ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big cantillon nose, lots of citrus, some light sweetness, white wine. Taste is very dry, moderately bitter, tons of chardonnay, tons of citrus, super hoppy... Imperial temptation! Fuck yeah!
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle I believe this was from Tim, thanks buddy. Shared at paytoplay’s tasting. Pours orange with a bright white ring. Nose is great, sweet. Taste is sweet, lightly sour, fruity and nice.
sthlm (1260) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle, thanks BDR!] Pours hazy orange with an off-white head. Leather, lemon and funkiness are the primary components of the aroma. The taste is quite tart, with more leather, and citrus (more orange at this point). Good mouthfeel and finish length. Overall, a very solid beer, and one that I hope to revisit in a non-tasting setting some time. Thanks again, Brad!
badgerben (4681) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
MN Ratebeer Winter Gathering, January 29, 2011. Courtesy of BDR. Hazy gold color with no head. Banana and apricot aroma. Quite sour and tart flavor. Moderate wheat. Very light vanilla. Fruity aroma vanished.
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour was hazy gold.
Aroma was earthy cheesy bretty, some light pale fruit. peach/apricot.
Flavour was tart lemon and under ripe apricot. Some biscuity maltiness. Nice tart lingering sourness.
DalzAle (2012) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by BDR. Slightly hazy yellow pour, very sour peach/apricot aroma. Flavor is plenty of sour lemon with no sweetness, biting aftertaste of lingering sourness. Loved this one, highlight of the night for me.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazed orange, frothy off-white head. Gueuze-ish nose, dry cheese, with some acidic apricot in the very finish. Very nice nose. Flavors a bit less sour than the aroma led on...but very nice gueuze flavors..a little plasticy note here and there, but not too distracting. Body may be a bit thinner than it should be, but maybe its not and that’s the interestingly high abv here and I’m just confused. Very nice regardless.
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Bottle] shared by bdr. Thanks brad! Pours a hazy gold with a small, soapy beige head. Aroma is nice and funky, cheese, musty, light hoppiness, and lactic acid. The flavor is moderately sour, reminiscent of Cantillon, quite dry, nice funk. What a nice beer. Very much like a gueuze, just lacking the body and a bit of the funk.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden yellow with relatively nice head for a wild ale. Wow. A great aroma with a little lactic character. A very similar body thats amazing. The sourness lingers and the horse blanket gets a little stronger with each sip.
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazy orange colored beer, with a small white head. The aroma of bread, some sour with wood notes. The taste of some sour dough, fruits like apple. A little sticky. The aftertaste is some sour with notes of sweet and some bitter.