Ibrew2or3 (8912) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2013
75cl bottle courtesy of 77ships, thanks Eugene. It pours with a clear gold body that supports a wispy white head of foam. The aroma offers up sugary sweet apricot and peach as well as some open damp meadow, honey and tartness that has a lemon edge to it. Behind those notes murmurs sort of a funky yeasty lime citrus sensation. The taste has peach, pear and apricot to go along with sweet honey as well as smoothed over tartness and mild funky yeastiness. Like the nose these notes are nuanced by an earthy lime like sensation. I really didn’t get much in the way of barrel notes. Cool brew, thanks. madmitch76 (26366) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2013
13th November 2013Scopey (16226) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s Pad. Thanks to Paul for this one. Lightly hazy gold beer with good size yellow white head. Palate is light and and slightly crisp. Little dry seltzer. Touches of cream and vanilla. Super light bourbon and citrus. Comes together well for a light dry finish. Interestingly light BA beer.
Bottle, shared at Bruce’s. It pours pale golden with a small white head. The nose is wood, damp leaf, lemon, vanilla, coconut, light acidity and floral notes. The taste is smooth, lightly tart, hay, floral, touch of cabbage, damp leaf, light toast, white grape, appletiser and a bit of acidity with a dry finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation, Quite mellow and lacking punch for a De Struise beer. Alright. maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle cheers to Paul. Clear blonde with a small white cap on top. Lighter than I was expecting for BA. Nose has plenty of lemon and hay, big citrus and sweet vanilla undertones. Quite light in sourness with good balance and moderate fruity sweetness. Taste has plenty of oaky vanilla notes, lemon tang, zest, light spice on the back end. A little grainy but superb balance. Loads of citrus in this. Sourness never overwhelms but never really gets in your face either. A very solid drop Theydon_Bois (21423) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle shared at my 5K tasting at Bruce’s pad, thanks to Paolo for this one, 13/11/13.
Lightly hazed golden blonde with a moderate off white covering that thins to a swirl.
Nose is straw, dank wood, lemon rind, very subtle lick of bourbon.
Taste comprises lemon dipped straw, earthy, tarte citric fruits, sour dough bread, bitter orange, fain bourbon tones.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, crisp finale.
Ok stuff, very drinkable but not as much depth as I was expecting.
Leighton (22773) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2013 Bottle shared at Bruce’s in London - many thanks to Paul. Pours hazy yellow with a moderate, frothy white head; looks great. Pleasant aroma, some citrus, grapefruit, melon, mild funk. Light sweet flavor, very nice citrus, tangerine, lemon, faint hay and white bread. Light bodied with fine, caressing carbonation. Lovely finish, mild tangy lemon, pale bread, very slight funk. Excellent beer. Nice balance. Very drinkable. antonstoop (329) - - NOV 1, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2013 A clear blond beer, with an average white head. In the nose there is sour, fruit, citrus, iron and light yeasty. It is a medium bodied beer, with a excellent carbonation. In the taste there is sour, light bitter and some sweet probably from the bourbon. It is a soft sour and fresh beer, very nice. The aftertaste is soft, mild bitter and a touch of bourbon. A very interesting blond beer, a excellent mix of brett, blond beer and bourbon.
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hazy gold with heavy lacing, soft oily white head. Bit stronger than normal lenses, more uniform, oily and more uniform than reg lensis, bit skunky behind some earth. Flavor lightly papery, less grain and bitterness than reg, more vanilla and oak, still citric but too slick. nimbleprop (8922) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
750ml bottle pours a hazy, dark gold with some filmy, sticky, white head. Nose is lemony, wood, fresh vanilla bean, bretty, grassy, band aid. Flavor has some band aid, a little vitamin C tablet, some lemon, some sugar, a little vanilla, a little perfume, some tropical fruit. Soft finish. Very neat. Must have been a very neutral barrel. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
75cl bottle, thanks GT2. Medium off-white head atop hazy light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, lemon, barnyard, some Chardonnay, light Bourbon. Taste is moderately sweet, Chardonnay/Bourbon, light funk. Light-medium body, low carbonation.