DuffMan (9593) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2010 vintage. Slightly hazy medium gold, receding white head. Very vinous nose, Sauvignon Blanc and sweet tarts. This carries over to the palate as well, but the candy-like sourness is tempered by the vinous character. Quite nice actually.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very cloudy, dark golden yellow color with a one finger white foam head that immediately settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic spotty lacing and large chunks of sediment left behind.
The aroma of this beer is pretty funky with earthy farmhouse yeast notes, musty brett and lactic cheesiness. The funk is countered by other floral hops, bread, zesty spice and estery light fruit notes. The strong barnyard character is nicely complimented by the musty brett/funky yeast and lactic acid. The lactic funk is surprisingly strong giving it a cheesy Berliner feel. Still, it smells like a saison/farmhouse ale with zesty spice, citrus, bread and light fruit. Some pepper, coriander and ginger followed by sourdough bread, floral hops, lemon ring and apple juice.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation, a slightly tart, acidic character, some lactic funk, citrus fruit and zesty spice. Decently sour yet very quaffable with some citrus acidity, musty bugs and lactic funk which compliment the earthy farmhouse yeast and dry spices. Crisp and refreshing with a stronger citrus presence than expected. Lemon rind/juice/acidity followed by sourdough bread and lactic funk as well as some bready yeast, ginger, clove and apple. Some lighter fruit and alcohol add sweetness before pale malt and grassy hop bitterness in the finish. This beer is pretty complex yet remains very well balanced, refreshing and easy to drink. Leaps and bounds above the regular version and my favorite of the Baladin sour editions so far.
nuplastikk (5794) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle split with Brad. Hazy tan body. Steady glass rimming head, Awesome creamy body. White wine faint touches. Quite excellent. one of the best . Really great stuff.
kermis (11228) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Open Baladin, Rome. Pours hazy dark golden with a white head. Aroma of orange, lemon drops, artificial lemon, light lactose, tart fruit. Flavor is moderate to heavy acidic. Light medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
merc7186 (2953) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Golden Straw Hue, Passes Lots of Light, White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
S: Riesling, Mild Sour Apple
T: Sour Apple, Mild Pear, Mild Riesling
M: Average Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Very Mildly Sour
Overall, just not worth the money spent on the bottle.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Beachwood BBQ Seal Beach. Clear apple juice pour. Soapy, dwindling white foam. Sweet apple pie nose with flashes of funky sweat and vegetal cabbage. Taste is not so great up front, a lot of sweet white grape juice and cabbage. Sweaty and sweet with mild acetic bite. Not so great. Vegetal all around. Didn’t finish.
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2013 On tap @ Beachwood BBQ. Light amber pour with a small white head. Nose is pretty acetic. Lots of vinegar, some oak, sawdust, and caramel. A bit of dark fruit, perhaps. The flavor is quite acetic as well. Lots of sawdust, green apple, oak, dark fruits, and some caramel.
Shag (2843) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a cloudy golden color with a white head. The aroma contains some spices and citrus along with pears and apricot. The flavor is somewhat sour but also malty with some yams and brown sugar. Lemons show up as well. Overall this was somewhat sour but mostly confused. OK beer but not for the price.
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle. Poured hazy brownish copper with minimal head. Nose was some funk, tartness, spiny malt. Tasted funky, malty, mildly spicy.
Theydon_Bois (17229) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at No Au, Roma, 21/06/13.
Hazed golden with a thin off white head which clears to spotting, a few floaties are visible.
Nose is tarte fruit, apple skins, dry rot, plastic notes.
Taste comprises tarte fruits, soured apples, grapes, funk, farmy, straw.
Medium bodied with fine carbonation, dry and tarte in the finish, gentle puckerings.
Ok, not too complex or much in the way of a sour masterclass but a drinkable refreshing sour none the less.