Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: sour, soapy, currants, unripe gooseberries, baby powder, cask, wheat leaves.
Orange, half-clear, head dissipates instantly (white).
Sour, burnt, some hidden sweetness, slightly bitter, lactic. Sweet and metallic aftertaste.
Harsh, sharp, acrid in the throat, chemical, very fresh somehow.
Feels sticky and malty after a while.
Pailhead (5061) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Sour apple aroma with light vinegar. Pours a transparent golden-orange with an insignificant white head. Sour apple flavor with light woodiness in the finish. Not as tart as some of the big guys. Light cider flavor in the background.
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lemon, oak, strawberries, funky heaven. Dusty gold body with a thin white pillow of a head. Somehow this looks like Fall in a glass. Lemon, light malt, so acidic, sour, fruity. Oak, strawberries, grapes. Something in there is reminding me of a characteristic I often see in white wines. Sweetish lemonhead/funk finish. Very nice - I should have bought a 750 of this.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear deep golden with a thin white head. Aroma has some herbal pine and wax bean notes with lots of brett and greenery. Starts with a hint of maltiness with lots of carbonation throughout and plenty of pine and spruce flavor balanced with tart yeastiness and a dry acidic finish. A very interesting and complex brew.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy golden yellow. Aroma is funky, dusty with notes of tart mustard. Flavor was sweet, funky and tart with a long soft bitter finish.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - SEP 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2005 Bottle 375ml. Pours an ipa colored orange with no head. Big barnyard aromas with notes of cherries and apples. Sour and acidic. Flavors of apples and must. Dry aftertaste. Thin mouth feel.
kepano (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a thick transparent yet dark orange marmelade color with a few large bubbles sitting atop. The aroma is clear and unique reminding of champagne and sour apples. The mouthfeel is sweet and syrupy but very sour. The flavors echo the nose with the added complexity of lemon and white raisin. Some ale-like qualities appear before the swallow but overall this appears to be a genre of its own - even among lambics. The tart aftertaste lingers long. Not particularly my style of beer, but very appreciable for a change.
tomxcs (321) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 28, 2005
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
375mL bottle. Deep, opaque amber color with a fizzy, ephemeral head. Sharp cider vinegar and horseblanket aromas, even moreso as it warms. Tastes like extremely sour cherries, rhubarb and old cider, both sweet and very tart. The citric acid stings but also reminds of much fruit, mostly lemons and cashew fruit flesh. Acidic and drying. Old shoe leather. I don’t often get a chance to drink these sorts of beers, so when I do, I enjoy them to the fullest...
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml corked bottle. Amber hue. Musty, barnyard, rubbery aroma. As it opens up, flavors of apples permeate. Along with a vinegar note. Tart apples and sherry vinegar. While it is tart, it is fruity. Sweet and sour at the same time. Beginning gummy sweetness, followed by a citrus, dry melon flavor. The wheat adds a grainy, lemon flavor. Sweet melon, tart apples, and sour lemons. For an unfruited lambic, this sure has quite a bit of complex fruit flavors.
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice hazy orange-amber beer with small white head. The smell is is refreshing and has sharp edges. It has aroma’s of oxidized apple, sherry vinager, kweepeer, goosberries, wet hey, barnyard ( Swiss Alp stabels ) and some hops. The taste is smooth and sharp at the same time. Again sherry vinager, some soft spices, sour apples and berries, some vegetal accents, row rubarbe and hops.