JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Todd for sharing this one. Sounds like a cologne. Looks very much as one would expect, knowing the ingredients. Dingy yellowish pour, with visible bits of black leaf, and not too much carbonation. Moderate fruit notes in the nose (apricot perhaps) and certainly redolent of tea leaves. In the abstract that kind of earthiness certainly isn’t at odds with funky sours, but the flavor doesn’t really cohere for me. Some lemon tea, mild spice, and tartness throughout. Nice changeup brew and I can see those who find it invigorating. But I’d probably just go for one or the other, rather than the combo.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by OldStyleCubsFan. Pours watery looking, bright pink/orange. Nose is sour citrus and tartness. Some grainy notes. White grapes and vinegar. Similar taste... somewhere in between beer and kombucha tea, but much closer to the latter. Would probably just prefer kombucha, but this is a great idea.
tgncc (2818) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at PilsnerPeter’s RBSG 2010. Aroma is rosemary, ginger, spice. Appearance is a clear yellow, white head, lots of carbonation. The falvor is very noce the same as the aroma. More spicy than sour (which is wierd). The finish is spicy. Medium to thin on the body, lots of carbonation. Good overall.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. A thin white film quickly fades away, leaving a glassy surfaced, hazy pool of glowing, golden-orange liquid. There is no lacing, and the carbonation appears to be almost nil. The aroma is quite unique, showing notes of tart apple, tangerine, and lemon, with both citric and lactic acidity. There’s a lightly cheesy, yeasty funk, along with hints of white grape skins and wild scuppernong. The nose rounds out with some fresh cereal sweetness, along with notes of dusty cinnamon and herbal white tea. Not all of those complexities play themselves out in the flavor, but the lacto-citric acidity is certainly there, as is the light cereal malt, crisp lemon, and floral-herbal spicing. The stuff is pretty darn tasty, and the light, sharp edged body is about as refreshing as it gets. A light tingle promulgates the lemony acidity throughout the mouth. Damn, surprisingly good. A perfect summer beer for Florida. Fans of Berliner Weiss, lambic, and tea alike will enjoy this stuff.
nickd717 (3491) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 8, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
2000 bottle thanks to chswimmer on BA.
Pours hazy pinkish-orange in color with a fading white head. Looks odd.
Floral tea and spice on the aroma, along with light fruits and sweet malt. I can’t say lambic and kombucha seem like a match made in heaven.
Flavor is lots of tea and a little lambic. Very floral and fruity; pretty sweet. Not very good.
Really no tartness to it at all, which is strange for what purports to be a lambic of sorts. Medium body.
Overall, wow, this beer is much more deserving of the name "WTF" than Lagunitas WTF is. What a mess.
jeremytoni (2981) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle poured a slightly hazy straw color with a small amount of head. Nice strong tart flavor with a lasting aftertaste.
Pailhead (4820) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: The aroma has lots lemony sourness and mustiness. It pours a hazy dull yellow with a minimal white had that quickly fades to a ring sound the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with a very quick dose of yeast and is dominate with a big lemony sour finish with a hint of mustiness. Light bodied with a spritzy mouhfeel.
Butters (3764) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared with the guys over at maniacs apt after the Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ festival. Really great. Like very tart acidic lemonade.
hopscotch (9162) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Pours deeply golden with a mid-sized, white head. Tart cherry and caramel nose with a notation of apricot. Medium-bodied and sticky with middling carbonation. The flavor is tart and biscuity with a rumor of sour cherry. Tangy, dry finish.
TheEpeeist (3351) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
25.4 oz bottle. Clearish pink with white froth. Nose is lemon, funk and faint oolong. Medium light with a dull sparkle. Taste is yeast, lemon and tea. Starts tart but smooths out with woody tea. A refreshing brew but not all that interesting.