Ommegeddon | Brewery Ommegang

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Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ommegeddon is a Belgian-style ale with a wild twist; a dose of Brett yeast and a blast of dry-hopping. Its dryness and funkiness beget the name.

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Photo of Sammy
3.51/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Funky aroma, although levels off as it warms to room temperature. Very light colour with white head. Very little spices other than pepper. Like a Cantillon unfermented ale. WIld ale, and not harsh on the palate. Slightly acidic requiring food, but no different taste by course.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is a complete re-review. A Funkhouse Ale with Brettanomyces. Pours a medium/light clear orange with a very short, almost non-existent white head that very quickly fades to nothing. Nose is pleasant mildly assertive floral "waxy" esters; simple but pleasant and no Brett funk at all, despite the use of Brettanomyces yeast. No funky nose in this purported "funkhouse" ale.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin and watery and without much charachter. Pleasant champagne like carbonation but pretty thin.

Flavors are pleasant and subtle, at first insignificant but actually they really grow on you and are elegant and appealing. Still, flavors are short and not long lasting but with a cooked fruit, light sweet malt and light burnt toast layered character..again...light, integrated and elegant.

Finish is light citric coffee and with some funk and brett in the flavors in the finish.

This is not a big beer with big flavors; this is an almost elegant beer with a nice funk in the finish. I like it; lighter style all around but with a lot of appeal and very universally food friendly.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch # 4. Bottled in May 2009.

Pours a slightly hazy light orange with a 2 inch foamy off-white head that settles to a film on the top of the beer. Chunky rings of foam line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wine, funk, sour fruits, and some grassy aromas. Taste is very much like a dry white wine, some grape-like fruit flavors, funk, and a bitter hop finish. The bitterness from the dry hopping is pretty mild but sticks around after each sip. This beer has a crisp and bubbly mouthfeel and a dry finish. Overall, this is a good wild ale with some nice funky and hoppy flavors. I was expecting this one to be more sour though.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.21/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a hazy golden color. The head was big and white. The smell of the beer was hoppy and had a big aroma of Brett coming off of it. There was also just a touch of yeast and tart fruits. The taste ofthe beer gives off a sour taste upfront, not really my favorite thing. The there are elements of the yeast and hops in the aftertaste but the sourness holds tight. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side. Overall it's got a sourness to it that I wasn't too thrilled about. Other than that it's not too bad.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It seems that I could not wait until I got my hands on this beer. Finally available on the shelves of Central KY retailer shelves. Although the lable suggests to celler this beer for 6 months - 2 years... hell with it, I drink now! The beer opens with an airy and carbonated pour into the chalice. A brightly colored, canary yellow brew chased an airy rocky head quickly to the top of the glass. The head settles to a film and lasts the session. No hints of thickness, or gravity; but a thin look of champaign, with a solid beer look. Aromas of mild pilsner malts and aggresive dry-hopping set the tone for a very tart (slight of sour), vineous, berry, woodsy, sweaty, funky goodness character. Flavors skipped right by a mild sweetness and right to a very complex yeast, estery, peppery, musty, bitter, citrus concoction. all rolled into tastes of lemons, granny-smith apples, good pilsner malty flavors, earthy / grassy hops. A touch of dish soap flavors ride on the edge of complexity / deterant. Finishes very airy and soft, with a background astringency and increasing sourness. The Brett yeast certainly has a grip on this beer, but leaves a lot of hearty beer character to be enjoyed. This beer is certainly on par with the best of Jolly Pumpkin's. Can't wait til this bottle matures.

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Photo of brentk56
4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy lemon color with a quality head that leaves dancing shards of lacing on the chalice

Smell: Smells like a lemon meringue pie with a touch of funk

Taste: Opens with a lemon meringue pie flavor that grows increasingly tart and funky by mid-palate; after the swallow, the funkiness takes a bigger role but the finish is quite dry, though there is a hint of residual minty sweetness on the tip of the tongue

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with an abundance of carbonation

Drinkability: Not as wild as many of the great Belgian wild ales or those from Russian River; nevertheless, I am not the biggest fan of funk and to have a funky element to an otherwise tasty beer is just about right for me

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of Hogtownharry: Poured a light golden yellow color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of light Brett with some very minor notes of horse blanket. Taste is also dominated by some light sour notes with some Brett notes and light horse blanket notes. Body is quite full with some good carbonation. What a big disappointment from the rave reviews I was reading 2 or 3 years ago. Brett character is really too subtle and hops presence was not as I was expecting it.

