IrishBoy (3689) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Imbibe Wine. Nose is citrus and tart with some light spice and funk. Hazy yellow orange with a big pale yellow head. Flavor is lightly tart lemon and caramel with spicy notes.
Caskalefan (137) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hazy amber pour producing a couple of fingers of white head that recedes to form a lasting ring.
Body is fairly light and sprightly for a sour.
Aroma and flavor are complex with peach, mango, pineapple, lemon, cedar shavings, sour cherry, vinegar, horse blanket/barnyard funk, anda bit of allspice,
The judicious use of Amarillos for dry hopping was ingenious, as the fruitiness imparted by the hops segues seamlessly into the funkiness contributed by the brett..
This one is not quite as sour as La Folie, but has a more intriguing balance and flavor profile, and it has a better drinkability.
Buy at least few, (itís considerably cheaper than the Folie) if you can find them.
Cousin_Larry (193) - - OCT 20, 2013
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This brew puts the "sour" in sour ale. Tastes and smells like carbonated lemon juice. I strongly prefer Monkís in this category.
jmcgavin12 (363) - Madison, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light cloudy orange with minimal lacing off white head. Aroma is moderate with malts, lactic, yeast, and a bit of wood and stone fruits. Flavor is sweet long lasting with citric bitter throughout. Mango papaya and amazingness permeate. A great beer.
Gription79 (2007) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on trap at The Mayor of Old Town. This is a great beer to end the night on. Big lactic acid bite in the aroma and flavor. Notes of stone fruits, grainy, bready, some funk. Thus is awesome, I should have consumed pints of this all night.
Nsanders (335) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Amber in color with minimal head. Resinous hops, lemons, under ripe peaches, white grapes and grapefruit. Citrus sourness that clings to the teeth. Like an IPA with a lemon head candy. Carbonation is vigorous, but small bubbles.
kevinator (563) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
I liked this better than Folie. The first time I tried this it really made me pucker but the world of sours has become more enjoyable. Fruity sour aroma with some slight bitterness. Golden color with a little amber thrown in. The carbonation was higher than average and the hops cut down on the sour so less puckering. Good rounded and blended flavors. The hops added more balance. There was a hint of grains as well. Worth trying at the brewery.
brewskis (121) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy dark orange color with a two finger head that dissipates slowly and leaves a thick ring of lacing. Decent carbonation. Smells of bretty funk, mustiness, sour cherries, tiny bit of mango, peaches, good amount of lemon, white grape, a tiny bit of sweet breadiness. Taste starts with the dry hop qualities. Get peaches and mango, as well as a tiny bit of grapefruit. Then gets much more tart in the middle, along with notes of lemon, funk and some oak. The finish brings just a tad bit of sweetness, but is just overtaken by the funkiness from the brett, as well as more peach, mango, grapefruit, almost a white grape flavor, cherry, tropical fruit. You can tell the beer has been sitting in oak barrels for a few years, as the oak is very apparent in the finish. Very tart, puckering, acidic finish that lingers on the palate and makes you want to take another sip. Crisp, slightly creamy, and sticky mouthfeel with a medium body. The dry hopping adds a whole new dimension to the beer. Extremely complex sour for a reasonable price. This is hands down the best beer Iíve had by New Belgium so far.
JPDurden24 (1384) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft. Orange pour with a small white head. Nice tart and sour fruit aroma and a nice tart fruit notes. Amazeballs!!
merc7186 (1502) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Hazy Golden Straw/Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Decent Lacing
S: Grassy, Apricot, Hay
T: Apricot, Hay, Semi Grassy
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Tart
Overall, a nice grassy sour ale...decent