umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Bottle. Aroma is big red wine and brine with some light barnyard and smoked meat. Tastes great. Big smokey meat, red wine, salt, mildly sour, and lemon juice. Really like this style when it’s done right. Jow (4030) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Tap at stags head. Pours golden orange with small sudsy head that dissipates quickly. Nose is smoky and sour. Tastes of ham, smoke, lemons, salt, vinegar, red wine, the Brett is subdued, and grass. Tart and sticky palate. A real lip smacker djd07 (15341) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle during RBWG Lobby Share. Pours a cloudy yellow with small white head. The aroma is strong smoke, pepper, and funk. Thin mouthfeel, light smoke, tart lemon, really enjoyed this one. NachlamSie (3534) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2014 Pint 9.4 oz bottle from September 2012. Shared with friends. Pours hazy yellow with no head. Aroma is tart and rich with muscadines and hay. The body is fizzy. Very interesting and complex flavor. The smoke is assertive and works here. Good level of sourness and the red wine notes bring everything together. Sharp muscadine wine, cider vinegar, lemons, smoke come together. Good meaty and sour finish. EricTeusink (700) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2013
What the hell just happened. Gose. Smoked. Aged in Red Wine. Flavor was all over the place. Interesting and good, but not something I would go for every day. Glad the Porter gave me the opportunity to try this brew.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2013
UPDATED: APR 1, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Mike! Almost completely opaque, goldenrod and muddled. Thin white ring. Aroma of some sweet smoked malt, light lemon drops, a touch of wet, blanket must, and a little tiny bit of perfume and acidity in the finish. Taste is like a lemon drop dipped in liquid smoke... Lightly sweet, somewhat meaty but not as smoke heavy as the regular. A little more tart but still not sour. Very mild must funk, but the Brett is quite hidden. Light tart finish, lighter smoke and some faint acidity. Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Courtesy of mrebeks
Bottle: The aroma consists of smoky bacon (not as smoky as the regular) with a hint of lemon. It pours a dull yellow with a small white head that quickly fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with light smoky bacon. The finish has moderate tart lemon with a touch of must and grass. I?m not getting much brett. It?s light bodied with moderate carbonation. JStax (7125) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Bottle pour. Translucent gold lour with no head. Aroma is herbal and and bit salty. Taste is salty and sweet with a bit of tartness to it. Lighter body and mouthfeel. Nice beer. jredmond (8510) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Sampled at WtWBA 2013 in Brooklyn. Pours a hazy golden body with thin white lacing. Aroma is bandaids and smoked wheat. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of wheat, grain, smoked malt and light funk. Overall, I wasn’t a huge fan of this. Huhzubendah (3736) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Served in my new Westbrook glassware. Thank you Brad!
The beer is hazy and straw yellow with over an inch of white head after an aggressive pour. The head hisses and disappears completely within seconds. The aroma brings campfire smoke, a la German rauchbiers. Tart lemons, juice, grass. The wine barrel certainly adds presence to the aroma, but this aspect of the beer shines more in the flavor. So many interesting things happening here. It’s quite a feat to marry these bold and complex characteristics and have everything cooperate this well. An unusual take on a Berliner. I applaud Westbrook for making the most interesting beer (that actually tastes good) that I’ve had in quite some time.