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Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch #1, June 2007.

Bought this when it first came out, paid too much for it, and cellared it due to the disappointed initial reviews. I'm hoping that 2 years is long enough for the Brett to develop in the bottle.

Lemon zest and minerals/wet stone aroma on the first pass, some light fruit & medicinal notes come out that strongly resemble Brett characteristics. The body is a ghostly pale yellow more like a witbier. The crackly white foam glistens on the surface, and becomes more active with each pour. A swirl easily produces a finger of foam. Some fairly biting carbonation that lends itself to a spritzy tartness. Feel is light and almost reminds me of mineral water, but it finishes quite dry which is a nice touch. Vague fruity flavor, ambiguous starfruit, pear, or apricot. The Brett is there, but it's not in the funky, horsey, barn stall direction, it's more just pleasant fruit and mineral qualities that have manifested. Overall it was good, though it may not live up to it's extreme name.

If you like this, seek out the De Proef Flemish Primitive series...

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Photo of zeff80
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a cloudy, golden hue with a small, bubbly, creamy, white head. Not much lacing to speak of.

S - It smelled of horse blanket and funky aroma. Lots of yeasty smells, too.

T - It tasted fairly sour and very funky. Lots of yeasty and grainy flavors.

M - It was soft, smooth and dry. A medium-bodied beer with a warm alcohol presence.

D - This is a nice wild ale. Great funky/sour flavors.

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Photo of nickfl
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Large, rocky white head that quickly settles down to a thin film, with a hazy golden body.

S - Sour and wheaty/ grainy. Slight aroma of acidic golden raisins and bright fruitiness. No perceptible hop aroma.

T - Strong hop flavor up front followed by earthy wild yeast flavors and surprisingly low acidity. The finish is citrus and bitter, very reminiscent of grapefruit; oddly, the bitterness is strong but not sharp and in some ways it reminds me of roasted grain or coco bitterness rather than hop bitterness.

M - Smooth with a high level of carbonation. It has a moderate body and is not as dry as one might expect.

D - Highly drinkable. This beer could make a good introduction to the world of wild beers for an uninitiated craft beer drinker. It is easily drinkable and has a nice funky brettanomyces character without being too sour or earthy. The dry hopping made for an interesting beer, but I can't quite decide if it was successful in this case. On one hand the hop flavor seems to accentuate the earthiness of the wild yeast, but at the same time I can't help but think that the hop flavor may be so strong that it masks some of the complexity of the yeast and leaves the beer a bit unbalanced. In any case, I plan to pick up another bottle of this and let it age for six months or so to see how the character develops.

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Photo of oberon
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first foray into the American Wild Ale territory to be honest Iam not a big fan of the "funk" but I have wanted to try this style for some time.Poured into an oversized wine glass a slight hazed dull light golden with a hint of orange hue a lacey 1/2 finger white head atop,there is some definant funk in the nose with a bit of iron and lemon pith.Not as much funk as I envisioned on the palate yeah there is a bit of barnyard there but it is just part of the package I pick up a big dose of citrus and toasty malt a light iron note as well,with a lingering vinegar type flavor.I like it maybe a little more conservative than many of the style I dont know but this was a good way.

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Photo of mothman
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Brad, Mistofminn for sharing this one

Batch 2, March 2008
Poured into Ommegang Ten Year Chalice

Pours a 2 finger fizzy white head. very good head retention with some splattered lace. Color is a golden straw yellow.

Aroma: Big brett smell, but seems to have a little wildness going on. Some sourness going on, mixed with a saison farmhouse funk going on. Reminds me a little of a saison. I kind of like the smell. Very unique.

Taste: Well, here the brett sticks out a lot more. Doesn't taste sour like I thought there might be, but it's not bad. Big farmhouse taste with spices. Some citrus fruits are present behind the big hay taste.

Mouthfeel: Very, very crisp with some funkiness. Light bodied with a super amount of carbonation. Ends with a big brett aftertaste. Fairly clean.

Overall, I like this beer, but I will stick to one glass of it. I would classify this as a saison and not a wild ale. Either way, I was glad to get to try it.

