Ktwse (4406) - London, Greater London, - MAY 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ CBC, from notes. Pours clear orange with medium white head. Aroma of elderflower and citrus. Taste is bretta, citrus, grapefruit, sweet with light sourness. Body is light with soft carbonation.
superspak (5209) - Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle into chalice; 10651509 code on the cap. Pours slightly hazy orange/amber color with 1 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big lightly tart lemon, lime, apricot, peach, pear, green apple, white grape, red wine, oak, pepper, honey, and bread; with light vanilla, hay, straw, herbal, grass, leathery funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, wine barrel, and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lightly tart lemon, lime, apricot, peach, pear, green apple, white grape, red wine, oak, pepper, honey, and bread; with light vanilla, hay, straw, herbal, grass, leathery funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate peppery yeast and tannic wine/oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, lime, apricot, peach, pear, green apple, white grape, red wine, oak, pepper, honey, bread, vanilla, hay, leathery funk, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, wine barrel, and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance, and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from spicy yeast/oak tannins, increasing through the glass. Medium-high carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy/tannic, and slightly acidic balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden; a slight warmth lingering after the finish, with zero barrel booziness. Overall this is a great wine barrel aged Brett Tripel. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, wine barrel, and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. A bit heaver than I expected for the style, but not overly sweet. Great presence of the wine barrel; with a nice level of funky Brett complexity, and adequate dryness. A very enjoyable offering.
DroolYeast (1365) - Aalborg, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma of light+ malt, light+ funk, some oak/wood, some grape. Hazy amber with lasting white head. Taste is light brett, light sweet and moderate- bitter. Medium body, oily feel and light malty brett finish.
slowrunner77 (11258) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 8, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Craftshack a while back. Sweet fruity bready spicy aroma and taste. Perhaps a touch overcarbonated, but very pleasant with a dry lasting yeasty finish.
Handypaul (501) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 23, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours lightl yellow with a big 3-finger, white, fully-lasting head that leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma of hay, herbs, grass, hint of clove and caramel. Lightly bitter, medium body, appropriate carbo and a long lightly bitter/dry finish. Very good!
dwyerpg (5922) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 17, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Quite nice. This has a nice aroma. Flavor is a bit fruity with a nice tingle to it. Really goes down well.
minutemat (5033) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Brew-DOG. Pours hazy amber, frothy white head. Aroma is sweet shop tripel aromatics. Taste is smooth, sweet with lashings of vanilla. The red wine influence is notable by its absence. Disappointing in that regard, but a still decent fluffy sweet tripel.
cgarvieuk (22940) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at cropredy #8... Golden amber... Big white head... Soft spicy bready fruit nose... Very sweet bready yeasty fruit
Fin (10157) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from and shared with Craig (cheers Craig!). Consumed in a field at Fairports Annual Reunion Festival, Cropredy Thursday 11th August 2016 This is a real fruity beast nut it also carries quite a bit of oomph. Solid malty backbone the flavours of vanilla. wine and a little spicy yeast are most prevalent here, I like this. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8
BeerandBlues2 (12754) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours hazy harvest orange with a large, fizzy and rocky off-white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is cellar/dust, moderate funky farmhouse yeast, red wine and oak, cracker malt and earthy hops. Flavor is lightly tart, funky farmhouse yeast, cracker malt, spicy hops and medium bitterness, red wine and oak, black pepper and a sweet finish. Full body and moderate carbonation.
Madsen1635 (742) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Hazy amber pour with white head. Aroma is sweet with yeasty notes. Taste is sweet with a bit of honey. Average carbonation