Suliman (28) - USA - JUN 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2008 bottling that I’ve been cellaring. It started to leak (stored sideways) so I thought I’ve finally drink it.. been wanting to anyways. Sour aroma with some apricot coming though. Pours a hazy apricot color (surprise?) with lots of bubbles and a quickly receeding off-white head. Very tart and lots of great apricot showing through.
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 5, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Raccoon Lodge with Jeff. Pours a hazy orange/gold with whiteish foam. Smells tart of apricots. Tastes tart, sweet and sour of apricots and the sensations match up with a tart apricot perfectly.
Koelschtrinker (16429) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ausgewogen säuerlicher Antrunk, noch früh wird das Bier in Teilen penetrant. Die Grundsäure ist allerdings angenehm, die vorhandene Fruchtigkeit reicht nur bis in den Mittelteil und wird dann weitestgehend übersehen. Auch die vorhandene Süße reicht nur bis dorthin, danach dominiert die Säure eindeutig. Essignoten spielen im Abgang mit und halten sich im Nachgeschmack zumindest. Nettes Bier, das aber zumindest im hinteren Teil etwas unwirsch wirkt. Vielen Dank an den Doppelbock! 11/12/10/9/13/12
50belair (3301) - Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Burnt orange our with a big white head. All kinds of carbonation. Aromas of white fruits. Effervescent with apricot, white grape, and almost champaign like flavors. Not quite as good as the Kriek or Vlad, but still very nice...
daleharshman (1034) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 vintage. 750 ml bottle purchased a year ago at Holiday Wine Cellar ($18.99). Pours an interesting color of burnt orange with some red. The foam started overflowing the bottle after I opened it, but when poured the two fingers of beige head quickly dissipates to nothing. Aroma is full of tart apricots; also sweet flowers (honeysuckle), perfume, and quite a bit of funk. Flavor again of big tart apricots, acidic funk, and Pinkberry-type tart yogurt. Sour but with some hints of sweetness that balance it well, making it quiet drinkable. Nicely done fruity American sour, though it is quite expensive. (212, 553)
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle I picked up on my trip to NY last summer. Pours hazy golden orange with a white head. Aromas of apricots, good amount of tartness, and some malts. Flavor is fruity and pretty tart with a ton of apricot and a little sweetness. Nice mouthfeel and carbonation. Very nice sour.
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle, sweet and tart aroma, biting tart, I’m not getting a ton of apricot, lots of mouthpuckering sour. Nice.
Fred82 (2138) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle from Julio’s. 2009 bottling.
Appearance : Clear amber with a medium head.
Aroma : Great sourness and tartness with nice dry apricots. Light barnyard. Light tropical fruits. Awesome nose.
Taste : Awesome sourness with nice apricots. Light tropical fruits. Finish has a great tartness with great fruity apricots.
Overall : Wow this is very good. Had this twice in 2 weeks and I was amazed both times. For my taste, this is much better then their kriek or the sang royal. The Vine eas better though. The fruits were very nice with a great tartness. Not too sour. Enjoyable light barnyard profile, could be funkier of course. Great summer drink.
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle poured an amber color with a good amount of head. Nice light apricot sour flavor with a lingering finish.
chibuck (3509) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The beer pours a honey gold, apricot?, with nice carbonation. Light white, rises about three fingers and is gone right away.
The aroma is very strong tons of a sweet apricot. Its almost like honey, not a lot of tart here at all. The epitome of a fruit beer.
The taste is a little let down to me. I was expecting something that was a really nice sweet, instead its a weird carbonated juice. There is some light apricot and a hint of a sour finish, but otherwise disappointing.
A very light feel, easy to drink but kinda blah that wouldn’t make me want to drink much.