kevinator (1851) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice sour with some interesting influences. Slightly sour aroma with fruit (apples) touches. Golden in color with some bubbles up the glass and a white foamy head. Puckering mouthfeel with carbonation and some dryness. Palate cleansing flavors from the sourness with fruit and wine. Some grainy spices in the blend as well. There was a lot going on. I couldn’t say it stood out drastically from other good sours though.
merc7186 (2953) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Orange/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Some Lacing
S: Cranberry, Apple, Pear, Mild Belgian Yeast
T: Apple, Pear, Mild Cherry, Mild Lactic Acid
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Yeasty
Overall, a pretty nice mild fruit wild ale...not sour by any means
Experiment_Ale (1096) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at the mayor in FoCo. Pours orange ought lacing. Aroma is thin yeasty raw barley. Taste is yeast belgium fruity mild hops.
OKBeerFan (67) - - SEP 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
There is so much going on in this beer! The flavor profile is extremely complex. There is apple, grapefruit, a hint of a Rose wine, some barrel is slightly in the taste. There is a earthiness to it as well, some sourness from the lacto. Overall wonderful beer. Wish I had another to enjoy later.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jredmond (7649) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at WtWBA 2013 in Brooklyn. Pours a light, hazy amber body with white lacing. Aroma is fruit and dust. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of light sour fruit, pepper, musk, yeast and malt.
Sledutah (7066) - Utah, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle shared by Doug
Clear golden with a huge white head and lots of lacing. Aroma was dusty caramel, woody and ripe fruit. Flavors of caramel, sweet malts and tart fruit
OK, but glad I wasn’t drinking this myself.
douglas88 (8462) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bought in Wyoming. Pours a cloudy deep orange color with a large white head. A sweet nose of brett, sugars and fruit. The flavor is certainly at the core a big blonde ale, dusty Brett., apples, caramel, light vinous notes. Decent.
ajnepple (5216) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Mayor. Orange red appearance with an off white head. Aroma of fruity esters, wood, alcohol, wild yeast and light spices. Similar flavor. Medium body with a smooth feel. Not bad but a little underwhelming.
whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
lambic bif first off calling this a wild ale/sour is not true its more of a Belgian strong ale poured a ruby hazy red orange thick fluffy white head nose was clove citrus astringent a little alcohol the taste was candi sugar lots of carb belgian yeasty straw no real tart or funk tho thanks even tho
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks, Jeff! Not quite up to the level of the 2011 version. Oily, vigorously carbonated pour with a mead-like color to it. Raucous head and a riot of things happening in the nose, hops slightly occluded by barrel and booze and loads of fruit. Mouthfeel is a bit slick and oily for sure, and the heat is a bit too detectable. Flavors are reasonably more complex than the nose promises, with the hops peeking out a bit and some nice tart notes to make an interesting topography beyond the wood and heat. Brett’s not very present at all, but still comes across as a pretty winning Belgian strong.