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in March 2008. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a 3 finger foamy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of lightly tart apple, pear, grape, lemon, pepper, clove, earth, hay, bread, herbal, and earthy yeast spiciness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance. Taste of pear, apple, lemon, pepper, clove, earth, funk, bread, herbal, hay, grass, leather, and yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of light fruits, citrus, pepper, clove, earth, bread, funk, hay, grass, and yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and balance of flavors; with a nice malt and peppery flavor balance with good brett character; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very crisp, prickly, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with nearly zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent brett saison! Nice amount of flavor complexity and balance; and very smooth to sip on for an 8% brew. Really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Batch #2, March 2008 release poured from a 750ml bottle into a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of wild yeast, citrus, spices light caramelized malts and some hops.

T: The taste is sour up front with flavors of tart citrus fruits, wild Belgian yeast and complementary spices that all provide some bite. There is a good hops bitterness that comes in next. The malt character is on the thin side but on-target for the style. The after-taste is slightly sour and slightly spicy.

M: Smooth and very crisp, light-to-medium body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Flavorful, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, nice representation of style, this is a nice sour-style but not overly sour beer to drink for a long time.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Faintly fuzzy lemon peel with less carbonation than a Belgian-style ale ought to have. That doesn't stop the bone white crown from looking wonderful. The upper surface is crowded with delicate bubbles that pop in languid fashion, festooning the upper reaches of the glass with a beautiful array of lace.

The nose isn't anywhere near the Brett explosion that I was expecting (especially after seeing the mushroom cloud on the gaudy label). I'm reminded of an especially lemony saison with no more than a hint of funk. Oh yeah... I love it. If the flavor follows suit, we're in business.

Assuming that I'm drinking one of the original bottles, the beer is now almost one year of age. For comparison's sake, the brewery suggests drinking it at six months for maximum funkitude and says that it should cellar well for up to two years. The flavor is more Brett-like than the aroma, but not by much.

My first impression is that Ommegeddon is good beer that lacks the insane depth and breadth of similar wild ales from Russian River. I'm still enjoying it a great deal. There's something to be said for availability, which the RR ales lack.

The grain bill includes pale and pilsener malts, although there can't be much of it present since the beer is almost anti-sweet and is a bit lacking in the body/mouthfeel department. The flavor is as bright and as sharp as a polished, finely-honed stiletto. The finish is brittle and dessicatingly crisp, so having plenty of water handy isn't a bad idea.

The lemongrassiness of the Saaz hops dominate the palate. Styrian Goldings and Tettnang are present as well. I haven't had a huge number of wild ales yet, but this one seems more bitter than most. Not that that's a bad thing. The Brettanomyces isn't 'The Creature That Ate Tokyo', as it is in many wild ales, but it isn't exactly in the background either. I like the combination of tart, bitter, acid, citrus, herb, spice (white pepper, cardamom) and funk.

How the hell could I forget about the ABV? Probably because it's completely hidden. This sucker drinks like it's no more than 6.0%. Unfortunately, the mouthfeel comes up short. It's closer to light than medium and is slightly buzzy. More creaminess and more volume would be great.

Ommegang Ommegeddon, one of the great beer names of all-time, is a pretty damn good American wild ale. It knows when to push hard and when to hold back (unlike most of the Jolly Pumpkin brews, which are Brett-blasted and overattenuated). If it wasn't for the outrageous price tag, I could drink this stuff on a semi-regular basis.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.77/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A – Poured a very hazy bright golden amber. Very very cloudy here with a decent amount of sediment as well. Color was very bright, a nice yellow. A good two inch plus head of white fluffy foam formed on the top and this lasted a good amount of time before gradually fading down and resting on top as just a thin layer of lace. Lots of carbonation was visible, even through the haze and you could tell this was a very lively brew. A decent amount of side glass lace was present as well, and this thickly coated the inside of the glass.

S – The aroma here was very light and bright. Full of vibrant smells and sweet with a huge yeast presence. The first notes that I was able to pick up were that of light fruits, apricots, pears, and apples. Very nice light summertime like smell. As it warmed it really started to give off a light hoppy aroma, something that I am quite fond of in Belgians and just do not get to see enough of. This continued on and blended in very nicely with a fresh cut grass aroma and a just overall nice light earthy smell.

