bhensonb (8954) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 c&c from Bine & Vine. Pours hazy copper with a 4 finger creamy off-white head. All the foam cuts the aroma, but lightly sour light pitted fruit seems present. Full bodied. Flavor is full of many things. There’s a strong yeasty funk, with fruity sour, and something like noble hop (not the grassy type). A little treacle. Finishes barnyard and reasonably sour. Just delicious.
marcus (4999) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours cloudy orange copper with an attractive beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a sour mellow caramel malt flavor with a dry finish.
trevor211 (1187) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange-gold. Huge flanders red on the nose - dusty cider. Almost duchesse-like. Just the right tartness, although this one finishes a bit flat. Not bad at all, though.
phaleslu (4429) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by StLupulin- thanks again, Kurtis! Pours a hazed golden color with a small white head. Aroma of tart grapes, lemon, yogurt, herbs, wood, and bretty funk. Flavor of grapes, apples, Lemonheads, yogurt, sweet malts, and farmhouse funk. Light-medium bodied, with a tart, dry, funky mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. It has a weird finish, watery and musty and lingering. Otherwise, a nice funky sour.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served in a Hair of the Dog tulip. Fred there in base maltiness with a pronounced sour kick. Bread and stone fruit. Light earth. Faint grape. Strange, but good.
Smurf2055 (610) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light yellow two finger white head. Smell sweet apricot, belgian funk. Taste light tart, great belgian flavors, saison dirt and some citrus juice, hoppy. Interesting and pretty good.
AirForceHops (1846) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft in a tulip. Showed a hazy, straw gold color, massive amounts of retention. The nose is lightly acidic, woody, mild Brett and slight farmhouse. Tart, effervescent mouthfeel leaves a big puckering effect in the back of the taste buds. Really nice complexity of flavors. Flavors of tart cherries citrus, light barnyard funk and dusty earthiness with a crisp, dry lightly tart lingering pucker finish. Somewhat acidic.
I never had Fred but no matter; this beer has a few different sides to it. No matter what side you take this from, it is simply amazing. It has inspired me to track down a bottle to age.
patrickfannon (1172) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Split with Vinny, Sean, and JB. Pours slightly pinkish light orange, slightly murky. Aroma of strawberry, whipped cream and peaches, and some funk. Taste is tart peach with some barnyard funk and a bit of metallic rust in the finish. This is good, but would be great with some age and a lot more tartness.
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michaelinwa (453) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden color with ample disappearing head and good lacing. Aroma is sour ale, maybe with notes of sour apple. Not overly sour; this is about right for my palate. There are hints of oak and a back of the tongue finishing bitterness that I like. Some subtle layers of complexity here to keep it interesting and not just sour. Reminds me of Sang Noir, maybe toned down a bit. I honestly can’t say that I detect Fred in this, but no doubt it is contributing to some of the underlying complexity. I like this quite a bit, actually. Definitely developing a taste for sours.
ddemmingjr (591) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Rate Beer Club: pours deep golden, milky dense off white head. Almost looks like cream. Nose is interesting, funk, barnyard, lemon, green apple, oak and Brett. On the palate, dough, funk, lemon citrus tartness, more Brett and oak notes as the beer warms. Smooth on the palate for the lambic qualities represented. Great depth and great beer.
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