed by sweet-ish bread and fruit notes. Sharp flavors up front: earthy, funky and roasty, finishing with hops and a vague phenolic bite.
Interesting and worthy effort, if not a complete success.