fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Eric. Thanks E! Pours light amber color with white head. Aroma is tart, lemon, grass, hay, barnyard, funky, and just smells real acidic. Lively mouthfeel. Flavor follows the nose and finishes real tart and acidic. Great beer.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Aroma of pineapple, lemon, grass, hay, horseblanket, herbs. Flavor continues to be funky, tart from many different angles, complex, tangy, sweet-sour notes to go with the straight sour. A joy.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle- I think shared by Yobdoog at BCTC. Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a fizzy somewhat lasting white head. Aroma is lemon-tart candies, lactic acid, funky brett, barnyard, somewhat gueuze-like with surprisingly slight acetic vinegar like quality found in funky duck. Flavor is nicely sour- almost mouth puckering with sour lemon, slight sour peach, sour warhead candy, yeasty and phenolic, with some strange esters and acids, yet stays fairly clean throughout with a nice sour finish. Really nice.
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 30, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Impressive brew shared w/ Quiroga and Jordan at Blue Palms. Thanks C for hooking this up.
LilBeerDoctor (3514) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2009 Bottle thanks to Smokepot (thanks Joe!). Rating #1500!! Pours a cloudy yellow-orange with a small white head. Aroma is quite sour-- some barnyard, some sour candies. Flavor of much of the same -- lots of tart candies and mild barnyard. Sour but not acidic. Very pleasant and easy to drink for a sour ale. Excellent!
Rusty (1543) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
hazy golden white head aroma sour wet dog horseblanket lemon acidic tart gueuze goodness. flavor is lemon zest funk barn citrus grass. great gueuze.
jcwattsrugger (11372) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2014 @Moosetoberfest Gathering Thanks Boamr–750ml bottle-pours a white ring for a head and hazy gold color. Aroma is sour fruit, sweet light malt, vinegar. Taste is sour fruit, sweet light malt, vinegar. Lots of effervescence. Not my style, but good. ---140207 rerate
3fourths (8499) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
hazed glowing yellow body, small white head. intensely strong nose of sulfuric and fatty lacto, strongly and excessively caustic. what seems like caproic and isobutryic acid are both far too strong, giving it that sweaty, fatty and rancid scent that tends to play nice when it’s produced at a level low enough that the malt and wheat and especially the brettanomyces can play a little more. instead it’s overtly lactic and reminds me of moldy pineapple and rubber. not to say it’s bad, it just fits so perfectly into this new world lambic/sour paradigm that US brewers seem to like - make the beer more accessible to american palates by forgoing nauce and complexity and wow the audience with bigger, bolder, more acidic brute force. it’s overly acidic and overly citrus-like without the roundness and delicateness of a true belgian lambic. it’s a clever trick, really, and kudos for them for knowing their customers and knowing what will grab their attention. for the rest of us, this beers comes across as an adolescent grasp for attention, a loud and ugly display of beefy, fatty sourness with subtlety, nuance and most-importantly flavor all suffering. the characteristic lost abbey filmy and waxy texture of their yeast is noticeable, though thankfully it’s less of a nuisance than in beers such as proximus, vertias 4 and red poppy. still it tends to muddle this beer and mask what may be a more interesting beer were it not so turbid (and this after being extremely careful with the pour, knowing how easily lost abbey yeast can neutralize the beer). overall an interesting beer that falls short of what I would consider good, but at this point I know that I’m not the intended audience.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Not bad, by any stretch, but lacking the finesse i like in my sours. Very down the middle sourness, with some messy edges to it. Tart, sour, apple and lemon acidity, with a good amount of funk. Sweet and sour in flavour, lots of acidity.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at chris_o’s "smash Kook’s granny tasting". Alround rating: Sour acidic yeasty chatacter, a bit woody, citrusy lemon(subtle), carbonation is lacking a bit which is strange for someone who donesnt like carbonation. But alround i was soo looking forward to this beer and was massivly disapointed by it, just lacks the complexity and cleanness needed in a sour.