FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Of Love & Regret - Pub & Provisions; January 2013
The beer arrives from the tap with a lightly hazed, gold color. It is topped by a pale, head. The aroma smells tart, with lactic acid notes, and with touches of urea. There is quite a bit of fruit character in the nose as well, and this is backed by an earthy grain character that has notes of dried straw / hay to it.
The flavor is not nearly as sour as I was expecting; there is a definite tartness here but it is fairly soft, especially for a Gueuze / Lambic. This has a hay like grain character to it and it is lightly funky with an earthy, sort of musky character to it.
This is definitely quite a bit different from the bottled product; it needs more sourness, but it is still quite good in the end. It has more of an earthy & funky character to it than biting tartness, but in honesty, even the former is held well in check; clean, would be a good way to describe this. Somehow comes off as being a bit like a tamed Gueuze and I wonder if not being bottle conditioned has an effect on this (but I can’t see that being the total explanation here).
freretoc (346) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bu à la pression en 33cl couleur blonde avec une mousse intense, une attaque très acide en début de bouche et suivie d’une amertume très citronnée, un must !
solidfunk (2818) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice drink. Grapefruity, crisp taste peppered with brettamonyces. Pours cloudy orange with decent head and lacing. Some citrus as well. Finishes with good crisp sourness. Crackery. Tap at Smoke and Barrel.
unclemike (2152) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden amber with a thin head. Tart and funky aroma, with a light citric sweetness and some light flowery notes. The flavor has a light tartness, almosy candy like in its balance of sweetness and tartness, with wheat, funk, floral notes, and a light acidity
Crash_the_dog (97) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden copper pour with lots of lacing. Tart nose - lemon, rice vinegar and bready. Tart enough on the tongue. Really nice beer
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devman171 (689) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at maxs, aroma is tart wheat. Taste is sweet with a semi sweet finish. Nice
decaturstevo (4626) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lightly hazed yellow pour with no head. Aroma is acidic with paper. Very dry medium acidic flavor with a papery finish. Medium body and thin.
snoworsummer (1516) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Max’s Belgian Beer Festival. Pours hazy dark gold with a foamy white head and lots of lacing. Tastes sour, dry, bready, grassy. Light body and blow carbonation. Smells like yeast, fermentation, grains.
jcnielsen (1664) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Appalachian Vintner in Asheville. Pours a yellow color with white head. Fresh, lemon, tart flavors. Nice.
rodenbach99 (2943) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
En direct du Saint-Bock, un verre typique bruxellois remplis de cette délicieuse gueuze. Un voyage transcendantale entre la rue Saint-Denis et un estaminet d’Ixelles où les flamingants fomentent la chute du Royaume de Belgique. La politique prend le dessus et des liens se tissent malgré une base idéologique diamétralement opposée mais avec une seule finalité ; l’autodétermination des peuples.
deyholla (5917) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Appalachian Vinter during RBWG 2014. Pours a hazy near gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice dry sour light fruit note with a good amount of earthy barnyard funk. Flavor is similar with a nice dry sour fruit note that combine well with the barnyard funk.