kindacold (235) - 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 (2884) - 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 (12668) - 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 (6496) - 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 (3609) - 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 (10384) - 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 (3119) - 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 (8848) - 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!
Mortlach (1795) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
10/05/2012 Open Baladin Roma (750ml bottle). Dorata, viva, intensa, abbastanza limpida, schiuma leggera bianca, poco persistente. Al naso sentori di lieviti da saison e spezie, malto, note di lambic (stalla, cantina, muffa). In bocca è acida, decisa, prima scontrosa, quindi pian piano si lascia apprezzare il mirabile equilibrio tra la Duchessa e il Lambic di Cantillon. Corpo medio, carbonazione decisa. Ottima.
brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAY 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The pour is a cloudy/turbid golden straw color with a solid white head. A really funky nose to this. Great straw and grass with plenty of oak, lemon zest, and barnyard. Plenty of fruit notes to it as well, a touch of peach, lemon, and green apple. The flavor has a hint of tartness but a really enjoyable funk/farmhouse character. Quite dry with some lactic acidity on the finish. Might be a mild note of vanilla on the back end, too.