xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle during the first annual Chicago Sour Tasting. Vintage ’05 thanks to Andrew. Clear amber/orange with small, creamy white head. Sweet, stinky, barnyard aroma. Sweeter grain flavor with barnyard, cheesey, soda, meh. Light and slightly watery body. Not as good as many other geuzes.
j12601 (9300) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Cuvee de Castleton release at Captain Lawrence. This one was a 94, and it’s age certainly showed. Aromas were a lot of acetaldehyde. Very broken down, sweet, and not very sour anymore. Sort of the skeleton of what used to probably be a very solid beer.
MiP (15039) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 6.5%. Beautifully sour aroma, creamy and slightly funky. Cloudy orange colour. Small stable white head. Very well-balanced flavour, citric and mild. Good earthy flavour as well.
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2010 2001 bottle at Plan B.
Pours golden with a quickly disappearing small white head
Aroma is sweet with notes of hay, apples, grape and fainting prune.
It has a sour, tart and fermented flavour with nutty, sour-sweet apple and metal notes in the after taste.
Have obviously not been stored properly.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Exploding carpet ruining bottle. Aroma of fruit, apricot, pear, apple cider. Very lively on the tongue and heavily carbonated. Flavour is not as heavy as the smell, a good thing in my eyes. Very enjoyable.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a cloudy peach color with a soft, bubbly, off-white head. Aromas of pear, tart apple, a touch of yeast, grass, and apple cider vinegar. Highly carbonated with a light, dry mouthfeel. Tart apple, floral notes, strong earthy bitterness, a bit of lime, and a sort of a dry dustiness on the palate. Short finish with some lingering apple and pear notes. Overall okay, but a little light in the flavor department.
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours cloudy golden with a nice fluffy head that lasted. smelled fruitty, funks, and sour. tasted all that plus carbonation. decent sour ale.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Pours a cloudy darkish amber in color with a very champagne-like foamy white head that fades to just cover the beer. Aroma is malty with plenty of a Belgian-like yeastiness.... character of wine apparent... with some fruitiness (citrus). Flavor is quite acidic with citrus being the dominant characteristic. Some yeastiness. A bit too sour for my tastes, but quite complex and good...
The Etruscan (607) - Tuscany, ITALY - JUN 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1996-97 brewing season. Dark amber colour. White almost no-existing head. Aroma is malty, vinous, sour with fruity (citrus, prunes) and wooden notes. Flavor is malty too with fruity (citrus, apricots) and acidic tones, ending in a moderatey fruity finish. Light to medium bodied.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Source: 375 mL bottle at the Porterhouse in Dublin.
Appearance: Cloudy yellow pour with a one finger white head. Head quickly dissipates into a few bubbles.
Aroma: Oak and citrus on the nose. Mainly lemons and limes.
Flavor: Very tart. Almost astringent. Lemons and limes seem to dominate.
Palate: Light body with solid carbonation.
Overall: Love the style. This one wasn’t particularly great, but still a good drink.