portableparty (2279) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle blend 7 to my Duvel glass. Pours hazy murky brown amber with a thin creamy off white head that dissipates to a foamy collar. Aroma has an awesome fruitiness with funky sour notes all around. Taste is sour bitterness and rotting fruit with wet corks and wine notes with wood in the finish. Palate has a soft carbonation and a drying finish. Very tasty and mild sourness with an awesome nose.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Murky grapefruit with large-bubbled white head reduces to a ring. Nose is heavy cherry with very light acetic, dark berries and wood add rounded complexity before a whack of grapefruit rind that emerges with heavy warmth. Flavor shows huge grapefruit and passion fruit at front and mid, so powerful, fantome 14 like without sharpness, rounded by JP character, doughy finish, zesty carbonation, long incredibly juicy fruit finish, very soft sourness from fruit and yeast. Nicely complex, incredibly subdued, so well rounded.
leeburg (230) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blend 4, bottled 5/8/12. Hazy amber, thin white head. Aroma of the expected funk, basement aromas, an identifiable mild leafy/floral. Flavor is a pleasant moderate sourness throughout the flavor profile, with slight initial sweetness, carbonation kicking in briefly with faint tart and fruity characteristics. Very balanced and pleasant sour. Enough but not too much.
joeneugs (5626) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at the Trappist. It pours an orange/red color with a frothy khaki head. The aroma is very fruity with equal parts cherry and passion fruit. Very tropical. There’s also some nice hints of acid and wood. Mouthwatering. The flavor is a bit watery and funky with mild tartness on the palate and a crackery malt in the finish. Very fruit forward with some wood. Light mouthfeel. Nicely balanced as an easy drinking sour.
Sammy (11040) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Doug’s bottle. . Tart cherry supported by sweet yet slightly acidic passion fruit. A good changeup on the sours, initially very good drinking, though a few ounces was enough. not our favourite wild/sour of the day as not true to the style, more of a fruit beer.
Johnsense (1322) - - AUG 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red/amber pour, puffy white head. Sour aroma, cherry, oak, lots of belgian yeast, barnyard funk. Some passionfruit in the taste, slight orange, oak, wild yeast, slight sweet vinegar. Lighter body. Lots of lace.
burg326 (5266) - Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle poured a cloudy red color with aromas of light funk, tart cherries, some dragonfruit, and some light lactic acid. Flavors are the same, tartness up front but not much in the end, light and refreshing.
Beaver (1635) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle, blend 5 bottled 5/9/12. Pours a hazy reddish amber with a small off white head that quickly goes to a thin film and leaves some lacing.
The aroma is cherries and tropical fruit with some musty yeast and brett. Yum.
The flavor is tart acidic fruits (cherry, tropical fruit), some wood and some brett and sourness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.
Overall, wow! Completely different and so much better than the Maui version. Love the sourness and brett and it brings out more fruits and complements them. A bit pricey at $20 a bottle though.
nsquishee (637) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very pleasing fruity sour aroma with strawberry and orange notes. A never-ending effervescent head ad a cloudy amber color. Very nice sour. Not as much body as I would expect, but the flavor/sour/tartness is awesome.
That1Guy (2192) - Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crushed with TheRon and Hey-Zeus. 750 mL bottle pours a hazy, opaque pink/ruby with a fizzy head. Carbonation tickles the tongue. Acidic aroma adds to the tart cherries and passion fruit. Flavor has plenty of funk complementing the fruits. As a session beer I prefer the original, but for a serious beer drinking experience, I go with this one. Both are fantastic in their own right. Great collaboration. Cheers!