superspak (2693) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy bright golden straw color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of tart lemon, pear, green apple, hay, straw, grass, herbal tea, wheat, leather, oak, musty funk, light vinegar, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/funky yeast, herbal tea, and oak notes; with good strength. Taste of lightly tart lemon, pear, green apple, hay, straw, grass, herbal tea, wheat, leather, oak, musty funk, light vinegar, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very slight tartness/spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, green apple, hay, straw, grass, herbal tea, wheat, leather, oak, musty funk, light vinegar, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of fruity/funky yeast, herbal tea, and oak barrel flavors; with a great balance of the tea and lambic character with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 3.5%. Overall this is a very nice spiced unblended lambic. All around good complexity and balance of fruity/funky yeast, herbal tea, and oak barrel flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
burg326 (3768) - Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a golden color with aromas of funk, hat, light resin and some light fruit. Flavors matched the aromas with a light mushroom flavor. This was an odd beer to drink, not overly sour, just something different about it.
ABUSEDGOAT (2413) - California, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy yellow orange color, moderate head, some lace/retention. Aroma is strong kombucha, barnyard action, funk, lemon. Medium bodied, sharp kombucha flavor. Hit or miss beer.
daknole (9226) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golf colored beer with a white head. Funky as hell, warty hops, hints of kombucha , mushrooms. Quite an odd bird.
Fritz123 (1033) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tried this from a bottle at Sour Fest at the Cajun Cafe. Pours a pretty gold with small head in a flute. The aroma is certainly unique with citrus, pine resin, black tea, and funky barnyard. The taste was also very unique with strong pine and pine resin, fruits (citrus), funky barnyard yeasts. Light body, heavy carbonation. Odd finish. Very unique flavor. Not so sure I need another one.
phaleslu (6609) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from BoostIPA - thanks again, Shawn! Pours a clear, bright gold with a small white head that dissipates quickly. I don’t know a ton about Kombucha, but I know that’s what’s leading the way in the aroma - very leafy and herbal - with some lemon-lime tartness. The flavor dials down the tea and dials up the tartness, and a mild vinegar acidity. Light-bodied, with modest carbonation, and a tart, herbal mouthfeel that turns out almost briny. Pretty interesting. I like it.
jmagnus87 (2438) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at a tasting event. From notes. Tart and fruity with a decent bit of barnyard funk. Enjoyable, but not something I would seek out.
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excited to try this.
Pours an almost hollow yellow with a fine whtie foam. Smells strait up brats & sauerkraut, sole lemons, nice traditional kombucha character, bits of pepper. I like the nose. Flavor is tart with black tea of the kombucha and a nice lemon tartness and a slight hit of meat and a good run of herbal and depthy character. Medium with a fun fizzy, nice wet finish. I like this beer.
Serving type: bottle
rdixon77 (784) - Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I like Kombuchas. I even. Grow them at home. I like Lambic. Might of should of left these two worlds apart. Hazy yellow. Has tart aroma and some vinegar and spices. A little bit if the tea quality, but mostly funk and lemon.
drowland (6083) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
10/13/13. 750mL bottle shared by Adam - thanks! Pale golden pour with a small, frothy off-white head. I was curious about this one because I worked at a natural/organic market for a year recently and learned all about kombucha - though I can’t say I ever grew to like it. The aroma is vinegar - a bad combo of mediocre lambic and kombucha tea - light funk, tea, mint, some spice. Vinegar on the flavor as well, bitterness as well, mild tea, more mint and spice. Meh.