BuckeyeBoy (2722) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours out a light gold topped with a small head. Nose is smoke foot funk and sweetness. Taste is smoke sour and sweet.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Hopswagger for this one.
1pint 9fl oz bottle served in a Southern Tier tulip
A - Pours a light burnt orange with a small cream colored head.
S - Smoked wheat grain, earthy, old lemons.
T - Lactic tartness upfront, lemon acidity, salty, all wrapped in smoke, dried fermented fruit, apricots and pear skin come to mind, grainy wheat runs right down the middle, smoke comes out more as it warms, Finishes tart and dry with an acidic bite at the end.
M - Effervescent carbonation lifts this off the palate creating fine fizzy bubbles. Light side of medium weight, dry tart finish.
Nice and refreshing. The smoke really didn’t get in the way of the tartness like I thought it would. The nose was muted and didn’t amaze me. Clean flavors with a solid finish. Good beer for food pairing.
Serving type: bottle
Pinball (10846) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at mikkeller viktoriagade cloudy yellow smooth offwhite head fruity salty malty herbal hoppy aroma. Flavor is sour salty smoked spicy, clear smoked malts flavor and the distinct gose flavor too.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Lord Hobo 1/10/14
Slightly hazy, peachy-brass colored beer has a small, rapidly receding off-white head. Liquid seems moderatley carbonated.
Somewhat of a weak nose, mostly due to the lactic acid dulling the smoke. Very little sign of malt, just a touch of grainy/crusty breadiness. Faint esters as well, but I didnt get much of the strong banana or bubblegum I see in others notes.
Lactic acid right up front, with a pinch of smokiness (very dry and reserved) which leads to...very little. Malt is fully attenuated, with little to no dextrines providing for a very, very light body. Seems to be on the very low threshhold of mash temps. I suppose this is ameliorated by the fact that it’s highlighting sour/astringent/tannic flavors anyways, and it seems to be the point of the beer to have no sweetness and very little body. Still, when your malt is just some dry, crackery/crusty breadiness and the smoke is equally dry and light, what are you really doing? Drinking a glass of lactic acid. Could be worse! But I’ll stick to lambics and session-hop beers like guinea riner, if I want to go that route. For 6% abv, I’d expect a lot more flavor. This is what I’d expect the lower abv version to taste like.
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deeply golden body, with an ok head. Feint sweet bubblegum nose that strengthens after extended aeration and is accompanies by candi malts. The body is full of candi malt as well as sweet bubblegum. Mildly tart with a strong wheat backbone. Sour bubblegum finish.
luttonm (2222) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Uber in Seattle. Another nice surprise. Hazed golden beer, big soapy foam. Mild lagering, great full wet beer, sweet tart and savory. Very full, nice flavor, some salty undertones. Very balanced, lovely
TheJestersBeer (2060) - SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy deep straw, with a quite thin white head.
Smoky, funky aroma, malt, caramel, phenols, yeast, earth, toffee, iodine, cured meat.
Dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2.
Smoky, sour, funky taste, malt, caramel, iodine, phenols, earth, horse blanket, spices.
Very odd, but very interesting and well balanced. Amazingly high dinkability. (2014-01-06)
Prufrockstar (962) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Brouwer’s for Sour Fest last year. From notes. Aroma: Bubblegum, floral, and smoky. Appearance: Hazy, straw. Small white head, fine bubbles, some irregular lacing. Taste: Really, *really* smoky. Some salt; toast at the end. Not particularly tart. Palate: Decent carbonation, very quaffable. Overall: This was one of my first experiences with the style, and found it to be pretty unique. Not something that I’d like to drink that often, but cool to try.
smith4498 (3025) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Oblivion. Pours cloudy dark orangish color with off white head. Aromas of smoke, fruit and sourness. Slightly sour and smokey with some fruitiness. Medium body with average carbonation.
kiwianer (3339) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
FDBK 2010. The head is robust. It smells sour, citrus, flowery. The taste is a bit spicy, sour, citrus, nice. Ok