Ughsmash (6669) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottle. Poured fiery golden with a nice cap of eggshell head. The aroma picked up sour oak, lemon rind, and deep funk.. vinegary overtones made the eyes burn a little.. very interesting. The flavor found sour oak and vinegar on the tip of the tongue, with lighter-skinned fruit skins and a kiss of lemon zest behind.. dried out with oak-like character and funky fruit skins on the finish. Medium-bodied with low-moderate carbonation on the palate.. sour, funky, and engaging.. nice one!
tommann (1990) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Pours dark gold with a small head. Aroma is sour, musty barnyard and earthy, sharp lemon. Taste has sharp lemon to start with a sweet and sour lemon and barnyard finish and a sweet aftertaste.
decaturstevo (4075) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold pour with very little head. Aroma is sour apple cider and a hinto straw. Flavor is tart/bitter sour apple, some funk, some citrus, and a dry finish. Complex offering. Aggressive carbonation and light medium body.
The_Bish (861) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Share with the missus with some spagbol. Would probably be better on a summer day with an afternoon salad. A little funk. This is the kinda beer that is only tried because of the extensive obsessive research that goes into beer geekery. Love it. And what a bottle to open, wrapped in paper, don’t mind if I do. Reminded me of Champagne and cider. Felt a bit special.
rbrazell (961) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2013 Bottle best before 10/15. Hazy golden orange pour with a bubbly white head that laces a bit. Aroma is deep juicy tropical fruit, rhubarb, lemon peels, wood, and solid yeast funk. Flavor of leather, tangerine, grapefruit, lemon peels, lactic acid, and barn funk. Good lively carbonation. Ends with a bit of a metallic, dry and sour note. Petty damn tasty.
stevencon (268) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks rbrazell happy birthday! Hazy orange gold no head. Sour orange apricots juicey aroma straight sour taste. Rotten peach taste on the back end tannic and wood.
jbruner (1118) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy golden orange from the bottle with a thin white head and little to no lacing. Aroma of tart fruits and wild yeast, taste follows with funky apricot flavors. A thick, bitter tongue with great funky flavors.
Quasimodo (217) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A hazy pale Flanders blended with a Lambic is a rare and tasty combination. Very dry and tart with "sugar free" notes of apple, cherry, wood, soft malt and mild peppery / floral hops. The mild peppery bitterness is a tad more assertive than the typical sour, but not overdone. Subtle barnyard. Smooth 7%. Overall, this is a very good, but you have to like dry and tart / sour ales. I think there is a difference between tart and sour and this beer tastes more tart than sour. Their Kriek is the same blend with cherries added. Will try.
laiti (3925) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 04.07.2010
Aroma is somewhat sour with earthy notes, raw apples and floral notes. Flavour has raw apples, earthy notes, lactic acid and some citrus. One can really feel the lambic aromas here.
hawthorne00 (1855) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 10C. Gold with a white head that settles to a finger, then lasts and laces. Aroma of musty lemons, apples, spices, those little rather wizened apricots you get in Europe. Beautiful alive, just slightly slippery texture. Taste has some simple but classy pale malt that’s slightly bready, apricot, lemon, mild funk, floral notes, perhaps more bitterness towards the end than sourness. Some apricot stones or almonds there too. This one is right up my street in terms of balance, character and openness of palate.