hapjydeuce (975) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sour ale, tasted on tap at OBriens in San Diego. Backlogged rating, I believe from their barrel-aged beer night. One of my favorites of New Belgium to date. Appearance is hazy gold, with a light white ring of head. Aroma is of grains, pear, and a light barnyard funk. The flavor shows more of the sour character, along with lemon zest, funky cheese and biscuit, layered with complexity. Finishes dry with a nice dose of hops. Excellent!
Vestergaard (912) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Burspraks Blind Imperial Stout Tasting thanks to the man himself! Pours a clear amber with a medium sized, long lasting, white head. Aroma is very hoppy and funky. Peach, tangerine peel, very little tartness, but lots of dry notes. Taste is more tart, but still very juicy. Tangering, bitter citrus peel. Very nice and slight leathery. Medium high carbonation and a crisp, juicy body.
Klimaet (702) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Burspraks Blindtasting thanks to Bursprak! Pours hazy golden with a small white head. Aromas of peach, hops, orange, vinegar, citrus, grapefruit. Taste has lots of tangerines, grapefruit, peach, floral notes, lemon zest, dry finish. Nice!
bursprak (1378) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Dangerous Bottle Share (pure imperial stout version). Dark golden pour with a small pale head. Nose is hoppy, grapefruit, lemon peel, citrus and stone fruit. Taste has tangerine, grapefruit, floral notes, citrus, light bitterness and a light lingering tartness.
stchloe (873) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice sour beer, sweet and sour overall, fruity almost peach notes against light body, subtle but good
NeuroPliny (222) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from oversized bottle into a stem glass. Pours hazy Amber with an off-white head. Aroma is lemon peel, pine resin, apricot, jasmine, and herbs. Flavour is sour apple, lemon zest, and notes of canned peaches and apricot. There are also notes of grass and green tea. Amazing complexity.
RasmusOtt (1551) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Pursprak. Pours a nice hazy amber with a white head. Aroma is surprisingly hoppy with lots of tangerine, mandarin, peach, grassy hops, lots of herbal notes and funky barnyard. The taste is fresh and hoppy with notes of sweet citrus fruits, grapes, funk and weak vinous notes leading to a dry end. really nice!
radio_nowhere (1145) - Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Frisco Taphouse in Columbia, MD served in a goblet glass. Slightly cloudy orangy-golden color with off-white head. Aroma notes of bright citrus hops, sour orange/grapefruit, lightly floral and yeast funk. Taste adds some straw, lightly herbal/spice notes, berries, white wine and faint vanilla. Medium body, low-moderate carbonation, creamy, slick with lingering fruity tartness. I believe my first dry hopped sour, I’d like to try more!
Doofgoblin (430) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - MAY 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome! The dry hopping really sends the aroma to a new level with tons of citrus peel. The appearance is more golden amber like an ipa for example. The taste is lots of that citrusy hop notes followed by a mouth clenching sour. The finish is dry, sour, and quick...light bodied and really good. Earlier versions of this were not my favorite, but this year’s (2015) is excellent!
shrubber85 (9004) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Herbal lemon peel and malt aroma. Hazy golden yellow with small head. Sweet-tart lemon malt and peel flavor. Good body.
jjgmd (1719) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
With Zach, pours a yellowish orange pour with a nice off white head. Nose is hoppy , with Brett and some citrus and apricot, Taste is tart and pungent, but not over the top and very drinkable for sour lovers. Finishes on the tasty sour notes. Quaff Score 7 / 10