harrisoni (14345) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Angry Fist of Santa tasting at Chris_o’s. Hazy pale gold, very lemony tart aroma. Bleachy lemon. A bit like a lemony saison. It’s quite a good balanced sour beer. Good palate and good lemon finish.
Dedollewaitor (14205) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Blindtasting, Odense, July 2011. Pours hazy orange with a creamy off white head. Tart nose of grapes and mould. Tart flavor with notes of brett, horseblanket, oak and grapes. Ends very dry. Nice.
Travlr (14150) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 11, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of CaptainCougar, thank you sir! Very pale yellow, scant white head. Aroma of subtle peach and apricot, citrus. Taste is rising white bread dough soaked in dry white wine. Very nice.
Theis (13976) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Clear golden - small white head. Nice wooden, barnyard, grapes, horsey, sharpness, nice acid, oakey, light peppery sharpness. Lovely. Good complexity.
Oakes (13000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy, blonde. Wow...gooseberries...impressive sour fruitiness. Killer citrus - grapefruit & dalandan. Way sour, kind of grapefruit juice-like, and also quite spicy. Big citrus, crazy subtle nuances that don’t quite get at what they’re getting at. Very good brew - unique, complex and challenging.
Leighton (12583) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2012 Bottle at BCTC 2010. Pours light gold, hazy, with a medium off-white head. Fairly malty aroma with good sour notes and light fruits. Flavor begins with some fruity sweetness then goes quite sour with brett and acid. Medium bodied with fine carbonation and a tart character. Finishes sour and lip-puckering. Very good beer. (4.1)
Bottle at The Fruit Sour Tasting, London - thanks to Jack. Pours foggy gold with a few bubbles for a head. big funk and tang nose. Light to medium sweet, dry, fresh, plenty of lactic tang. Light bodied with soft, fine carbonation. Fresh, tart finish, lightly acidic. Very well rounded. (4.2)
bu11zeye (12039) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy yellow with a medium (quickly diminishing) white head. Aroma of mustiness, sour grapefruit (as it is peeled; the zest), and woodiness. Flavor of sour grapes, citrus, and brett with a subtle wood finish. If you like sour this is the beer for you!
brokensail (11998) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 12, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: The pour is a cloudy straw color with a large white head that dies down to a thin white layer relatively quickly.
S: A wonderful bright acidity to the nose with notes of lemon, green apple, and the muscat grapes used in this beer. Quite a vinous quality to the beer which I really enjoy.
T: A moderate funky quality to the beer that is of the wet oak and must. The sourness is primarily lactic without any real acetic notes. The lemon and green apple character accentuates the white muscat grapes wonderfully, which provide a touch of sweetness.
M: The body is on the light end of medium with a lively carbonation and a pleasantly dry finish.
D: One of my all time favorite sour beers and one that I wish I could drink all the time. Just a great beer that I look forward to at every release.
rlgk (11818) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at "Alex surölsprovning 2012". Hazy golden, small head. Sourish rubber aroma, vinous, fruity, grapefruit, citrus, oak notes. Fruity sourish flavor, sweetish, woody, a bit dry, sour, grapefruits. Complex and with nice fruity sourish notes.
argo0 (11814) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(RBSG07, 750ml bottle) Cloudy lemon body, no head. Aroma is medium sweet, lemon, some cream, duskiness. Taste is medium sweet, sharp lemon. Light-medium body, some acidity. Seems one-dimensional, too tart -- could pass for an Imperial Berliner Weisse. I don’t get the devotion to this.