BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 18, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Stone sourfest. Bright orange, thin head. Nose is grassy hops with light fruits, woodsy. Flavor is light tartness up front that transitions to bitter grass-resin hops, full flavored tart sour with a complimentary hop flavor, best of the fest so far!
Earlier Rating: 8/12/2008 Total Score: 3.3
On draft at Toronado SF. Appearance is bright orange amber hue, thin white layer of head, sticky lacing on the glass. Smell is subtle tartness, light fruits, honey, floral and grassy hops, not much going on here. Taste is initially dominated by tartness and sweetness, light fruits and funk, some earthy hops and bread malts, sourness is quite subtle. Palate is medium-bodied, smooth texture, biting carbonation. Overall a balanced and moderately sour beer, long-lasting finish of biting carbonation and tartness lingers, moderate level of complexity and flavor.
Earlier Rating: 8/12/2008 Total Score: 3.8
Foedre #3 on draft at Toronado SF, described as "a base beer for Le Terroir, kegged personally by Dave Keene". Appearance is a dense amber/orange hue, thin white head dissipates mostly, moderate lacing. Smell is super tart and funk, light fruits, sweet sugary candy, absolutely delicious. Taste is mouth-puckering tartness that dominates from start to finish, vinegar is present, transitions partly to light fruits (pears, apples, peaches) near the end. Palate is medium-bodied, smooth moderate texture, highly carbonated. Overall, the solid tart flavors dominate with a biting carbonation presence.
anders37 (17215) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Sheffieldís, Chicago, IL. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty tart aroma with some woody hints. Fruity and very tart sour citrus flavor with hints of wood. Has a fruity and very tart sour finish.
kesslekb (19) - USA - APR 22, 2010
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
draft at the kitchen. this brew is truly top notch
a lover of la folie, I luv this beer
silky smooth without the usual acute tongue harshness of a sour
mmmm mmm mmm good
one of the best I have ever had
wedgie9 (2029) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 9, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted on draft at Lush CBC event. Pours pale brown-orange with essentially no head. Nose is sour with green apple, some cereal, and brett funk. Flavors are super tart sour with some rubber, green apple, and vinegar. Carbonation is very lively with a medium body and a long finish. This is a great sour, and displays some of the best New Belgium has to offer.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2010
Date: February 27, 2010
Source: Brewfest, Brewvival
Appearance: cloudy orange, frothy white head
Aroma: sweet lemony aroma, light wild funk
Flavor: big tart flavor, just enough malty sweetness to keep in in balance, light funk
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Hamiltonís Tavern (San Diego, CA): Opaque, light orange/golden pour and no head... maybe forty small bubbles around the rim. Aroma of barnyard funk, pale malts, aged wood, and cltrus- white grapefruit, lemon meat, and stale orange juice. All around tartness, with lots of raw citrus pulp and some leather funk. Prickly carbonation. Smooth all around. Drinkability: A complement to the style. Pairing: Fried mozzarella sticks. Rebuy: Yes. #341 on 13032010, DG.
obguthr (4021) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2010
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sour cherries and currants aroma, astringent, with a dusty marigold accent. Cloudy orange, no head. Sour lemons and cherries flavor. Welcome oat malt and lemon peel finish. A sour with character. Very good beer!
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
draft at Brewvival. definitely one of the top 5 beers at the festival. pours a hazy, yellow-gold with a soft, pure white head and light lacing. aroma is wonderful with huge, sour cherries, tart red berries, red wine vinegar, barrel funk, and light earth with a beautiful balance of sweet florals, vanilla, and oak. flavor is, to quote my notes, "sick" with pure, funky, brett tartness, sour fruit notes of cherry, strawberry, and raspberry with hints of apple, lemon pulp, and light oak. palate is wonderfully sour and lip puckering with spritzy carbonation. if iíd not had Supplication a few days later, this would be the best sour iíve ever tasted.
craftbeerdesign (2193) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft sample pour @ Brewvival on 2/27/10. Amazing Sour! One of the best beers at Brewvival for sure... So glad that they got this beer out east for the festival!!! Deep hazy golden pour with a white head... Wonderful sour nose - nothing lacking here. Sour apple, lacto, funk, wood.... big sour body throughout... citrus twist on the end along with some more funk. One of the best sours Iíve had yet..... I want more.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2011 Brewvial best in show! I easily drank my entrance fee worth in the love at brewvival. By the end we were blending it with la follie. Hazy orange pour with a thin head. Aroma is cherry, lactic and lemon. This stuff is cantillon sour which is always nice. Lemon, cherry pit, oaky tannins,funk, leather, earthiness and lactic. Really well balanced, super sour and easy to drink. I hope iíll get to drink this again some day