drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
DDG pours a hazy golden color. It honestly looks like apple juice. No head is poured and no lacing. There are bubbles that shoot from the bottom of the glass to the top. Of course as you get deeper and deeper into the bottle that clearness goes away and becomes cloudy.
Smell is all the way tart apples. It’s the number one thing I noticed. Tartness and sourness mixed together wonderfully. I also picked up some lemon, grass, citrus, and oak.
The taste is more sour than I remember. It could be because of some of the age. This time around while my girlfriend liked it she didn’t quite love it. I ended up finishing almost the whole bottle by myself. I never have issues really finishing a whole bottle but when there is a sour ale involved it eventually gets pretty damn puckering. The sour and tart apples once again take front stage followed by barnyard funk, lemon, citrus, and a oaky finish. If I could describe this beer to someone I would say it’s Acidic, tart, funky, sour apple juice mixed in with wine like qualities.
Mouthfeel is dry, mouth puckering, medium bodied, and acidic. Good carbonation.
koleminer20 (2575) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From notes. Enjoyed this during the 2nd Annual Kelly’s Island Bottle Share on September 18. 750 mL bottle. Batch 3. The pour is a nice clear darker golden yellow with a thick, bright white head that falls down quickly. The aroma is really nice. There is a great citrus, apple skin, and funk right up front. There is a lighter dusty barnyard and a hint of horse blanket that rolls in on the finish. It’s just a little too acidic. The flavor is awesome. The white wine is light and crisp with a lovely citrus sourness. There is a lightly acidic gueuze that lasts for days. The funk and apple skins are really good, and the dustiness swells a little more than I’d like. The mouth feel is light and crisp with a great carbonation and a lingeringly tart and funky finish. This is really good, but I wish it were more citrus based on the sour.
Alengrin (4594) - BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Lost Abbey’s famed sour ale, a ’coupage’ of young and old beer, only released for a couple of times and a tribute to Belgian lambic culture. Shared by 77ships at Hopishop’s B.U.M.B., thanks! Lightly lacing, medium sized, egg-white head quickly thinning, hazy golden blonde robe. Beautiful aroma of sour cream, unripe gooseberry, wild apples, unsugared yoghurt, limoncello, damp hay, pickled apricots, dry white wine, stale sweat, wet wood. Lemony sourness in the onset, lots of green berries and unripe stonefruit, green apple, even red wine vinegar-like, very light salty touch somewhere, lightly bready, pleasantly ’fluffy’ middle, a tad soapy, smooth and perfectly dried by the ongoing sourness which becomes softer and more ’lactic’ and yoghurty towards the end, where it meets drying wood tannins and a spicy phenolic accent. It’s easy to see the hype here, this is among the most gracious, elegant and rich examples of ’new’ Anglo-Saxon sour ale I had so far - but it clearly is not a lambic.
MarcoDL (4206) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared at Hopishop 2016, thank you! Aroma of tart, horseblanket, hay and funk. Taste has nice tart, mild sourness, horseblanket, funk, soft oaky vanilla, barnyard and a long finish. Really good.
vincentvega72 (425) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Mooi goudblond licht troebel bier met romige witte schuimkraag. Heel zuur in de neus. Azijn, witte druif, beetje citrus. Heel verfrissend in de mond. Perfect in balans fruitig/zuur. Lekker in de mond laten rondgaan. Citroentaartje. Subliem.
dysenteri (151) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big bottle, 2013. Clear golden with minimum white head. Apple, funk, citrus, yeast. Very tart, dry as hell. Refreshing and complex.
baraciisch (2903) - California, USA - OCT 1, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy straw yellow orange... Aroma of funk, hay, grains, lemon... Flavor is super buttery, oak, light grains, lemon, funk... Light Chardonnay oak on finish.. Amazing
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
KoRoBeNiKi (145) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a gastropub in the Financial District a long while ago. Was golden hazy with a minimal head.
floral aroma with some lemony sourness and some earthiness. Smells of salt as well.
Flavor is similar with some saltiness and some medium sourness.
Interesting wild ale
aleigator (804) - GERMANY - AUG 28, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Duck duck gooze batch 2
Pours a hazy amber-yellow color with a small, fizzy white head, which leaves back no trace.
Smell is old potatoes, glue, blue cheese, bright and crisp citrus peel with a soft, flowery note to it and a slightly acetic tartness. Very well balanced, not pungently sour, while producing a nice, funky blend. Got some wet hay on top of its aroma foundation with dried tomatoe bush, adding a light herbal complexity to the nose.
Has a lower to medium carbonation, complimenting perfectly to the refreshing, tart, yet complex and balanced beer.
Tastes of fresh squeezed lemon juice, accompanied by a funky mushroom quality and a soft mineral aspect. Its mid palate produces a wood bark covered acetic sourness with a hint of white grape skin to it. This results from a sugary malt sweetness, which becomes recognizable only as a minor note against the omnipresent sourness, while being able to cut through it. Finishes utmost soft, very silk with a pungent, dry acetic tone among lemon zest, and leathery, matured oak, still carrying its subtle grape flavor.
Wow, this is pushing AWAs to a new level for me. This is balanced and complex like no other American sour I’ve had so far. It got the typical vinegar sourness, which is dominating in many examples of american sours. This is different though, its acetic flavor is setting the balance in this, which to me is remarkable by itself, since it allows a pungent, refreshing lemon sourness to open up the palate to many flavor layers, creating an intriguing complexity which at no point gets boring.
zdk (1870) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by murphym45. Sweet bile and a touch of cabbage. Lactic punch and sweet caramel. Green apple tart and horseblanket. Body is nice, light carbonation and creamy.
gephross100 (344) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 bottle Hazy orange color. Orange,barnyard, slight acetone note. Dry finish.