Dogbones (116) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It’s ok. Reminds me of road coke in Ohio. Funky smell and taste. Leaves something to be desired. What’s next?
jandd1983 (4057) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It poured a cloudy straw yellow color with a white head. The aroma was of hops, lime and other citrus with a touch of farmhouse funk. The taste was of lemon zest, funk and a bit of spiciness. Very nice.
DrunkSanta410 (847) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a pale yellow and cloudy color. Medium thick head with solid retention. Funky aroma with yeast, tropical fruit and somewhat tart. Taste is yeasty bread with hints of grass and a slight hop bitterness. Palate is fizzy almost champagne - esque. Overall, an interesting beer. Not really my favorite style, still glad I gave it a shot.
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - JAN 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle. Captivating aroma of dried flowers, herb, faintly peppery spice, estery yeast, some slight funk detected along with the lightly winey cast of the Nelson Sauvins and a faint hint of crackery, gently sweet malt. Thoroughly cloudy straw yellow in color with a foamy, lasting, white head and very nice lacing. Flavor profile is rife with Belgian yeast character from start to finish, showing plenty of fruity, spicy, peppery esters, funk and light phenols, with a light-moderate amount of bitterness, citrus and a wonderfully spritzy dryness for a beer of this strength. Effervescent and highly active palate, quite refreshing and lively with a medium body. Highly enjoyable. That this is a single malt and single hop beer is even more impressive.
Prufrockstar (2052) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml bottle. Upon undoing the cage the cork popped straight off under its own volition, startling my wife as it ricocheted around the room. Off to a good start, coming out with guns a blazin’. I’d say it gushed, but it was such a slow gush that it’s more appropriate to say it oozed foam. Pours a murky yellow with plentiful white head -- egg whites beaten until frothy but not yet holding any kind of a peak. Aroma: holy grapefruit. And bubble gum -- no, scratch that, not bubblegum, but rather grape. And onions. And pepper. And lemon. This smells great. Taste: Gah! Taste is ... chemical, aerosol, citrus floor cleaner? Like grapefruit juice mixed with hairspray and finished with a spritz of mouthwash. Not awesome. Peppery, lightly tart, dry but overwhelmingly unpleasant finish. Huge disappointment :(. Trying to power through, but this one is tough to finish. There may only be one dominant "off" flavor here, but that really ruins the rest of it for me. Should have stopped at the aroma I guess. Medium body, soft but prickly carbonation. Overall: 50% amazing, 50% gross. Judging by other reviews I’ve read, I may need to try this again, but doubt I’ll be buying another bottle myself to experiment.
SSSteve (4006) - - JAN 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. funk city. milky gold with large white head. lactic acid and tart bretty aroma. salty lactic flavor with funk and dust. light and refreshing. totally funked.
drowland (7917) - Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12/26/13. Bottle shared by heykevin at the QC tasting and enjoyed by me again the next day with my brother. Hazy golden orange pour with a nice off-white head that sticks. Nice aroma, fruity, funky yeast aromatics with earthy, wine-like hop characteristics, touches of doughy maltiness. Tasty flavor, citrus, floral, plenty fruity, good funk and yeast, just enough pale maltiness to hold it all together. Yum.
mverity (294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
NYE bottle share at Proof. Pours an opaque creamy yellow. Tons of white frothy head. Head holds really well and by the time I finished the sample, the head was still holding. Aroma is straight floral hops and grass. Such a great, but unique smell. Taste is floral hops with a good amount of banana behind it. Nice high carbonation and medium-thick body.
Drake (13172) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at the 8th Richmond Industry Gathering, 12/1/13. Pours a hazy pale yellow color with a thin fizzy off-white head. Aroma of earth, pepper, herbal and floral notes, honeysuckle. The taste is pale malts, herbal, floral and pepper notes. Medium bodied, well balanced, very nice.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a hazy golden with a large foamy white head. Aroma of bretty barnyard funk, mixed citrus, floral and peppery notes, white wine and very perfumey. Flavor of the same brett character that was coming through in the aroma. Very dry, bready malt, citrus, floral and also perfume like. Need to get my hands on some Prairie Farmhouse yeast! Reminds me a lot of Jolly Pumpkin.