thome50 (1046) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - APR 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle that I opened at Matty and Marks Pub in October 2012. Pours a deep orange with little head but the carbonation is perfect for the style. Aroma is slight fruity peach, some kind of barn yard/hay and slight sour fruit. Taste is one of the best levels of sourness melded with complex flavors I’ve ever experienced in an American sour. This beer is great and the peach notes still carry on.
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - APR 20, 2013
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poured a hazy apricot color with very little head
Flavor was unreal, sour peach from the yellow bus with a nice blend from ddg.
jbeatty (1038) - New York, USA - APR 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, tasted 04/17/2013. Pours brilliant golden orange, light fizzy head fades to the surface, champagne bubbles. Aroma is light peaches, orange and lemon, funky must, light acetone, wood, vanilla. Taste is tart and outrageously fruity- orange, tropical citrus, peaches cutting through, mild funk, big oak presence. Reminiscent of fresh Fou Foune but somehow better! Light palate, bubbly carbonation. Wow, this is still holding up and can go on for a while, the hype is deserved. Amazingly fresh and complex, not overly sour, outstanding.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a snifter. From notes. Tasted side by side with Isabelle Proximus.
Veritas 004 has a mellow tangerine yellow color. There is not much of a head, but what little there is has an eggshell white color and dissipates fairly quickly.
The aroma is absurdly good. Sour peaches, grass and hay funk, and oak all contribute to a great, strong smelling aroma.
It is tough to explain with precision what makes a beer that is already a blend of other beers and has spent a fair amount of time maturing the bottle have a taste that borders on perfect, but this beer does. There is a bit more sour character than there is in Isabelle. The sour peach notes ensure that there is a nice focus on the fruit, but the grassy notes and wild funk have their place on their own as well. Lactic notes of peaches, apricot, and lemon zest all lead into a slight acetic vinegar finish.
This has a medium body, with a light but pleasant carbonation. It is smooth, both in terms of the transition of flavors and the overall mouthfeel. There is a firm acidity throughout the sip. This beer is simply phenomenal.
alexsdad06 (5551) - Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle shared by sean9689 and Masterski at DLD. Big thanks to them for this one. Pours a hazy yellow golden with a medium sized white head. The aroma has tart citrus, cheese, funk, vinegar, and oak. The flavor has sour citrus, yeasty, cheesy, mild sweetness, peaches and grapefruit peel. The finish has some prickly carbonation. It was a great surprise to get to try this one.
gEUS (1166) - Linden, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml - This is a great beer! Light yellow with a thin head. Funky and light aroma of peach and hay. Light body with nice sourness, flavour of citrus and thymme. Great beer!
Borresteijn (4778) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Sloshfest. Hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma of acid, funk, lemon, light floral sweetness, light fruity, apricot. Flavour is still quite sour, but more mellow and rounded off than in the 008, lemon, funk, light peppery, light acidburn, floral, rather sour finish. More enjoyable than the 008, but still way too sour for me.
crossovert (7561) - Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tart, elegant. Cherry, lemon, oak, sourness. Not super funky or sour. But complex and smooth.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Notes from my backlog: Hazy golden pour with a white head. Funky aroma- citric, leathery, mild acetone notes, grapefruit, claussenii funk. Crisp tart body. Citric, lemony, leathery funk, barnyard, a touch of biscuity malt nuance as it warms under the big acidity. Awesome stuff.
McGrupp612 (139) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
As I popped the cork on this, the aroma of peach, summer stone fruit, and sourness exploded. Golden/peach pour with no head. Flavor is amazing. Tart peach flesh, lactic and acetic acid fade slowly into a light cherry flavor. The sourness builds a little bit by the end of my glass, but is never out of balance with the intense sour peach goodness. The subtle cherry flavor after the peach is what sets this American wild above all others. Carbonation was a little low, but nothing to complain about. This is the best American wild that I have ever had, and overall a true masterpiece.