smith4498 (3434) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy dark golden color with white head. Tart cherry aroma with some wood. Mild sour cherry flavor with some oak and vinous notes. Medium body with lively carbonation. Good stuff.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very hazy dark golden orange color with cloudy tangerine edges and a half finger off white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic streaks and spots of soapy lacing left behind.
Musty, funky aroma with wild bugs, damp oak and a subtle sweet vinous barrel presence. Strong citric acidity with zesty lemon juice, acetic vinegar, lactic cheesiness, pale malt, bready yeast and light fruit esters. Some peppery clove in there as well but the acidic character, barrel notes and vinous fruits stand out. Almost Gueuze like with a subtle horseblanket smell along with lactic funk, wild bugs, damp earth, dry oak and dusty cobwebs. Some bread/yeast as well as hints of apple, pear and lemon rind. The vinous presence is there but not as strong as in the Vieille with a touch of dark fruit sweetness. Decent but something is lacking that I canít quite put my finger on.
On the lighter end of medium body with a tart, puckering mouthfeel and prominent acidic sourness that lingers over the earthier flavors and vinous barrel notes into a dry, acetic finish. Feels more like an American wild ale with little saison character to speak of. There is some funk but Iím guessing itís from the bugs and acidity. Vinous barrel presence really stands out with dry oak and sweeter fruit notes, especially apricot and dark berries. Lots of zesty lemon acidity dominating the flavor with lingering acetic vinegar in the finish. Not harsh or solvent like but makes the beer feel a bit one dimensional. Pretty much just tart citrus acidity, dry oak, subtle vinous fruit and lingering acetic acid. Refreshing and somewhat drinkable but not very complex or interesting.
TBone (15528) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (AIH53, vintage 2013, batch 6)
Orange color, small white head. Aroma is tart fruity with balsamico and mango. Medium-bodied. Orange, mango, wood, tartness in the flavor. Wineuous with nice drinkability. Spicey hoppy finish. Mellow.
gr_pa (265) - siemianowice, POLAND - NOV 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy, small head. Aroma: tart, stable, some rasberries, lactobacillus, citrous. Tart, lemon.
adrian910ss (2541) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12.7 oz bottle. Pours a clear orange vistilite with a medium sized white head. Aroma of wine, bubble gum, light Brett yeast, alcohol, wet oak wood and grains. Taste is vinous with hints of oak wood, light Brett, and tart sour candies.
Simonsen (1044) - NORWAY - NOV 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske. Disig,lys gylden farge. Slow gusher. Moderat karbonet, med hvit tynn skumtopo. Smaker sitrus,melkesyre,gjśr,eik,hvitvin. Ganske frisk og syrlig. Meget bra
drpimento (2865) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasty beer that is totally dominated by its sourness. Aroma also had some funk and citrus. Flavor was similar to nose, but losing most of the funk and gaining lemon. Barely pick up on the oak. Great body. Nice drinking brew.
Mr_Abner (306) - Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small white head. Smells tart; oak, light citrus, light Brett. Taste is similar. A medium tartness. Body is medium; carbonation is a bit fizzy on the tongue; long tart, drying finish. Wonderful.
FBoekman (159) - SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Luktar jšst, syrligt. Lite molnig lštt orange. Skum dom lšgger sig till ca en cm. Smakar surt. God. Gillar.
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a tulip. I got this a while ago, I guess itís close to two years old at this point.
3.75 A: First pour yielded a ever so slightly hazed dark orange color. Big white fluffy head necessitated multiple pours. Retention is good and a half finger of lacing is left.
4.00 S: Very nice nose on this. The main aromas are equal parts fruit and funk. Peach, cherry, lemon with just a touch of mango. Funk is a dirty woodiness, grass and dry hay, and wildflower floral. Neither sour nor tart, but quite complex.
3.50 T: Taste isnít as good as the nose promised. Itís a lot drier than I was expecting and without as much of the fruitiness. Thereís still a decent amount of lemon though giving this a punch of tartness. Woody dry funk with some of the dirty hay notes. Not as complex as the nose.
3.25 M: Lighter medium body. Despite the large head, this has a lower level of carbonation and isnít as spritzy as I would have hoped. Still, itís smooth and good enough here.
3.50 D: Itís good, but not great.
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DavoleBomb, Aug 14, 2014