Huhzubendah (2424) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared by Thorpe429 alongside several other Allagash sour/wild ales. Thank you very much, Mike!
The beer appears light golden colored with a thin, wispy head that leaves faint traces of lacing on the glass. The aroma brings some nice funk, along with earth, grass, hay, straw, outdoors, mineral water. Smells very enticing - nicely done. The flavor is clean and refreshing, with a subtle and elegant lactic presence followed by a mildly acetic finish. Not on par with the elite gueuzes from Belgium, but a very nice beer, and undoubtedly one of the better attempts from an American brewery. Light bodied and easy drinking. Overall, this was solid and enjoyable. I would have this again.
GRM (2938) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Green bottle, 385 ml, bottled on 7/27/2011, savoured on June 25 2014; eye: orangey, hazy, no effervescence, tiny ring of beige head, no lacing; nose: green apple, acidity, sourness, wild yeasts, musk, woody; mouth: green apple, acidity, wild yeasts, light sourness, musk, light woody, semi-dry finale in wild yeasts with presence of musk, medium body, good carbonation, slick texture; overall: fine
Bouteille verte, 375 ml, 6,6 %, embouteillée le 7/27/2011, savourée le 25 juin 2014; œil : orangée, voilée, pas d’effervescence, minuscule anneau de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : pomme verte, acidité, aigreur, levures sauvages, musc, boisé; bouche : pomme verte, acidité, levures sauvages, légère aigreur, musc, léger boisé, finale semi-sèche en levures sauvages avec présence de musc, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, texture coulante; en résumé : bien
VsXsV (2182) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Grote Dorst. Light hazy golden liquid with medium white head. Aroma of apples, pears, funk, barnyard and mineral. Taste is dry and medium sour with notes of apple skin, lemon and funk. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. OK geuze but not elegant.
chinchill (1715) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Mild funkiness for style. Less off-putting than usual.
Flavor: Fruity and complex taste starts sweet and sour but turns tart and bitter by the finish. Quite tart mid-taste.
Very good and relatively low salt for style.
douglas88 (5839) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden/yellow color with a medium white head. A bi sour funky nose, oak. The favor is wonderful: tart aggressive sourness, a bit of barnyard funk, oaky tanins, dry, very fruity as well. Just an awesome sour.
Beerdedone (2584) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a white head. Sour aroma of fruit,citrus, lemon, and oak. Flavor of lemon zest, citrus, mild funk, light acidity, oak and had a fairly dry oaky finish.
olr1984 (1047) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle pours a light gold with a small bubble head. Tart apple lemon and slight oak taste.
Sledutah (4315) - Utah, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the Portland tasting, thanks
Hazy white/pink with a small head and good lacing. Aroma is woody, sawdust and tart. Taste is tart fruit and woody
neepsntatties (1177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sample from "hannont". Colour...light amber with a thin head. Nose...whoa! This smells like gooch, feet a d compost! Palate...delightfully tart and funky with a dry feel and a tart dryness. There’s plenty of orchard fruits, especially big ass pit fruits! The finish is quite nice and laced with kiwi and quince.
ElManana (205) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy gold, white head. Nose is cheesy with lemon, horseblanket, unripe berries & hay. Flavor is lemon pith, earthy funk, woody & tannic. Ends up being a bit more bitter than I would like, but this project fascinates me.
Bov (9335) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
@Quintessence - cloudy orange beer with a modest head retention; yeasty with notes of raisins and apples; a good malt body, assertive and lively, acidic; fruity and sourish, quite dry with more earthy and hay-like notes in the aftertaste