b3shine (6596) - Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a cloudy lemony pineapple with fizzy white head that steadily dissipates until the lacing is gone. Smells good too; tart, funky, and citrusy. Tastes like it smells, but less robust, with a pleasantly tart medium-light to medium-bodied mouthfeel. More damp basement than citrus on the tongue. Enjoyable.
caesar (5799) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Joe Stange masterclass at Carnivale 2015, small sample. Slight hazy to cloudy yellow color, short frothy head. Aroma of citrus, apple cider, slight oak, bit pineapple, funky. Soft sour taste, lemony and citrussy. Quite smooth, good balance. Thanks Joe for bringing this for us!
Emeister84 (1560) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of crab apple, lemon. Hazy yellow-gold with a fairly lasting white head. Dry, tart, a little funky. Light bodied, crisp.
edgallow (2846) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pint pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malts, yeast and sour. Taste is sour , malty goodness.
freeofthoughts (684) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - FEB 11, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap about one month old, pours hazy medium pale yellow, white fizz. Light sting in the nose of sour and funk, solid golden malts go down way to easy when cold. Gentle lemony tart with great carbonation, drying finish but still slightly sweet. Really nice beer.
drowland (6841) - Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1/25/15. On tap at 21st St, STL. This was one of my favorite beers of my entire night in STL. Mrs. Owl would love this stuff - wish I had more time in STL to find bottles. I was surprised how much I liked this one. Golden pour with a nice off-white head. Nice tartness in the aroma, lightly sour, Brett, fruity, clean, lemon peel. Awesome flavor, just the right amount of sour, a light Smarties aspect, pale malts, Brett, fruity. Delish!
rxeight (1891) - Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Talk about walking into the barnyard. I mean everything, not just the horse blanket, but the pile of hay, chickens, sheep, tractor parts, ferral cats, horse piss, and any other barnyard funk I’m missing with a nic dab of sour lemon. Taste is flat lemon and Brett. body is slightly watery.
Alengrin (3240) - BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
American sour from a 75 cl bottle served at Tim Webb’s masterclass during Carnivale Brettanomyces. Light gushing upon opening, resulting in a coarse, off-white head dissolving due to badly cleaned tasting glass; colour is a hazy, peachy straw blonde. Aroma is very estery and tart and immediately reminds of the Brettanomyces lambicus this is brewed with; lemon zest, starfruit, dry white wine, old sherry, grapefruit peel, field flowers, wet leather, red apple. Fresh lemony acidity in the onset, unripe grapes and sour berries but still relatively soft and gentle in comparison with many Belgian lambics, somewhat spritzy carbo, very lightly malty underneath but not turning sweetish - instead there is a good basic wheat sourishness in the lead. Finishes quite complex, with drying tartness of course, lemony and refined and a bit puckering, horseblanket Brett flavours and some powdery yeastiness. Nice sour ale if you’re into lambics, elegant, but more a kind of compromise between a farmhouse ale and a lambic than an actual lambic beer. Still, recommended for the sour lovers.
zickbeer_ye (364) - Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light sour citrus aroma with a yeasty wine finish. Foamy white head and white golden body. Flavors of light sour white grape and tart dry citrus. Light tart and dry on the palate.
kaser (4084) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy yellow pour at home from 22ox bottle White head. From Timmy. Fresh lemon aroma. Very sweet and good