ciocanelu (1425) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAR 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden color with white head. Aroma is lemony and yeasty. Taste starts sour up-front, dry and lemony with some hops in the background. Light body with high effervescence, very dry. Quite nice, sour, dry but also hoppy in the background.
LinusStick (3252) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious sour beer. Aroma was good, but worried me. Sour malt and not much else. Pour was a hazy medium orange with a thin off white film for a head. Taste was better than the aroma. Sour, with mouth puckering vinegar and yeast. Finish was pretty quick and didn’t linger, which was a little disappointing, but still a delicious complex sour beer. Medium carbonation.
dwm1034 (755) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DRAFT at Apex in Portland. Pours a hazy orange with white head. Nose is mango / bit of peach. Taste is a mild tart; definitely sour but not too much so. Very tasty.
kricker (1) - - MAR 5, 2016 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A great beer, just had the 2013 against the 2015 and a little bottle age on this beer really let it shine! A treat for sure.
gregwilsonstl (2142) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark gold. Tart. Nice polished sour. Decent. Nothing great. Tasted at tims moby dicks share.
furthur (920) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - FEB 18, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2015 bottle, slightly cloudy Amber, big creamy white head. Aroma lemon, kombucha, hint of grapefruit. Taste is lemon, kombucha, peach. Palate is light, carbonation subdued. This is generally sour, moderately complex, pretty good.
kryon (2748) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy apricot minimal head
Aromas of cracked garden branch, gooseberries, elderflower
Taste has sour apples, gooseberries, tart fruityness,
ansalon (3036) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy orange with a low white head. Aromas of citrus, funk, green grapes, green apple. Taste is citrusy with mineral notes and grape tartness. Mouthfeel is tart and dry with medium carbonation.
VsXsV (3967) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at BrewDog Kungsholmen. Hazy orange liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of fresh hops, lemon peel, red apple skin, mineral, light barnyard, light grain and lychee. Taste is dry and medium sour with notes of fresh hops, lemon, light barnyard and light grain. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Great stuff. Modern. Quaffable.
DeanF (2348) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well there’s nothin I don’t like no better than a fine sour ale... and it’s great that the new world folks are finall taking to the style. I can recall my first encounters with sour ales, on the hills of the Parisian steppes some years ago, watching fireworks with a backpack of fine Belgians as well as a decent glass to go with them. Nice to know the lager fiends of the world are finally coming around to the finer edge of the beer world, eh? So anyways it pours reasonably well like a fruit lager with modest carbonation and very little head, not exciting really. The aroma is fruitiness like an IPA but no complexity, nothing like what a good ol’ sour ale should smell like, but if you sniff deeply you’ll start to notice lambic notes and other mementos of those times you got waste on this style in Brussels like I did. The flavour is slightly sour but not prominent enough - there are hints of it here, and I wonder if the temperature was too low at 4.8 celcius, perhaps this is more of a room temperature brew - but it has some decent sour notes, though nothing too exciting nor complex to bring it out onto the world stage. Nonetheless good points for a decent sour ale on this continent, damn I do miss them, wish more people would appreciate the nuances of the darker sour ales that make life in Europe as palatable as it is, terrorists and all.