ej (510) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at snb. Pours nice golden and hazy, with a small fast dissapearing white head. No lacing. Nose is very tart, with hay and wild berries. Taste is also very tart. Green grapes and citrus. Fizzy mouthfeel.
Scopey (4578) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by madmitch76 at Sour and Bitter. It pours cloudy orange-amber, with a thick white head. The nose is funky, farmyard, hint of sulphur, floral (including rose), lime, citrus rind, undertone of spice and grape skin (but not as much grape character as expected). The taste is tart lemon, grape skin, acidic, Granny Smith apple, lip-smacking sourness, hay, straw, hint of spice and floral, with a tart finish. Tasty stuff indeed, but not quite as well balanced as the amazing Millennium Geuze I had before.
Aniela (2228) - Skövde, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sour & Bitter 2012, Copenhagen. Golden beer with a offwhite head. Fruity, grapes, rubber/leather and sourish aroma and similar flavour. Really nice beer:-)
_angst_ (2084) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2012 Bottle shared @ the Sour & Bitter event in Copenhagen. Pours hazy tiny reddish golden with a huge champagnelike white head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace. Smell is very tiny sweet and sour with ripe grapes, lemon juice, apples, lemon zest, hay, horse blanket, barnyard and hints of grapefruit juice. Taste is sour with grapes, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, grape zest, lemon zest, hay, plums, unripe currants and grass. Mouthfeel is tart, fruity, dry and medium bodied. Finish is tart and sour with grape zest, lemon zest, grass and grapes.
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sour and bitter 2012. Golden beer with a small white head. Sourish aroma, rubber and leather notes, fruity, hay, grapes. Fruity grape flavor, sourish, rubber, leather notes. Sour and fruity, lovely balance. Long sourish finish with grapes and citrus.
magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle pour at the Sour&Bitter event in Copenhagen. Pours an unclear yellow with a white head. Smells awesome. Tastes better.
Beer4000 (4096) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 23, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle. Clear golden body with high carbonation and a big white head that disappears quite fast. Nice funky aroma with fruit and acidic, very pleasant, feels almost noble in the nose. Flavor is classic funky and sour fruity, perfectly balanced and really well made. The extraordinary here is not the flavor it selves, its the perfect balance between funk and fruit IMO.
gunnfryd (9293) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Golden-orange colour with a white head. Aroma is funk oak, grapes, yeast. Flavour is funk, oak, grapes, sugar, sourness, yeast. Very nice beer.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the DC Lambic & Sour Tasting on April 14, 2012. Served in a Drie Fonteinen wine glass.
Poured a clear golden-peach color with a small white head that left some spots of lacing before falling to a thin collar.
The nose brought forward a nice, bright lactic acidity along with some white grapes and additional acid. More acidic in the nose than the typical Drie Fonteinen lambic.
The flavor continued on this trend, as the white grapes brought an additional acid component not found in most 3F beers. The underlying funk melded quite well with this, though not quite as much as most of Armand’s blends. This seemed more Cantillon-esque. Of course, still quite good.
Body was light with moderate acidity and light-medium funk through the back end. Carbonation was average, and was followed by a very dry, fairly-acidic finish.
I’m quite glad to have finally tried this one. It was very different than expected, but highly-enjoyable nonetheless.
TheAlum (4971) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle acquired via trade from Doodler. Thanks, Scott! Shared with my friends at Destihl. Pours a well hazed fiery orange hue, touches of gold, well carbonated with a frothy whitish head atop. Lovely hue and fierce colors on the patio. Aromas are distinct red wine grapes, touches of muscat, and manure. Mushroom notes, barnyard, and horse blanket. Touches of straw, dryness, and oak. Lively prickly nose offers touches of red wine tannins, straw, and a touch of yogurt lactic essence. Initial is mellow lighter body, spritzy walking on cloud body. Touches of red grapes, gentle growing sourness kicks, with lively effervescence. Dry and sparkly with lemons, lactic acid, touches of dry grass, straw. Gentle yogurt, some bready malts, oak. Backend offers dryness, oak and lively sourness mixed with tannins. Funk and lively light tart effervescent goodness, reminding me more of a lambic/champagne hybrid, still offering firm sourness, grapeskins, and funk. Great beer and my kind of lambic at that. Perhaps the flavor suffers a touch as far as complexity due to the strong carbonation, but I really enjoy what this bad boy had to offer. Well done!