MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2012 Taste thanks to Jeremyhopdog (12673) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Extreme gushing by Jeremy’s account. Hazy gold, thin wispy white head. Nose of lemon, red wine, lightly sweet tripel elements. More funk than tart sour flavor, light oak with more red wine and a stronger tripel presence. Controlled sweetness, balanced carbonation, and an Allagash-like wine-yeast balance makes this both an exciting experiment and a tried-and-true recipe for greatness.
Second bottle is a mess. Age did not treat this one well.
750ml bottle shared thanks to Tom. Poured a deep and cloudy golden color with a large sized and frothy off white head. Aromas of brett, funky, woody, oaky, vanilla, and some fruitness. Tastes of brett, honey sweetness, oak, vanilla, fruity, and citrus. This one grew on me more and more as I drank it...well done! nickd717 (4702) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 20, 2010
750ml bottle via trade thanks to the extremely generous Deuane on BeerAdvocate. Yeah, Harrisburg! Shared with a small tasting group.
Pours a nice hazy golden-straw color with a huge white head that takes a dog’s age to settle down.
Very nice bretty aroma, subtly funky with everyone’s favorite smell, horseblanket, as well as a nice sweet malt background. Some light fruit as well.
Flavor is amazing and complex, yet light. Sweet pale malt, oak, Belgian yeast, brett, horseblanket/barnyard, green apple, lemon, and some other unripe fruits. I really like what they did here.
Medium-bodied with high carbonation. I can’t believe this is 12%, as it has no real booziness at all.
Goes down incredibly easily for the ABV (if the 12% is real). A real joy to drink, and I kept going back for more. I’m really proud of my old hometown boys for coming out with a beer like this. KornDogg (570) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2010
Bottle, thanks to John. Aroma of brett and funk... golden body with thin head. Flavor is very well balanced between the brett hops, westmalle yeast and hint of wine barrels. Brett is the most distinct, followed by the yeast with a great wine barrel aftertaste. Dry finish leaves your palate wanting more... brokensail (16486) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 8, 2010
A: We’ve got a hell of a gusher here! Once able to corral the beer into a glass, it’s a hazy golden orange color with a fluffy white head.
S: I didn’t realize that this was a "sour" beer (perhaps the cause of the foaming), but I was pleasantly surprised by the nose. A nice tart fruit aroma, particularly green apples and lemons. There is a mild Brett funk, some oak, and the Belgian yeasty esters.
T: The flavor is just as interesting and enjoyable as the nose. The tartness is not quite as pronounced as in the nose, but still a nice apple and lemon flavor providing some pucker, along with some grapes, perhaps. The base Tripel does provide a nice spicey, malty, and yeasty flavor which goes well with the fruitiness.
M: The body is medium and very effervescent with a nice dry and crisp finish.
D: This was a beer I’d heard a lot about and was interested to try. This one met (and exceeded) my expectations.
yespr (45870) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2010
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is barnyard and citric. Sweet malt and nice brett fruity initially. Mild citric and dominant fruity base flavour. Nice and mellow. Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Thanks to Javier and Joe for both sharing this at Woodshop 5.0. Pours a glowing golden yellow with a small wispy white head, great lacing. Some yeast, faint Brett and a touch of dry oak in both the aroma and flavor. LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Thanks to the Legend Smokepot23 at Woodshop 5.0
Appearance: Pours a bright pastel yellow with a gathering of white swirls atop.
Aroma: Dank and flowery hops.
Taste: Dry spicy Belgian yeast and orange.
Mouthfeel: Fizzy and thick.
Overall: I was very impressed with this beer. I vote for Troegs to make this beer part of their regular lineup! daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2010
woodshop tasting. Thanks smokepot. Joe, you rock my friend!! Pours a cloudy yellow, nice head. Aroma is yeasty, fruity, bready and funky. Flavor is malty and a bit sweet with a wondeful mouthfeel. Great. wetherel (1885) - Cupertino, California, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Tried at Woodshop 5.0. Huge foamy head. lightly sweet. Yellow color. Very good.