hapjydeuce (921) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, from Holiday Wine Cellars in Escondido. Not sure what vintage, pretty recent I assume. Cork lifts with no sign of carbonation and the beer pours dead flat. Color is a slightly cloudy dark gold. Aroma of wheat toast, orange rind, bitter grapefruit and strawberry. Flavor is bitter citrus fruits, less on the strawberry, with a pleasant funky cheese finish and astringent acidity. Overall not balanced; a hint of staleness on the back end. Maybe I got a bum bottle...I don’t know. Still somewhat enjoyable; Ive definitely had better.
VinegarStroke (202) - Napa, California, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Hazy, light copper, no head and no bead or lacing. Very dull, aged, bacterial nose. Stale urine almost. Just the slightest hint of fruit if you imagine it.
Very dry and sour with no bitterness. Searing acidity but reasonably clean. finishes just a bit soapy. Amazing acid. Good length.
Hard to call it a fruit beer but it is like drinking old world white wine.
Rustic. Quenching. It does build on you.
SmokeyDaBear (150) - - JAN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to snifter. Has no head at all. No carbonation. Smells sour with sweet strawberries. Tastes like strawberries with sour after taste. Absolutely delicious besides the lack of carbonation.
Koelschtrinker (9895) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JAN 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Saurer, leicht fruchtiger Antrunk, rein. Die Säure nimmt deutlich zu, wird aber nie unangenehm, vollmundig. Das Bier bleibt dann auf diesem Level, mild säuerlicher Abgang mit weiterhin milden Fruchtnoten. Gut! 8/12/12/13/12/13
Smurf2055 (1255) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours slight hazy orange, flat
Smell big lactic, tart, acid, light fruit
Taste strawberry, raspberry, fruit, tart,
Light body, refreshing
Drake (7848) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
C&C 750 mL bottle from Wine Warehouse, 2006 vintage, opened 11/2/13. Pours a hazy amber color with not much of a head. Aroma of heavy funk, earth, pepper, stone fruits, berries. The taste is strawberries dominating an earthy and funky finish along with some citrus. Medium bodied, low carbonation, lingering tart fruits. Overall quite nice.
Miked1687 (577) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from 2013 it appears. Golden pour with no head, little to no carbonation. Nose is tart and funky with some strawberry. Taste is sweet vinegary body with a natural tart strawberry finish.
kingstoni (1277) - FINLAND - DEC 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy golden color with no head. Sour and sweet lambic yeast aroma with apricot and some urinal notes. Acidic and sour dry taste. Some sweetness in otherwise bitter finish.
-- via beerbasher/winphone
freeofthoughts (625) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle pours a hazy yellow gold with no fizz. The aroma is a mustard vinegar that settles into a strawberry marmalade. The flavor started a very quirky Brett funk and slightly off fermented strawberries but does have a grainy musty Belgian pilsner like flavor under it. No carbonation hardly it serves to stand in it’s own. Not to special, not altogether a loss, but definitely strange brew.
tom10101 (2111) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (375 ml). Thanks to Randall for this one! Slightly hazy straw color with no head and no lacing. Aroma is of intense strawberries (jam), acetic notes, light funk and wood. Taste is also of intense strawberry jam along acetic presence and wood notes. Light to medium body. Low to moderate carbonation. Dry finish. The strawberry aroma/taste is so present, it’s impressive (especially if there’s no artificial flavor used). The beer is not particularly complex though, but still quite enjoyable and drinkable.
mathieuc (930) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear light golden and completely still. Aroma is surprisingly bright with more strawberries than I expected. There is also some light vinegar in there which I despise. Taste is really acid and fruity with a surprisingly sweet strawberry finish. The acid gets tiresome, though. Mouthfeel, or maybe I should say "throatfeel", is burning from all the acetic acid. Body is light. Too acetic for me to consider it again.