durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to emacgee for pulling this out. Aroma of leather, lemon and some hay/barnyard, but not too much. More lemon, oak,and mild funk on the palate. Great, but I wonder if a bit of age would make it even better?
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A: Hazy, pale yellow in color without much head.
S: Smells as tart as I would have hoped. Lots of citrus, especially lemon, mild funk, and some yeast.
T: Definitely not overly sour, but still quite tart. Lots of lemon, apple, some other fruits are there too, perhaps grapes. Not all that much funk.
M: Very crisp, dry, great carbonation, and rather light on the tongue.
D: A delicious beer, and one of the first geuzes I’ve had the pleasure of tasting. I know that I could definitely do worse on "breaking in" to the style.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured hazy golden yellow, citrus, yeasty, wood, little stone fruit, little funky.
robertjm (852) - Albany, California, USA - FEB 9, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
(Sour Monday - Triple Rock) Bottled. First off, cudos for the name!! Wonderfully sour. Not cloying. Pretty orange color. Flavors of sour apricot.
Aquilo (623) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’m so happy that I got to try this! Sour Monday at Triple Rock. Nice sour aroma that permeates the sinuses. Yellow raisins and cranberries. Flavor is pleasantly sour without being vinegary. Little bit of a funky aroma in the finish. Very complex and very good.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Ethan for sharing! Hazy gold pour. Aroma of lemon and leather. The body is sour. Lemon, oak,and light funk. Great American sour
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Blake for bringing the bottle! Poured hazy peach with a short, sticky cap of white head. The aroma picked up wet, funky, foot-like notes, peach rind, and vinegar over a non-descript pale base.. quite funky with more peach on the back of the nose. The flavor opened with peachy vinegar and wet oaky notes.. more sourness and woody notes across the middle.. a touch on the metallic side.. wet earthy notes and more peach sourness on the finish. Bitter and bracing on the palate, and it doesn’t let up until 10 seconds after the finish.. just what I was looking for.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2011 Fresh: Some horseblanket, hay, cheese and lots of lemon in the nose. Flavor is moderately tart, very funky, good amount of lactic acid. A fairly decent lambic, good amount of citrus. 8/4/8/4/15 = 3.9
One year old sample on tap. Heavy acetic acid in the nose and flavor, extremely sour. Some solvent notes in the nose. Biting acetic finish. 7/4/6/3/12 = 3.2
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle shared most graciously by a perfect stranger at Churchill’s during my recent trip to SD. i normally write long winded reviews but my notes pretty much sum this one up...
BEAUTIFUL BREW! sour, lemon peel, orange zest, peach jolly rancher, brett funk, sweaty barnyard, cedar wood, and a hint of berry.
this one was truly delicious and i hope to have a full bottle for myself someday.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL courtesy of Joey at Southbay! Pours a cloudy bright yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is sweat, balsamic vinegar, horse blanket. Taste is white sushi vinegar, salt water, funk, some light citrus. Fairly disappointed with this- and compared to Temptation or Beatification....it’s very average.