PatIrish (183) - Toronto, Ontario, - AUG 28, 2012ametras (1574) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2016
From a bomber, pours a lovely gold with a frothy soft white head. Beautiful aroma of oak/wood, lemon, vanilla & a hint of blueberry. On the palate, what a taste, creamy, full bodied for a golden ale. Exceptional.
 750ml bottle, as "O.D.B." Hazy golden with a foamy white head. Flavors are bread, alcohol, lemon, tropical fruits, oak, spices and butterscotch with funky and vinous notes. Medium to full body, moderate to good carbonation, oily texture. Lubiere (13796) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2016
A golden ale with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with light candy sugar, light Brett, light lactic notes, light ground cherry, very nice and smooth. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with light curacao, Brett, light lactic notes, resinous hops, light cork, alcohol warmth, very nice and complex. On tap at Brother’s Beer Bistro. Tranquillity (2252) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2016
Canned, 9% ABV "Hoppy belgian-inspired golden ale". Hazy yellow-orange body, huge off-white head. Nutty aroma with citrus. The taste is earthy, with nuts and a smooth finish. No alcohol taste, just like a real belgian! lupulist (348) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2016
Pours a pale amber colour with an offwhite head. Aroma is very vinous and bretty. Lovely wine barrel character, developed Brett funk, and some hops on the finish. Big creamy mouthfeel. So much going on, but so balanced. fiulijn (20411) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2016
Tasting at Matt’s; cork; 10% ABV
Ferris (15013) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2016
Cloudy blond color, generous head. Very nice aroma, funky, a bit fruity too. Nice body strength; astringency is the main character, Brett presence is huge, and it has a lot of bitter orange, and a mild vinous character. A bit dirty, but to be fair the bottle was shaken.
Aggressive, very nice.
Bottle - Funky sweet and almost anise like notes. Cloudy gold with a decent white head. Sweet, bitter and funky with some nice barrel notes. Decent. mcberko (17178) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2016
750mL bottle, pours a cloudy golden with a medium white head. Aroma is lovely, with very complex yeasts, lots of brett, a little dry oak from the chardonnay, and funk. Flavour is extremely complex, with loads of barnyard funk upfront, followed by oaky chardonnay, and a fairly subdued but definitely present tartness. Complex, wonderfully balanced and dynamic. Fantastic stuff. DuffMan (10271) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2016
Tall can, shared with TylerDurden. What’s "the O.D.B."? Old Dirty Bastard? I don’t know, maybe I’m missing the obvious. Anyway, this was a really great brew! Very hazy golden yellow with a lively white head that left gobs of lace. Interesting profile: quite vinous but with a deep funk, and a lemony tartness, and some peppery green notes as well. Very compelling, complex and delicious. Kauge (1928) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 11, 2016
Tap at Bar Volo. The blackboard says 10%. Pours translucent bright golden with scattered and smallish off-white head. The aroma... woooooohh, incredible, sweeet candied fruits, grapey sour of the Chardonnay, some Turkish-made watermelon-flavoured bubblegum I remember from my late-Soviet childhood. And at points even minty herbal... Tastes almost as good but the bitterness is a bit too much. The minty herbal notes transfer from the aroma to flavour, plus the sourish grapes. Kinda watery on the palate it seems, with mellow carbonation and dry funky-ish finish. The aroma really blew my mind but the rest doesn’t live up to that even though it’s all round a great BA brew. Perhaps one of the best Chardonnay-barreled brews I’ve had. A notch up from the original version, which I loved as well. Freaky_tiki (1220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2016 2015 vintage. $15 bottle (2000 bottle run). Decants a beautiful hazed topaz with a thick mushy cap. Busy bouquet: imperial saison goodness, white grapes & other fruit. Fantastic tasting beer. Swirls of white wine, apricot, orchard fruit & some really nice funk. The barrel plays a leading role here. Highly drinkable, with a crisp finish, lots of depth & a 10% abv that lurks in the shadows. High level brewing.