willisread (1301) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a slight hazy gold with a big fluffy two-finger white head. Tart nose with oak barrel, sauvignon blanc, grass and lemon zest notes present. Average carbonation with a slick mouthfeel. Tartness, is present but not overly so. The oak notes really stand out as it warms up. Dry finish with some grapefruit and lemon zest.
arminjewell (8853) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour out of bottle, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of funk, cheese, oak, slight spice, hints of lemon, slight acetic, some lactic notes with a touch of white fruit. Taste was a mix of funk, oak, cheese, slight dusty basement, hints of earth, touch of yeasty, bready notes, finishing fairly tart, funky.
FlandersNed (371) - , Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2oz bottle. Hazy dried straw/gold hue. Sour/bitter nose & flavor. Oak hit from the middle through the finish. Green citrus & grassy notes. Medium body & full carbonation.
Renobob (1337) - Besançon, FRANCE - AUG 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Nez sur le bois de chêne. Au palais, on retrouve l’acidité du fût mais bien équilibrée, pointe de pamplemousse. Encore meilleure après quelques minutes à l’air libre.
GoufCustom (1220) - HONG KONG - AUG 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle bought at BeYummi’s kiosk during Lan Kwai Fong Beer & Music Fest 2015 in Central.
Looks: Translucent golden amber honey colour with a thin layer of yeast sediments; Half-finger head and soapy white foam which fades in 40 seconds; Excellent sticky lacing with active carbonation.
Aroma: Strong tart and sour malt, with strong yoghurt, balsamic vinegar, strong Barnyard funk, apple, fairly strong wood barrel, strong tannic and strong fresh grass.
Taste: Sour and strong malt, with strong lactic acid, strong Balsamic vinegar, grape skin, tannin, strong funk, wood barrel, strong spice, light tea biscuits, strong yeast, strong lemon, strong bitter hops and fresh grass.
Body: Light body. Close to watery palate.
Mouth Feel: Very savoury full maltyness in a watery body. Loads of exciting Barnyard funkyness, very Brett-like, much more so you can ask for in an Orval. Pleasant yoghurt and Balsamic, astringent grape skin, good spiciness and strong lemony hops. How about that!
Hoppiness: Strong fresh grass in nose. Strong spice, strong lemon, and fresh grass in taste. Bitterness is pretty strong for a very lasting mid-to-high astringent, bitter and sour finish.
After Taste: Quite dry. Nicely tart and savoury bitter to mouth.
Comments: The last Sour Ale I had, Petrus Aged Pale, was simply too thin and watery to impress. Now this one is way better - full maltyness, nice strong tartness, excellent funkyness for that fresh fruity spicy aroma and taste, not to mention nice strong hoppiness. Man this is lively and exciting to drink. A great find for chilling out!
Hugh (197) - Zillebeke, BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A simple and lovely light sour ale. I found the base beer quite boring but this has a farmyard skunkyness which lifts it into the premier league. Very Jolly Pumpkin.
Idiosynkrasie (5335) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle [longer reserved in pleasant anticipation of an overall five bottle De Leite series delivered by bartlebier]. Clear golden colour with average to huge, thick, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting and lacing, white head. Funky, spicy, yeasty aroma with more than just a bretty touch, bubblegum notes, a touch of hay and piss, vanilla and oak. Taste is dry and tart, slightly bretty, fruit and vinegar acidity, some green apple, a touch of hay; a touch of oak and vanilla in the finish. Well carbonated, soft palate, superbly balanced; mild and discreet.
mile (3575) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Light golden, hazy, average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty and dryish aroma, light fruitiness and vinegar sourness with light citrus, light notes of wood. Body is medium, malty and dryish - lightly sweetish flavor, light fruitiness and vinegar sourness, light citrus. Finish is average, malty and dryish, faint fruitiness and light vinegar sourness, light citrus and light notes of wood. Lightly sweetish sour ale. Bit thin - finish could use more fruitiness - finish is bit flat.
bierkoning (11544) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thanks Countbeer! Golden color. Oak, onion, citrus and lots of brett in the aroma. Sour, citrus, bretty flavor with hints of vanilla. Some rest sweetness. Very nice!
oh6gdx (23707) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Orangeish golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, citrusy, mild wooden notes along with some slight sourness to it. Flavou ris tart wood, some citrus, caramel, yeast and mild salty notes. Nice spices too. Nice lingering sourness, which could be slightly stronger though.