jeff789 (1400) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Odd lambic, tart, mildly sour, tea like, light, decent, definitely woth trying... golden hazy w some big sediment... pretty decent tart aroma...
obxdude10 (1942) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very interesting beer sampled from a bottle. This poured a hazy and cloudy dark golden color with a soft, ample and fluffy white head. The nose is full of dry fruits, like grapefruit and orange. The body is very bubbly and spritzy, but drinks pretty smooth. The flavors are similar to a lambic, with lots of carbonation and liveliness. I tasted some grapefruit, orange, earth and lots of yeast. The finish is quite dry, sour and tart.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Recieved in trade with Pantanap, huge thanks! Clear gold color with a large head that quickly falls. Light tart lemon aroma and a little tea-ish. Mmm... perfectly tart flavor. A good whack of tea, citrus and earthy notes. Quite bubbly. The tea character stands out more as it warms. Really nice.
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from Binnyís Beverage Depot, Orland Park, Illinois: This pours a slightly hazed lemon yellow body with an initially tall head that reduces to something less than a film rather quickly despite a steady stream of rising bubbles. The aroma begins with a sweet grassiness followed by a touch of old grapefruit. There was less sweetness in the flavor, although it was there in an earthy form. The rest was a blend of lemons, tonic water, pink grapefruit, and vinegar. The finish is a clean tartness. Interesting drink. I had had second glass with some Daveís Gourmet Insanity Corn popcorn. They do not pair well. Drink this solo on a warm day.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml Bottle: Aroma of hops, lambic, wood, sour fruit, slight tea, citrus, and lactic acid. Poured yellow in color with a small, white head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Very sparkling. Full of tiny, medium, and large-sized particles throughout. Flavor is medium to heavily tart and light to medium sweet. Tastes of lambic, tart fruit, wood, light lactic acid, slight tea, and citrus. Medium body. Thin, tingly texture. Lively carbonation. Tart fruit, and lactic acid finish has a hint of wood.
17thfloor (2412) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear glowing yellow/orange with a fizzy white thinner head. Aroma of latex or doctors office, very lactic, vinegar, some lambic, seems minty. Sweet and quite sour, lactic, harshly lactic, tangy, lightly fruity, very yogurty, mouth puckering at times, tastes just like cranberry juice actually. Corse larger carbonation.
Frank (2223) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange, huge head of large bubbles. The lacing on this is truly a wonder. It stuck on there like half an inch thick. I am not sure I have ever seen a beer produce that much sticky foam. Sour, fruity nose. This stuff sort of comes off as lambic light. I have never tried Kombucha so I cannot say what it adds. I know it is sour but in this case it seems to have cut the acidity of the lambic. Very wheaty, oily texture. Medium carbonation. Interesting concept and a nice summer time drink.
ephemeral8 (66) - denver, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
variation between bottles would be a big detractor if this were something i could get regularly. both were better a little cloudy.
pale straw, lots of carbonation. Dies quickly.
Noseómild sour, citrus zest, mortadella fat, low quality boiled hot dogs. Very mild nose.
Tasteódry, funky, meat fat. Citrus, green tea, med-mild sour. Thin body, lively acidity and carbonation.
Develops more funky, peach comes out, cinnamon, hard waxy cheese
Grapefruit color, very low carbonation. Pinkish orangey gold
NoseóVERY aromatic. Very sour smelling, grapefruit, lemon, peach, rotton tomato. Tea more pronounced as well.
Tasteómuch sweeter, thin body, less lactic/meat fat. Lots of peach, grapefruit, rotton tomato, fuller tea flavor. Too sweet and low carbonation indicates less yeast activity?
Develops a bit of cinnamon, much less funk. Much more like a kombucha or even fruit soda.
3fourths (7522) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - APR 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. unfiltered hazed pink grapefruit (soft color, not bright) with a small white ring of a head. minimal carbonation; higher than unblended lambik but less than that of geuze or lambic-style sours. from the reviews and chatter it seem most bottles are very effervescent - this one is not. nose is creamed grapefruit and peach, the lactic acid is mildly fatty and goaty, and in general it smells like there was fruit added. the kombucha tea character manifests itself as pink grapefruit juice and sweet tea, with notes of lemon/citrus and watermelon jolly rancher candy. texture is mildly prickly and acidic; medium body up front, dissipates quickly across the back. finishes with a touch of fruit sugar and a mild lacto/brett note. low pedio character. seems like a well-executed experiment. itís enjoyable and memorable even if flavor-wise itís not extraordinary.
TheAlum (4971) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from Binnys South Loop (Chicago, IL). Excited to try a full pour of this after KCogs helped me out with a few tastes. Pours a very well carbonated hazy dull golden pink, almost cranberry a bit, definitely a touch of pink with huge white head that dies down substanitially, laces a bit. Very carbonated. Aromas are a mouth puckering sour kick, citrusy lemon and acidity, vinegar in small touches, Kombucha tea (my auntís used to be crazy about this stuff), a light grainy malt base, hay, and brettanomyces barnyard funk and a notable dustiness. Faint vanilla, the funk and sourness really take dominance, fruity and very tart on the nose. Initial is tamer, a light sourness kicks into the palate, sweet mellow tea, earthy with a touch of spice, very nice sipper, as a light brett and barnyard quality float in, meld to the palate. This is highly drinkable, and really does taste like soured tea. A touch of funky cheese, soured grains, a bit Berliner Weiss-esque. Highly quaffable for a sour drinker. The nose is very potent, almost making the actual beer itself surprising in itís mellow state, easy drinkability. Very tasty, finishes clean, mellow sweetness, and a light lingering sourness, of lemon and dustiness. I canít wait to see some age on this puppy. Cheers.