mds (2240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. unknown date. pours a hazy orange body with a bready-frothy head and sheets of white lace. intoxicating earthy aroma, apple skins, lemon zing, and generous acidity. terrific wild funk character, perhaps one of the more unique of the style that I’ve tried. there is a touch of sweetness in there but just for a very brief moment. grapefruit and lemon flavour towards the end and then a kind of pulp action finish on your lips that leaves you aching for more. phenomenal.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2005
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Papsoe calls these "taste-bud killers". I take offense to that flip characterization...In my experience a taste-bud killer is more merciful...this beer seems to be more interested in a slow prolonged torture of my taste buds.
orei (3) - NORWAY - SEP 1, 2005 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The champagne of beers. Very acidic and fresh. Haven’t tasted it since a trip to Belgium in 1996, but still remembers it as a one the best.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2005
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Blech! Personally I’m not a fan of the style. Entirely too sour and tart. Not at all a pleasant experience.
pilsnerrogge (2553) - Finspång, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Brass coloured with a small but compact head. Acidic, earthy aroma. Acidic flavour of rhubarbs and unripe apples with an earthy tone.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very intresting style and I can see the intrest in the style. This went back and forth between being really,really good and really,really sour. I got apples, citrus, and a very tart finish.
Undefined (46) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice color, fruity, with more like oranges than lemon/lime taste, a nice acidic taste. Refreshing, nice aftertaste.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sparkling, hazy orange-amber w/ rocky white foam & a champagne-like effervescence. Complex barnyard aroma of leather, cheese, malt vinegar, cider, wood & berries. Light, effervescent feel. Flavour is clean, juicy, & tart w/ an underlying sweetness & a dry, refreshing finish.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Hazy orange with no lasting head. Sparkling. Cheesy feet barnyard aroma with apple and lemon. Beautifully acidic and sour with just slightly less in-your-face sourness than Cantillon. My first 5 and worth it. Gorgeous beer.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle at heavyweight open house 8/05. Pours a hazy medium orange almost peach color with a decent sized head with a bit of lace and med to high carb. Very sour overall- about the same as most cantillons- although this one was a bit more sour than spuyten duyvil. Relatively smooth overall despite the high acidity and has a nice dry finish. Lots of Lactobacillus throughout, along with a citrus-like acidity.