JDBaker11058 (1958) - Maryland, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: opaque orange with golden edges; short, fizzy bright white head that quickly vanishes, leaving a thin collar and smattering of bubbles. Aroma: white wine, champagne, green apples, banana, grapefruit, pineapple, marmalade. Taste: sour and funky, with citrus, tart green apples, a hint of honey, hint of gym socks, lemon zest. Finish: very tart and dry, to the point where my throat constricts, only to be loosened by a slow-building and subtle (for a 10% beer) alcohol burn. Notes: Interesting. Almost like a the sour, tart Petrus Aged Pale Ale mixed with a Gulden Draak or something. A little more sour and tart than expected, but not terrible.
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Good Beer. Pours a clear, dark golden color with a minimal effervescent white head that dissapates quickly. Aroma of sweet malts, light sourness, and some spicy and yeasty notes. Taste is light honey, bread, sweet fruit (apples and grapes) with some sour notes that are part vinous and part vinegar. Sweet fruity malty finish with touches of honey and lemon. A bit too sweet.
Vaiz (4327) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at home. Clear golden pour, no head. Aroma of sour apple, some alcoholic malty sugars and slightly dusty. Flavor is sweetish, spicy, alcoholic, some cider and murky sourness. Quite off balance and too strong. Almost like a malt liquor. Not my kind of brew.
JefVerstraete (2947) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark blond colour. Fruity nose, bitter beer with sour hints. Notes of unripe fruit.
JStax (5449) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a hazy light straw color with a thin white head of foam. Aroma is lightly floral, estery, and somewhat bretty. Taste has a light, fizzy tartness, somewhat like orval. There’s some sweetness to even things out. I really enjoyed this beer. I could see myself getting it again.
MadRobin (2827) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 330 ml bottle after cellaring for 9 months.
Cloudy bright amber with a lot of sediment, both suspended and collected at the bottom. The bottle erupted foam immediately and continued to spew until poured into a glass. Once in the glass, it yielded a 2-finger creamy-yellow head and fairly good lacing.
Aroma of lemon, apple cider, yeast, light bread and sour grapes.
Taste of yeast, spice, sour light fruit, cherry, grapes, pears and apple cider just when it's started to turn.
Light/medium body and high/medium carbonization.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
JoeinDahlem (1456) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - APR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazy, lively strong blond ale with sweetness getting checked by an acidic tang. Very interesting and leaving me to fervently hope that they did it like that on purpose. Nose of honey, lemon and not-quite-ripe pineapple. Acidity leaves it dangerous and drinkable at that absurd strength.
BRW (2248) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at BBF. Amber with white head. Fruit and yeast aromas. Fruity and sweet taste. A little acid.
Swaroga (2111) - Gdańsk, POLAND - FEB 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Hazy yellow with small head. Nose : apricot, banana, apple and pear. Tart and spices. Orange peel. Sip : thick and smooth, tingling carbonation. Sweet like a fanta. Esters are really fruity. It got tart flavour with jelly and fruits. Short finish. Strong alcohol content is well hidden but the beer is heavy to drink.
NikkTwist (2763) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Farmers Cabinet. Hazy amber pour with a slight foam head. Juicy floral blonde. Straw. Apricots. Dry golden grapes. Vanilla caramel. Medium body. Slight sour funk. Fragrant juicy golden blonde.