DietPepsican (1571) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JAN 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
light, murky amber pour with a small white head. Aroma is heavily oaked with lemons and funk. Flavor is lemons, oak, orange citrus, a touch of nail polish remover. Finishes very clean for the style, minimal funk. Minimal carbonation kind of brings this one down a tad.
emacgee (4491) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks smokepot23. Pours a bright cloudy peach amber with a one finger frothy white head. Nose is estery and fruity, peachy, some fingernail polish, phenolic. Flavor is tart and acidic, phenolic, fingernail polish remover, yeasty. Palate is one dimensional and tart. Very nice upfront but quickly sinks into a single dimension wraught with phenols.
thirdeye11 (5914) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
( 750ml bottle thanks to mar) Pours murky orange with creamy head and nice lacing. Nose is funky, Belgian yeast, spices, and sour cherries. Taste is very tart (puckeringly so), cherries and cranberries with some light funk. Palette is nicely carbonated, tart, and refreshing/creamy.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate. Bottle at Chris Oís Kook Fest tasting.
Yellow colour with a deep haze and a thin white head. Yet another highly rated U.S. sour that I find not quite worthy of the hype. Donít get me wrong though, itís certainly a very tasty brew. Very pleasing on the palate, yet strangely thick. Very juicy and citric with bags of orangey character. Brimming with sharp bretty goodness and erm... thatís about it. Very one dimensional and generally too orangey for crows. I have another bottle so letís see how that goes.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of TampaBrew. Pours a hazy golden color with a thin white head. Aroma is grain, yeast, vinegar, overripe cherries, smoke, hints of wood and sweet fruits. Flavor is overripe fruit, funk, sour cherries, vinegar, some hints of floral esters. Medium body with a sour fruit finish. Interesting ale.
blklab2007 (2111) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 17, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
bottle through trade rating number 1000! color is a bright golden with a thin white froth at the surface and a fizzy carbonation cracking at the surface. aroma has medium acid, sweet white grape, light barrel wood, citrus rind, a little yeasty funk, and some almost fruity hits. absolutely wonderful and a rival to the best cuvee castleton bottles i have tried. mouth feel is light and crisp with just the right carbonation . flavor is firmly tart but there is a countering sweetness, dry white grapes, citrus, yeasty funk, peach skin, and a lingering dry finish. makes the mouth water and the sweet and acid play well with one another. this will be one I will remember for a while!
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, courtesy of TampaBrew. Poured a hazy golden color with a fizzy white head. The nose is lemon peel, yeast, lacto, and funky brett. . Medium body with ample carbonation. Flavor is sour lemon, horse blanket, light pineapple esters, and some phenols. Fairly clean finishes sour.
vtafro (5545) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Yellow golden pour with light head. Well this is a nice sour, although would like to see LA actually try a true gueuze. Nice brett, tartness in the aroma and flavor, floral and citrus notes. After taste is overly astringent.
Drake (11442) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
C&C 750 mL bottle courtesy of bankhead. Thanks! Pours a pale hazy lemon yellow color with a medium creamy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Nice tart aroma with citrus, cherry and light funky notes. Taste is very tart with mild funk, cherries, green apple, citrus, caramel. Nicely carbonated, nicely balanced. Medium bodied.
trevor211 (1511) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy light orange with a thin film on top. Lemon meringue pie, grapefruit, and a ciderey vinegar on the nose. Flavor is great, but a little one-dimensional. I really wish this had a bit more depth to it. Itís sufficiently tart, but doesnít have the real barnyard funk Iíd expect from a gueuze, or anything with brett, for that matter. Nowhere near Isabelle, and a bit thin. That said, this is still really tasty - a good blend of citrus notes in the flavor profile, and itís certainly refreshing.