Stine (1441) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 375 ml bottle. A somewhat still, muddy apricot orange. Glassy looking. Cheesy and lactic funky pineapple aroma. Sharp in champagne vinegar and rampant acids. Softening, cool minerals. Pillowy in pleasant stone fruit flesh.
Flavor is juicy, hugely sweet, and hugely sour. Somewhat frenzied on extremes. It works though, as focused violence. A sharp tang of pineapple lingers into cotton candy, and an almost syrupy lactic sweetness. Middle sets fire with pungent spicing and balsamic vinegar. It isn’t abrasive, but it’s definitely a full frontal sourness that like the freshest summer pineapple is almost more visceral sensation than flavor, so it has a limitless capacity to impress, while it isn’t especially drinkable.
Honey and fruit syrup in a milky and starkly carbonated palate. Lightest prickle. Tangy and long finish that doesn’t dry out as much as I’d like, especially given how amply present the blend of barrel tannin and animalistic cheesy yeast character otherwise seems. A thinker. Flavorful but angular, and within expectant boundaries while seeming still a bit adventurous. Thanks Ty!
BBB63 (5609) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Jon for the bottle and served in my Karmeliet tulip: Murky golden hue with minimal lace nor head. The aroma has notes of acidic grapes and vinegar and a noticeable amount of barnyard brett . There is also some biscuit malts, mineral water, wintermint, dill pickle and a hint of pepper. Well it smells the part, how a bout the taste... Moderately aggressive acidity and tart fruits hits you up before a floral and herbal background comes about. Some oak and tannic action about the finish. Falls just short however of a true lambic on the palate, still yummy enough for me though. The mouth feel is soft and watery, very mouth watery due to the sour aspects. Someone please tell me why this is not listed as an unblended Lambic? I am sure it has a lot to do with two... removed for my protection and the fact I DO NOT GIVE A CRAP... it is that genre to me and that is all that matters.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brew pub. Pours a clear straw yellow with zero head or carbonation. Nose holds lots of citrus, lemon dominant, with some dry oak in there as well. Light tartness in the finish. Not quite what i was hoping for but still tasty.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flat, yellowish and dull-looking. Lemony nose with some spiderwebs. Sweet front with a tart finish. Clean lactic. Gripping late acidity, perhaps lacking a bit of complexity.
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rate beer rating # 4,600. 375ml bottle acquired in trade with Dunk (thanks!). Poured a medium and cloudy golden color with no head. Aromas of wood, some funkiness, vinous, light citrus, and some vanilla. Tastes of vanilla, lighter vinous quality, citrus, some funk, and some wood. Light tart finish. Very soft body with almost no carbonation.
blutt59 (5914) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks to ericandersnavy, clear yellow pour, with no foam, aroma of sour tangerines, flavors of chalky jolly ranchers, funk, finish is light
JorisPPattyn (7550) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
No head, orange beer with a metallic reflection. Very hard lambic nose, lactic, lemon, but also acetic, with some peeking phenols. Very lemony taste, some leathery Brett flavour. Tart as nothing else. Flat as a pancake - or an old lambic. Acidburn. In Belgium we would call this a harde lambic. But it is remarkably straightforward.
egajdzis (5119) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a murky golden color with no head or lacing left on the glass. Aroma of brett, citrus fruits, vanilla, grass, and white grapes. Taste of grapes, green apples, some cinnamon, vanilla, and a lengthy sour finish. Thanks for sharing Steve!
yespr (28711) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle, #2. Pours hazy orange with a diminished white head. Dry and phenolic to barnyard sour aroma. Light orange fruity note too. Low carbonation. Smooth, dry and solid acetone acidic initial flavoured. Dry and orange acidic flavoured. Holds a dry wooden accent. Quite sour finish and with a little bite.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 37,5 cl. Courtesy of TheCheeseMan. Pours a hazy golden with a small, rough, off-white head. Intense and very delicious Brett aroma. Medium body, a little low in carbonation, lightly sweetish malt and fruitiness and then again these intense and very refined Bretty notes - almost peppery. Lightly tart finish. Quite lovely. 010209