nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - NOV 27, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy golden orange color poured at Obriens rare botltle tasting. Lovely aromas of peach, lemon, and tangerines. Smooth on your tongue. Tart sourness with a complexity of flavor. Fantastic brew.
darkguardian (725) - Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2008
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
22oz bottle for the SATRG. Thanks alot Mark for sending this. Tons of apple and lemon citrus in this nose and the appearance is lighter than I expected. This is no Oud Bruin. Hazy light amber with a small foamy ring. As I mentioned the nose is apple and citrus but also some bananna and clove with some funky cheese and oak. Very complex nose. Flavor is really great, almost as good as the Deviation. Apple, peach, black pepper, vanilla and caramel. Very complex. One of my favorite beers, this was a real treat. It was my friends favorite of the tasting as well.
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mostly tart and sour fruit flavors and aroma with some yeast flavor. Intense flavor and aroma. Lasting heavily sour finish. Very light bodied without being at all watery. Highly carbonated. Drinkable in small quantities.
railcat1 (689) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is my second favorite style next to IPS and when i had a chance to get this I jumped at it.This beer poured a orange to yellowish color with a thin white head and had a rather tart to sweet taste but not overly sour (AWESOME) it lived up to its hype to bad it had a limited release because i would love to get more.CHEERS!
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle poured for my 32nd birthday. .. great bottle to drink to the entire thing!?
Smell was tart stone fruit and brett. Flavor of peach, apricot and lemon. Very tart but not overpoweringly sour.
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 20, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at San Diego Toronado. Absolutely delicious. Pours a hazy gold with a thick foamy head. So many flavors: citrus, oak, sweetness, sour, peach.
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from 2007. Thanx Kevin. The pour is sparkling hazy yellow with a neat white head. The nose is fruity with a lot of citric notes blended in. Soo fresh. On top of that there are som notes as off wet hay and a lactic touch. The taste is freshly grape-fruite-like. Its sparkling and have a pretty high carbonation and a medium to light mouthfeel. The finish ahs a kind of mild afteburner with alcohol. This sweet thing is very easy to drink and are soooo balanced between bitterness and sweetness. This one is absolutely fantastic.
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
GABF 2007 and RBSG 2008. This was one of the highlights of GABF for me; my friends and I camped out at the Lost Abbey station on multiple days just taking refills of Cable Car. We got it down to a science where we’d be first in line when the new bottles were cracked, getting the clearest pours before the sediment became disturbed. Bretty pineapple-granny smith smell. The delicate yeasty things are the first impression in both the nose and the mouth, not the acidity, which was at a lower level than expected (this would never be confused with a proper gueuze or La Folie, the acidity being much more restrained). The fruit flavors provide a soft but fresh base to the foamy yeasty notes floating over the top, and change upon different sips and different samples: sometimes peach, sometimes lemon, sometimes starfruit (perfectly identified by awaisanen). This beer’s glory lies in its subtlety; it really takes concentration to fully appreciate, but rewards the effort. Wonderfully crafted.
stoutnick (637) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008 Bottle at Toronado Pub, San Diego. Appearance is light golden peach. Aroma is mild sour with no real funk. Taste is low carbonation - close to perfection with the profile: very smooth, good level of acid, mild oaky quality. This IS NOT a fruit sour, just mild woodiness and sour. FInish is very tangy. Overall, a great sour - very well balanced and straight up Maybe nothing on the lambics, but very well done. Gets better as you attune to the lack of fruit and funk.
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle with pat and james. A thousand thank yous to james. golden hay pour with lots of head. aroma is distinctly sour. Flavor is a peachy flavor with high carbonation. very sour but incredibly rounded. James is spoiling me,