1FastSTi (3346) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle picked up in California. The beer pours to a glowing amber body with a tall creamy white head and sexy lacing. The aroma is like an unblended lambic or gueuze. Very subtle. Light floral hops. The flavor is very Belgian. Lots of gueuze/unblended like components. Subtle spices. Floral hops. The palate is medium light bodied and super easy drinking.
Garry_Evans (66) - HONG KONG - SEP 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Ginger Man NY. Aroma of sour cream, reflecting the frothy head. Taste almost a witte, with soft palate and only a hint of sourness. Drinkable but a bit dull
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Lunkie (1620) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2015
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Chemical sour malt farmyard aroma. Murky Amber colour poor head and lacing. Sour chemical malt flavour. Flat palate.
vanvenlo (1514) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slowbeer ontap(26-Sep-2015)Big sweet sour citrus aroma.Cloudy yellow,low head&suds lace.Lemonade,sweet sour flavour.Sour fruit, barrel finish&sour spice aftertaste.
Nische (1282) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Kaapse. Hazy golden orange color with small white head. Dry aroma of wood, brett and citrus. Taste follows with some light peppery and floral notes. Very light bitterness and carbonation. Nicely balanced.
HopTsing (469) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2015
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
From the tap came a lovely golden brew with a nice white head. Very sour flavor and nasty.
tia (1346) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Mekong. Hazy light yellow with decent head and lacing. Smells funky. Tart but not overly astringent.
BuckeyeBoy (3878) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another fun Italian beer I picked up from the co-op. Not sure it was worth the price point I ppaid. Pours out a cloudy golden straw topped with a small head. Nose is nice classic lambic funky barnyard horse blanket some spice and a little fruit note. Taste is more of the funk I have grown to love over the years along with wood fruit and a touch of sweetness. A fun beer to try and also a great story on how it was made.
kambei70 (811) - - AUG 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is funky with a nice lambic character. Medium light citrus and stone fruit notes. Some herbal, spicy notes and tropical fruit. Pours a hazy, pale yellow orange with a large, fizzy white head. Flavor has a medium light acidity with some light citrus notes. A moderate earthy barnyard funk with some medium light herbal notes. Light tropical fruit. Nice mineral notes with medium bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with very lively carbonation.
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Ernesto987 (4886) - Arizona, USA - AUG 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at OEC sour fest, I had such high hops for this, get it high hops, LAWLZ. Anyway, plain and thin. Some light tartness and red beer sweetness. Actually this is thte "irish ale" of sours. I’ll leave it there.
ClarkVV (4444) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught at OEC SourFest, 8/15/15 as "Beersel Mattina" and described as a blend with 18 month old Oude Beersel Lambic, not 3F as in this description.
Pale, lightly hazy white golden beer has a small white head that shows moderate retention.
Very odd beer...I don’t remember Nuova Mattina being this spice-forward and while the lambic added here helps cut in to this in the nose, the flavor seems to be dominated by it with the sourness from the lambic coming late to the party (perhaps too late) and only adding light tartness and bits of funk. Otherwise, it’s a rather dry Belgian golden ale, with decent enough malting and interesting aromatics. Why the nose seems to be more free of all of this spicing, I don’t know, but regardless, the flavor is a disjointed mess of spices coming on strong first, and then as the beer finishes, somewhat thin and watery, the lambic qualities attach themselves. Glad I didn’t pay the exorbitant price for a bottle of this from a store....