goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a hazy light yellow color with a thin white head. The aroma had a moderate amount of brett. with very nice leather notes. Wheaty citrus with lemon as well. The flavor was tart and acidic with a mild funk. Lemony notes with an acidic but clean finish. Light bodied and bright.
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy, vegetable oil gold with a head similar to a glass of ginger ale that dissipated within a minute or two. A few floaters in the glass with lots of large carbonation bubbles clinging to the sides of the glass. Lovely aroma of grapes and citrus and just a bit of the oak as well. The flavor was very nice as well with lots of lemon and a bit of green apple. Nice tart finish, but not overly sour. Although this is not one of my preferred styles, I enjoyed this beer very much.
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oops, we have a gusher here! Still, quite a decent head and very lively carbonation. Wonderful aromas of Muscat wine grapes and citrus. Wow, a whole lot of complexity going on with this on as layer upon layer of texture and flavour reveal themselves. A bit of oak, a bit of Asti ’de Muscato, with a nice citrus profile on the backend. Finsihes clean with a slight tartness that leaves the palate feeling refreshed.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2010
Date: June 23, 2007
Source: Tasting, RBSG 2007
Appearance: opaque light yellow, fine white head
Aroma: light sweet and tart lemon aroma with a touch of spicyness
Body: big body to contain the tart
Flavor: wave after wave of tart lemon flavor, underlying sweetness keeps it balanced
Overall: lemon drops in a glass
Date: July 07, 2010
drying out a lot with a nice musty character,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Much thanks to hopdog for opening this...
After gushing upon the opening, this appears a hazy, flouorescent yellow with a small white head that slowly fades out.
Smell is of tart lemon, leather, barnyard funk, grapa, oak, and vanilla.
Taste mimics the aromas with an acidic, soapy citrus up front that fades to the mentioned aromas, which are splendid.
Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied, tart, and acidic.
MaxxDaddy (415) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Eyedrinkale (thanks Mike!). It’s taken me a while to put this rating up...I don’t know what was stopping me. Poured cloudy gold with sizeable white head. Aroma was nothing like I had ever experienced. Sour funk, grapefruit, lemon, and slight oakiness. Flavor was more of the same. Real sour, with citrus and grapefruit dominating the tastebuds. Get a little yeastiness later on and in the finish, which is pretty funky. Palate is pretty lively and refreshing. Well, what can I say that hasn’t already been said. This is a great beer and I wish I could get more.
kramer (5800) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
25 oz bottle, via puzzl. Pours a very cloudy yellowish orange body with a very fizzy bright white head. Kinda reminds me of a mamosa with the champagne like carbonation visible. The nose is tart apples and fruitiness with an undercurrent of brett and sweet-tarts. Not quite a Flemish Sour, not quite a Gueuze. Lemon rind, apricot, raw oak, and a little grapefruit. The flavor is as sharp as a razor, with biting acidic lemons and lime zest. Kinda reminds me of taking a shot of tequila with the salt and lemon. Brett derived funk and musty finish is reminiscent of a gueuze. I don’t get too much oak, but there is some mid swallow before the finish washes it away. The muscat grapes leave their presence known as well. There’s alot going on here that you can pick out as specifics, but the real beauty is how they all meld together, that is much harder to describe. Mouthfeel is pretty full despite the obvious high level of attenuation. Even though it’s tart, acidic, and dry, there’s a stickiness that makes the acidity linger in the mouth. While the carbonation was very fizzy and prickly at first, it really blew off alot of it as it sat, maybe compounded by the Duvel glass? Overall, quite an odd result to this experiment. I gotta say that I like it, but i don’t all-out love it. Very glad to have the chance to try it though, and I’d gladly try anything else from these guys.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy/hazy white body with a small white head. The aroma is wicked - quite tart, lemon, grapefruit, apricot, pickles, and oak. Pleasant carbonation that quenches accompanied by a slick flavour profile. Plenty of fruit tartness though there is a little bit of sweetness wafting through at times. Awesome.
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - AUG 24, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch 1 bottle, with major appreciation to john_adam2002 for this rare beauty (THANKS Adam). Pours a lively pineapple juice color with a fizzy white head that dissipates to a thin ring; a few minor floaties and minimal lacing. Aroma of sour grape, lemon zest, pineapple, grapefruit juice, and some slight oakiness and yeasty mustiness. Delivers the flavor nicely in a very complimentary way - more sour grape, grapefruit, lemon zest, a touch of yeastiness, and just enough sweet and sour to make it work well together. Palate is light and lively; almost champagne like in some ways, with a gentle and subtle sourness that works with near perfection. A very well done and unique creation!
LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backlogged rating...shared by my brother, Black95tt. The beer pours a very effervescent yellow with lots of carbonation. It exploded from the bottle when poured. This beer has a wonderful aroma full of grapes, lemony citrus, and even some zestiness and spice. All of which meld very well with the oak and wine nose that comes through...and then all kicked in the face with the brett aroma that makes its presence very well known but all the while very welcome and enjoyable in the beer. The flavors of this beer are where the beer somewhat falls short...it is still good but no where near what I was expecting after falling in love with the aroma of this beer. The flavor is a nice sweet and sour mix of lemon mixed with a nice dryness from the wine oak barrel. And while it is nice it is somewhat one dimensional and doesnt see much change throughout the beer, and there is just not as much complexity as I was hoping for. Still a very good beer, and I am very happy I got the chance to try it.