WeeHeavySD (3365) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 24, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2008 Tap @ Ebenezer’s re-rate damn wowo
Bottle-4th brew of Stone 1st Annual Sour Festival, July 22nd 2007. Shared this cool day very mellow day with bikesandbeer, wetherel, westsidethreat, padrefan, fordest, denverlogan and many others. I’ve been wanting to try this for a long time, but never quite got up the nerve to pay the $40 usually charged for this bottle. Glad to get a taster instead. Pours almost purpley red, plum red with a little head composed of white islands and a ring. The nose is funky, sour, grapey and as my pal westside threat said a little bit of diaper in there, either that or the wind caught some of the mulch in the stone world bistro. The taste is sour tart, vinous, and grapey. Very good and interesting, but certainly not quite as good as some hype might make it out to be. Worthwhile to have and glad I’ve had it.
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2007
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2010 (Bottle) Pours hazy red to purple. Grapey, woody and vinous aroma with fruity undertones. Medium acidity nose. Sour, acid and vinous flavour with tones of grapes, fruits and citrus. Tart and dry typical Cantillon style but more balanced, with some sweetness, compared to some other beers from the brewery. Medium body. 8/4/8/4/14 Second try: (Bottle) Pours dark cloudy orange amber with small off-white head. The aroma is super barnyardy with notes of wet wood, old oak, horse blanket, spices and damp basement. Ripe grapes, wet leather and phenols in the undertones. The brett profile is probably the most complex ever. clear notes of citric-like lacto as well. The flavour is dry and medium to heavily acidic with almost no bitterness.Brett than lacto in good harmony. Barnyard, aggressive lemon, wet leather and earth. The mouthfeel is tart/astringent with near medium carbonation. Super tart citric finish. Juicy and flavourful. Near medium bodied. I love. Probably the best Lambic ever!
DenverLogan (996) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted various times over the years, including at the Stone Sour fest. Semi cloudy cherry red color. This is like a big tart-sour fruit soup with truly fascinating and fun tart cherry and raspberry profile. A little barnyard, wood, mixed other tart berries but very refreshing and tasty from first sip thru the finish. One of my favorites of this Stone sour fest and from Cantillon.
wetherel (1856) - Cupertino, California, USA - JUL 22, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lambic with Red Wine Grapes tried at Stone’s 1st Annual sour beer tasting. Wonderful raspbeer red color and sour cherry flavor and aroma. No head, but still has slight carbonation when tasted. Slight nice funk in the aroma. Great beer. Aroma gets better as you approach the bottom of the glass. Delicious.
larsga (7074) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Small pinkish white head. Hazy pale crimson body. Metallic grainy sour aroma with papery notes. Metallic bitter lambik taste with intense barnyard character. Sharp, mouth-puckeringly sour. Faint sweetness towards the end. An experience, but not necessarily a pleasant one. (0.75l bottle, thanks to gr0ve.)
Proteus (98) - FINLAND - JUL 17, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy and almost opaque, red color or almost orange, with some head. Lovely aroma of fruit, oak and a hint of the Merlot grapes. The grapes come out in the flavor, that combines both the typical sour lambic and red wine into a very refreshing beer. It’s definitely not something you just drink quickly, instead enjoy it quietly as the beautiful summer day passes by.
rlgk (16545) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Red/pink color, small pinkish head. Sour, sourish aroma, fruity, rasp berries, grapes. Sour fruity flavor, fresh strawberry notes, raspberries. Quite balanced.
Furseth (2056) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 75cl: Hazy red colour,no head. Sparkling. Aroma of flowers,citrus, sweet, sourness.Nice complex mix here.
Flavor is almost the same,grassy were there to.Medium body, nice long fruity complex finish.
ekstedt (6315) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2014 Bottle, 75 cl. Ruby read and cloudy with some pink bubbles. Cidery aroma with raspberries and bloodgrapefruit. Medium bodied and a bit spritzy. Medium acidity.
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy dark rose-red color with a medium sized pink head. Aroma is funk, cherries, vineous, oak. Flavor is dark tart cherries, oak, grapes, barnyard, lemon. Palate is medium light, medium to high carbonaton, tart, dry finish. This is a really fantastic brew. Tons of tartness and refreshing acidic fruit flavors make this an excellent summer brew. That being said, it’s way too pricey for me, glad I got to try it, but won’t be doing it again any time soon. I think their whole line up is fantastic, so you can’t go wrong at any price point.