blankboy (5979) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Draught at Station Ho.st, Montreal] Pours a murky yellow with little to no head. Lovely aroma of sour citrus and tart raspberries, not much to write but it smells amazing. Nice sour flavour with tart raspberries and sour citrus -- it’s refreshing! Average bodied. Definitely one of the highlights of this Montreal trip -- well done Fred!
HogTownHarry (6063) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2014-06-13 - on draught at Station HOST, Montreal, at their SourFest. *** Rating #6000 *** While this is NOT the 6,000th beer I have rated, I choose THIS one from my 400+ beer ratings backlog because 1) it was awesome; 2) it was the highlight of Mondiale 2014 for me (not drunk at the festival, but so what); 3) because Fred is an amazing fellow and his bar is the best one in Montreal; 4) just BECAUSE. Anyway. Murky pale gold with a minimal off-white head, but it looks just the part, for me. Holy crap that smells great; like rhubarb-strawberry pie without the sugar - all tart fruit and lemon, even strange lardiness to it (the brain is so impressionable - I told myself "pie" and my nose picked up lard) - so fruity and sour and luscious (9+). Taste - Fred laughed when I asked if there was rhubarb in it (so, that’s "no" apparently), but that’s what my palate interprets this as - with slightly unripe raspberries; tart and genuine - yeah, lemon and dried wildflowers and other stuff, but mostly just ... sour. Thick, slick, acidic, not a lof of carbonation (who cares - it’s airy and SOUR) - finishes perfectly - not too quick or long, just a memory of perfect real fruit tartness, making you want more (I did have more). I’m a sucker for this sort of thing, and this delivered better than any I ever had - well done Fred, keep ’em coming. Probably the best beer I will have in 2014.
czar (4159) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap on the premises - funky 13 event. cloudy if not muddy pale yellow grey without a head. fresh raspberries with their leaves, very citric and lactic, medium acidity - quite pungent and puckering, underlying wheat with few peppery crackers. low carbonation, light body - oily, dry and grassy-citric finish. cuts through almost any swill.
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[5413-20130530] Sample. Spicy raspberry fruit aroma. Hazy, light pink orange body with a quick foamy white head. Sour fruity raspberries in the flavour. Medium body is quite sour. Delicious, great fruity balance. (8/4/8/4/17) 4.1
(Mondial 2013, Montreal, QC)
AlainG (1141) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Un liquide pas des plus attrayant, tout de même moins pire que l’originale. Ça ressemble à un lait de soya à la fraise. Pas de mousse là-dessus. Elle ressemble au prologue, elle sent le citron, le kéfir, la fermentation avec en plus, la framboise. On croque dans une lime. C’est fruité, acidulé et ça engourdit les papilles. Un clafoutis à la rhubarbe où aurait omis le sucre. Agréable de secouer les papilles un peu, comme ça. (1033-130314)
rederic (2901) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy white yellow hue, with no head, with a mild sour raspberry nose with a light lactic, milky, acidic note, and a faint lemon juice, tart rhubarb, mild sour lemonade, zesty lemon rind accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice sour, lemony, yogurtish lactic, wheat sour mash, light sour raspberry fruity character, with a sour milkyish, tart rhubarb, faint sour green apple flavour, leading towards a good white berry sourness, acidic fruity juicy lemon, sour lactic milkyness finish.
Marheb (1970) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lactique et excessivement citrique avec la framboise pulvérisée par l’acidité, belle morsure en bouche. Une bonne façon de réinitialiser son palais.
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale yellow pour. Intensely bright aroma. Intense lactic acid and a milky sort of yogurt flavour as well. Raspberry is there - bright and funky with a note of raspberry seed. Tart/sour and very tasty. Lovely brew.
Johnsense (763) - - SEP 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy yellow body, good sized head. Aroma of barnyard funk and raspberry. Getting raspberry, lemon, a huge wave of barnyard, very sour and funky. Light body. My favorite non can trillion beer from zwanze day.
solidfunk (3678) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty nice weisse. Very sour raspberry finish - mouth puckering. Nice integration here. Lots of funk. Pours cloudy grapefruit juice like, pinkish blonde without much head or lacing. On draft at Volo for Zwanze Day.