knickskicks (1162) - - OCT 25, 2015
Hazy yellow pour. Nose is bretty, very funky, earthy, hops, some citrus. Taste is brett, funky, citrus, hay. Watery mouthfeel. John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2015
Bottle. Hazy gold. Medium creamy feel with average to high carb. Funky with lemon and grains. Big yeast character. Great stuff. conway (2210) - - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle. Hazy glowing gold with 2 finger white head. Citrus, oak, vanilla, light funk and grain. Creamy mouthfeel and light carb. Awesome. ClarkVV (6825) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2015 Bottled May 2015, drunk 9/14/15.ctipping (2180) - Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Very light gold with some slightly deeper marigold tints and a large white head that slowly recedes to cover. Good clarity.
Really fun nose is all sorts of funky, musty, sort of generally mousey bacteria/brett goodness. Not terribly sulfury, but more the wet blanket/wet sheep/damp cellar funk. Some light fruitiness breaks through, a touch of pineapple-meets-cherry as well as very minimal wood character contributing a touch of vanilla. A real delight to just continually sniff the stuff, especially as it continues to warm up. Wonderfully subtle and elegant, as always, from Oxbow.
Similar flavors, matching the aroma, show a bit more leathery brett-like funk, dry pineapple, appleskin, cheese and a bare afterthought of pale malts. Sadly, it’s extremely dry and normally, Oxbow’s beers have a tightly carbonated, near creamy texture that would have helped balance the dryness, but not so here. Rather watery, very loose carbonation and poor malt structure really disappoint. Some light sourness and wood tannin, not at terribly high levels, are nonetheless problematic on account of the very low malt/extremely light body. Perhaps my other bottle will show better carbonation!
750 mL swing top bottle poured into a snifter. Hazy yellow. Nice white head. Great retention.
Smell is bretty and oaky. Some farmhouse funk. Some hops. A bit of acidity. Very nice. Brighter acidic flavors in the taste, but nothing by way of sour. Grainy. Hops are muted. Grassy and lemony. Nice but not as complex as the nose.
Light, well carbonated. Easy drinking.
Delicious. Gets more acidic as I drink it. Less complex, too, but still good.
Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2015
Poured a hazy lighter orange color with a white head. Aroma was of brett, pitted fruit, light funk and grain. Flavor similar, lightly tart even, brett c forward, juicy, really drinkable. Aniela (4216) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle at a tasting at home. Hazy pale yellow beer with an offwhite head. Fruity sourish citrus grassy oaky leather aroma. Sourish fruity grassy citrus oaky funky flavour. VsXsV (4523) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle. Hazy hay yellow liquid with small to medium white head. Aroma of funk, pineapple, mineral, grain, wood, oak, apple skin and lemon. Taste is very light sweet and light sour with notes of lemon, wood and mineral. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Pretty nice, maybe the wood character is a bit too much. Great funk. PhillyCraft (7597) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Draft, hazy golden with small white head. Aroma and taste are wood, grass, orange, and white grape funk. Carbonation was on the lower side. Decent. tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2015
Bottle. Pours cloudy pale amber with no head. Aroma is sour funky stable citric fruity with a touch of that sweet honey like Sollentuna which I like. Flavor is unfortunately flat missing almost all carbonation citric fruity funky stable bretty astringent, very nice indeed.