b3shine (5820) - Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle to half-pint glass (HUGE thanks to The BeerSommelier). Looks good; a slightly cloudy orange. Smells and tastes good too; tart , and oaky with a nice, dry mouthfeel. Great stuff!
mathieuc (1491) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Quite glad to have been able to sample this huge whale! Thanks to all those involved! Pours a clear golden with no head and thus no lacing. Aroma is fruity (the yellow kind), acetic and feeling overall vinous. Tasting confirms the nose: apricots, light vinegar, good acidity. No residual sugar. Lightly carbonated and light, really fun to drink. I think this one held up pretty well overall and would have liked to be able to compare with a fresher sample.
Marheb (2296) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Merci à mathieuc pour la bouteille et tom10101 pour l’occasion. Elle s’assoit sur une belle colonne acétique, des notes herbales, des fruits mures (principalement poires et pommes) et une sauvagerie terreuse. Le liquide est franchement élégant avec une effervescence plus qu’adéquate. Elle semble avoir merveilleusement vieillie, superbe bouteille pour lancer une dégustation.
czar (4676) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle from cparles and shared by mathieuc, many thanks dudes. pours unclear very light golden, no head nor lacing. pears, white wine, bit of acteic but also a complex array of acidic components, cheese, dust, celery, pepper. light and appreciable acidity. average to moderate carbonation - surprisingly ok, light body, grassy finish. a very nice geuze-like product, not so much akin with other american counterparts aiming for the same goal, more or less. much enjoyed!
tom10101 (3074) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (750 ml). From cparles and shared by mathieuc, thanks to both of you guys! Clear bright golden with light white head and little to no lacing. Aroma is pretty much lambic-like with a lot of funk and fruits (pineapples, lemon, citrus, pear), acetic notes and light earthy notes. Taste is moderately acetic (not over the top like some other american sours), lot of lambic funk, fruits, light sweetness and light earthy notes. Medium body. Low to moderate carbonation. Dry finish. Even with 5+ years on it, it’s still as good if not better than Cable Car. It’s probably the American Lambic that reminds me the most of a Belgian Lambic, which is very interesting. It’s most certainly past is prime, but it’s still a world class sour. Very complex. Nice funkiness. Very good!
gmph22 (4) - - NOV 9, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Among the best sours ever. Had it at the end of a very long beef tasting session when I was already drunk. Thanks to the fake redhead who provided. Incredible sour. Balanced and complex. Fruity with everything else. Nothing more to say.
Warped_Silver (84) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing beer! Thanks to barrel fest 3013!! Aroma citrus and clean sour. Taste amazing! But can't discuss as end of amazing beer night after amazing beers. One of the smoothest, balanced sour I've ever had!
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BelgianBeerGal (3240) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle bought back in 2009 and now enjoyed for our 10th anniversary. Well chosen. This is obviously a phenomenal sour beer and worthy of the Belgian style. The most impressive thing to me was that the tart punch never transitioned into an acetic or even acidic bite; not even as it warmed to room temperature. Very impressive.
skoisirius (1761) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was fortunate enough to consume this three, possibly four times. Two of those I owe thanks to Mr. Himelstein, and one of those to someone who brought a bottle to a tasting years back (Tom??). As this has plenty of rave reviews touching on notes already, I’m just going to put my $.02 in by saying this: If you can find one of these still lying around, no matter what the cost, buy it. You will see why it’s ranked the #1 Collaborative Brew. Beyond that it’s just one of those ’going down in beer history’ brews! Excellent!
CesarLópez (10) - - AUG 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
De color dorado y espuma blanca poco densa, aroma acido y con trazas de vino blanco o champan. En boca es agradable no es acida tan como esperaba, es mas maltosa que otras sours, con un agradable final.