Bill Becker (565) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - SEP 30, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 Project, 7.76% abv.
It pours a hazy orange..apricot colour with a huge head of billowy foam. The tip of the foam looked so inviting so I tongued it. Hehe...sour apricot. Who’d have thunk. Oh, and there’s some good lacing left behind as the foam shrinks slowly.
The smell: fruity tartness, big, oakiness medium, vanilla, hints. I can’t wait to take my first "official" sip.
Ahh...sour apricot is so delicious up front and in the finish. Just the right amount of oak and light vanilla notes rounding off this most excellent brew.
The second pour done and it’s a more than hazy. The foam was also easier to deal with, about a finger’s worth. The sourness never goes over the top so this, I think, would be a great beer to share with someone newish to the style. I also like how the abv is approachable; some slight warming but it doesn’t hurt the drinkability at all.
I wish this came in smaller packages so I wouldn’t have to finish it in one go. I’ll be sad when it’s gone.
Medium bodied, medium carbonation, excellent mouthfeel.
Clearly, another great offering from the gang at Cascade!
Terminus (3371) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
big thanks to Andrewje41 for this brew!
Pours murky hazy orange hue with a small fizzy soda white head and vigorous carbonation. Nose is big sour apricots, lite woody notes, not all that complex of a nose. Flavors exhibit bigtime sourness and apricots. However, the Apricot sweetness and wood age really does develop this brew into something unique. I must say the palate is very heavily carbontated however, that detracts from the ABV, which is virtually unnoticible. Long finish of apricots, tart sourness, lively oak woody notes and that spritzy carbonation. Cool brew!
rejtable (1800) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from tide and boar. Nose is huge fruit and vinegar. Flavours of apricot vingar, barnyard. Taste big tart light sweet. Full sticky body with lively carbonation. Really nice!!
ebone1988 (423) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Vintage 2014. Aroma is sour, apricot, funk. Appearance is hazy golden/orange, off-white head. Taste is apricot, sweet then sour. Mouthfeel is biting, harsh carbonation as expected and not great mouthfeel. Overall, not a huge fan of the style so it’s hard to take my word.
RasmusOtt (1599) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Ølkonsortiets sommerfest. Thanks mostef for bringing this! Pours amber with a white lacing. Aroma of apricot, "haribo ferskner", lactic notes, yogurt and apricot flesh. Taste is lactic, juicy and tart with notes of apricots and citric overall. Nice one!
bursprak (1409) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in line for Blåbær ’15. HAzy orangish pour with a tiny head. Fairly acidic, apricots, peaches, vinegar and some leathery notes.
jcnielsen (2691) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours an orange color with white head. Apricot, sour, barnyard funk aromas. Sour, apricot, grape, sour peach flavors.
reebtogi (4891) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml corked bottle (2014 Project, 7.6%ABV) pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a generous white head that retains well and leaves some spotty lacing behind. Aroma is apricots with some lemon and yeast and hints of grains. Taste is a lemon tartness with a light fruity and malty sweetness and a dry apricot finish. Medium bodied with abundant carbonation that tickles the tongue. Overall, a well crafted sour ale that is both tasty and balanced.
Countbeer (5337) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Cantillon Tumbler:
Small off white head.
Hazy darker yellow body.
Aroma is a beautiful mix of funk and apricots with hints of flowers, wood, wild yeast and a little note of acidity.
Flavour has more acidity than the classic Lambic beers from Belgium. But this acidity is still good. It’s on the edge of good acidity. There’s funk, white wood, clear apricot tones, light dry, wild yeast...
Aftertaste is tart apricot, woody bitter and some herbal malts with a funky jacket.
Low carbo, tart light creamy aciditious mouthfeel, between medium and bit more medium bodied.
Good beer, but misses some depth, but than again far from 1 dimensional!
Klimaet (755) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Maria at the blåbær lambik release. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is funky, lactic sour, apricots, oaky notes, vanilla. Taste is sour, lactic tart, apricots, light funky notes. Damn, this is good!
MOLA_DK (375) - DENMARK - JUL 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share. Hazy orange with a small white head. Very sweet apricot aroma, a little sour. Low body, propor sour, fruity, lacitc.