TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 9, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Much thanks to Josh for sharing this one! Pours a cloudy golden with a smaller white head. Aroma of an intial funkiness, some tropical fruits and citrus, kind of vanilla. Flavor of tart citrus notes, tropical fruitiness, nice funkiness and oak.
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Yum! Has a nice lively fizzy semi hazy yellow body with a bit of a head on top. Lots of funk! Lemon/citrus, dry oak, some fruity but somewhat acidic notes, like pineapple, some vanilla, possibly from barrels? Very complex and interesting but super approachable as well. I think they did a fantastic job here. Shit! I only have one bottle left....
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy golden with a bright white head. Funky aroma of brett, oak, cherry, vanilla and lemon. Flavour is tart cherry, lemons, vanilla, oak and earth. Itís quite acidic in mouthfeel that lingers to the finish. A tasty sour regardless. Cheers Alex for sharing.
hopdog (11564) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thank you Josh for popping this long sought after beer! Poured a deeper and cloudy golden color with a small sized white head. Aromas of pineapple, citrus, woody, vanill, and some funkiness. Tastes of the same citrus, tropical fruitiness, citrus, funk, vanilla, and woody.
luttonm (4720) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from trevor211. Slight hazed orange pour with wafting, funky sour. Grapefruit, orange, lemon. Aroma could clean out your nose or wake the dead. Great funky, balanced sour. Depth of the body is light but is on the right side of the out-there funky. A treat.
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 31, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a clear, pale copper color with plenty of active carbonation and a short white cap of fizzy bubbles. The aroma was funk and sour with some earth and cheese. The flavor was sweeter than I expected, with sugar going against tart vinegar and sour apple. Mouthfeel wasnít super dry but it was nice.
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 29, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
BIG thanks to Tweety for sharing this bottle with me... Poured golden, pale orange/yellow with a thin, white head. Brett, horse blanket, and vinegar on the nose. Flavors of cracker-like malts, apples, light fruit sweetness that all lent to a dry tanginess, and sharp vinegar-like puckering sourness. All this was supported by a barnyard funk with a super sour and dry finish.
cgarvieuk (21834) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 24, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Pre-ZBF ... thanks to Alex ... Golden amber ... zezty lemon ... little funk nose ... very acetic acid ... lots of lemon.
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Davinci! Celebratory bottle that I was way too exhausted to take notes on, so I just sat back and enjoyed. Fairly authentic Belgian gueuze aroma, probably the closest Iíve seen from the States, has some noticeable barrel, vanilla, nice oxidation, blonde sour ale qualities, similar to a very rare beer that Iím not going to mention, great woodiness, with the slightest dirty cheese funk, medium tartness, quite clean, I could see this aging well for another few years. Flavor was followed aroma exactly, medium/strong sourness with crisp tartness, some residual sugar fills it out in conjunction with the pronounced but sophisticated soft barrel/vanilla... hint of cheese, very very nice, would love to try it in 2 years. Medium bodied, residual sugar is just a tad too much right now, spritzy finer soda carbonation. Great beer.
That1Guy (2192) - Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Avery Sour Ale Fest. Now this is a sour ale. Awesome sourness, citrus fruits, and some funk flowing through the entire thing. Would be happy to sample this any time. Happy I got to taste it before the keg blew.