arjoseph (634) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2007. Classic flemish sour. Reminds me instantly of the Duchess. Smells of apple vinegar and some other notes (some that I was tasting with said acetone, which I can maybe see, and others said diacetyl, which I did not see at all). After the swallow, there’s something that wafts in the throat and burns a bit, and I doubt it’s the alchol, but it’s there. I’m a sucker for this style, so my score is more based on that than any particular thing this beer does.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle - thanks to WeeHeavySD for sharing; pours a hazy dark orange with thin white head, lacing and plenty of funk; next to the cascade cuvee, this was quite tart and dry; mostly a cherry-like tartness; very nice, just a sour that was mostly sour without much else interesting going on; thanks Jon
BrianK (200) - Livingston, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared by Miketd. Thanks for the share. Flavor profile is exactly what it should be for a flemish style sour. I could have used a little more acidity to round it out, but all in all this one was good.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at pauls. Pours a light copper body with a 1 finger white head. Cherry oaky with a nice woody cherry body. Pretty funky and acidic as well, musky and a malty vinegar finish. Good brew.
Theis (12756) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at GABF 2008 (As Belgian Sour). Cloudy yellow - white head. High vinegar, balsamic, gooseberries, bike glue, light sweetness, tar, sourness, brett, pie, animals. I Love This.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught) Pours a hazy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of horse blanket, grapefruit, mustiness, leather, and light pear skins. Flavor of sour cherry, apple, and balsamic vinegar with a dry oak finish.
Earlier Rating: 9/17/2007 Total Score: 3.5
(Bottle) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a spare white head. Aroma of earthiness, toffee, sour funkiness, herbal, and plastic. Flavor of butterscotch, sour cherries, light lemon, and apple.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - OCT 24, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another great aroma by NxNW. Very funky. Yellow color. Tart and dry. No banana. Very good. Easy to drink.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2008 Unlabeled 500ml(?) bottle. Whoa fellas... where’d you get your yeast for this one? Rodenbach? Smells a hell of a lot like Vin de Céréale IMO. Tart, acidic, balsamic, slightly vinous. Grape stem. Boatloads of acidity. Tart and funky yeast, sour cherry skin, red grape skin. A very mild malt presence. Plenty of sour vinegar notes. Pours a dark copper with a frothy and lasting thick white head. Flavor starts out rather thin but builds to a wonderfully acidic and tart finish. Sure, there is a hint of buttery diacetyl along the way, but it is far from distracting. This one is all about the vinegary acidity. Apple cider vinegar, tannic red wine, grape pith, apple skin. Quite delicious. Medium bodied. slightly oily on the tongue while having nice effervcescent carbonation. Finishes lactic, tart and pretty acidic. Nice! I’d love to see this one aged in a red wine barrel. Thanks very much for the rare bottle Ken!
Skinnyviking (6383) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Low white and quickly disappearing fluffy head. Hazy yellow body. Vinegar fruity honey aroma. Mild fruity acidic to sour flavor with low carbonation and a long aftertaste.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from thickfreakness. Shared with suzygreenberg and my girlfriend Cyn and his friend Justin. Pours orange with a tan ring. Nose is sweet and supremely funky, lot of vinegar and vinous qualities. Taste is really nie and acidic with maybe a very small touch of diaytecal but not enough to ruin it. Overall I like this quite a lot and its damn good.