oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting concept- lets see how it turns out: The pour is like a nectary grapefruit juice that yields absolutely no head. The aroma presents with spicy ginger, rosemary, sage, clove, coriander, and some slight lambic acidity. Spice really dominates- not much to speak of in terms of either a malt or hop character. The flavor has much more funken glory- the starts is sour puckering acetic and lactic acid with an oaky barnyard funk profile that quickly shifts to sweeter, spicy tea leaf. The spice character isn’t as overwhelming as the the nose, but is prevalent just the same. The palate is acidic and puckering acidity that is quickly tamed by herbal softness. Really weird and interesting, but I think it actually works alright.
Travlr (14669) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle at Churchkey, shared with Naheem and Paul. Extra points for bottle appearance. Hazy yellow, thick white head. Aroma of cotton candy and dust. Taste of citrus, strawberry, grapefruit. Very hi carbonation, light to medium body. Very interesting!
SrSilliGose (3283) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 12, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a hazy orange with a big foamy white head. really nice lactic acid, apricot, herbal basement funk aroma. fair amount of lemongrass, herbal. like an easy drinkin low to moderate tart lemony gueuze with some nice grassy herbal character. awesome. as it warms, gets a bit bready, however. mouthfeel is a bit water. awesome beer though, would drink often.
Tmoney99 (11551) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a hazy pink color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy sour herbs, watermelon rind and yeast aroma. Light to medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour flavor with a medium to heavy sour finish of moderate to long duration. This beer exceeded my expectations..
jtclockwork (9999) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Much appreciated bottle from secret santa. Pours orange with white head. The head dissipates quickly and has no retention. Highly carbonated. Nose is tea and lambic tartness. Taste is tart with very well balanced tea flavor. The tea really shines through and adds a level of complexity to the lambic base.
jcwattsrugger (11335) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@PilsnerPeters Thanks j12601-750ml bottle-pours a white head and hazy yellow color. Aroma is light malt, dry/yeasty. Taste is sweet light malt, dry/yeasty.
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 (2991) - 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.