italarican (1046) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle generously shared at Max’s FF winnings tasting. Pours a hazy burnt orange. Aroma is first and foremost raspberry and funk with plenty of sweet features too: coconut, caramel, vanilla.Flavor is a very good blend of tart raspberry and lemon with sweet caramel. Moderate acetone in the finish with lemon and raspberry. Winning.
stewac01 (62) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bittersweet aromas of stewed fruits, oak and cranberries. Minimal barnyard funk adds depth and ripens up the fruit character. Ripe tropical fruit flavours upfront, durian, lychee and cranberry. Subdued brett character develops mid-palatte, storming in with sweat, rotting fruit and olive oil and finishing with a dank, lingering tartness. Slick and watery mouthfeel is the only complaint, overall an absolute cracker!!
tgncc (2296) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasting at MaxxDaddy’s house. The aroma is leather, farmhouse-like. The appearance is a hazy light brown color. The flavor is like the aroma, farmhouse, vinegar, tart fruit. The finish is tart fruit, grape-like. Good.
sunevdj (2737) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle on train Cph - Berlin. Pours a clear brown with an off-white head. Sweet, dry and fruity with mellow berry aromas and tartness. Hints of funghi. Also aromas of berry juice. Tiny hints of port. Medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Dry finish with more berries.
rudolf (2276) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Premier, sampled in my mini Duvel glass. Pours a hazy orange copper with minimal carbonation & a tiny head. Nose is lemon pit, wood, some cherry pit/Flemish red acidity. Flavor is plum/cherry meat, well balanced Flanders acidity, slightly mousey. Sweet maltiness comes forward towards the finish with a bit too much bitterness. Quite fruity.
saxo (11255) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Ølbutikken. Medium head with medium duration. Color is hazy amber. Aroma and taste are crisp, sour, brett, stable and leather. Nice and sour.
BMan1113VR (7382) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with a bottled on date of 02.26.10. Pours with a hazed amber body with an off-white head that slowly fades. Aroma is nice and funky, horseblanket, caramelized, dates, vinous, vinegar. Tons of funk. A bit of an oily/suntan lotion thing on the flavor and palate. Strawberry and vinegar beyond that. Acidity, caramel and vanilla continue. Lively bubbles. Dry. Odd oiliness.
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite a complex sour for sure. Tastes kind of like church, or, as Timmons said, like an Old Bible. Sour for sure, but the sourness morphs into a mixture of leather, oak, and body odor-- as I said, churchlike. The finish is long and perplexing, but also kind of fun as you try to guess just what the hell it is you’re tasting. Wallet? Yep. Cranberries? Yep. Bleu Cheese? Yep. I’m not saying this bottle is the best sour ever, but it sure keeps your attention.
womencantsail (6920) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
A: The beer pours an amber color with a minimal off-white head to it and minimal carbonation.
S: Smells like aspirin, Vick’s Vapor Rub, alcohol, and harsh oak. A big menthol and eucalyptus type of aroma that is just overwhelmingly medicinal and awful. Strangely spicy and very astringent.
T: Holy hell. If you wondered how putting a flaming log in your mouth would taste, drink this beer. Intensely charred/smokey wood with a big time medicinal menthol flavor. Astringent cranberry flavors and just bad all around.
M: The body is medium with a low to medium carbonation.
D: This is putrid stuff. So far the sour beers from these guys (with the exception of Haandbakk) have been pretty bad.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Triple Rock Sour & BA Fest. Poured orange amber, cranberries, wood, vinious, little honey, drying finish.