STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - AUG 12, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Toronado’s B-day - color of hazy mango, with a thin eggshell colored head - nose of apricots, sourness, cobwebs, slight sweetness, and dry– taste of apricots, sour, tart cherries, and slight cobwebs - body is medium, dry, and with medium to high carbonation – aftertaste of dried apricots, tart, dry, and gummy
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2010 Pours a hazed, glowing orangey golden from the 750ml. bottle into a snifter at Toronado’s (San Diego, CA): Just came from the Lost Abbey Veritas 007 release and I’m still on a high. To follow up with a glass
of Cable Car means everything. Nose of coconut, tropical mango, barnyard funk, brett, apple cider vinegar, bitter grapefruit pith, moldy blue cheese, chalky orange, pineapple, wet oak, grass, hay, and horseblanket. Vinious flavors of citrus and underipened tropical fruity esters. Not as puckering, or as carbonated as other sours, but this one is meaty, and has excellent texture. Drinkability: Believe the hype. Pairing: Prime porterhouse for two marinated in peppercorn cognac. Rebuy: Uh, duh. #405 on 17042010, DG.
fro2218 (470) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy yellow. Big white head. Musty bretty aroma with lemons and wheat to boot. Nice tartness and sweetness from the malt. very nice.
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - APR 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crystal clear golden color with a soft, pillowy white head with great retention. A great deal of effervescence in this one. Some lemon and citrus in the nose along with some funky cheese and a bit of acetic acid providing some sharpness. Lemon, hay, clove and pineapple are noticed on the tongue as well as some buttery notes. Fairly dry with plenty of carbonation; this one drinks quite well. For the price of admission, I’ll take another beer, but this is definitely good.
stevencon (430) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drowland’s 4000th! thanks: light hazy orange no head some floating yeast. tart funk aroma with fruity apricots, taste of fruit apricots, leather, grass with strong roasted lemon, juicy. this beer is complex but very subtle. I let it sit to warm up in the snifter, more aromatic, perfumey, with tart sour taste. This beer was great but not as good as i hoped.
RussianDragon (423) - - JUN 27, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 ml bottle is 2007 vintage shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad! Pours a hazy golden orange color with a small ring of bubbles clinging to the glass. Aroma is lemon citrus, barnyard funk, and light oak notes. Flavor is very complex: grapefruit and lemon citrusy sourness, puckering, balanced and quenching. Alcohol is well masked, thin to medium bodied, delicious. From notes 1/23/10 (Geist Dark Lord tasting)
bernatbeer (418) - barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 23, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella y tirador 2010
Color amarillento con pequeña espuma,en boca es acida pero elegante,notas de barrica de vino,
muy buena "Sour"
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.
barn0216 (397) - 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.
Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Review number 360 on the quest to 365 is a very special number, and one I had been trying to acquire for a while. This 09 vintage comes from a trader over at BA. First impression of the aroma is very good. Funky lemony/citrus notes and some wood. Not an overly sour or funky smell but a fine balance between the two. Appearance is also quite good. The head is only about a half an inch but has quite the staying power. I poured this one extremely carefully as to keep the yeast in the bottle, so the murky golden liquid looks great. Flavor is thankfully not subtle. The leathery brett compliments nicely the sourness here. Wood, lemon, funk. Really excellent and nearly worth the hype surrounding it. Palate is suitably bubbly and medium in thickness. I know a lot of folks are not big fans of the brewery, but I can say the good to bad ratio, for me anyway, and keeping in mind I have sought out mostly special releases, has been quite excellent. Probably won’t be able to try this one ever again. Was worth what it took to get. Excellent beer.