Leighton (6931) - London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at CBC - Clerkenwell, London during Bruce’s 30th Birthday Party. Many thanks to Colin. Pours a very murky gold with a light, white cream head. Big musty pear nose, some sweat and funk. Medium to big sweet flavor with rotting pear, fruity sugars and light tang. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with sour pear, light sweat, further funk, ripe fruit sweetness. Like an extra dank and funky perry. Nice.
Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Bruce’s 30th celebrations, 08/02/13, from Domus Birrae.
Hazed orange amber with little in the way of a head.
Nose is tarte apples, pears, wood, light burnt notes.
Taste comprises tarte and soured fruits, apples, pears, wooden notes, touch of smoke and some spice.
Medium bodied, minimal carbonation, dry and tarte in the finish.
Scopey (3243) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Bruce’s 30th, thanks to Colin. It pours cloudy golden with pretty much no head. The nose is sour apple, pear juice, lactic, light honey and ,apple chutney. The taste is acidic, rasping tartness, cider, sour apple, sweet pear, earth, light spice, oak and white grape skin with a dry, tart finish. Medium body and moderate, prickly carbonation. Nice level of tartness. Quite cider-like really. Probably a bit too acidic, but enjoyable nonetheless.
zvikar (2022) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - FEB 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a sour tasting at Noam’s office. Thanks DSG. Pours shiny yellow with a small head, aroma of olives, flowers, fresh acidity, dew, flavor of acids, zest, wood, fruit skins, nice sweetness, some alcoholic tones, medium bodied
tomer (1221) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - DEC 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At a tasting, thanks, hazy lightish orange colour, aroma of leather, wood detergent and mustard seeds, light fruity flavour and lots of varnish, quirky bitterness. Easy to drink and not too extreme, but where is the pear?
DSG (3927) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a sour tasting at Noam’s office. Thanks David K. for this bottle! Hazy orange with no head. Funky barnyard aroma with some fruitiness and light medicinal notes. Sour flavor with some honey-ish notes, lactic notes, fruitiness and barnyard. Medium-bodied. Decent. Can’t get any pears.
IlBevitorediLA (451) - ITALY - NOV 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2012 Ambrata tendente al marroncino schiuma assente. Possiede l’odore classico e raccapricciante delle lambic (sudore, formaggio) ma alla fine fa capolino il profumo delle pere. In bocca subito acida, acetica con una traccia di pere e un gusto tannico che può essere accostato al sidro. Chiude con eleganza.
cpetrone84 (959) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a light yellow with larger bubbles and very little head. The nose is sweet and has very sour peaches with light notes of pear. A touch earthy and seems acetic. Flavor is more sweet pear and peach, not bright, light dusty and earth tones offering a fairly sour finish and light bitterness. Acetic acid wasn’t there with a light body, soft and crisp in back with great carb and faintly dry.
Slayer85 (979) - Firenze, ITALY - SEP 4, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (5,5% ABV). A cloudy dark golden/orange beer (but murky brown after the final pour), with a small, fully diminishing, white head. The aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately to heavily yeasty (barnyard, cheese, must/mold/mushrooms), with notes of pears, vanilla, citrus, apple skin, wet wood. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately to heavily acidic. Light to medium body, watery texture, soft/flat carbonation, very long finish with light bitterness. It looks so so, but apart this, there’s a lot to enjoy. One of the most funky and rustic aroma, with so many nuances... I would have preferred more carbonation, but that’s a minor point in these kind of beers, I wouldn’t call it refreshing, but drinkable for sure. Excellent.
daniele (3769) - ITALY - AUG 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
oro schiuma praticamente inesistente pera acetica solvente bretta buona acidita finale piuttosto secco