Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Pier-luc and Julien. Thanks guys! Pours a light orange with small head and little lacing. Aroma of funk, oak, clean sourness. Taste is bretty, funk, oak, lighht pears with some faint lemon. Low mouthfell with medium low carb. Pretty simple, not very complex but still very enjoyable.
tderoeck (4690) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22/IV/13 - 75cl bottle @ De Hopduvel (Gent) - BB: n/a (2013-376) Thanks to Bobochamp (and thus to Kraddel as well) for sharing the bottle!
Little cloudy beige to murky orange beer, no head. Aroma: alcohol, sherry notes, marzipan, overripe banana if very subtle, grains, biscuit, hint of cognac even, some chloride, overall sweet impression. MF: soft to no carbon, medium body. Taste: bit chemical in the start, obviously sour, but also a sweet biscuity malt layer underneath it all, staying present, lemony wood, tobacco, hinting at calvados, apple skin. Aftertaste: chloride, chemical touch, lemony, vinegar acidity, apple skin, leaving you with a very dry mouth.
BoBoChamp (5443) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl, Vintage 2012, exclusive American brew, thx alot to kraddel for bringing this over!, very complex sour brew, sour/woody and slightly fruity/malty, balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, very good brew
tkrjukoff (4058) - SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared att CCB tasting, huge thanks to Adam. Pours hazy amber with a small off white head. Aroma is funky sour acidy fruity, excellent and balanced. Flavor is sour fruity funky, so good and balanced, slight pleasant bitterness. Finishes sour funky and fruity.
jackl (4596) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Bruce’s birthday. Cheers to the main man himself for bringing this along! The pour’s a hazy light amber color with a slight white head. The aroma’s very tart lemon squash, a bit of attic and funk yeast. The taste is strong tart lemon. Hints of general berry fruit salad. General acidic tartness. Light cheddar cheese. Light, thirst-quenching stuff. Overall, I didn’t find this particularly nuanced, but it’s quite tasty indeed. An enjoyable experience.
Theydon_Bois (8668) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Bruce’s 30th celebrations, 08/02/13, big thanks to the birthday boy for sharing this one !
Hazed mid amber with a thin off white head that clears edgeward.
Nose is sour tarte berries, wood, lemon, light vinegar notes, musty funky tones, sugars, burnt notes.
Taste follows - lemon, citrus, sour apples, grandads shed, old beano’s, grape, light vinegar, wood.
Medium in body with moderate carbonation lending towards a tarte and puckering finish.
Scopey (6827) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 bottle at Bruce’s 30th, massive thanks to the birthday boy for this. It pours hazy golden-orange with a thin off-white head. The nose is sour lemon, Granny Smith apple, light funk, tart white grape, oak and subtle vinegar. The taste is fresh lemon, Granny Smith apple, sherbet, lip-smacking tartness, sour white grape, prickly citrus, tart apricot, oak and light vinegar with a dry, tart finish. Medium body, spritzy carbonation and moderate acidity. Flavoursome and very well balanced. Ok it’s not as complex as the best lambics, but it makes up for it in drinkability. Delectable.
brystmar (1257) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2013 2012, thanks Justin! Whoa, massive lacto aroma burst right off the bat. Previous vintages don’t have this, and wow is it awesome. Settles quickly, not too carbonated, perfect. Huge citrus and yeast on the palate; certainly an American style sour. Damn, this stuff is fantastic. First rate.
bytemesis (3152) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 Bottle - graciously shared by Mike B on his birthday. Thanks Mike! Pours a clear golden with a medium fizzy head that dissipates quickly with a bit of lacing. Aroma is tart with notes of cherry, lemon, wood, and a bit of funk. Aroma profile really opens up as the beer rests. Flavor is about the same, a bit oaky, very light sweetness and medium to strong tartness. Light to medium body, prickly carbonation, almost champagne like in the mouth. Very clean well crafted beer that finishes dry. Very nice, although lacking a bit of the complexity of some of the Russian River sours, IMO.
barn0216 (403) - California, USA - JAN 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear, pale orange/golden color, no foam or lacing. Tart cherry aroma with some funk. Sour cherry flavor, green apple tartness, dry, oakiness from the barrel aging, very slight funk. Very clean.