hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Poured a medium and hazy yellow color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of stale lemon rinds, steaming pile of manure, earthy, woody, and funky. Tastes of lemons, oak, brett, funk, and citrus. Lightly sweet with a nicer tart finish.
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle into a lost abbey glass. After having dark woods was super excited to try this, but this was quite a let down.
A light cloudy gold, lots of carbonation, just boring looking...The aroma is light grain, lactose, oak, a little funk, nothing bad just not strong enough for what I want from an oak aged sour...The taste is also pretty boring, an acidic sour with light grain, grass, again blah, but then there is a weird medicinal aftertaste thatís a little chalky thatís an even bigger turn off.
A pretty disappointing sour, if you like light sours maybe youíll enjoy this but I wouldnít recommend trading for it.
Elwood (2899) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a cloudy, deep yellow with a small, pillowy, white head. The nose has a bit of lemon, yeast, oak, funk, with a strong witbier base. The flavor reminds me of a tart wit. Lots of citrus and yeast with the oak playing along and helping dry things out. Light to medium body with above average carbonation leading to a relatively short, tart finish. Rather refreshing.
Ernesto987 (3009) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
AH so they fixed the lambic style, sour, tart, subtle oak notes, bretty on nose, smooth tart finish. Delicious beer, highly recommended!
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Paul and Ryanís 5000th rate tasting. Pours gold with a white head. Tartish fruity aroma with oak and brett. The flavor is funky and tart, with lemon, rhubarb, oak, brett, and a light sweetness. Nice.
jtclockwork (6213) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle and Paulís and Ryanís tasting. Pours gold. Nose of pear, tart fruit, wheat and pineapple. Taste of tart pear, yeast, wheat and oak.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A very tart blonde ale with a superb farmhouse character. Very good.
How: Bottle 750ml corked & caged. Consumed about 6 months after bottling
The look: Cloudy blonde body topped by a small white head
In long: Nose is uber-barnyard with some light notes of tart fruits. Iím not sure what happened in the barrel aging but the base beer aroma (a rather ordinary witbier) turned out into something totally unexpected. All the time I was captivated by how truly farmhouse the aroma was, but with a tart edge in bonus. Smelled like a tart uber-farmhouse rustic BiŤre De Garde. Taste is not as hypnotizing as the aroma, but still pretty damn good. Tart grapes, pineapples, lots of lemon, bananas, lactic notes, kiwis, flowers. Finish is very tart, a bit acidic, rather dry.
* This is an ideal session summer beer for those who like beers a bit on the wild side. The problem is that for most people it is a bit pricey (about $15/bottle) to be consumed on a regular basis. But not for me, Iím doing very well financially, as a matter of fact my bank compliments me on my account all the time. Supposedly I have an outstanding balance.
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of popery. Fluffy white head, lots of lacing. Aroma is tart, some lemon, berries. Flavor is much the same, with some more berries. Oak comes through too, a little out of place. Crisp tart finish.
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I got this awhile from a New England BA-have been cellaring it and very excited to try it. Finally opening it and trying it now! Poured into my crazy french large snifter.
A- Body is a very cloudy straw yellow. Fogginess is uniform and bubbles can be seen through the thick fog rising to the top. Pours with a large 2-3 finger foamy white head which doesnít seem to want to settle.
S- Nose has witbier written all over it. Coriander, chamomile, citrus, bready yeast. What is different about this brew is the essence of soaked oak and a hint of vanilla- the barrel characteristics blend with the base beer very nicely and offer a new complexity to this type of brew.
T- The dry spices come through the most intitially in the flavor. Behind this is citrus and a hint of barrel. The yeast is there but overshadowed by everything else going on in the brew. The dry spiciness intensifies for the finish and a splash of vanilla sweetness as well as soaked oak comes through for the finish. A hint of sitrus and spice lingers.
M- Medium to high carbonation and a light, but full drinkable body-with a slight soaked woody and juicy citrus consistencies.
D- This is a great beer overall. Very unique to try a barrel aged witbier-and a style that works well in a barrel-IMO. Hoping to see more beers like this in 2011.
Serving type: bottle
mattyb83 (734) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From my notes. From a 22oz bottle. Hazy, straw colored with a small white head. Minty, some lemon, and herbaceous aroma. Very interesting and enjoyable. Flavor is pretty basic with a nice tartness, and maybe (just maybe) a hint of mint in the finish. Enjoyable, and really easy to drink. Thanks JW!