Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Good nose. Sour, earthy, and woodsy tasting. The flavor reminds me of a barn on a humid day...in a good way.
Reid (1719) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - NOV 21, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bought in the 11.2 oz odd shaped brown bottle.
Poured into the glass this is a quite hazy golden beer with a large creamy/foamy white head, great lashings of lacing!.
The aroma is quite fantastic, very fruity,sourapple,green gooseberry,hay,candied sugars and spice wow.
mmm this is delicious in taste but it is quite "weird", hard to describe in anyother way than many have before :"barnyard"! strange yet very pleasing..spicy itter sour aftertaste..some medicinal tones..this reminds me a little of very dry cider.
Good mouthfeel ,carbonation is just right.
Wow I did not know what to expect from this but i found this fabulous and very drinkable..will buy again.
kujo9 (1091) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lasting white head w/ a lightly hazy golden body. Sour lactic & banana ester immediately, like banana baby food. Raw grain malt aroma w/ some brett, wet horseblanket, also lightly sweaty and catty. Also a light clove. Well balanced, lightly tart, not sour; crisp; some grainy malt flavor & mild herbal hops, dry finish and spicy yeast. Light clove/pepper yeast flavor and aftertaste is earthy and barnyardy. Highly carbonated, medium body w/ well hidden alcohol. Iím not a big fan of Flemish sour, but this is a pretty fantastic beer. Lots of lambic like character, but none of the true biting sourness of lambics. I much prefer tart to sour, and this beer has a lot of complexities.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy yellow color and a thich white foam head resting on top. Aroma is an odd musky malt smell, reminds me somewhat of dusty rubber. The flavor is much nicer fortunately. Slightly acidic bitterness at the initial taste. With that is a pineapple and lemon flavor that mingles with a yeast complex to keep it balanced. The end is more of a malty feel with a bit of spicyness to it.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright yellow orange w/ fine thick white head. Lemon, vanilla, sheat, a bit of must and spice show on the nose. Medium weight w/ light citrus and a slight bitter finish. Lemon, spice, vanilla, hops?, wheat, yeast and grass all show on the palate. Some alcohol is noticeable on the finish though itís a pleasant warming and not a bother at all. Interesting, I think I like it.
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Cloudy drange with foamy head. Aroma is sour and yeasty. Flavor is acidic and yeasty and sour. Crazy.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice cloudy gold, moderate white head. Full aroma, a bit of funk, lots of yeast, pale malts, and plenty of spice. Similar flavor, the alcohol creeps in a bit though, also a little cidery. Medium body, some alcohol, a good amount of carbonation. Interesting, and pretty tasty.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was wild stuff - just like the label indicated. Dan Shelton indicated that different batches had different labels and that the one we tasted was one of the hoppier ones. Yeah, no kidding - the flavors are a shock - youíve got the typical golden strong ale malts and spices and then a bang of hops at the finish - it worked out pretty well. Aroma was also great - maximum barnyard. Iíd like to try some other batches of this.
omhper (18350) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, labelled Vlaamse Primitief Wild Ale.
Cloudy golden. Aroma of honey and yeasty with a light touch of lemon. Sweetish with dense, rounded mouthfeel and notes of nutmeg. So flowery itís like chewing on a flower. Resiny, herbal finish.
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 6, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light straw color with a creamy white head and copious fine carbonation. Good head retention. Aroma is light and fresh with citrus notes. Flavor has a light fruit start with a delicate dry middle and a tart finish. A lingering tart/hoppy finish remains. Mouthfeel is light and dry. A well-balanced brew except for the lingering prevalence of the finish.