Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this off tap at the brewery. Aroma is sour, even a little bit whiskeyish. Taste is dominated by a sour apple and vinous character. As soon as this hits your mouth, a strong alcohol/sour flavor burts up and out your nose. Very good- this is trying to be the american version of De Dolle Stille Nacht and it's not a bad copy.
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is dry, slightly sour and woody, though still sweet with hints of marcipan. The color is orange-brown and it has a fine beige head though disappearing. The flavor is very woody and sour from the wild fermentation. This is really a good beer. Thanks MartinKubert for bringing this to a sampling night.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2004
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dull brown with off white head. Sour aroma and a mouth-puckering tart taste. Just don't seem to enjoy beers of this style.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber ruby with no head. The nose is sweet almost like port but not as thick. The taste is sweet and sour with some grapes. The body is thin but warm and silkey. I dont know, I tried, I just cant get into this stuff.
WABeerChick (25) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This was a great treat. Hand bottled - strait from Ft. Collins. Glad to know the guys who have been producing a very average amber can put out this phenom.
egajdzis (5196) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2008 Hand Bottled #1636? it was kind of scratched out... Poured a hazy amber color with a medium sized off white head and some decent. Tart aroma of oak, spice, sour cherry, malt and caramel. Sour cherry, cherry skins, apples, some yeast and oak, caramel as well. A little grapefruit and some lemon too, I found this very sour. But also enjoyable to have alittle of this in a night!
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - JAN 2, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2004 11/12/03. Poured out of 750 mL bottle, enjoyed in a tasting at Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, CA 11/12/03. Creamy, off-white head with whispy retention. Amber body, very nice, classy appearance. Aroma is mostly light wood, oaky, and slightly of sour cherry. Very lovely nose. Incredibly tart, sour cherry flavor, with stinging hotness and spice. Quite surprising to find the heat on this, but it's very good. The finish comes wonderfully smooth with subtle, sweet malt, drying and almost chunky with complexity. This beer is all over the place with wood-aged qualities, but they mostly add up (and never detract) to make this just very unique, and one damn fine all-around beer.
theakston (64) - arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sour, esthery, fruity and refreshing. lingering aftertaste of oak and mild spices. This reminds me so much of the Rodenbach I used to know. I just wish it was more widely available.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky red with yellow edges. Whispy, thin head. Very strong aroma of sour apples and unripened berries, barnyward. Very sour and tart from start to finish. The mouthfeel was very prickly, very peppery, very sharp. This beer is very full and very fun to drink.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - DEC 22, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown, effervescent, with a thin head. Crisp, caramellish smell, with some apples and other fruits pervasive...exceptionaly good-smelling. Tart and sour goodness in the flavor; I'm finding that this style appeals to me quite a bit. Wish I had some others to try. Effervescent on the tongue, delicious aftertaste. Outstanding.