jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 18, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2nd batch bottle (’08?) shared w/ Maheu at Toronado SD. Inviting nose of a light bretty funk w/ a semi-sweet malt base filled w/ lemon. Flavor is not quite as sour as I was anticipating, although I have nothing to compare it to. In fact, this was fairly mellow & well rounded. Flavor was straightforward, bretty sour, lemon zest, citrus, smothered in wood, w/ a "semi" dry finish. Really delicate palate, soft as hell on the tongue...rolls over w/ ease. A really, really delicious, drinkable, and almost refreshing sour ale that stays tart. Their Veritas 004 offering blows this Cable Car batch away in terms of intensity, but it was still very well enjoyed.
77ships (4698) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
THANKS! 750 ml. bottle sampled @ the “pre-Club 54 tasting”. 2012 Vintage. Supposedly this is the finest vintage. Hazy orange, little white bubbles. Amazing nose, huge musty cellar, in an almost lambiek-funk type of way, thick oak, musty, light cardboard, very light malt base. Taste is slightly sweet malty musty oak, funk, floral, wood, vinegar, delicate funk, citrus, light green apple, rather funky, delicate in its approach & qualities. Fittingly lively carbonation, drinks crazily easily. Very impressive beer. Absolutely amazing. Going back by memory, I do feel that I noticeably preferred this one to the Duck Duck Gooze. Just awesome really.
DSG (7485) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[2/11/15] Bottle sample from some guy at Toronado in San Francisco. 2014 bottle. Hazy yellow. Lovely funky and fruity aroma with a nice manure note. Sourish funky and fruity flavor with some cobwebs and oak. Quite rounded mouthfeel. Great and refreshing but possibly a bit over-hyped – not as complex as some Belgian Lambics.
Beermack (701) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2014 bottle at T. Hazy gold. Aroma gives peach, apricot, good funk, lemon rind, some light hibiscus. Taste is fabulously balanced - light peachy notes, tarter citrus, wood, light herby spruce, some funk, light orange. Lingering lemon zest, wood and peach. Great.
NeuroPliny (208) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2008 bottle, Toronado, SF. Pours orange amber with an off-white head. Nose is grape skin, sour apple, gooseberry, and caramel. Flavour is sour mash, green apple, Brett yeast, barnyard, grass, lemon zest, apricot, and notes of caramel. OMG Incredible.
GRM (3180) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample, draught, during the Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savoured on October 2 2014; eye: golden, slightly hazy, tiny ring of off-white head, no lacing; nose: acidity, sourness, light green apple, light musk, light wild yeasts; mouth: acidity, sourness, light green apple, light musk, light wild yeasts, lightly dry finale in musk with presence of green apple, full body, good carbonation, slick texture; overall: fine
Échantillon, en fût, lors du Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savourée le 2 octobre 2014; œil : dorée, très légèrement voilée, petit anneau de mousse blanc cassé, pas de dentelle; nez : acidité, aigreur, léger pomme verte, léger musc, léger levures sauvages; bouche : acidité, aigreur, léger pomme verte, léger musc, léger levures sauvages, finale légèrement sèche en musc avec présence de pomme verte, corsée, bonne carbonatation, texture coulante; en résumé : bien
pushkinwow (2176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 bottle opened up at the 2014 Ottawa End of Year Gathering. Clear golden pour with a bubbly white head. Mouth puckering acidity with a light sourness, lemon rind, becomes very dry, almost parching the palate, acidity continues throughout. I would describe this as an incredible dimensional beer...I just like my enamel too much.
Boutip (4999) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a clear yellow color ale with a nice white foamy head. Aroma of funky notes with clearly identifiable sour notes with some acidic notes also noticeable is quite intense. Taste is also dominated by funky notes with some sharp sour notes, quite a bit of acidity and a short finale. Body is about average with good carbonation. I get what they are trying to do and I also get why people enjoy this but in my opinion while this is a great beer there is a lack of balance and too much acidity in the end.
Dfonorow (1676) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 2013. Pour is hazy amber/yellow with a medium white head. Aroma and flavor of sour mash, acidic, citrus peel, barnyard, light fruit, and wood. Finish is yeast and sour light fruit.
cfrancis (2612) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours cloudy gold with a small white top. Aroma is just awesome. I left some in my glass for almost an hour so that I could go back and sniff again and again. Sweet tartness and floral with a hint of tropical. Taste is soft and delicate with the tartness, nice farmhouse and floral notes. Flavours on top of flavours. Need to find more.
rejtable (1547) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Incredible. Thanks for the share Ottawa 2014 guys! Pours cloudy straw, limited lacing. Nose is lemon, some nuttyness. Flavours are tart lemon, some barnyard, some cereal and bread, some epsom salts. Tastes is medium tart, light sweet. Mouth is acidic, medium, light body. Man, this is so well balanced. Incredible beer.