StefanSD (1984) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of Secret santa. Thanks. Pours a cloudy amber color with minimal head that instantly vanishes away. Perhaps this is a Jonge Lambik. The aroma is disgusting with extra funky horse blanket, whores dirty sheets and some barnyard bouquet--very nice. The flavor, like the aroma, is overtly funky with overripe fruits, cider, spoiled tart green apples, bit of sugar, oak and cedar. The palate is full and smooth with very soft carbonation. Finishes long and tart. Overall: I loved this, funkiest beer I’ve had in a long time. Thanks Santa you clearly went above and beyond to get me this.
BadAprilia1000 (190) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very clean golden color with no head. Aroma is acidic and ripe fruits. Apple, pear, white grape must. Mouthfeel almost like a wine. Very smooth, and refreshing. A lot of the same flavor as the aroma, no must in the flavor though. Super clean. Drinks like a cider. Nice acidic tones on the end. One of the best Sours I have had.
MattiasA (221) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
No head and no carbonation. Acidic with some real funky tones of wheat, hay, grass and barn in there. A dash of citrus and green apples.
BMMillsy (1091) - Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Large format corn and caged bottle from Tipples. Bottled 2/2012, drank on 2/23/2014. Pours perfectly clear golden orange with no head at all. Nuthin, but I expected that. Aroma of sour vinegar, sweet sugars, a tiny hint of mint. Smells very pleasant. Flavor is sour but not puckeringly so, sweet with some peachy influence, a bit of vinegar, fermented apples maybe, and a bit of spearmint in the back. Completely flat, but I was told to expect this. Honestly I think the flatness takes a bit away from the brew. Slightly dry finish. Mouthfeel is medium, but somewhat heavy for the lambic style that usually comes off extra dry and light to me. I like the flavors but the lack of carbonation isn’t my thing. More like drinking a dry white wine than a beer. For $40+ I’d rather have a couple Fou Fones, or one of many other things. Glad I got to try it though, and get my Unblended Lambic tick.
zvikar (2567) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - FEB 23, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sample at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Tom L. 2009 bottle. Pours yellow hazy totally flat, aroma of sulfur, horse blanket, barnyard, wood, sulfur smokiness, flavor of sulfur, pickles wort, lemon, slightly smoked, eggy, barnyardy, medium bodied, great
Jesterdeal (1580) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a tragic case of a bad bottle. Aroma was great with some rubber ball, fresh paint, band aid funk with some apricot and citrus notes in there. Poured hazy orange and flat and still. No carbonation! I sincerely hope this is a fluke since it is so beloved. Taste was good with bandaid, canned peaches, and lemon zest. The funk lay flat and the citrus didn’t pop like it should because there was no bubbles. I was angry by the end of this glass because I sensed the potential of a great lambic. Gotta rate what I taste.
tderoeck (3980) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
19/I/14 - 37.5cl bottle from Brugs Bierfestival 2013 @ home - bottled: I/2009 (2014-116)
Clear dark orange beer, no head. Aroma: funky bretta of course, bit metallic, lemony touch, pretty complex in the nose. MF: no carbon, medium body. Taste: soft sour start, grapefruit peel, little bitter, metallic touch, fruity as well. Aftertaste: bit lemony, soft sourness, dry, little fruity. Not bad, but I was kinda expecting more.
sic1314 (2392) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a clear yellow/amber with no head. Aroma of zesty citrus. Medium body, quite lively, flavour as the aroma, fairly tart and puckeringly sour.
PhillyCraft (2751) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at tasting, pours clearish yellow gold. Aromas and taste are basement funk, peach, lemons, Parmesan sprinkle, funky wood, and light musk. Body is lighter to medium. Nice and tart. Good lambic drink.
jmgreenuk (3209) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Kermis. Big thanks. Poured a clear light amber with no head at all. The aroma is rich fruity alcohol. The flavour is medium sour with an acid grapefruit sour yeast palate. Light bodied with average carbonation.
ADesenberg (457) - Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle:Pours a deep golden reddish color with a very small white head. Let me preface this with the fact that this a style I have not delved into as of yet... so take my rating with that considered. Aromas are tart and sour smells... Fruitiness as well. Taste is tart, and dry. Fruity. Finishes nice and clean though. I enjoyed this quite a bit.