BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours burnt orange with an off white head. The aroma is layered; musty Apple, apricot, pear, spice, tropicana galore. The mouth feel is what gets me even more. Highly palatable, slightly tart, the most delicious sour. Flavors of watermelon sugary apple with a perfect amount of acidity to cut through. This beer is perfection.
Atom (1342) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Pracna, pours a hazy orange/copper with a large off-white head. Aroma is musky and tart, with stretched caramel, oranges, tangerines, and sweet bread yeast. Taste starts with a hint of tartness, into lambic flavors with a mellow sweetness of oranges, tangerines, apricot and cherries, with some slight caramel malt. Yum just yum, tasty and drinkable.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml from the Rare Beer Club. Though not all of the DeProef collabs have been as stellar as the initial one, it was hard to see how this one could go wrong. And indeed, it turned out frickin great. First surprise was on the pour, which was more orange-gold than the brownish-red I expect when seeing the word Flanders. Brimming with carbonation, it’s attractive. Nose was soft and oaky, with vinous qualities as well as zesty dry citrus and funk. Perky mouthfeel and a super-dry finish, you can definitely get a sense of the lambic use to blende with the oaky stronge blonde. Very nice combo indeed.
Flanders Fred – more tart and blonde than expected, very nice though
Ibrew2or3 (6881) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to JPDurden24 for sharing this. It pours sort of hazy deep gold with a full tan head of foam. The aroma is loaded with apples and then it seems to flow into cherry skin sour notes. The taste has a modest sour fruit sensation that then bleeds into a cherry skin like tartness and a mild apple and pear sweet esteriness. It ends dry and fairly refreshing.
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ Burgundian Nov ’12. Cloudy gold pour with a short, fine-bubbled white head leaving heavy lace. Nose is tart apple cider and ripe fruit. Medium body, light, fine carbonation. Pears, green apples, ripe bananas, lemon and plum - but never overly sweet. It’s complex and fruity, yet dry. Finish is short, tart and dry, and it leaves you wanting more.
hivemind (709) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at VSK night at Blint Tiger back on 11/28/2013 with James, Streets, some others. Appears amber from the side and yellow from the top. Sweet and fruity flavor with notes of runny berries. Not too tart our sour. Good, interesting beer.
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at PIB 2012 - hazy amber. super tart nose with lilikoi, gooseberry, touch of acetic. smooth and slick texturally with vanilla and white wine characteristics. Crisp yet complex.
luttonm (2200) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at The Pine Box in Seattle. Deep hazy gold, big funky aroma, tart, juicy body. Really big, juicy caramel. Big funk, coating richness. Red fruit, raspberry, kriek notes. Fantastic.
thornecb (4394) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours gold into a snifter. Off-white head with good retention recedes to coat surface leaving spider lacing. Sweet caramel and apple aromas. Soft with caramel and summer fruit upfront turning mildly tart in the dry lasting pit fruit finish.
callmemickey (2769) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange-amber, large white head, soapy lacing. Nose is cherries, vinous notes, acetic vinegar, fairly pronounced malts, toffee, and caramel. A weird hybrid of styles that doesn’t fully work. Medium bodied, gentle carbonation, slightly cloying, slightly acetic, light acidity in the finish. Odd.