arminjewell (6416) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour at Scott’s saison tasting, big thanks to Scott for cracking this gem. Hazy orange pour with white head, aroma has notes of funk, lemon, white wine, hints of peach, grape, tart fruits with vanilla, slightly lactic and funky notes as well. Taste is tart lemon and berry, some orange, hints of oak, white grape, touch of peach, hints of funky brett, slight lactic notes, finishing fairly bitter and funky, slight lactic notes.
Koelschtrinker (11038) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 23, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Der oxidierte Beginn ist hefig-säuerlich und leider etwas muffig. Laff, wenig aromatisch, trocken, mild. Ein recht flaches Bier, vielleicht schon zu alt. 9/7/7/6/11/7
kindacold (213) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with no head. Smells of vinegar and sourness. Good balance of sweet and sour with a salty/bitter finish. Very clean finish, and refreshing.
drpimento (2293) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Exceptional beer! Poured at a good temperature with an enormous, fluffy, frothy, foamy, off-white, billowy head that very slowly settled and loads of sticky lace. Color is a very slightly hazy amber with many bubble trails. Aroma is yeast, citrus and pears, malt, crackers. Flavors very close to nose, ever so slightly sweet, great bitter and carbonic tang balance. Body and carbonation are perfect. Finish is like flavor with a neat slight sweetness up front and astringency in back, fairly long, and drinkable for a tart brew.
Ratman197 (10192) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml green bottle poured a hazy gold with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of straw, earthiness, citrus and barnyard funk. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, earthiness, barnyard funk and light citrus with a crisp dry lingering funky earthy finish.
JaBier (4995) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle purchased at Blacklick Wine & Spirits and opened at the 3rd Annual Sour Town tasting on 5/26/12. Clear gold pour with a medium off-white head. Funky and cardboardy nose with a touch of sourness. Malty and bitter bretty flavor with a bit of citrusy sourness in the finish.
queenholly (3014) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (gusher). Tart lactic, musty funky barnyard aroma. Cloudy golden with a huge white head, suspended yeast sediment, nice lacing. TFunky barnyard, bready wheat, tart lactic, and light spicy flavor. Light dry finish. Very nice!
adnielsen (9449) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Scott’s Summer Saison tasting. Thanks so much Scott! Hazy golden yellow appearance with an off white head. Super funky, tart lemon citrusy, vanilla, coconut aroma. Big coconut, pineapple, lemon citrusy, vanilla, tart, yeasty flavor. Nice one!
Damico (2680) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours golden honey with a very soft amber hue and beautiful bubbly head. The aroma is light candy sweet and wild yeast, so nice. The flavor is similar, soft candy citrus notes on a perfectly medium carbonated smooth body with undertones of the lambic yeast especially at the end. More juicy than dry which works so well here.
KyotoLefty (6695) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Domus Birrae. Clear, shiny gold with a medium, fine head. Funky nose, horse blanket, lemon zest, yogurt, leather, rounded, bready malts. Wonderfully complex. Dry lemony flavor, some funk, orange sweetness, some bread. Great balance. The Borgo flavor is overwhelmed a bit by the Cantillon, but who can complain about that! It is softer and less dry than the lambic straight. Very fruity, well sour, spicy, low funk level. Maybe a bit too sweet. Great!