hopdog (9713) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle acquired in trade with puzzl (thanks!). Batch 1. Gusher alert. This one erupted all over my bar. Poured a medium and hazy yellow color with a small sized head (after gushing, I expected this to pour all head). Aromas of wood, grapes, coconut sunscreen, pineapples, lemon pledge, earthy, and funky. Tastes of grapes, wood, pineapples, citrus, and funky. Nice medium pucker/tartness.
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2007
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poured hazy yellow with an orange tint. It had a bubbly white that left rather quickly. A ton of fruit in the aroma. Flavors of grapes, lemons, oranges, and grapefruit. Not as sour as the La Folie that I had but pretty sour. Very nice and refreshing. This is one brew that I wish I had an endless supply of. A very well made sour.
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - AUG 14, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to hopdog for sharing this one. This one exploded all over hopdogs basement bar...what a mess. Poured a milky golden yellow with a bubbly head that went away to nothing. Aroma of barnyard, grapes, pineapple, oaky woodiness, perfume and some citrus. Flavor was wow...that is tart. LIke a handful of sour patch kids. After the sourness the things that came through include smarties candy, grapes, some citrus, oak hidden in there along with some lemon.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating from a bottle that kmweaver opened. Thanks Ken. Hazy pale body with no head. Acidic nose with horseblacket, pineapple, cheese, light cotton candy, cider and lactic acid. Flavor is lightly sweet, moderately sour with lemon, apple, pear, cheese, yogurt and light herbal hops. Medium body is soft with very light carbonation (tiny bubbles, almost still).
BBB63 (6426) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Post MiBGF party, Thanks Ryan for bringing this: Hazy golden hue with a small fading head. The aroma has notes of funky brett, sour apples and grapes, vinegar, cowweb, sawdust and oak. The taste has a nice acidity and cheesy brett nature over a biscuity and flowery base. I also got a bit of heather and other associated herbs. The mouth feel is tart and refreshing. While good it is hardly top 100 IMO, a good plambic.
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to my buddy Steve for this one....not my favorite style so I never would’ve gone out of my way for it. Hazy pale yellow pour....head froths up then goes away super fast. Huge funky dank aroma....gotta put the glass down for a moment. Almost "stinky". Tart acidic flavor is overwhelming....upon warmng a tad the oaked nature appears.....heck, this is better. What a twangy brew....don’t care for the style, but this one is interesting. Interestingly complex lemon tartness....ends very favorably.
Stine (1649) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2008 White gold pour and almost impenetrable. Head dissipates furiously, as if disturbed from a restful slumber in the bottle. Remaining are myriads of darting bubbles, sparkling on the glassy surface. Aroma of a very old white cheddar, wet carpet and dog fur, goat cheese, the grapes, and sweet shaved almonds. Slightest touches of lavender and honey. Wild and brilliant singular taste. Pears poached in balsamic with hints of mint and tangy lemon juice. The muscat grapes lend an undeniable and almost violently intense tart effect. A bit sweaty and animalistic. Finishes with a salty blue cheese bite which quickly bows to another puckering display of tangy power. Gueuze-like in disposition, but altogether different. Simply thrilling. Thanks Andrew!
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 28, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. A huge thanks to Tim for this tasty treat.
It is a very unique beer. It pours a hazy yellow, like the color of fresh squeezed white grapefruit juice.
The aroma and flavor have lemon and grape in them. The flavor is sour and comlex but not too sour. Very well done.
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2008 Bottle at Blind Tiger, thanks Cmubeerman. Really great beer. Basil and yeast and cheese in the aroma, almost minty, some grape and orange in the aroma as well. Not overly tart or sweet, if all sours tasted like this it would be one of my favorite styles.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUL 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBSG 2007 Grand Tasting. Cloudy light yellow straw with a thin white head. Funky sour lemon nose, white grapes and citrus. Very tart, sweet and sour lemondrop flavor, some white grape and pineapple with a touch of funkiness. Loved this one, just a bit more complexity would make it a star of the show!