Sourguy83 (40) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 5, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A fascinating brew. Had at 2013GABF. Very sour tart and slight salt flavor, along with oak character. What was great is it did not ave the typical medicinal manufactured character. This was a true aged funk, bacteria melody! Body and mouthfeel and efferveciant carbonation was exquisite.
gEUS (873) - Linden, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2014 750 ml bottle - 2013 vintage - shared with Urbain Coutteau. Pours light hazy yellow with a small fine bubbly head. Looks like a charm. Subtle and mellow nose of butter flower, lemon zeste, some oak. Smooth body, slight sourness but soft as silk. Would have loved a bit more of punch as with the Cable Car. Overall a very nice sour! Excited to try the 2009 next to it. -- Upped with 0.2 after having tried the 2009 version, which is softer than the 2013 one, held up very well.
DesertDevil (423) - Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 750-ml bottle (thank you, jpdurden24). Hazy lemon yellow in color with a frothy white head and spotty lacing. The nose features light lactic funk, hay, tart lemon, barnyard, and a light grassy note. Graceful, layered flavor of sour citrus, lemon meringue, slight orange and melon, with a tart finish that doesn’t overpower the well-balanced taste. Effervescent and slightly prickly palate. This one is as good as advertised.
JStax (2567) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle thanks to my friend Patrick. Thanks for opening this before I had to leave! Pours a slightly hazy copper with a thin white head of foam around the edges of the glass. The aroma has notes of apricot, earth, and some funk. The taste is sour, but not overly aggressive. In a few years, the sourness on this bad boy should be awesome. Right now, though, it’s just a more mellow funk that is easy drinking. Really glad I got to try this.
craftbeerdesign (2138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
a few samples at GABF. nice funky nose with notes of citrus. clear golden pour. medium body with pedio notes, barnyard, and some lactic acid. excellent mouthfeel. brilliant sour finish.
TheHOFF43 (1612) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At Darkness Day 2013, thanks StFun!!! Pour is light orange with white head. Aroma is funky and very tart. Sour, mouth-puckering in a way, a bit acetic. Really sour but good, very enjoyable beer.
bnielsen13 (211) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In line @ Darkness Day 2013. Pours golden with a white head. Sour, fruity and funky aroma. Flavor is sour and fruity. I really like this one.
Prufrockstar (628) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 bottle. Thanks to Paul for sharing this! Pours pale, gold, lightly hazy. Aroma: wine, funk; tart, juice, crisp - acetic; light body, avg carb, long biting acetic finish, moderate sweet, just a hint of salt?, lasting sour finish.
Bacterial (1060) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yummy! Shared by StFun at Darkness Day - thanks!! Lovely sour nose and taste. A bit a harsh, but in a good way. Really nice.
Lukaduke (1673) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle thanks to Ontape ! Pours a slightly hazy yellow orange color with a finger of gaseous bubbles. The nose is a bit swampy, with a trace of sulphur, stonefruit and a some brett funk. The palate is beautiful, with great balance between funk fruit and acidity. Lemon, grapefruit, guava, pineapple and dusty barrel funk with a great lingering acidity... but not so much that it burns. This shit is legit. Wish I had more... Ontape ? Calling Ontape ?