marcus (7671) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Final Gravity. Pours reddish brown with a nice beige head and a sour oak aroma. There is a funky sour brown flavor with a dry finish. This is a very tasty blend.
Mittenator (1609) - Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft on the brewery tour. Hazy brown with a beige head. Light fruit and minimal funk. Sweet and carmely.
Ferris (7970) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Soured cherry and malty notes. Dirty maroon with a decent light brown head. Sorted cherry and dark malts. Some toffee and more cherry notes. Like a malty Flemish red.
bb (7642) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Mahogany beer with a light tan head. Light red wine and tart aroma. Light sour flavor with light acetic notes and light red wine. Medium bodied. Light dark malts and sourness linger with light acetic notes and light red wine.
pras (532) - Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2013
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is pretty much the perfect beer for me. Dark murky color. Nose is full of funk. Flavor is very complex. I am talking oak, red wine, cherries, and a layer of funk. It goes without saying, but this is tart and finishes dry. Not a lick of sweetness, which is what I am after in a sour beer. I had various samples of oscar last week at the NB event at Black Squirrel in DC. Some were more tart, some more sharp, some had a brightness, some were a bit sweeter (this is relative to the others). All were amazing. I would be happy to drink these straight every day and never drink something else. Got to taste with some stinky cheese. This was another revelation. After taking a bite of stinky cheese, the flavor in this beer exploded. I recommenced everyone try La Folie with a ripe stinky cheese.
BrettTaylor (637) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was served on tap as part of a flight at The Thirsty Monk in Asheville (compared to Foudre #1, Foudre #17 - different casks at New Belgium, and Liefmanís Goudenband). A very sharp tartness on the mid-tongue. A little less funk in the middle as compared to #17.
Earlier Rating: 5/31/2013 Total Score: 4.3
This was served on tap as part of a flight at The Thirsty Monk in Asheville (compared to Foudre #1, Foudre #28 - different casks at New Belgium, and Liefmanís Goudenband). This was a little less sour with more cherry than #1. Almost a bit of dirt/gritty/funk in the middle. Quite good and I prefer more than #1.
jnanakul (26) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Purchased a 32 oz growler, poured in to a flute. Color is murky brown with a minimal off white head. Strong coffee aroma, smells vinegary and funky. Medium / strong sour taste up front, then tons of coffee. Also had a woody flavor as well as hints of cherry. Coffee flavor comes out again in the aftertaste. It has Medium body with distinct but tolerable acidity and itís dry, but not overly so. Overall, this beer is amazing and I will definitely buy it again. One of the best sours Iíve had in a while. Highly recommended.
Westchesterco (1428) - mclean, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma. Very mild Aroma hard to describe. Appearance a reddish amber with a slight white head. SOUR!!!!
Iphonephan (4610) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Pizzeria Paradiso Georgetown DC. Pours a cloudy amber with an off white head. Tart funky aroma. Crisp finish.
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Essentially a less subtle, less smooth La Folie, which means itís damn good. Big sour punch up front, dry and tart, with some fruitiness and a really nice mouthfeel. Tons of flavor yet very drinkable. I had 2 pints during CBC and wish I could have had more...