Brigadier (3205) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle
Finally getting to share this with some of the local Cleveland crew I was treated to another world class experience by the brewers who never disappoint. Despite the bar being set high this met and even exceed my expectations. I wish this would see another release so more people could try it but at the same time I want to se what the Careys can think of next.
Aroma / Appearance - Carbonated and golden the body was like the midmorning sun peeking through some clouds of white head. Sour citrus like lemonade cut through the air. There was not much depth but it is crystal clear what message this beer intended to send and it succeeded perfectly.
Flavor / Palate - Very sour and tart I wonder how long this will last before it begins to turn. Already nearly perfect it has a bite that slowly fades without eroding the senses like acid. Not nearly as intense as some of the true Belgian lambics it strikes a balance between playing to the masses and being true to style. I donít know what to do with my last bottle as I know once it is gone this will be just a memory. Hopefully it will see a release again in a few years time once a new batch is prepared.
jtclockwork (10444) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Rando7. Pours clear yellow gold. Nose of tart fruit, peel and butter. Taste of champagne yeast, apple, light oak and buttery finish.
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taste thanks to Chris!
Gold-amber pour, frothy white head. Nose is sawdust, apple juice, sugar, ethanol, burnt toast, and citrus. All over the place, arguably balanced but not serving any one purpose. Flavor has more apple, grape, hints of Brett and citric acidity through sticky finish. Nose has too much, flavor too few, and body is an odd mix of refreshment and oppression. Definitely seems like an experiment with its good and bad parts.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a light gold body with a white head with light retention. Brett, oak, funky, and bretty aromatics. Sour lemon, brett tones, horse blanket with hints of wood and apple notes. Dry oak tones and a sour finish. Nice.
phaleslu (7373) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle from STLWill- thanks, Will! Pours a cloudy gold color with a small white head. Aroma of ripened apples, brett, lemon juice, oak, sweet malts, and pineapple. Flavor of lemon juice, brett and lactobacillus, oak, champagne, fresh squeezed limes, and funk. Light-bodied, with a tart, sour mouthfeel and crisp carbonation. Sour and fruity. Nice and refreshing, but not quite what I think of as a gueuze.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle via trade with thickfreakness - Pours a crystal clear golden color with a one and a half finger thick white head. Very light lacing. Aroma is full of esters, light herbs, and oak. Flavor is tart esters with a touch of oak and pepper. Finish is not as sour as I thought it would be. Medium body. Iím no Sour fan, but this was a nice beer. Thanks Charlie.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The Dan Journal #416. Tasted 10/25/10. 500ml bottle. BRewed 3 24 09. Bottled 8 6 10. Filtered with a honey golden hue. Moldy off-white head. Aromas of apples, tart cherries, honey, vanilla and caramel. Mild burn in the nostrils. Great mix of fruit and sugary sweets. Floral and herbal. Full bodied with a tart palate. Tangy, acidic and astringent! Flavors of tart cherries, orange rind and mild vinegar. Grapefruit and red berries. Very estery. Good interpretation and delicious drinking. Very nice indeed!
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden yellow, whitish cover. Not a sharp sour but cheesy funk aroma, lemony. Taste is more funky, cheese, some tart sour and lemon.
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours hazy gold with a white head. Aroma shows notes of oak, lemon, pear, tart apple, and a touch of white vinegar. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of peach flesh and pepper. Overall body is moderate, moderately sweet, and lightly tart/acidic.
Travlr (15113) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle courtesy of daknole, thanks very much! Bright, clear golden color. Aroma of a dusty barnyard. Taste has peach, apricot, citrus, pepper. Good stuff.