FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled April 2009
A standard pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces a fat-two-finger thick, tanned head. The beer is a murky amber color that shows quite a bit of haze (this despite a month long rest in the fridge), and an amber tinged, copper highlighted color when held up to the light. The aroma has a sweet fruitiness to it that reminds me of a combination of pear, honeydew melon, ripe plums and a berry / raisin note. This has a backdrop of malt character that adds caramelized notes as well as a solid biscuit like note. A musty, earthy note plays a secondary role here. Coming back to the nose after a bit has me noticeing an interesting kiwi note as well as other tart fruit aromas.
The taste is fruity up front, but quickly picks up a nice lactic tartness through the finish. A fizzy carbonation provides an effervescent prickle as it roles across the tongue, which helps to lighten the body up. This beer is pretty dry, but has more body to it than the dryness will suggest. The beer has a tannic, spicy oak like character to it in the finish (though I wouldn’t necessarily say this was actually aged with oak). The fruitiness and tartness combines to suggest flavors of sour plums, berries and lots of tamarind like flavors. The finish has a touch of acetic character to it that helps to spice things up a bit.
This is quite nice, I forgot that this was a sour beer; so I was expecting a Saison’ish thing; and am pleasantly surprised by the Flemish Sour like beer that ended up in my glass. The beer is perhaps a touch too fizzy from the ample carbonation, but this is easily remedied by some aggressive swirling. This is a very nice beer that I am quite happy to be drinking.
bvc (1156) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz capped, thanks Alex. Peach golden with plenty of grayish white head. Wow!...big peachy green apple, tart, balsamic, touch of peach pit and some paint thinner and lactic tartness...lots of depth. Tart dry peach up front, shows some sweetness in the middle, then finishes up dry with balsamic and lacto tartness. Damn fine and would love more.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is full of green apple, lemon, softer undertones of tripel, nice and tart citric and lactic. Golden orange frothy white head. Sharp lactic sour, some vinegar, lemony notes, soft undertones of triple, but this is sour as hell. Woody, mouth coating sour green apple. Light to medium carbonation. Sharp sour lactic notes. Super enjoyable. Love the blend and sour triple.
after4ever (6114) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. thanks alex! pours a slightly hazy medium amber with a loose white head. big lemon and green apple noee, plus some wood and yeasty spice. creamy medium body with lively carb. tart lemons, caramel, wood, and green apple mid palate. long green apple finish. great beer.
fiulijn (14386) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Kim, handbottled
Hazy light amber color. Lemon cookies aroma, strange but pleasant. Sweetish caramel flavor, with a lemony touch but not sour at all; a touch of vanilla and soap. Correct bitterness. Can be appreciated..
madsberg (10144) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Handbottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Fluffy off white head. Aroma of spice, light sourness, lavender, light barnyard. Flavour of lavender, light sourness, touch of sweetness and some fruits. Medium bodied. dry grapy end. Thx. Kim for sharing
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 23, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Courtesy of StFun. Clear golden with a tiny off white head. Dry aroma with lavendar, malty and fruity notes. Dry and spicy flavour with brett, fruits and lavendar and hints of lacto underneath. Finished dry and mild sourish.
yespr (31080) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
7 fl oz handbottle, courtesy of KimJohansen. Pours clear and golden orange with no head. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is citrusy and peachy fruity, light dry malty note. Fruity and slight herbal flavoured. Dry and spiced into the finish.
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Handbottle 18 cl. Courtesy of KimJohansen. Pours a clear deep golden close to amber. Funny flowery spicy nose. Medium body, very fruity and spicy - a little lavender? - and dry but not really sour at all. More fun than really good. 230410
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy light amber color with a small off-white head. Great aroma. Lemony with a hint of leather. Very tart with a nice acidity in the throat. Simple but very nice. Light bodied.