joeneugs (3943) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml. corked and caged. 2012 bottle. 65 rates and this one still has a +4 score? Wat?! It pours a light orange color with no head or fizz. The aroma has some acetic acid as well as mild hints of nail polish remover. Also some sour, spoiled peaches. The flavor has lots of orange juice, Sunny Delight and more harsh acetic acid and noticeable nail polish remover. Theres some decent apricot/peachy fruit underneath, but the off flavors overpower anything else. The body is also rather thick, but that may be because it’s almost perfectly still. Very little carbonation. Not quite as throat stripping as some other American sours I’ve had, but its close. The nail polish remover is what kills this one for me. Oh well, I had high hopes because of the score, but this one needs some work.
721Lance (82) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - MAY 6, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dominant acid sour aroma with little if any head. Some very light sprits for C02. Grapefruit and cedar with barnyard and goaty coming through in taste. Zero hops. Overall what I expected in a beer fermented as a lambic.
daknole (10111) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazed yellow, white head. Really damn good. Nice lemony sourness, lactic sour, huge dose of earthy funk, some oaky notes. Nice!
tom10101 (3668) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (750 ml) bought from Craftshack.
Appearance: Hazy-cloudy golden with no head and no lacing.
Aroma: Really oaky with medium spiciness, moderate to medium acetic notes, grapes and lemon.
Taste: Moderately tart with acetic notes, a lot of oak again, moderate spiciness, lemon, grapes and floral notes.
Palate: Medium body. Almost still. Oaky mouthfeel. Dry finish. A bit puckering. Lemon zest aftertaste.
Overall: Decent/good sour blond. Nice tartness, acetic presence is borderline overpowering, interesting oak character and decent drinkability considering the lack of carbonation and the acetic presence. As others have pointed though, a flat sour blond doesn’t equal to an unblended lambic.
czar (5340) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared by tom10101, thanks buddy! pours cloudy pale golden, no head/lacing per say. lots of orchard fruitiness - peaches, apricots, but also tropical pineapple, american barrel - woody-forward with honeyed bourbony notes, pale honeyed maltiness - not getting any wheat; light acidity - citric lemons with an acetic touch; low funk if any. low carbonation, light body - oily; tart citric-spicy finish. nicely balanced but a spontaneous barrel-aged combined with loose carbonation does not suffice to call it lambic. anyhow, it was still nice!
mathieuc (1948) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy/dirty yellow and completely still with no head or lacing. Nose is of vinegar and slight basement funk. Taste is of vinegar, cider vinegar to be precise. Body is medium, carbonation nil and all the acetic acid tingles a little. Overall this was barely OK and certainly not a lambic.
JulienHuxley (4003) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared. Super hazy gold pour with thin ring of white foam. Aroma is acetic, cinnamon, spicy aroma, light vegetal notes. Taste is tart, light acetic notes, doughy lemony flavor. Palate is med bodied with light carbonation.
BiiruBierBeer (500) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh, bright sour smell. Taste is nice bright medium sourness with some lemony citrus. Medium carbonation and body with mild foam.
IPagan5 (101) - San Marcos, California, USA - APR 4, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Awesome sour peach mango and overwhelming sour tart green apple. Flavor is superb with light fruits and sourness. No hean mild to light carbonation if any at all. Mouth puckering enamel breaking tart sour lemon peel finish. Great lambic.
Bule (1108) - California, USA - MAR 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle of 2011 release. Pours a pale orange color without any head. Looked to be no carbonation on the pour, and yes, there is no carbonation. Some interesting flavors and nice barrel flavor. Mild sourness. But the lack of carbonation lets it down a bit.