Ungstrup (29018) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
[Dr. Billís tasting @ Falling Rock, GABF 2004] An unclear orange beer with no head. The aroma is lovely sour from wild fermentation, and the flavor is an extremely sour wild fermented one with notes of grapefruit. Lovley.
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
GABF 2004, Dr. Billís tasting @ Falling Rock. Great beer. Melon citrus and yeast aroma. Dope taste (I love Flemish Sours): candied sour apples, green grapes, sour cherries. Spice in the finish like a muddafugga (the whole spice cabinet was in there), but it was one of those pleasant intensities only pulled off by the best of beers.
heykevin (1274) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
03. Tap FRTH 6/2004. Phenomenal sour cherry acidic aroma. Velvety mouthfeel. Beautiful sour flavor. Acidity is present, but never harsh. Some oak, but mostly rodenbach style wood aged flavor. Surprisingly coherent for an unblended beer. A fascinating look into what goes into La Folie.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the GABF Dr. Bill tasting: Clear lightly hazy copper brown with a thin white head. Aroma is tart, fruity, full of cherries and a touch of acidity. Starts semi-sweet with a hint of fructose, turning much more dry, tart, and fruity, but not overpowering. Very well-balanced, authentic and enjoyable. Thanks again to Dr. Bill.
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - AUG 23, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2004 6/1/04. On draft at Falling Rock in Denver, CO 6/1/04. What a pleasant surprise and perfect final course for my beer expedition across America! Itís impossible not to think about La Folie when you try this beer, not least of all because this beer BECOMES La Folie after a little of the good olí beer alchemy works its thang. But I think I might like this more. It has a thin, pale head with very nice lacing, something I donít really remember from La Folie. Aroma is sort of light but has all of the woody goodness that is La Folie, somewhat less acidic and tart. Itís now replaced with a very welcome light fluffy sweetness. Flavor is very mild at first, sort of bilious and with lots of wood. And it totally grows on you throughout the glass. Very fruity. Body is medium-full, very smooth. Incredibly drinkable. Finish is just amazing-- long and growing with the appley sweetness coming out of the tart edge. Itís a damn shame that each batch of this beer will inevitably be very different from the next, because Iíd love to be able to experience the wonder of that finish again. Exquisitely beautiful, mild and delicate stuff.
MrRomero (1974) - Nolanville, USA - MAY 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2004 On tap at Falling Rock, Denver. Poured a cloudy orange with a thin white head. Sweet, vinegar, paint thinner, spicy aroma. Taste is fruity, sour, with light bubblegum. I think I may have liked this better than La Folie.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 9, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap from the Toronado.Sour apple cider aroma.Dark amber appearance I think.Sour sweet tart apple Vinegar flavor that mellows as it warms. Great Flemish sour ale version.
fly (1417) - 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 (7772) - 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.