Ratman197 (12166) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear gold with a quickly disapating white head. Aromas of straw, lemon, horseblanket, light earthines and a hint of leather. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of straw, lemon zest, earthiness, light barnyard and light leather with a crisp dry lingering tart citrus finish.
jtclockwork (12142) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 Bottle shared at Mikey’s tasting. Pours cloudy orange. Nose of orange zest, tart fruit and funky basement. Taste if funky tart fruit, zest, lemongrass and farmhouse yeast.
Lubiere (11951) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A lightly hazed sour ale with a thin white head. In aroma, nice fruity tart apples and Epsom salts, Brett, very sour and beautiful. In mouth, a nice tart puckering malt with Epsom salts, ground cherries, horse blanket, lactic acid, very nice. Bottle at 2014 Ottawa Xmas gathering.
Benzai (11865) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle [2007 vintage, first bottling] shared @ tasting. Hazy orange pink color, small off-white head. Aroma is a little faint but there’s a nice subtle fruity touch there with a slightly sharp fruitpeel sour-bitter bite. Tastes like that as well, a little touch of sour-bitter in the beginning but a very smooth subtle fruity sourness underneath. Soft, peaches, a hint of orangepeel. Nice!
thewolf (11732) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (11474) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle purchased at Toronado San Diego. Pours clear gold with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, hay, straw, meal, cereal), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of Brettanomyces, acetic acid, wine, and horse blanket. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, hay, straw, cereal), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of Brettanomyces, acetic acid, wine, wood, cheese, and horse blanket. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and creaminess with a dry finish.
mcberko (11215) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 Vintage. Bottle at Toronado, pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out complex oak barrels, some funkiness, and dried light fruits (subtle apricots). Flavour is very complex, with oak barrels, a mixture of dry light fruits, and low-to-medium tartness. Very elegant, with all flavours working harmoniously. Finishes on slightly vinegary notes, as well as light fruits and oak. Definitely overrated, but certainly a delicious beer.
kp (10884) - 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
daknole (10740) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2010 Update: I got to taste the 2010 version at Lost Abbey and man this is a funked up release! Awesome horse blanket, barnyard. Really different this year!
Bobby91 you are the man. Awfully nice to share a beer of this rarity. Damn fine. Dark gold pour wtih a white head. Vinegar up front wtih some tart apples, tropical fruit, lemon, wet earthy tones and some light funk. Flavor is sour, but the sourness does not detract from the fruitiness of this beauty. Its sour, don’t get me wrong. But the array of fruits that danced on my tongue with some soft yeasty notes provided a real drinking experience. But what would I know...I was drunk and I am not a sourhead...HAHA. I wasnt drunk when i tasted this one.
Scopey (10705) - 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.