fordest (2073) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JAN 29, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle thanks to BeerandBlues2. Cola color and head. But very active. Over flowed after the cork went flying up and hit the celing....(someday the wife will ask me what all those little marks are from)... Aromas were very sour cherry and apple Very Flemishy. Flavor was also very sour. Cherry and pear and tangerine. Wowzers really really tart. Very tasty stuff
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2007
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2007 In short: Intensely tasty Flemish Sour that also offers a rich malty body. Amazing stuff.
How: Many tasting sessions. Never had a full bottle. Latest sample (rated here) at Montreal-crew sour beer tasting. Bottle from MartinT
The look: Cloudy dark red body with a medium beige head
In long: Straight to the point Flemish Sour. Very sour. Lots of cherry and oak sourness. A little peppery-ish spicy too. Rich body that offers more on the malt/caramel front than all other Flemish Sour except maybe the Earthmonk. Somewhat fluffy body. Woody and even tree bark flavours in there too. The attack is intense, then the beer settles down and it becomes rich and round and after you swallow you get that intense comeback of spicy cherries and oak. Might be my second favorite Flemish Sour right after the Earthmonk. There are many things I expect to find in Colorado: mountains, cows, gunsÖ but this Flemish Sour was quite a surprise.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber red with a thick creamy light tan head. Smells, of extreme tanic sourness, and mixed in with some apples and cherries. Iíve had this one before room temperature, but this one was ice cold and it seemed way more sour this time than before. I get a lot of lemons, and tannin, some light citrus fruits as well. extremely sour but still nice.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fruit and brett in the aroma. Reddish brown color. Sour, green apple up front, some berries, vinegar, very smooth oaky tanin finish. Right after you swallow it feels like you grow a little patch of hair in the back of your mouth.
JesSayan (9) - USA - JAN 18, 2007 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle # 04-2995
Vibrant copper with stunning clarity, a bit of a head forms, and disapears, thereís a fine film of tan bubbles coating the top of the beer. Nose is of biting, green apple skin acidity, cherries, raspeberries, and a bit of woody taste swimming in vinegar.In your mouth, the beer is aggressively sharp and surprisingly full-bodied, with just the subtlest hints of astringency and that acidic bite in the back of the throat. It hits your toungue with a lovely acidic start, followed by underripe raspberries, almonds and slight woody aspect. Vinegar is omnipresent here, and itís lovely in this form. Thereís a every so faint toasted bread there, Itís sour and tart, through and through, but itís somehow balanced. Finish is fruity and vinegary with that acidic bite building in the back of the throat. Exquisite.
bigbish (596) - California, USA - JAN 16, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is my second sour beer, so my rating could be biased a little high, but oh my god is this good. Sour aroma, with a hint of champagne. A very complex flavor that I have trouble describing other than amazing. I will buy this again!
grease (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2005 Vintage. My brother lives in Denver and sent me 6 of these beauties last winter! I have been cracking them on special occasions, or when thirsty (always a special occasion). The last bottle was last week, and I have to admit that this beer is improving greatly in the bottle. My impressions last year this time were that it was overattenuated and not nearly as complex as the Rodenbach Grand Cru of 5+ years ago. Interestingly, the complexity is improving in the bottle with more complexity in the later tries. I am down to one bottle and will have to save it for a truly special occasion. Intensely sour, some woodiness, tart, and wonderfully crisp on the palate.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JAN 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
January DMBT. I donít know how to rate this because I just simply donít like these sour beers. I have tried to like them, however, it just doesnít work with my palate. That said, I can tell that itís a well crafted beer, especially for this style. However, I like my beer to taste like beer, not Vinegar. The people at our tasting were split: Either people loved it, or wanted to barf. I, unfortunately, was in the latter group.
thefederalist (298) - Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA - JAN 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark pink if thatís possible. Very powerful sour apple/grapefruit aroma. Flavor is dry and citrusy, some cherry and more sour apple. Complex, but I find myself wanting something other than sour fruit. Maybe I should get more used to it but at $30 a bottle, that will probably not be possible. Nice interpretation of the sour brown.
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2007 Re-rate: PP Strong Ale Fest 07 10th Anniversary Bottle from Dr. Bill. Pours orange/red with a 2 finger tan head. Nose is sick, supremely sour. Taste is sour, with a big killer kick. Damn.
Beer 2 of the Bartzilla Death Metal Beer Tasting 1/12/2007, consumed with many great beer drinkers including Bartzilla, Naven, as well as Lee creator of Arrogant Bastard, and a really cool guy. This brew is intense its potnent and it feels like much more than 6% abv. It tastes great but really kicks the throat down, puckering lips that donít exist inside the throat. Its intense, yummy and all in all fantastic.