FlacoAlto (4147) - 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).
bulldogops (2040) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 16, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating #1881 - 2015.09.11 - Draught @revolutionyeg - Pours hazy golden with a bubbly white head. Aroma of apricot jelly, lemon juice, and Brett. Quite tart and juicy with a pronounced sourness - lingering acidity into the finish. Gorgeous stuff.
Lilja (2684) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2016 Fat på Bishop Gustav, Malmö (var annars ;-). Mycket funk/stallkaraktär, ganska mjuk med tydlig men snäll syra, fat, krusbär, rabarber, syrliga äpplen, citrus och vete. Massor av karaktär, jämna fina rena smaker i fantastisk balans. Inget som stör. Aningen sötma och fin torrhet.Mycket, mycket gott!
Vignale (3273) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fat (obviously) på Bishop Gustav, Malmö. Mycket funk/stallkaraktär, ganska mjuk men tydlig syra, fat, syrliga äpplen, citrus och vete. Massor av karaktär och ändå så drickbar inte en tillstymmelse till oxiderade toner eller vinäger, aningen sötma och inte inte supertorr. Fantastiskt gott.
axl (539) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft (surprise, huh?). Semi-clear golden with one finger white head. Aroma is tart and acidic with funk, zesty citrus, wood and some hay. Taste is rather acidic with a nice tartness to it and citrus zest, funk, hay, light wood and light barnyard. Tart medium mouthfeel, light to medium carbonation and acidic citrus zesty aftertaste.
andrewje41 (2793) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft 8 oz pour at Special Brews, a day late for the birthday party. I’ll get you next time bud! Shiny golden pour with a ton of foam head. Dusty, citrus fruit and grain aroma, with a tart promise. Flavor is tart lemon and other citrus fruit, some orange, and a dry, lingering tart fruit finish. A biting dry bitterness to it, that I kinda like here. Quality beer here, and a very fun try.
after4ever (7541) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at SB. Happy birthday, S! Pours a slightly hazy bright orange amber with a loose white head that’s gone pretty much right away. Bright tangy nose, citric, funky, bit of barnyard, bits of orange and grapefruit, hints of basement. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Barnyard, wet hay, oranges, grapefruits on the mid palate. Long dry slightly funky finish. Amazingly potent in aroma and flavor given the lower ABV.
ShivanDragon (3255) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from tap at ’In de Wildeman’ during Carnivale Brettanomyces 2016
hazy golden/yellow with a small white head. Aroma of cheese, sour, wood, some nice acidic complexity. Taste has some nice sourness levels, soft, balanced, sweet, fruity, sour aftertase, medium body, nice.
Zlotta (1917) - Hagen, GERMANY - JUN 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from tap at ’In de Wildeman’ during Carnivale Brettanomyces 2016. Hazy, golden amber with an off-white head. Sourish-fruity, slightly funky aroma of lemon, rhubarb, some barnyard and oak. Very sour, fruity and moderately funky taste of lemon, rhubarb, some barnyard and oak, followed by a medium long, very tart and dry finish. Thin to medium body, very astringent mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Good!
beerplace (717) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 30, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On the 10th anniversary of Alibi Room. Pours a slightly hazy blonde. Aroma is earthy, wild notes. Taste is sour, earthy, wild notes. Sour aftertaste. Fresh. Good.
Jorn69 (2626) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels 20160508. Fruity, bretty and acidic with citrusy notes, medium body with a watery to oily texture. The finish is dry, fruity and bretty.