Travlr (11380) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle at DC Epic Sour Tasting 2010, courtesy of Spencer, thank you sir! Clear golden, scant head and lacing. Aroma of lemon and vacuum cleaner bag (but in a good way). Taste is acidic grapefruit and lemon. Decent. Tastier with the yeast added.
thewolf (11180) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. [thanks bobochamp]
Pours clear yellow with no head to speak of. Aroma has light cherries, vinegar, mild lactic, some bourbon oakiness and white wine. Low carbonation, lovely dry and tart mouthfeel. Flavour is tart, oaky, peach, cherries, but with a far too burning vinegar tartness to it. There is a lot of good going on, just not that good.
Christian (11058) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 bottle. Thanks BoBoChamp! Hazy golden beer with a small white head. Fruity aroma with notable yeast, and hints of caramel and oak. Fruity flavour with acidic tartness and vinegar notes, and a hint of yeast in the finish. A tad simple in character
bhensonb (10979) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 7, 2009
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours orange gold with a small white, very effervescent head. Aroma is mildly acidic and sour in a fruit sort of way. Medium body with prickly carbonation. Flavor is sour and tart. Sort of cooking cherry, but more persimmon. Quite woody. Finishes smooth. And more than a bit tannic.
Leighton (10894) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s 30th Birthday Bash - CBC Clerkenwell, London. Thanks to Bruce! Pours cloudy gold with a light, white foam head. Lemony tang in the aroma. Light to medium sweet flavor with lots of lemon, big tang, some orange. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Rich, sour finish, quite citric and acidic. Quenching and fresh. Lots of lemony bite. Great stuff.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2008 Date: 10/11/2007
Source: Brewfest, GABF
Appearance: hazy yellow, frothy white head,
Aroma: wild bret aroma and a lightly sweet malt base,
Flavor: sweet malt flavor followed by a sharp tartness, nice lemon character,
Source: cellar tasting
Score: 3.3 to 3.7
Appearance: streaky lace,
Aroma: tart lemons in the aroma,
Body: creamy body,
Flavor: good complex flavor with great balance between the sweet and the tart, the yeast gives it an even creamier lemon pie character,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
brokensail (10841) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a very hazy golden yellow color without much head and very little retention.
S: The nose is full of lactic tartness with a mild mustiness and a pleasant barnyard funk. The sourness is primarily in the form of lemon and green apples.
T: The flavor is highly sour with plenty of lemony lactic acid and a touch of vinegar. The funk is much more subdued than the nose would lead you to believe.
M: The body is light to medium with a full carbonation and a nice dry finish.
D: This particular bottle was the best of the Cable Car pours that I’ve had. A solid sourness and nice fruit character, but a little lacking in the "funk" department.
Tmoney99 (10595) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by brew3crew. Poured a hazy golden color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy sour aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky tingly texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer for style.
Koelschtrinker (10516) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Holzig-säuerlicher Beginn. Fruchtig, leicht nach Kirsche, rund. Die meisten Aromen verschwinden recht schnell wieder, die Säure wird milder, breitet sich dafür aber gut im Mund aus. Mild aber gut. 8/10/12/10/12/11
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange with medium beige head. Sour aroma with notes of barnyard, orange, vinegar and wood. Sour flavour with notes of wood, barnyard and grapefruit. Sour finish. Misses the pureness that lambic has. Not dry enough.