sarro (128) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared 12-2-11 thanks to Matt! Pours nearly still with a small amount of bubbles around the edge. Appearance is golden straw with a slight haziness. Smell is Belgian yeast, dry malt and wood, vanilla & oak, the tiniest bit of sharp sourness. Taste is well rounded sourness composed of apple, cider, pear, and geuze. Nice dry and oaky finish. It’s pretty sour but accompanied by some fruit notes and well rounded overall.
PartyFowle (672) - - MAY 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pale gold. Perfect translucence; zero head. Rich sweetness in the nose: pear, peach, lavender, smoky vinegar, apple cider. Vinegar, pear, apple and a hint of banana emerge in the flavor. Lacks some oomph at the end. Mild carbonation in the watery medium-light body. Big vinegary acidity builds between sips. Probably would’ve been much better a year or two ago.
biggsbowler (546) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Pours yellow/orange. Nose is peach, sour, tart, and acidic. Taste is more peaches, nectarines, oranges, tart, and sour. This is some tasty stuff!!!
jtclockwork (11064) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Astoria share. I need the label for this. If anyone has an empty they don’t want, please let me know. Pours yellow gold white head. Nose/taste of apricot, oak, funk, lemon and tart acid. Medium body.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl, at 8%Vol (004 written on the back label), retired exclusive American blended brew, with peaches, thx alot to Dirk for sharing!, very complex sour fruit brew, sour/fruity and slightly woody/floral, yet easy to drink, balanced, hazy, nearly no head, very good brew, ’Despite some signs of oxidation, this sample aged very well!’
cards04 (2380) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Holy shit this is amazing. Aromas are intoxicating. Aromas are sweet.. And fruity. Oak and wine too. One of the best smelling beers I?ve ever had. Super sour. Lemon and white wine. Chardonnay. So good.
madmitch76 (18664) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
15th February 2014
Scopey 5K Tasting in deepest Croydonia. Big thanks to Paul for breaking out this whale for his 5K. Lightly hazy gold beer, small white head. Palate is light and crisp. Light sourness with touches of wood and worcester sauce. Little citric peel bitterness and sour sherbet. Light floralness and tangerine. Finishes semi and crispy. Very nice.
maneliquor (3474) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge whale shared by Scopey for his 5000th rate. Pours hazy golden with a sticky white rim leaving nice lacing. Nose is tangy and tarty berries, big barnyard focus, sweet lemon juice, quite zest forward, light muskiness and quite doughy. Has a very pleasing tropical mandarin type note throughout. Absolutely outstanding balance in this. Taste showcases some amazing tanginess, very lemon-centric with zesty lime and orange. Some pleasing peppery additions with straw and juicy citric notes. A very tangy sour and it works so well. Understandably world class
Leighton (14431) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at the Scopey 5K tasting - big thanks to the host for this one. Pours cloudy yellow-gold with a foamy, white head. Nice, citric tartness in the aroma with accents of tangerine and peach. Moderate sweetness to the flavor with lovely tang, lemon, further tangerine. Light bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Clean, refreshing conclusion with great balance, more lemony tang, tangerines, faint leather, light alcohol warmth. Wonderful balance and nuance. Highly drinkable. Very good beer.
Theydon_Bois (12925) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split at Scopey’s 5K Extravaganza of Oompah Band meets doorbell music, massive thanks to the man of the moment on rate 5K - 15/02/14.
Hazed orange with a thin off white covering.
Nose is tangy dank fruits, bitter orange, citric tinged straw, bitter apricots, dank wood, light smoke.
Taste comprises bitter orange, on the turn peach, dank musty wood, light acid, lemon rind, straw, tarte fruit cocophony.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying closure.
Solid easy drinking sour, mellow stuff with very subtle acid/vinegar notes, good balance.
Scopey (9425) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home to celebrate my #5000 rate! It pours hazy golden orange with a small white head. The nose is wood, floral, barnyard, brett, hay, apricot yoghurt, light spice, wet leaf and some mustiness. The taste is crisp, tart, peachy, orange, sour apricot, light acidity, sherbet, sour candy, wood, vinous, lightest touch of vinegar, white grape skin, gooseberry and some floral notes with a dry, tart finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Very approachable and rather drinkable stuff. Perhaps not quite what its cracked up to be, but tasty nonetheless.