fly (1392) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - OCT 7, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
(GABF - Falling Rock) This I had immediately following the kriek. THIS really shows great art and had what I was hoping for in the kriek - sourness and greater complexity. Just lovely. Tart, with the cherry base that rings true. Want more, want more.
JorisPPattyn (7550) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(lagertank - 2003) Hazy orange; slim yellowish stable head. Good Brettanomyces character, malonic, lactic and sage. Super mixture involving lactic, acetic, nearly lambiclike, vinous, phenolic and estery, wood, and yet a hint of sweetness of infermentables. Huge acidburn, sharp end. You gotta love it.
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strange aroma of sour apricots. Coloration is intersting - almost a ruby red grapefruit color. Flavor is sweet in the nose but with a deeper middle. Finish is tart as is appropriate for a sour ale. Excellent mouthfeel with a complicated palate. I might also recommend New Belgium's La Folie as an even better yet different representation of this style.
3fourths (7534) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 29, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2012 On tap at the Falling Rock. Slightly murky ruby orange appearance. Apricots and alcohol in the nose, with a smooth fruit flavor up front, filled with caramel, apricots and plums. Mid-drink is sour grapes and a wine-like palate, and the finish is very dry and tart, with some sour apples becoming very strong in the finish.
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I really like the drunken comment I wrote whilst tasting this one, "non-descript something happening". Well apart fom a non-descript something, there was also a lot of peachiness and sourness, with a superbly acidic mouthfeel (which I got to feel twice, once much later in the night, ahem). Supposedly aged in oak but that was not really evident, just bucket loads of sour fruit.
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2003
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Glowing orange in color. Has a bubble gum flavored smell. Strong sour taste. Didn't write mcuh else.
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 22, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown and slightly cloudy. Strong brettanomyces aroma and flavor. Some oak. Very strong lactic sourness. Dry. Wonderful.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very light orange-brown color with a sour fruit aroma. Lots of Brets. Full of Brets in the flavor. I think it was absolutely delicious.
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - MAR 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had from bottle at The 12 Hour Belgian Beer Party at Pizza Port Carlsbad on March 8, 2003
#29 for those following along with a program. This beer is a treat. It's aroma is sweet - a bit like wine with a cherry scent. You can tell it's going to be strong by the tartness that accompanies the sweetness. The beer appears an orange color with a slight head that lasts. The flavor is very strong - acetic but good. Almost a bit too acetic for my taste, but still, a nice finish that is slightly bitter.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 9, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium orange color. Smallish head. Aroma is sour, tart, oaky and fruity. Medium bodied ale. Tart, sour and fruity with a touch of oak. Lighter tasting Flemish Sour Ale. Oak flavors are pronounced. Nicely balanced. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and oaky.