mikem409 (1142) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours still orange. Funky aroma. Taste is straightforward apple vinegar
boFNjackson (3580) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle @ a recent tasting... Poured hazy, burnt orange with no head. This was a lactic, acetone bomb. Too much of that and crossed over into drain pour territory. Hard to pick out anything else since the acidity of this beer was so intense. Not for me.
tderoeck (3000) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
19/I/13 - 75cl bottle @ RBBWG 2013 - BB: n/a (2013-41) Thanks to Thirstybird for sharing the bottle!
Little cloudy orange beer, no head. Aroma: sourish, medicinal, chemica, nail polish remover, pretty bad. MF: no carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty bitter, cheesy, sour, lemony, bit fruity, molded cork. Aftertaste: very cheesy, mildew, dry, blue cheese, chemical. Ok, this is NOT how you make a good sour. Silly Americans rating the shit out of this beer, better be drinking some decent geuze instead. :p
Martinus (1795) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Orange golden colour, slightly white head. Aroma of glue, acid, vinegar, acetone and candy. Sour flavour, light sweet malts, caramel, fusel oils, artificial sweetener and ethylacetate. Quite flat. Sweet finish, quite artificial, ethylacetate, sweetener. Very dry.
Was quite curious to an all-american lambic. Not quite my cup of tea though. Very sour, lots of vinegar. I did learn quite a bit from this beer though, as I was told it has quite classic characteristics for a vinegar infection (azijnsteek) camouflaged with artificial sweetener.
(From 75cL bottle @ RBBWG II, 2013. Courtesy of Thirstybird. Thanks Rian!)
77ships (2162) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thx. to Thirstybird / Rian for this one. 75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBWG 2013. Mmm an American geuze, sort of psyched. Instead of wild fermented in a koelship, this appears to have been wild fermented in barrels, using the bacteria living in the wood. Blend of 4 yr, 3.5 yr and 2.5 yr old lambic. Pours a lightly murky orange without a head. Smells quite sour as in real vinegar and not as in vinegary, herbal candy, sour oranges, touch peal and hint acetone. Taste carries clear characteristics of the different years used to blend, vinegar, touch acetone, quite strongly medicinal, aspirin, strong vinegar, very herbal in wild herbs, medicine cabinet, oak & quite a bit of acetone/paint thinner, vinegar leading into a very medicinal, herbal finish. Enjoyable flat as specified on the bottle. Not sure that this was what they were expecting and going for. I feel a bit that some of the new sour brewers don’t always quite get it when their sours basically more or less fail because this is not really what this is supposed to be. Or maybe it is their custumers pushing them to do this or because of the costs they do it anyway because otherwise they loose too much money. Dunno… I do find stuff here to enjoy but I am not entirely getting it, maybe its me.
sebletitje (5420) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
75cl bottle sample @ RBBWG 2013, courtesy of ThirstyBird.
Orangée, pas de col et peu d’effervescence.
Arôme rappelle les fruits fermentés; abricot avec ce côté vieux fromage moisi le tout sur un boisé restant très faible.
Palais garde ce côté trop mûr et ce côté infecté industriel. Le profil aigre s’en retrouve diminué et la boisé presque absent, le tout se terminant sur un léger côté sec et grains. Le tout se retrouve pénalisé par un palais plat qui n’apporte pas de complexité.
Un peu déçu ici Jolly Pumpkin.
Benzai (4353) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2013 Sampled from bottle @ RBBWG 2013. Slightly unclear orange color, no head at all. Aroma has sourness, fruitpeel, tart. Taste sourness, a bit medicinal, fruitpeel, lemon. Quite nice. Dry finish, long lingering sour fruits, good body, good carbonation.
phaleslu (4451) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle from thebaldwizard- thanks again, Joe! Pours a flat-looking apple juice color with no head. The cap came off really easy and didn’t pop at all. We were worried. The nose is awesome, though, with oak, fresh-cut herbs, lemon, apple, straw, white grapes, and cheese. Flavor of lemon, sawdust, white grape skins, floral notes, and a bit of vinegar. Really sour. Light-bodied, with a tart, dry mouthfeel and low-to-nonexistent carbonation. I know the flatness was intentional but some carbonation could have helped. Tasty and interesting.
Steasy66 (542) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2012
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cloudy orange with no head. Aroma is funky and sweet with a bit of peach. Taste is vinegar and some peach, just the wrong kind of sour for me. Completely flat. Not impressed.
DalzAle (1738) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Armin (thanks!) Hazy dark orange pour, no carbonation and an aroma of light acidic fruit. Flavor is bitter apricots, slight spice and a whole lot of funk with some wood on the aftertaste. Really enjoyable beer, I just wonder how it would have been fresh.