madmitch76 (15101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
10th July 2014
Forgetfu Tasting at ChrisOs. Hazy gold beer, small fluffy white head. Palate is airy, dry and crisp. Light savoury saltiness like a good Goze. Lemon acid turning bitter. Light dry finish. A bit too sharp to be that drinkable.
Travlr (11932) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy golden color, medium fluffy white head. Aroma os peppery, dusty summer fruit. Taste is softly sour, vinous, smooth stone fruit with decent funk. Very nice.
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle-shared by Scott-thin white-cloudy straw. A-sweet/tart lt fruit, lactose, wheat/lt malt. T-tart/sweet lt fruit, lactose, wheat/lt malt.
Leighton (11030) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared in London - picked up in VT. Pours unclear yellow with a thick, foamy white head. Pleasant aroma with lots of lemon, peach, some lemon squash. Light-medium sweet flavor with balanced tartness, more lemon, straw, faint apple, hints of salt and alcohol. Light to medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Nicely balanced to finish with citric lemon bite, mild warmth, pear, peach, slight bitter straw. Lovely stuff. Good depth, wonderful balance.
Koelschtrinker (10676) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Der deutlich Saure Geruch täuscht bei diesem Bier, es startet vergleichsweise süß und mit sehr starker Karbonisierung. Auch im Mittelteil nur wenig sauer, etwas pappig. Nicht sonderlich. 7/8/8/8/9/8
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Poured a hazy yellow/golden color with an averaged sized white head. Funky, brett, some wood, vanilla, wet hay, and citrus. Light to medium tartness with a dry finish. I enjoyed this one.
Theydon_Bois (8720) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chriso Tasting, thanks to LKS, 10/07/14.
Hazed golden orange with moderate off white spotting and edgework.
Nose is tarte citric rind, bitter tangerine, straw, dank oaky wood, light yeast strain.
Taste comprises mellow citrics, light acidity, earthy rinse, dank straw, barnyard effect.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light saltyness and herbals in the close.
jtclockwork (8445) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Dennis at my house. Pours clear gold with white head - that is very quick dissipating. Nose and taste of lemon, sour fruit, wild yeast, peach and oak. Medium body. Well balanced tartness.
GT2 (8444) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL from a trade on BA; shared at SDBW kickoff bottle share. Pours a clear light straw, champagne carbonation. Fizzing out soda fizz. Nose is white grape, fruity pineapple, biscuit, fresh fruit medley. Solid if a bit on the sweeter white grape juice box side. Taste is tart white grape, chardonnay, mild acetic bite/saltwater, mild pedio style butteriness Hill Farmstead style. Nice acid blend (lactic/citric/acetic) with a touch of paper/wood.
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My Bottom Line:
Elderflowers bloom throughout this most elegant of Sour Ales, leaning on puffs of wilderness, natural yogurt and tropical fruitiness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the misty straw blond.
-This is a rare sour beer which doesn’t try to wow you with thousands of wild yeast notes or blinding acidity. It plays a few notes, but these notes are so full of care and precision that they quickly become endearing.
-Bubbles are tiny and relaxing.
-Tartness is refreshing.