ChrisSc (125) - Lille, FRANCE - OCT 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl into glass. Lille.
Appearance: golden pale. Pretty transparent. Little to no head. Lots of effervescence.
Aroma: sour berries, paper.
Taste: mostly just sour. Pretty dry. Bitter finish.
Palate: medium body. Thick texture. Medium finish.
Vey sour, but not a ton of flavor. An interesting beer.
lusikka (4981) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
375 ml bottle.
Pours a cloudy bright golden colour with a white head. Aroma of mellow smoked wood, some sweetness and odd grainy notes. Flavour of smooth sweet malts, messy yeastiness, smoked wood, red berries, sour dough and citrus. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel, high carbonation and a dry, berryish, sour finish. Should be refreshing, but the yeastiness ruins it. The xxx version was better.
Strykzone (4198) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at 4 Hands. Hazed and dingy gold. A funky aroma with tartness and smoke. More smoke is tasted than smelled. It leads the flavors. Less tartness, too. A little funk is tasted with nice fruit.
culchiem (2035) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Murky yellow with a thin head, good lacing. Aroma is smoked wheat. Flavour is smoky and yeasty with a tart finish.
thebeertourist (4522) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the brewpub. Hazy golden, nice white foam. Acidic and smokey aroma. Lemony flavours and salty meat. In fact, it works very well, the two extremes balancing each other nicely. A nice surprise and bonus point for originality.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[5104-20130202] Bottle. Odd herbal straw base aroma has some floral notes. Slightly hazy, pale orange body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Fruity floral sweet apple flavour has a sickeningly sweet aftertaste. Light-medium body. Not wonderful. (5/3/4/3/10-) 2.5
(@ Sourfest 2013, Buffalo, NY)
boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Poured hazy, pale, straw yellow with a white head. Great on a hot day, light fruits, tart ripped fruits with a faint hint os smoked malt. Some lactic sourness but overall tamed and refreshing. Drying towards the finish.
Theydon_Bois (5279) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Beermongers, PDX, having exhausted new US rates - 26/05/13.
Hazed orange amber with a medium off white head.
Nose is light smoke, wheat, burnt toffee, citrus, vanilla.
Taste comprises soured fruit, apricot, vanilla essence, wheat, sugar, caramel, straw, spice, light banana.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light puckerings in the finale but subtle in this respect.
Very good drop.
Maverick34 (1909) - New York, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught from brought lane. Smoky smell. Gold cloudy. Tart and smoky bandaids predominantly
neepsntatties (1021) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Beermongers. Colour...cloudy golden straw with a thin white head. Nose...quite smokey with some esters and yeasty bits. Palate...delicate, spritely, with gentle bonfire smoke and baked lemon curd. The finish is yeasty and lengthy with a tart acidity and oakiness.