ALLOVATE (2541) - Perth, - OCT 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught @ Sail & Anchor, Fremantle.
Produced up a pastel, opaque yellow with a whispy head of white. Aroma is sour, hairy, Brettanomyces fuelled (?), fruitful but ill defined, acidic and quite lactic. A strange ride between Greek yoghurt and the white of the watermelon. Sour, tart, mildly hairy with supple citrus, and lactic, yoghurt notes. Spritzy and light but yet full in finish. A flavour of cucumber dominates – question mark. Lemon zest lingers amongst the yeasty yoghurt notes. This is strangely addictive stuff though my notes have very little positives. I liked it. It excites the taste buds. I give it two thumbs up and don’t know why!!
stoutnick (690) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks like alkaline solution. Aroma is off cheese plus watermelon. Love the taste - watermelon subtlety and strong short sour hit. Good medium carbonation. Nice Berliner!
beer-yum (754) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A smack-in-the-face-sour with a subtle hint of something special (watermelon). Given the low alcohol content this is one to have another of for sure (in my book).
StevieT (894) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at The Archive for Armakeggon. Pours clear and champagne, it tastes just like a watermelon warhead! A bit too sour to drink a lot of but very interesting indeed.
varanid99 (638) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
PAle gold with no head. Aroma was watermelon, slightly citrusy. Taste was sour, wheaty. Really not my cup of tea so a hard one to rate
mkel07 (4001) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Brewski. Rating from early May 2014. Waited a long time to try this and wasn’t disappointed. Big flavour for such a low alcohol beer.
Ngejo (481) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 19, 2014
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2014 Tap. cloudy, minimal head, white foam, medium sourness, light sweetness, light body, thin feel, & abrupt finish.
Hop_Hedonist (304) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2014
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
A polarising brew - don’t know what the aim is here - sour... I get that but just not a great drink - and not beer as we know it, Jim...
vanvenlo (1396) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Feral Swan Valley Brewery ontap (1-July-2013) Big sour, nice sweet watermelon aroma. Yellow cloudy colour, low head suds lacing. Medium sweet sour watermelon flavour. Light sour watermelon finish. A nice approachable lambic.
TimE (3900) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
very pale golden color. Light slightly tart mouth, watery and refreshing. Some notes of petrol, medicinal, white grapes. Nice
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler thanks to MordeciaFunk as part of beeradvocate Aussie BIF. Pours a hazy light golden straw with pinkish tinger. Great aromas of waterman, wheat and light citrus like acidity. Good stuff. Taste is quite tart though not agressively sour. Slightly minerally and very dry on the finish almost reminiscent of champagne. Easily got through the growler. Great beer.