j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at session one of EBF in Boston. Pours a barely hazy gold with a thin white head. Light funk, hay. Touch of sweet brett. Smooth, wood. Like sour funk, tangy and wooden. Impressive, especially given what I recall the base beer being like.
jtclockwork (6224) - , 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.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to seacret Santa, hazy orange with no head. Bretty chalk wild grape aroma , flavor is sour , white grape, oaky dry with great sour finish
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.
drowland (5686) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
7/13/13. 750mL thanks to nulledge! Hazy golden pour, small offwhite. Super sour aroma and flavor, soft pale malts, lots of sour acidity.
crossovert (5640) - Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reminds me of the sours of russian river. Light, effervescent, tart, refreshing, nice sour acidity. Fruity, mellow oak. A great one.
marcus (5615) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours clear straw with no head and a sour white wine aroma. There is an extremely tart citrus flavor that sticks to the palate. If you like sour, this is the one. There is a bit of oak in the finish.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cisco Lady from the Woods - tart lemony nose. Dusty w hints of corriander and spice. Oak barrels as well as white wine maybe. Hazy yellow golden pour fizzy white head. Tart oaky almost sour. Wit spice, orangey flavors and some coconut lemony tartness and dry wood in finish. Funky a little buggy. Fizzy big carb. Thirst quenching enjoyable. 8 3 7 5 15 solid.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at EBF. Pours a hazy thick cramy corny body with a white head. Yeast y citrus and floral earth tones. Hits of lime with a mild citrus and lemon y sweetness of vanilla and a mildly tart finish. Good.
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.