Pours with more foam than you can shake a stick at; like most JP beers. Clear. Frothy as it recedes which seems to take forever. Web-like, sticky, and thick lacing starts immediately.
Aroma is tart, brett, and spicy. Floral is a minor side bar, fruit, and malt.
Taste is definitely different. The sourness/tartness from the aroma is almost a non-player in the taste. Lots of funky fruits and floral flavors.
Medium body with a heaping helping of carbonation.
One of the most drinkable brett beers that I have had. The complexities of this beer are outstanding. Crazy ingredients yet the beer is drinkable. Smooth in spite of everything going on. Balanced. Enjoy!
Aroma/Look: Brets funky, fresh. Merange like foam. Beautiful deep amber red color.
1st Taste: Surprise, very low sour taste. Refreshing and carbonated. For all the rose ingredants, it floral but not weird in any way.
Overall: Likeable and down to earth. By the labeling I thought I was in for some deep european experience that I was totally unprepared for. And instead, I found a great tasting brew that would taste really great any time, but esp on a hot summer day. But the more I drank, the more I realize there lurked an underlying complexity. Very well blended taste and textures. Forget the highlife, this is the champaign of bottle beer.
"Well ya see, Norm, it's like this... A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers." - Cliff Clavin, of Cheers