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.
deanso (8114) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sampled at a tasting.
Very thin ring white head. Cloudy blond pour. Tart aftertaste
DSG (11144) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[1/31/16] Draught sample at RateBeer Best festival in Santa Rosa. Golden. Funky, fruity, oaky, lemon, sour, a bit of vinegar. A bit too much vinegar but still really good.
Benzai (12383) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled from bottle (2013) @ "Het is allemaal de schuld van Koen" tasting. Hazy light orange color, small white head. Aroma is superb: very nice peach, sweet-sourish. Taste sourish, sour yellow fruits, unripe peach. Sour, slightly sharp finish. Suitable body and carbonation.
bytemesis (6193) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 1, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at RateBeer best 2015. Pours hazy golden with a medium creamy white head that dissipates slowly with good lacing. Aroma is oaky, vinous, white wine, stonefruit, basement and horseblanket, dust. Flavor is medium tart, light plus funky. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. I have heard much dissing of this beer among the "bros" lately, but I found it to be delicate and lovely. Kudos.
oRos (1504) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 1, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at ratebeer beerfest 2016. Pours yellow haze. Aroma is tart. Taste is dry with a nice tartness
Bule (1682) - California, USA - JAN 31, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taster at Ratebeer best festival. Pours a golden color with a bit of head. Guava tartness. Nice balance.
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2016
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, many thanks to DJ Reakt, through the brewers’ network! First batch.
Flat fairly lifeless carbonation. Is it Louis Roederer? Aroma is barnyard funk, wood, oak, red wine barrels. Taste is bone dry ala Frank Boon, soft malts. Absolutely bloody mesmerising.
DutchDrebus (5473) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (batch 2 - 2013) @ joes goes whale hunting. Hazy peach colour with a small white head. Dusty, sourish, fruity. Very nice but hard to describe. Tastes fruity, fresh, sour, dusty, peach, green apple. Medium body, soft carbo.
onceblind (6695) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy deep gold with a fast fading head. Lovely wheat and funky earthy Belgian salt and a kiss of lemon on the nose. Very lovely guava and citrus undertones with a touch of salt and Belgian funk. Just a touch sour. Very delicious and very full and coating. Amazing. A kiss salty.
jbruner (3783) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2016 Pours a clear golden yellow with bubbly white head that leaves good lace. Aroma of big funk, nice lactic undertones, hints of malty sweetness. Taste is more toward the funk and sour, but well balanced and nicely done. Really a treat to try.