jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I would describe this beer as gueze light. aroma is full of brett and sourness, with fruit and oak in the backround. poured a golden color with good clarirty with amble head and carbonation. flavor is really nice, cross between a stong golden and gueze. sourness and brett dominate intially, but give way to lots of earliness and a spicy backround. full nicely carbonated and digestiable in the mouth. Another excellent beer by Allagash.
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml. January 2007. Pours a cloudy orange color with a small bubbly white head. Aroma is lemony, subtly sour, touches of vanilla and hay and just a tiny bit of barnyard. Aroma in general is nice though subdued. Flavor is smooth and slightly peppery and estery at first - Orval comes to mind. Doughy and bready that leads to a pretty dry finish. Moderate funkiness, low level of tartness and acidity, high drinkability. Medium bodied. I cannot find any influence from the oak/wine. This earns marks for its drinkability. This is a good all around beer that is nice if not exceptional.
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - MAR 19, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cleam amberish-yellow beer with creamy off white head. Aroma is fruity and soft lactic. In the nose the touches of peaches and apricots are working well with the fine hints of flowers and the wood accents. The taste is well balanced, and is a good comprmise with the fruity side and the wood. The lactic part is bringing a nice freshness in the brew.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 bottle from Tripphop. Thanks! Bottle opens with a nice pop. Hazy, copper orange color with a small white head. Brett-filled aroma with some pineapple, and a strong wine character. Nice, not over powering, and enticing. Taste is slightly thin. Funky, fruity pineapple, some red grape character, and dry. Good stuff, but I’d prefer to have some acidity here.
Quick Edit: This really comes together more as it starts to warm up. A touch more acidic, more floral notes, the pineapple comes to the front on the flavor. This really is a damn good beer.
MattH (734) - California, USA - SEP 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Five ounce sample at Beachwood BBQ Sour Fest. Pine sol aroma. Sour merlot dominates flavor, with hints of apricot also present.
bigda83 (728) - Jamestown, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 vintage. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with not much head. Aroma of hay, oak, funk, and some sweet wine. Taste follows the nose and is nice and tart and sour. This felt more like a sour to me than a Belgian strong, but everyone has different tastes. Medium to light body, crisp, and a smoot yet dry finish to it. Absolutely wonderful beer.
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2009 Pours a gorgeous hazy orange marmalade color with a medium ivory head. Aroma is very nice; a little sour, very fruity, mildly spicy, with vinous notes. Flavor is initially just spicy and a little smoky, then opens up a little in the middle with fruit element. Ashy finish. Soft, velvety mouthfeel. I can dig this pretty easily. Overall, very good.
BrettTaylor (725) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
sour with things lf cinnamon, a bit of funk and nutmeg. No head or lacing to speak of.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours golden with a short lasting tan head. Good lace on the side of the glass. Aroma is quite strong with hints of wine, oak, citrus, banana, cloves, strawberry and cherry. Taste is really nice and quite sweet with the banana, cloves, wine and oak coming out initially. Then the cherry and strawberry come in later. The palate is very creamy and quite sugary. Powerful wine and oak combination on the palate resulting in a good warming effect. This beer is terrific. Too bad it is so damn expensive.
EricTeusink (700) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Might have been a bit more boozey than the usual lunchtime beer, but the allure was too strong. Pours a lovely nearly clear pale with quickly dissipating yet lacing white head. Scent is sour grapes, earth, and spice. Flavor is a balanced bittersweet the whole way through. Lively fun on the tongue. Draft - Brick Store Pub - Decatur, GA