Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
3/1/2014. On tap at The Birch. Red-brown color with a thin tan head. Fruity and yeasty aromas with oak, caramel. Tart and sour flavors. Excellent.
Iphonephan (6260) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Churchkey DC during Sour Session number 9. Pours a clear brownish amber with a feint off white head. Caramel nose. Flavors of funky cheese, caramel and tart green apples. Smooth tart finish.
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske 0,75l på Den Gode Nabo i Trondheim i hyggelig selskap med Elsa & Kjersti 26 Okt 13. Her gikk jeg i baret: Den ble opplyst å være en Biere de Garde - men viste seg å være en Sour som ikke passet til den utmerkete maten. Jeg led den “skjebne” å måtte drikke den alene, men det var i grunnen en fornøyelse. Mørkebrun. Nesten ikke skum. Syrlig fruktaroma. Smaken er bringebær & kirsebær. Tørr syrlig ettersmak. Av mine bedre sure.
bhensonb (14172) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Capped 750 shared by Marcus. Pours rather ruddy orange brown with no head. Aroma is sour and woody. And fruit. Med body. Flavor is tart, fruity, woody, tending towards sour. Seems to develop cherry notes. Exquisite.
marcus (9231) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours orange copper with a transient beige head and a sour fruit and oak aroma. There is a delicious very sour fruit flavor with a hint of cherry and lots of oak.
oRos (1561) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Big tart aroma. Taste is oak, vinigar, fruit. And of coarse tart.
BRW (2248) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Biercab. Copper-brown colour with tan head. Fruity, citric and bretty aroma. Sour, sweet and fruity taste, also acidic and lactic. medium to full body.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark orange to copper, finger off white head, great retention,
Smell tart, fruity jam, strawberry and raspberry, lactic, tart cherry
Taste sweet front, tart lactic wood, cherry, light vinegar, tart finish
Carbonated, lighter bodied
zaxtreme (11) - - FEB 11, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours golden with an amber hue. Smells sour immediately. This was a friend's who had chilled the bottle. We let it sit for a few minutes before partaking. Exceptional. Masks the 11% with ease. Strange taste that hits the back of your palette, which apparently is common among Swiss sours. Sour profile increased as it warmed.
czar (7890) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours clear bright ruby with a very nice small white cap showing some retention and lacing. balsamic vinegar - fairly present acetic, sweet nutty-fruity-caramel maltiness, berry-like fruitiness, slightly perfumey esters, peppery, gently woody - some vanilla tones - nice barrel use. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily and a bit sticky, lightly acetic, astringent, sweetish and grassy-spicy finish. not overly complex, but tasty with a nice barrel-ageing.