502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - JUN 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with a buddy. It pours completely flat, muddy brown, no head, no lace. Aroma--brett, funky cherries, and vanilla. Flavor--funky and sour upfront, but not too much so. The initial funk and cherry quality resembles a more mellow Rodenbach Grand Cru. This character is followed by an unexpected sweetness, a sweetness that is followed through with a nice barnyard Flemish Red funk. The alcohol is hidden UNBELIEVABLY well. It is medium bodied with only a trace amount of carbonation. I like still beers in general, so this one is good by me. Overall: no where near worth the price (17 dollars), but damn tasty, and I am glad I payed that price to try this limited release.
jgb9348 (4770) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great hazy amber coloured body with a soapy off-white head and a nice set of bubbles rising from the bottom and sides. Aroma of faint vinegar, malt, yeast, sour grapes, caramel and a touch of fruit. Medium-bodied; Assertive effervescence with a sour grape taste at first fading to a light maltiness and a slow citric twang with some good fruit and caramel flavours coming afterwards, leading away from the sour taste. Aftertaste shows more complexity with much more yeast and malt flavours than sour twists. Overall, a very interesting and complex beer - definitely one to try if you can find it. Not my favourite sour - but a great beer and bridging the gap on styles! DEFINITELY worth packing this ~3/4 pound heavy bottle in my bag and bringing it home!!! I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from Drinks of the World in Zurich, Switzerland on 14-November-2010, sampled at home in Washington on 25-May-2010, purchased for CHF24 (plus some crazy deposit).
skortila (4557) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels. The aroma is citric, bit soapy. hazy, orange coloured beer with a thin, off-white head. The taste is citric, little sour/tart, some wood there. The beer is relative light and has some carbonation.
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Poured a medium brownish (with a reddish tint) color with almost no head. Aromas of wood/oaky, cherries, some vinegar, and a lighter funkiness. Tastes of wood, lighter cherries, vinegar, and the same lighter funkiness.
JorisPPattyn (7970) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught; 1 year on keg Huge, dense yellowish head over red-orange, veiled beer, leaving shards of lace. Extremely fruity nose, estery with strawberries, pineapple, sweet woodruff and faint citrus. Definitely quite complex, rosehips at the end. Again fruity flavours, less defined, bit of acidity and quite estery; sweet-sourish, balanced. Dry, just-not-hoppy palate with remarkably discreet alcohol. Wormwood in the aftertaste, not excessively bitter however. Balanced, but less alcohol-vinous than previous editions?
JaBier (4956) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Winking Lizard Crosswoods. Cloudy reddish amber pour with no head. Sour aroma with oak, cherry and berry notes and winey grape. Oaky sour cherry flavor up front with a winey grape finish that is equal parts tart and bitter. Pretty good if you can afford it.
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - APR 5, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by mspindler. Poured a orangish copper color with funky orange yeast particles floating around. Aroma was funky, vinegar, and apricots. Taste was very sharp and sour fruits, dry and sweet. Lower on the carbonation side. Overall very good.
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - APR 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from lone hill. Pours a muddy cola brown with a beige ring. Aroma is mostly tart funk and vinegar with notes of underripe fruits and red wine. Flavor is sharply sour and funky. This beer is all bugs and barrel. Dry, vinegary, oaky tannins, somewhat astringent. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark red-amber color, hazy; sparse bubbles, no head. The aroma is more elegant and balanced than usual, with caramel, oak, light vanilla, a touch of the BFM funkiness; vinous. Good body structure; there is caramel flavor, but mostly a wine flavor, a bit acidic, funky; the light alcohol presence is actually complementing these flavors; the final has also a light vinegar component. As usual, the Abbaye de Saint-Bon chien is a great beer, but I had better vintages.
Jow (2200) - New York, USA - MAR 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Did a o6, 07, and 08 vertical tasting at the Captain Lawrence Rosso e Marrone release yesterday thanks to someone named Joe. Good carbonation, tart, with some cherry flavors. The sourness really lasts and I loved all three. This one is brightest which i enjoyed a lot.