snownirvana (70) - - MAY 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From bottle into Rodenbach sour glass. A: very sour, rotten raspberries, and high citrus levels. App: very dark amber with 3 finger tan head. T: very sour on the front of lime juice, milder citrus in the middle, ample sour lime citrus in the back. P: crisp bubbles, very smooth. Aftertaste of solid lime juice. First New Belgium beer I have had that is truly the style of the old world.
zgaier (1374) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Redlight Redlight in Orlando. Pours a dark red brown with a tan head and very sweet, tart fruity aroma. Taste is sour and tart, lots of apple and fruit notes coming through with oak and funk into the sour finish. Delicious wild ale
jjgmd (1418) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Redlight Redlight in Orlando on Brandon’s birthday with A and Z , pours a dark brown color with no head. Nose is a deep sour and tart malt, and deliciously so. Taste is fruity and sweet up front followed by a strong tartness and sourness. Finish is sour and tart and mouth puckering. Great sour !
Quaff Score 8 / 100
rlgk (10368) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Sweet & Sour, Sätila, 2014-08-30. Hazy amber/brown beer with a small offwhite head. Sourish aroma, caramel, vinegar, licorice, raisins, figs, citrus, solvent notes, barnyard, some dades. Sour vinegar flavor, licorice, raisins, solvent, barnyard, tart notes.
_angst_ (2757) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber courtesy of tkrjukoff. Pours hazy amberish brown with a frothy brownish beige head that leaves some sticky lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet, sour, slightly malty and tiny fruity with sweet dark bread, caramel, lemon juice, grape juice, moist wood, moist hay, raisins, red wine vinegar, barnyard and lemon zest. Taste is sour and tiny malty with dark bread, toasted cereal, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, moist soil, leather, barnyard, raisins, cocoa powder and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is slightly dry, tart, slightly mouth-puckering and medium. Finish is sour and tiny malty with dark bread, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, moist hay, moist soil, leather, barnyard and lemon zest. Solid sour brown.
john_henry (100) - - AUG 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer, but I was expecting a little more. For the price tag and the hipe, I struggle to rate this much higher than the standard Rodenbach. Still a great beer worth hunting down, but given the option I’d have a Rodenbach grand cru, or pretty much any other Belgian oud brune. In a vertical tasting the new Belgium offering is harsher, and a little more sour. Overall a little thin and less balanced than the Rodenbach.
geologyguy (682) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amazing smell! Can’t be better...sour taste that is just right on strength....wish it finished slightly sweet
bwa5879 (643) - Portage, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby brown murky pour with little beige head. Funky strong scent, port wine but extra tart, pert sour, lighter fruits. Soft carbonation, extreme sour mouthfeel, almost gritty finish it’s so dry and sour. Bright sour apple and berry tart, a bit of chardonnay, also some nutty brown ale flavor with a bit of cocoa. Really great in your face sour but probably would add complexity with aging (more creaminess, deeper flavor palate).
jackfrost9p (258) - California, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I am not really into sours and this was the first I believe. Very sour and tart. Different and unique beer for sure. I’ll have to try a few more.
Bacterial (1526) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A bottle that has been sitting in my basement for 2 or 3 years (for no good reason). Brown reddish pour with a slight tan head. Cherry, raspberry, oak and a hint of vinegar in the nose. Bright sourness in the taste. Cherry, dark fruit, acetic and lactic acid, sharp with a nice finish. Lightly acidic finish that sticks way back in my throat for a while after each sip.
DrunkSanta410 (269) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2014 bottle. Poured into a glass. Very dark reddish brown. Little head. Aroma is very complex, rasins, leather, vinegar, cherries. Smells tart. Taste is tart initially, slight vinegar. Fruitiness with cherries and slightly tart raspberry flavors. Finishes with rasins and leather. Nice! Palate is pretty light in body, medium carbonation. Very good, very complex. This one will age nicely.