kidmartinek (4687) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A sour "Belgian" ale made in America ni doubt. That doesnít mean it has to suck. Its just superficial. It has a sour, soapy aroma. Its a deep orange color. The head is a thin white ring. The flavor is watery, sour, and tart. Finish is a little dry. Not much else to say. But there is a question... why New Belgium?
Dogbrick (11607) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at GABF 10/11/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. Cloudy pale orange color with a medium off-white head and stringy lacing. Aroma of tart fruit and malt. Medium body with a mildly sour fruit character and notes of earthy malt and oak. The finish is fruity with a lingering tart aftertaste. Good all around.
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
#700! Glad I finally got a chance to rate this one, as it has eluded me for a while now. Multiple pours at GABF í12; seriously I sat in front of New Belgiumís booth for at least 20 minutes just refilling my glass with this beast. Pour is hazy golden in appearance with a big white head and great lacing. Super funky aroma, dust, cat urine, wood, a touch of brett, light lemon, and cherries. Taste is citric acid, urine, white grapes, pears, green apples, and tannin ending medium sour. Medium mouthfeel with high carbonation. Great, great beer. Really funky, yet bright and citrusy and super easy-to-drink; like an American gueuze of sorts. Lovely!
gnoff (9593) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, second session
As "NBB Love FElix".
Hazy golden color, white head. Sweet, funky scent. Sour taste. Red currants aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF 2012. Pours a cloudy yellow orange appearance with a white head. Tart, juicy, pineapple, passionfruit, tropical fruity nose. Tangy, refreshing/spritzy, passionfruit, lemon flavor. Easy to drink and tasty.
marcus (9219) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Toronado 25th Anniv party Pours dirty blonde with no head and a fruity aroma. There is a tart fruity flavor with some vinegar and a dry finish. Very sour and tasty.
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ Apex... Poured cloudy, burnt orange with no head. Nose had brett and funk with barrel characters and light fruit. This was very tart, loads of barrel and oak character too. Wood and funk with acidity, light sweetness and fruits that reminded me of tart apples, and a lasting souring finish.
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured at Falling Rock after GABF at DrBillís tasting, 3 different blends of the same brew poured by the brewer herself. The first one was by far the most lactic and acetic, but the other two held nice funky notes to balance out the restrained tart notes. Aroma overall was a huge tart lemon, some nice funky barnyard notes with some grape, red fruit, toffee notes as well. Taste was a big mouth puckering lactic sour with some nice funky barnyard notes to balance the sour, some sweet grape and red fruit also balance, but the sour comes back and keeps your mouth puckered. Awesome stuff.
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Falling Rock, served by Lauren Salazar after the last session of GABF. Pours with a murky amber brown body with minimal head. All of the samples were of similar color. All showed red wine and oak notes with good acidity. Number 1 was by far the most acetic of the 3 overall. Aromas were funkier, a bit cheesy. Flavors showed some strong fruity notes, most notably cherry. Huge acetic acid overall. Quite sour, but lacked the balance and finesse of Number 3.
Earlier Rating: 10/3/2011 Total Score: 3.9
On tap at Falling Rock, served by Lauren Salazar after the last session of GABF. Pours with a murky amber brown body with minimal head. All of the samples were of similar color. All showed red wine and oak notes with good acidity. Number 2 was much cleaner than the other two samples. Strong and somewhat clean lactic aroma with good oak notes. Flavors were oaky and vinous with a much cleaner lactic character than the other two. Much less acetic acid, and a bit less funk. Clean, but with less character than the other two.
Earlier Rating: 10/3/2011 Total Score: 4.1
On tap at Falling Rock, served by Lauren Salazar after the last session of GABF. Pours with a murky amber brown body with minimal head. All of the samples were of similar color. All showed red wine and oak notes with good acidity. Number 3 was probably my favorite followed by number 1. Number 3 showed a soft cherry notes with some good fruit and maltiness on the aroma. Quite a bit rougher on the acid (mostly acetic) than #2, but had more character overall (in both funk, acidity and fruitiness). Low carbonation. Dry, acidic finish.
Earlier Rating: 7/19/2010 Total Score: 3.8
On tap at Sourfest. I guess I will go against the grain. Pours with a hazy orange body and an off-white head. Aroma was orange, very herbal and spicy hops masking some acidity. Taste was sour, bitter and herbal. No where near as nice of a combination as I remember Terrior to be. Lively bubbles with a dry mouthfeel.
Earlier Rating: 7/21/2009 Total Score: 3.8
Barrel # 3 at the Stone Sourfest. Pours with a very small head over a hazy golden body. Aroma of pineapple, leather, brett, lacto and oak. Taste is sour, vinegar, brett, acid, pineapple citric-sour. Medium to high carbonation. Lots of stomach acid here...very nice.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Churchillís pub. Golden orange color with a nice white head. Very silky smooth in your mouth. Tart sour punch right up front. Plenty of lemon, grapefruit and pineapple notes. Pleasant lactic qualities. Pretty long finish. Really liked this sour.