highlandlad (1417) - Blue Mountains, - SEP 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice sour ale from one of the globe’s most adventurous brewers. Inconsistent they may be, but never dull. Cloudy bronze with a generous head. Inviting aroma of sour cherries, pineapple, brett and wheat-sheaf. Fizzy palate, thin to medium body. Big burst of flavour up-front but it falls away a little in the mid-palate. Fairly sweet but balanced by some mouth-watering fruity acids. Spicy finish and some alcoholic warmth. Perhaps a bit too high in alcohol for the style but overall a very decent package. Not a million miles from Orval with its herbal overtones. (330ml bottle from Leura Cellars. BB 14/3/18)
GenDV138 (1473) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2014
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2014 11.2 oz bottle from State Line poured into a snifter. 9.4% ABV. Hazy dark brown with some beige bubbles/ring, no head. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel, toffee. Fairly sweet barleywine-ish aroma. Tastes of light caramel and toffee, dark fruit and raisins. Kind of bland. Thin body with a dry and warm finish. Very low carbonation. Watery mouthfeel. Don’t really get any sour or tartness out of this so maybe this bottle was sitting on the shelf for awhile and those flavors faded. Or just a bad bottle. More of a poorly done barleywine thing going on. Couldn’t finish this.
RichTheVillan (3209) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Brewdog Birmingham; cloudy amber pour with a thin off white head, vinous grape aroma, taste has surprising amount of malt action along with some underlying grape, a hint of acidity, not much sour action, some orange.
jackafholmes (242) - - OCT 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Third from the brewdog bar, sheffield. Hazy rose/orange ale. Smells very sour, almost like a lambic. Taste is not sour really, more fruity and slightly bitter. Slightly oily with a medium body and not much carb.
jmgreenuk (4692) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Brewdog Birmingham. Poured a hazy medium amber with a thin broken white head and a little broken lace. The aroma is light sour citrus, yeast. The flavour is light sour with a rich crisp chewy biscuit dough malt citrus sour palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Another winner from Mikkeller.
Percy0103 (196) - MEXICO - OCT 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 355ml. A somewhat cloudy amber beer with a small white head. It has a sour aroma with a lot of yeast, herbs and grass. Taste is sour with faint carbonation and some astringency. Heavy yeast character and acidic aftertaste.
Sdaniel90 (398) - Mexico City, MEXICO - OCT 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 355ml. Hazy reddish maple with a minimal frothy tan head. Sour, earthy aroma with hints of dry fruits, alcohol and sour cherries. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Mild sourness with a subtle astringnecy and an earthy alcohol bitter finish. Unusual, even for a sour ale, but very pleasant.
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
supposedly more funk on tap, but i had a bottle. while quite good it was more sweet, oaky, and malt dominated than i’d been lead to beleive. a little tart barnyard underneath. smooth at nearly 10%...a sessionable strong beer."
alkolas510 (670) - SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kopparfärgad med stort ljusbrunt skum. Doftar lite surt/pissoar och karamellmalt. Smakar funky och lite surt.
rarbring (1437) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Overall: Toffee, malt, raisins, sherry, some alcohol. Served too cold and young.
Note: On-tap at Mikkeller Bar. Reviewed 2014-09-17.
Holmen2 (1045) - NORWAY - AUG 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2014 From tap at Cardinal. Copper. Receding, off-white head. Aroma of lambic and sour berries. A bit waterish. Decent bitterness in aftertaste, untypical if a lambic.