Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
smells like funk & cilantro. tastes like salt and lemons. pair with fajitas & guacamole. sweet finish. i like this quite a bit.
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
a bottle thanks to a favorite trader. levifunk. clear and golden pour with white head. sparkling body. big cheese and funk in the aroma. lots of mold and must, with heavy citrus, tannic oakiness..just awesome..big cheese in the flavor with the added funk, wild yeast, HCL, spice and herbs..a world class gueze
Drake (8322) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of deyholla. He deserves lots of props for trading these to me. Derek is a really cool guy. Pours a clear amber color with a thin head that doesnít stick around. Mildy tart aroma with big apple notes. The taste is tart, much like apples again, some citrus and a faint mustiness. Medium bodied.
BMan1113VR (7854) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (marked as bottled 8.6.10) thanks to LtDan. Pours with a huge white head and a clear (until the last pour) orange body. Aroma is floral and vinous, spicy wine notes, currants, alcohol, cedar and wood. Flavor has a strong lactic sourness. Acidic, with apple cider and oak. Tons of lacto. Lively bubbles, dry and acidic but also EXTREMELY thin. Reminds me a lot of an oak and lacto cider I made; sour and refreshing but with no body.
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a vibrant orange with a thin white ring.
Aroma: Lemon, apple cider vinegar, tangerine, light wood.
Taste: Apple cider vinegar, lemon.
Mouthfeel: Thin, sparkly.
Overall: Interesting, not very complex.
nimbleprop (4809) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle pours a clear, burnt gold with a cloudy white head. Nice, peppery nose, floral, honey, fresh wood, sawdust. Flavor is tart, sweet, lemon, lime, sawdust, wood shavings. Medium bodied, dry finish. Iíd never had a beer that had the flavor of fresh wood. Weíre talking the floor of a carpenters shop.
TomDecapolis (4473) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 26, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy golden with a medium off white head. Aroma was oaky, some sourness coming through, very floral. Oak is very strong. Vanilla. Flavor was sourt and tart, oak, nice and dry, Great dry mouthfeel with a mix of oak and tartness.
GT2 (8366) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL courtesy of CaptainCougar. Big thanks for this rare treat! And a big ___ you to all the drones, zombies, mules, and grunts that hoarded this beer at release time like a bunch of automaton pricks.
Pours a clear yellow with a thinning, white head. Okay retention. Aroma is light sushi vinegar, light funk, tropical fruits, fresh lemon, oak, and citrus like what you find in young chardonnay still in the barrel. Taste is hot acetic sour, white sushi vinegar, spicy sour heat. Palate is spritzy, light.
Good thing I didnít trade a Dark Lord vertical for this stuff.
argo0 (11450) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle, thanks CaptainCougar. Clear apple juice body with small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, lemon/funk, wood. Taste is medium sweet, lemon, some wood, light funk. Light-medium body, light acidity.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is dominated with raw, vanilla-oak, along with some cotton candy sweetness and just a touch of acid underneath. Taste is moderately sour, moderately sweet, lots of raw, chewy oak. The funk is light, some mustiness, some honey. The beer is a bit white wine/vinous. This was definitely fermented with some oak cubes. Itís strange and it doesnít resemble a gueuze, but itís enjoyable.