T – Now this was good. From the first sip here I knew I had a winner. It had such a light taste and flavor profile, it just really rolled through your mouth and brightened up the whole session. Lots of light and active yeast here from the very start and that was very obvious. Lots of ripe pear, peach, apricot and fig flavors were dominating here and giving it a rather sweet and fruity overall presence that just kept you wanting more and more. A nice dry hoppy like finish only served to further push this one through and really solidify it as a solid light Belgian offering. Not even a hint of alcohol in this what so ever in here and this was just soo light and pleasing to drink. As it warmed a lot of the grassy flavors started to come out and it took on more of a Belgian Pale type flavor. Just really a good tasting brew here.

M – Like silk would be the best way to describe it. It had a nice complex feel to it and really a lot of carbonation which is always a plus. The carbonation held on till the bitter in and really helped to percolate and push the flavor through. This was especially evident in the beginning but towards the end of it there was a bit of a grainy feel to it, mostly due to the the sediment starting to come though. This was a really nice feel though and kept up with the light, and not too heavy feel of it.

D – Really good here, especially comsidering the ABV. This had no taste of the abv and it was very well Blended. The flavors were so light and floral that even on a warm afternoon this was superb to sip on. It had a refreshing quality that I do not normally attribute to Belgians, but never the less this one had and it really showed. I could have easily went for more of this then what I had.

Overall I was more then impressed with this one. It really gave me a good feeling and was by far my favorite Ommegang brew to date. Now this was a different kind of Belgian for me, something that was light, fruitier, and hoppier then what I normally associate and I loved every minute of it. I really have to find me way to get more of this as soon as I can, this could easily become one of my more favorite brews, definitely need to get ahold of this one if you can, really well put together, and honestly almost a new style entirely. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Slatetank
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this at a recent tasting, purchased at the brewery and cellared, enjoyed chilled from a cervoise.

The color is slightly hazed golden with thick cap of white, visibly carbonated and lace sticks ok, the bead is fine. The smell is very funky, lots of horseblanket type bretty aromas.There is a mild hint of hops which seems to come across mostly as spice. The feel is moderately high carbonation and the brett has really left this kind of dry with slight biscuity texture and mild yeasty spiced finish.

The taste while good was a lot more malt driven when I had it fresh. I kind of like what the brett has done here giving a dimension of slight fruit and spice while accenting the biscuit and toasted malt flavors, the hops have an herbal, spiced accent and are mild in relationship to the yeast which gives the horseblanket character that this particular strain is known for. Overall a good wild ale, I am glad I held on to this for a while to let it evolve, but either way I enjoyed it for being not a carbon copy of every other belgian, a nice experiment that I would be interested in seeing Ommegang try again.

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Photo of russpowell
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cheers to my buddy Eric for giving me this a part of a beer haul from Cali. Batch#2 March 2008

Opened with loud whoosh, pours golden/honey with 3 fingers of beige head. Becomes hazy at the bottom, here hoping that sediment doesn't mess me up too much tomorrow! Very good head retention & above average lacing

S: Much sourness & grapefruit & then pure barnyard funk, sadly fades as bit

T: Sourness, a bit of honey & barnyard funk up front. Grapefruit bitterness, & semi-puckery lemon tartness as this warms. Finishes puckery with much grapefruit & a bit of mushroom & dirt

MF: Medium bodied, spritzy

Drinks too easy, abv is really well hidden. I'm usually ambivalent about most wild ales, but this one a nice one that makes me think I will probably like these more & more with each one. Tartness slowed me down a little at the end, no big deal, well done Ommegang!

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Photo of womencantsail
3.35/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle from Batch 2 (March 2008).

Public Service Announcement: Watch out for the cork. It shot out of the bottle and bounced all over the room.

A: The pour is a slightly cloudy golden orange color with with a big white head that settles down to a thin layer of foam.

S: Definitely some funk going on here. Grass and tropical fruit notes (pineapple, mostly) with some grapefruit and orange notes as well.

T: The flavor starts off quite nice with the grass and fruit characters that are present on the nose making their way to the tongue. The finish has a sharp alcohol heat and some cork.

M: The body is medium with a heavy level of carbonation and cork, heat, and dryness on the finish.

D: I wish this wasn't so boozy, because I did like the rather funky qualities this beer has.

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Photo of smcolw
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

3/4 head, 1/4 liquor. Recedes in a rocky fashion. Leaves large bubbled lace. The color is straw with a very light haze.

Yeasty and mildly hoppy. Strong farmhouse aromas. Fresh and citrusy.

