motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
rbesg07, bottle opened at west brewpub. a welcome relief from the west beers. clear pink, rose and rusty tea aroma, slightly cidery, hints of sherbet, not as intense as the other lambics sampled at west
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of tpd975. Pours a still clear deep redish copper. Aroma is vinous with red wine vinegar, rotting citrus, spicy brett, and oak. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium thin mouthfeel with a mild amount of bitterness and moderate to strong amount of acidity. Very good.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of the Otown December Tasting. Bottle. Pour was a nice light plum color. Aroma of soured red wine vinegar. Flavor was OMG!!! Sour sour sour. Honestly, it was over powering and so hard to detect other flavors. I definitely detected the wine, and some grapes, and that was about it. Not a fan of the sours. Sorry!!!
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - DEC 21, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Altra straordinaria gueuze di Cantillon, non saprei come descriverla da quanto era buona; bottiglia da 75cl smezzata al Duca con Andre che č il miglior seguace del lambic.
GilBier (75) - Dendermonde, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy, deep brown burgundy colored beer, smallish bubbly white head with no retention or lacing
Funky horsey aroma, barnyard dominates. Strawberry, grape and sour cherry, and tannins from the barrels are noticeable. Huge barnyard funkiness, tartness and sourness up front, a little leather and oak, midpalate and the finish has fruitness all around, some red grape, strawberry, and sour cherry, lingering sourness and some tannic dryness on the finish with little to no alcohol detection. Light-to-medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry on the palate.
Travlr (21692) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2010 Pink color with scant pink head. Aroma of strawberries, lemons and cherries. Full mouth. Sour and dry. Good balance and complexity.
Second rating: tap at Churchkey. Slightly less sourness, less dry, more vinous character. Still nicely complex. 4.3
dchmela (3014) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasting at Backus’ Backyard Bash. Thanks to the Cheeseman for the taste. Pours a bright strawberry red. Sour barnyard funk aroma, very pungent. Sour puckery taste with hints of tart apple and vinegar. Very dry sour aftertaste. Not a fan of this style, but this is well done.
0110x011 (20) - Dana Point, California, USA - OCT 25, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cloudy garnet with a thin, wispy head that disappears in seconds. Cherries, grapes, oak, red wine, and vinegar on the nose. Sour grapes & cherries hit first, with oakiness and sweet fruit flavors following. Very rich & complex. Tart for sure, but not overpowering, with the sweeter side providing a nice balance. Finishes crisp & dry.
This is the kind of sour that American brewers are trying to emulate. Easily up there with the best.
DragonStout (1410) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @ Backus’s Backdoor Bash.Courtesy of the Cheeseman, Poured a beautiful pink grapefruit color with no head.The nose was full of funk.Flavor was sour but not overdone.Lots of vinous grapes here.This was pretty good considering i am not a big fan of sours.
GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I enjoyed this one with Beerlando and the pear and apple stilton. Thanks to TheCheeseman for hooking us up with both. It was amazing and my favorite experience of the BBBash. It poured like a slightly milky, watered down pinot noir with no head but just a little white lacing. Tastes like tart cranberries, wild yeast and a fine red wine. Perfect balance between the tart, sweet and bold wine elements. A great beer, especially paired with the sweet and creamy stilton.