TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft on tap at Local Option (Chicago, IL). Pleasant surprise on a Tuesday. Pours a prominent amber orange hue, gentle haziness starts to settle outwith a nice darker deep glow hitting the light here. A decent sized whitish head atop stays as a carbonation driven ring, light lacing throughout and small stick around. Aromas show firm bretty wild funk, cobwebs and horseblanket meet some potent lactic sourness, a bit of yogurt, firmer oak and tannic presence, red wine meets some grapeskin, touches of lemon and sourness on the nose. Bigger oak and lactic aromas really roam free as it settles down, dried dark fruit gives some gentle flourishes from the barrel. Initial is dark and stone fruit, lactic acidity hits quickly after. Gentle carbonation, firmer oak that Bordeaux barrel starts to shine a bit more. Lemon, yogurt, firmer tart lactic acidity. Into the middle, some cobwebs and a bit of the base pokes through. More oak, fruit presence starts to evolve. Funk, cobwebs and a telltale dryness that meets. Sourness tapers off a bit more for me as hit the backend, a touch sweet in a gentle flash, quickly turning dry, more tannic, and brett driven as we finish. A more acidic front end seems to settle out, letting more oak and dryness finish this guy out. Still sour, but tapered. Some decent fruit presence and complexity, showing red grape, dried dark fruit, and subtle tree fruit sweetness. Solid stuff, especially at 6% ABV.
omhper (19797) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at SBWF. Hazy amber, minimal head. Aroma of hay and vinegar. Tart with medium body and well rounded mouthfeel. Lactic acidity with vinous tones and grass. Cidery (in a postive sense), refreshing and relaxed.
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 50 cl. Lovely, hazy deep orange with a white head. Fab sour, bretty nose. Orange zest, cellar, horse blankets. Rips the plaque of your teeth, but has some wet hay and sweet fruity notes to balance out the sharp, woody, tannic finish. Lovely, zesty sour bitch.
tcane7 (1668) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Memphis Taproom. Pours a hazy orange amber with moderate diminishing white head and minimal lace. Nose of lemon, horse, wet wood, red wine, vinegar. Medium body. Sweet up front with a moderately tart finish.
Abijen (1511) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an orange beer with a creamy white head.
Tastes acid sour, bit too much sour for me.
Average carbo, thin body and a watery texture.
TheJvd (914) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Borefts 2013. Pours hazy orange with a small withe head. Aroma is a bit fruity, grapefruit, tart, some lactic acid. Taste is a bit sweet, fruity and soft sour. Medium body and carbo.
Bosbouw (1348) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mooie oranjegele kleur met een volle kraag. Zoetzure geur van grapefruit. Zure smaak lijkt op zuurkool.
Zer0 (1133) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ BBF 2013. Pours hazy golden. Aroma is acidic, funky, sour, fruity and yeasty. Taste is very sour and light sweet. Medium body with soft carbonation.
MarcoDL (2338) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
@Borefts. Very sour and tardy beer, but also with delicious notes of fruit and a soft touch. Very good.
radagast83 (4911) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this on tap at GBD (Golden Brown Delicious) in DC. Poured a pale ruby color, with a tiny off-white head. Aroma was plenty of dried fruits, notes of tartness in there, barrel, port wine. Grape notes, dried fruits, tartness, light vanilla and smooth woody notes grace the flavor of this beer. Quite a nice, tart brew.