Unde (420) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hazy orange looks with big and bold head on top. Lots of lacing sticks to the glass. Aroma has sour berries, green apples and lots of sour goodness! Taste is really sour too, I like! Citrus, sweeter fruits and green apples. Ending is sour and leaves a bitter and sour taste in your mouth for a long time. Medium body with high carbonation. Great sour punch in this Ale. Awesome.
eduardovl (940) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 750ml bottle served in a tulip glass.
A: Wrapped in paper bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark orange color forming a medium light yellow bubble and fizzy head. Medium to low retention and only few spotty lacings left in the glass. A thin layer remains for very long on the top
S: Great fruitiness with notes of white grapes mainly. Sour and vinegar, nevertheless, smooth and pleasant. Notes of leather and oak. Metallic and earthy. Flowery hops. Great balance
T: Very fruity upfront. Strong notes of white grapes, pale malts, vinegar, oak and leather. Mild tartness. A bit earthy and metallic. Perfect taste
M: Light body. Medium carbonation. Lambic and woody aftertaste
O: Excellent drinkability. One of the best sour belgian ales I’ve ever had. Extremely balanced and smooth. 7% ABV that cannot be noticed. Masterpiece
[ BA Review @ 2/4/2014 ]
ramboraffe (719) - SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Ölrepublikens surölsfestival. Hazy yellow with small white head. Smell is sour funky with basement aromas, leaves, earthy notes. A little hops in smell too. Sour and dry with low carbonation. Some basement, stables and horse.
CraftBeerNick (990) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Moeder Lambic, 6th October 14. Served in a flute, looks great. Taste is clean and full. Very tasty and refreshing
koshack (202) - Gdańsk, POLAND - SEP 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Złote, klarowne. Drobna, biała piana, szybko się dziurawi i opada.
W aromacie wyraźna kwaśność, aromaty dzikich drożdży, lekkie nuty belgijskie przykryte kwaskowością.
W smaku zdecydowanie kwaśne, bardzo wytrawne. Lekki nuty brzoskwiniowe ale zupełnie bez cukru.
Goryczka prawie niewyczuwalna, pojawia się w posmaku i jest przyjemna.
manuelMTL (155) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
25 cl at Moeder Lambic in Brussels. Pours a hazy orange with a frothy head that leaves lots of lacings. Nose is sour with lots of white grapes and funk. Taste is first a strong oak barrel note followed by a punchy sourness and Brett. Sour white grapes. Some medium bitterness in the middle. Great wild ale!
fkoolen (359) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle. Beautiful deep orange-golden colour and white nicely lacing and bubbly head. Complex nose and taste: white wine tard and fruity (peach, lemon, green apples) tones, vinegar, earthy, honey. Nicely balanced. Dry and tard, long-lasting aftertaste. Medium carbonation, good body, dry but oily mouthfeel.
ninecats (198) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy deep orange with a quickly dissipating two finger white head leaving no lacings. Aroma is green apples, citrus, some funkiness but not overly lambic funky. Taste is moderate tart at first, with green apples and berries, later a more distinct tartness with added tones of vinegar and citrus, until a sour grassy finish with a slight hoppy punch without being bitter. Medium body, medium carbo. This is refreshing and complex at the same time, lovely.
Yozora (38) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @Grunerløkka brygghus, Oslo. Pours a hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is lemon, vinegar, green apples, barnyard, wet grass. Flavor is lemon, green apples, unripe fruits, lactic, wheat, light malty. Medium body and carbonation. A must try if you are into sours!
VT (1666) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy golden orange with a resilient white head. Aroma is sour, tart and oldish. Flavor is tart, unripe fruit, sour, green apple, fruits. Finish is dry, oldish, sour, citric acid. Lingering lemon. Medium body, average carbonation.