illkarate (115) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml, 2008, pours with a beautiful orange color fading to yellow at the bottom of the glass. Virtually no head, just a ring of carbonation around the glass. Apricot flavors at the front, tart, but not overwhelmingly so... green tomatoes, sour apple, Hints of peach, berries. Wow, great lambic.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at toronado. Yellow golden with no head. Big sour aroma and a huge kick you in the teeth sour apple taste.
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
transfering from notes. Bottle in a trade with ?. Poured a cloudy orange color with almost no head. lots of sour apricot and some funk on the nose. Taste is lots of sour apricot and some vinegar. Nice wood notes at the end. Very nice.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Toronado. Pours a cloudy glowing orange color with no head. Tart nose of apricot, citrus zest, and a bit of Belgian funk. Taste is medium on sourness, vinegar and dry apricots. Finishes with some oak and a faint sweetness.
BMan1113VR (7911) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Toronado SD. Pours with no head over a bright, hazy golden yellow body. Aroma of apricots, citrus, dry apple, light vinegar, barnyard, cheese and sour. Taste is tart to sour with buttery oak, exotic fruits, juicy apricot, berries, dryness, with a slight sweetness imparted by the fruit. Tingly carbonation.
JohnnyJ (5076) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 24, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2010 7/18/10 - 2001 vintage bottle, 2006 vintage bottle, 09 draft at Stone Sour Ale Festival 2010. Pours hazy yellow, white head, marginal lacing. The 01 is extremely tart and funky; hay, grass, barnyard leather, musty, very very puckery sour, grainy bread, oak, and there is still fruit in this! Apricots and light peach notes. The 06 and 09 get progressively more fruit and less sour and funk. I absolutely loved the 01, one of the best beers I have ever had. Thanks so much for the bottle share.
5/24/09 - On tap at Toronado SD ist Anniversary party. Pours a slighty hazy bright gold color, with no head. Flavors of vinager, apricots, bread, oak, leather, light sour fruit. Very tart. An excellent lambic.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2009 Aroma of citrus, peach and grapes. Taste is super sour, tart, mouth puckering, delicious peach fruit flavors and acid. Man was this some sour stuff. Fresh this has more cheese to it than with age. Not as good fresh IMO. Averaged to 3.5.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Toronado’s 1st Anniversary. Pours a strong yellow with some small tight bubbles and no head. Nose is vinagery, and apricot. Flavors have a nice apricot flavors, Almost a jam or nectar. Some breadyness too. Light and refreshing mouth.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Spuyten Duyvil, shared. Pours a cloudy golden color with a paper-thin white head. Aroma is dried apricots and that unmistakable Cantillon funk I love so much. Flavor is sweet apricot up front with a more nutty characteristic (apricot pits?) and overwhelming tartness at the end. It’s just wonderful and a complete classic. Very glad I tried it.
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - MAY 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle generously shared by csbosox; thanks again, Chris. Pours a cloudy bright straw with a thin white ring and a small island of bubbles sitting at the surface. The nose is of dried apricots and a solid sour funkiness; pretty nice. The mouthfeel is SUPER tart with a drying finish. The flavor is of the same dried apricots found on the nose with the addition of bitter apricot pit and an over-the-top tartness that diminishes my enjoyment of what otherwise is a very nice beer. Overall, I really like the nose, but the sourness just becomes a bit too much for my tastes.