iowaherkeye (2686) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
R&D Sour Ale, 500mL bottle shared by Cole. Hazy amber orange with a small off - white head, fading to a thick ring before long. Big lemon sourness up front with some old wood, aceto vinegar notes follow, a little leather. Flavor follows suit, quite sour, a bit musty, lots of puckering lemon sour. Semi dry finish, sourness peaked at a 7, a little wheat in there as well. Light carbonation with a light body. Very solid. 8-4-8-3-16--3.9
Reynolds314 (2103) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to brian for the share. One of the best beers of the night. Very tart with great carbonation and awesome fruity notes. I get some lemon, light tangerine, cracker, dough, with a huge tart zing.
radarsock (824) - Vermont, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer supplied. Many thanks! To oversized snifter, it pours a hazy dark orange with which a trim whitish head 1 finger in length stood. Tastes and smells of sour grass, horse blanket, rolled oats, denim, and Swiss cheese. Delectable. Quenching.
WillRunForBeer (426) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared at RBNG. Thanks to Bacterial for the trade! Pours light brown gold with a bit of white head. Aroma is sour cherry, yogurt funk, wild blackberry. This is tart, acetic, apple, blackberry.
Ernesto987 (3372) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2014 Wow a nice solid sour this is redicious, tons of great sourness and flavors such as lemon, herbs, grasses, oranges, very high carbonation, this complexly and perfectly balanced tartness really made it a rockstar
DesertDevil (456) - Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice nose of lactic acid, lemon juice, and a light grassy note. Pours a slightly occluded golden orange. Balanced taste of tart lemons, jasmine, and very light floral hops. Rather light body with a pleasant and clean sweet & sour finish. A nice sour.
Leighton (9883) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared in NH with AJ - many thanks! Pours lightly hazy, orange-gold with a creamy, white head. The nose is wonderful, classical gueuze in nature, with light grass and lemony funk. Light sweet flavor with strong but balanced sourness, faint lemons and tangerines, and soft, grassy bitterness. Light to medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Great mouthfeel. Balanced sour finish with light bitterness, further lemony tang, mild supporting sweetness. Super clean fresh. Superb.
knickskicks (638) - - FEB 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Orange pour. Funky nose, lemon, very similar to a gueuze. Taste is citrus, funk, tart lemon. Medium mouthfeel.
Marsiblursi (2985) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle) Pours orange amber with almost no head. Thea aroma holds fantastic funk - damp basement, ripe red and yellow apples, spicy mold, old wood and a touch of pineapples and incense. Undertones of woodshop-ish white oak and cracker-like malt. bit cheesy. The flavour is near dry, almost no bitterness and medium sour (for the style). Funk (brett and lacto), fruit/citrus and dry malt. The mouthfeel is crisp, tight and perfect fizzy with medium carbonation. Light to medium bodied.
_angst_ (2377) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle received in trade. Thank you rfraga7. Pours hazy deep golden with a rather small frothy and fizzy offwhite head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sour and funky with crackers, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, hay, dry wood, barnyard, horseblanket, lemon zest, gooseberries, cedar, leather, moist wool, unripe currants and hints or orange peal, dry soil and old bread. Taste is sour and funky with crackers, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, lemon zest, hay, leather, oak shards, cedar, horseblanket, barnyard, dry soil, unripe berries, leather, grapefruit rinds, orange zest and unflavoured yoghurt. Mouthfeel is crisp, dry, tart, tiny mouthpuckering, soft and light to medium bodied. Finish is sour and tart with crackers, lemon juice, grapefruit rinds, orange zest, lemon zest, sour milk, hay, dry soil, dry wood, leather, barnyard and horseblanket. Wow, what an amazingly drinkable sour. Traditional lambic class. 3 Fonteinen rustic funkiness.
5000 (6031) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Orangish straw, slight haze, thin whispy white head, little lacing. Big sour funk nose, fairly assertive. Pow, biggens right up front, fades a bit quickly leaving a try tartness. Very clean, lower carbonation than others. Simple yet spot on. Body and mouthfeel are moderate. Not as dry or tart as others, especially midway through and onward, but it has a great nose and a great first punch. Easy drinking clean Sour Ale. Thanks a ton Bob!