BBB63 (6449) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle and served in my Duvel big snifter: Hazy golden hue with a forever lasting head and excellent lace. The nose detects peach fruit, sweaty horseblanket, lemongrass and juniper, a hint of mineral water, oak, and peat, and an earthy pity vapour, UTTERLY WONDERFUL! The taste is much more fresh peach juice forward but the funk is starting to show up on the palate too. A minerally and oaky note about the edges as well. The mouth feel is tart and mouth watering, completely refreshing and I want to have more. Bone dry finish is even a hit. I AM NOT A PEACH FAN, yet for the second time in 12 month a beer based with peaches as taken me to somewhere I thought I would never go. (The other is Livery Impeche).
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2009
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big thanks to Nelson for sharing this after EBF NOTB at Dmacís tasting. Hazy golden in color with a head that dissipates into a small ring around the edge of the glass. Nice, spritzy carbonation. Awesome, intense aroma of brett, tart citrus, lemonrind, peaches and light pineapple at times. Taste is funky and moderately sour with alot of tart citrus, somewhat lemony, a good amount of peaches, mild pineapple, slightly musty yeast, and a good strong citric sourness right through the finish. Awesome!!
bb (7510) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Amber beer with an off-white head. Woody, sour aroma. Woodsy, sour flavor with peaches and a bit of cereal. Medium bodied. Tart, woodsiness lingers with peaches.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 6, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours with a yellow body topped by a medium thick, white head with some lacing left on the glass. Itís sweet yet sour with notes of peach, wood and sugar. Light bodied, crisp and dry.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
In short: Very close to a Belgian fruity Lambic. Funky, sharp, acidic and dry with light fruit skins flavour. Amazing stuff.
How: Post-EBF tasting session #1 at dmac hotel room. Bottle from the always resourceful Nelson (tertons)
The look: Slightly cloudy golden body topped by a white ring of foam
In long: Nose is funky/bretty and sharp, very lambic-like. Taste is intense. Sharp, acidic, funky, lemony, dry, extra-tart, sandy, woody (sawdust). The fruits (peaches) are certainly not overwhelming here and I didnít find a pure peach taste in there. More like apricot and peach skin. Three times in my notes I wrote that this was along the lines of an aged dry Cantillon Foufoune and probably even better than the Foufoune. Yet another example of how close North Americans breweries are getting to re-creating a true lambic taste this side of the pound. This beer current top-50 position is obviously driven by the rarity of the brew. The ďrarity ratersĒ are so predictable that I find them funny but this time they got it right but for the wrong reason. Iím a quality rater and I say this brew kicks some serious ass and I would really like to blind-test it next to a Cantillon Foufoune. But the odds of me getting another bottle of that are about the same as the odds of a Nirvana reunion tour.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow- Huge thanks to Nelson for sharing this at the EBF hotel tasting. Fuck yeah! Pours a murky hazy orange with a thinning head with some prickly soda like appearance. Aroma is funked out- tons of bretty sourness, light lacto with good amoutn of peachy funkyness that I get with some of my sour peach homebrews. Flavor is of tons of acid and peach with a good juicyfruit like body- lemony, citrusy and tons of lactic and malic-types of prickly acidity on the edges of the tongue- yet no acetobacter- peachy fleshyness is breaking down and creating even more sourness to go along with the funk to this beer. Incredibly sour and mouth puckering but not undrinkable at all. Rockin!!
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared by Tertons, thanks Nelson. Pours a hazy golden yellow body with a thin whit lacing. Citric with tart peaches, tangy pineapple and hints of lemon. A dry brett character and a nice sour grape and light woodiness. Tart with hints of balsamic. This beer is phenomenal. 4.7+ per my notes.
BrianK (200) - Livingston, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared by Tertons. Thanks Nelson. Nice peach flavor. Great sourness. Great flavor. I guess thatís about it.
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy orange colour with a thin white head that was a bit coarse. Nice aroma that was accented by some nice fruit characteristics and a bit of funk in addition to the soft tartness. This is light on the palate but pretty full in flavour and complexity. Again some fruit, more like a berry, and there is a nice lingering acidicness to it.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright orange hue, thing white ring, great clarity. Nose of sweet peaches, light fruits, tart berries, oak, funk. Flavor is peaches and light fruits mixed with tart acidity, complex light fruit profile, oak, vanilla, lasting sourness, finishes dry. A wonderful light and fruity sou, very easy-drinking and refreshing with a tangy finish.