madvike (2880) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by CaseyK...thanks Casey! - Hazy dark gold pour with a thin off-white head. Nose is peach/apricot wtih a light sourness. Tart, but not overly so. This is pretty delicate and gentle--I don’t know why, but I expected more funk. I like it though--I enjoy the balance and restraint. Taste is peaches up front, fading into a sharp citrus snap, with a dry tartness. It shifts from the gentleness of the nose to the aggressive bitter tartness. Big carbonation fizzes and fluffs up the body, though it gets in the way of the flavors a bit. Happy to try this one...really good stuff.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
hazy yellow tinted white with a small white head.
it smells and tastes of matches, eggs, sour milk, dust, lemon and wood.
crazy sour. puckering mouth feel. 8/4/8/4/16
Fratto (2654) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Bman1113VR. Yellow orange pour with a white head. Aroma is sour, bananas, and mossy wood. Taste is sour, dusty, earth, and old peaches. Puckered finish.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(750ml bottle, courtesy of BMan1113VR) Pours a cloudy yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of lemon, grapefruit, peach, nectarine, yogurt, and earth. Flavor of lemon, stone fruit, wood, lacto, and brett.
Hair6a11 (1387) - Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: pour is murky golden, like apricot, with an excellent pillowy white head in this lost Abbey glass. It retains well, with sticky lacing too. The nose is quite nice to me: wet oak, fruitiness like peaches, a certain sweetness is present like candied sugar. The flavor profile reveals the sour notes initially, there is a certain funk.albeit mild here, more peaches, some light lactic, the wet oak is present, with some grasses, barnyard, and bread near the finish. Overall, a most excellent brew lacking a touch of complexity, if my only (minor) complaint
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750ml bottle thanks to BMan1113VR) cloudy peach colored beer with ring of white bubbles and tons of head. Nose of char wood, peach, funky, wet barrel, smells so delicious. Taste of very tart peach, wet wood, pedio, charred wood, very gueuze like, just awesome. Very well carbonated, and an awesome palate cleanser. Love this one.
pushkinwow (2100) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A few samples at EBF NoTB, favourite sour for sure. Hazy pale yellow with an off white head. Acidic and vinegar sourness, some funk, some lemon zest and peach skin. Mild carbonation, full body - sourness hits your palate but then backs off a bit to allow more of the fruit and funk to come out, and it seems like it becomes a bit mellow with some oak at the end along with some dryness. A very good beer.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip.
A very hazy golden color with a ton of carbonation out of the bottle.
Sour peach and oak come rise above a blonde base beer aroma. There is a bit of vinegar as well.
Peach, light malts, crisp, tart, fairly sour during the flavor with a lingering sourness. There is a little bit of lemon zest and some oaky white wine notes. The peaches are not as full as I would have hoped. The depth is kind of lacking in the flavor.
Veritas 010 is very crisp, and the medium body borders on over-carbonated.
This is a nice beer, but my expectations are very high for a beer in the Veritas series.
Scopey (7413) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Lost Abbey Tap Room, many thanks to the very generous Tomme. It pours light orange, with a thin white head. The nose is farmyard, tart lemon, tart peach, nectarine and funk - gorgeous! The taste is tart peach, apricot, pineapple, Seville orange, lemony tartness and lactic acid, with a tart finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Straight up delicious, with drinkability through the roof. Yum!
Dunt (295) - Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks Baron for bringing this rare treat. Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bright peach in color with a half fingers worth spritzy white head. Hazy in clarity. Nose reminds me a lot of fresh Fou Foune, particularly a peach yogurt character. Peach doesn’t come out as much in the flavor, this seems to have more of a citrusy, white wine character. Light mouthfeel, medium carbonation, average acidity, and a medium finish. Good beer, but I don’t think this is the next Yellow Bus. Probably still prefer Fou Foune and Flaming Fury in terms of peach/apricot sours.