Peppery with strong lemon zest flavor. Lots of yeast bite to the drink, which lasts through the swallow and aftertaste. Not much hop; this is mostly dry malt. Thin body and highly carbonated.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy and orange with a small head that fades rather abruptly, leaving a few faint traces of lacing on the glass.

S: I was surprised by the lack of any prominent wild / funk / brettanomyces character. The most present aromas were fruits, most notably apples, and alcohol.

T: I found this beer to be a bit too sweet. While I realize that the addition of wild yeast does not necessarily indicate that the beer will be a sour / funk bomb, I was expecting much more from Ommegeddon. Overall, I found this beer to relatively bland, while I felt the label and addition of wild yeast suggest the exact opposite.

M: Medium - thin in body, with a subtle alcohol presence throughout. Sweetness is also prevalent throughout, which often limits my enjoyment of a beer, as is the case here.

D: Overall, I found this to be rather bland and unexciting.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A favorite of 2007 for myself, at the Steel City Big Pour fest I had a fun time sampling this funkdified brew. I found it comparable to green apples and pussy, sorry to get graphic but it fits this brew perfectly. Appears a cloudy golden hue bright tight white fine bubbled head fine even Belgian style lacing. Aromatics massive deep tropical fruit notes like pineapple, star fruit, and mango with tart acidic yogurt like notes from the brettanomyces added. Spicy flowing yeast notes with dry musty grape seed earthy qualities and fresh cut green apple aka a touch of diacetyl. Flavor brings of the funky with some hard cider mild tart citrus and tropical fruit qualities, soft powdered vanilla added into plain creamy yogurt with a mild chalky over ripened fruit thing going on. finishes dry and spicy with the yeast kickin' you in the balls. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with nothing overdone or rough on the palate. Dry puckering tartness in the finish with a lactic apples and cream tartness, carbonation flows so smooth. Drinkability so sessionable and complex, I need to track down some more bottles and sit on them to let the bret flourish.

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Photo of stakem
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes taken on 1/16/11. 750ml corked and caged bottle. Batch #1, June 2007.

Bottle shared courtesy of wishuwerebeer, thanks Bryan. Poured into a sniffer, this brew appears a hazed golden orange color with a finger of quick dissolving white head. Lacework sticks in patches and spots about the glass.

The aroma is orange-like with rinds, spices and an earthy component. A light sweetness is evident which gives way to the more familiar scent of Belgian yeast and clove. Lightly funky and musty mixed with light fruits and flowers.

The taste is fruity and dry with some citrus rind flavors. The hops come across both grassy and spiced like herbs. A bit of funk and dry earthy clean flavors mingle and are very enjoyable. The clove that was evident in the back of the nose comes out in the flavor as the brew warms.

This is a medium bodied offering with a light level of carbonation. The alcohol is warming in it's effect but is seemingly nonexistent in it's flavor. Quite drinkable and well balanced. Could use some more funk to make it really standout but as-is it's a quality product that I would enjoy again.

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Photo of vfgccp
2.54/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

March 2008 bottle, drank 2/22/11.

A - Light, golden apple juice. A lively head that stacks 4 fingers high and setles into a loose foam.

S - Sour, hints of manure, hay.

T - Sour, dry grass, into tangy funk - like a bitter blue cheese.

M - Dry finish with a rolling tart-tang. Heavy carbonation.

D - If you dig the funk this would e a 3, for my palate though it's on the lower end.

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Photo of jwc215
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml cage-corked bottle - Batch #1, June 2007 - purchased in early September, 07 - cellared to June, 2008, poured into tulip glass:

Pours bright golden with a white head that thins. Some trailing lace slides down the glass with minimal stickage.

The smell is of some "funk" - not much for what it could be, though. Perfumy and grainy with bready yeast and a grassy hop touch.

The taste doesn't quite live up to the nuclear explosion on the label. It does have some wild funkiness, but in a rather mild way. It has a candy sweetness and grassy/hay notes with a touch of sour. Perfumy and a bit peppery with a dryish yeasty finish.

It has a mild effervescence with a light, smooth body. Alcohol is covered more than reasonably well, with just a hint of pepper.

An easy-to-drink wild ale. Doesn't have the musty/funky punch that was expected, but could easily pass as a fine "intro" to style. Interesting and easy to drink. Certainly worth checking out, though nothing "explosive".

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