ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, - SEP 26, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle enjoyed with blackbread and aged camembert. Clear amber red with small cream colored head with good retention. Aroma of marzipan, decomposing apples and some balsamic vinegar balanced by sweet fruitiness. Very full flavoured and tart with remarkable bitterness. Almonds and alcohol leading to a dry and warming finish. Full mouth feel and soft delightful carbonation. Very interesting and tasty ale that could use more complexity in the flavor at first, but grows on you aas you get down the bottle. Good introduction to sour ales IMO.
samsmith33 (727) - - NOV 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Tap at blend. Aroma is citrus, orange, yeast. A little wang. Pretty good. ..
Bulk_Carrier (3018) - Mt Reclusion, Vermont, USA - NOV 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample glass at Growler Garage, South Burlington, VT.
The appearance was a hazy burnt red color with a quickly dissipating barely there white cap of a head. Bar pour, rating adjust appropriately.
The smell started off with some sweet apples roaming into a sly bitter to semi-sour lemon. Fresh tart green apples slide in for the balance.
The taste was sour with touches of sweet, bitter and tart through the previously mentioned flavors. A semi-sour apple aftertaste leads into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionable feel to it. Carbonation runs fairly light. Sour hits on my tongue appropriately.
Overall, I’d say this was a really nice American Wild ale really taking in the sweeter side some AWA’s are afraid to lean towards.
Babyboofoo (11) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 14, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a super impressive beer. Excellent mouth feel and aroma. Flavors really come together nicely. Should age well too.
WillRunForBeer (1735) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Free! Taster at the source. Pours reddish orange with an off white head. Aroma is floral, orange, oak. Flavor is caramel, mildly tart, dark cherry, orange peel. Oak in the finish.
RickTheRick (730) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
** Bouteille octobre 2014 ** Un joli visuel orangé et voilé se présente à moi et est surmonté d’une mousse mince mais tenace. Des fruits rouges, du funk et un peu de bois constituent le bouquet d’une bière qui promet d’être vineuse en bouche. Et effectivement, c’est le cas. Une légère acidité véhicule les saveurs de vin rouge et un léger sucre résiduel vient balancer tout ça. Tout est en parfaite symbiose et c’est foutrement bon.
kaser (4647) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange pour from draft at Allagash. White head. Gumball and fruits, pear and apple notes. Really tasty. Hides the ABV well.
jsnicholas (436) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (750ml $20): Dated 2014. Cloudy golden color with little white head. Typical funky fruit aroma. Lots of red wine with some sweetness. Tart.
onceblind (6172) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy copper with no head. Lovely red starburst aroma with a wee kiss of trippel yeast. The flavor is a bit acidic and boozy. Woody, cherry, red wine, and boozy trippel malts/yeast. Dry throughout.
tderoeck (6906) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
19/VII/15 - 75cl bottle @ Velootje (Gent) - BB (or bottled?): IX/2010 (2015-945) Thanks to Alengrin for sharing the bottle!
Clear orange beer, creamy yellowish head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: bit oxidized, malty, some orange peel, very aged. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: soft sourish start, bit lemony, cardboard, oxidized. Aftertaste: lemony touch, bitter, bit dusty, funky. Looks like that brett didn’t get a chance to do much over the years. Pasteurised? No fermentable sugars left? Who shall tell...
dfearnley (1416) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to tulip
Lemon, yeast, and a touch of caramel. Cloudy amber with a ringed head. Taste is lemon, and a bunch of other cool stuff.