Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
9/19/07 From the bottle. Aroma is lightly sour pear-like malt forward balanced with fruity esters, followed by toffee, butter and no hops. Appearance is clear light gold with a good white head. Flavor is very sour, astringent, almost flawed. The esters totally mask the malt and there is no hop character. Mouthfeel is light bodied with a spritzy carb feel. Overall, this just seems like a flawed beer (4 of us split it, so I wasn’t the only one); need to have another one to be sure.
Cybercat (4288) - Georgia, USA - SEP 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is strong, very malty with a considerable fruity overtone, like apple or pear. Color is a clear golden. Flavor is crisp, strongly fruity - very much like a cider rather than an ale - with a good bitter bite and a hint of sour apple taste. It is fairly smooth but does have an edge to it, and leaves a sour but not unpleasant aftertaste.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2007
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear straw with a decent white head. The nose...oh man...smelling this reminds me of my trips to Napa. The wooden barrels permeating the air and sending me to a place that puts me in a different world. The one I need to be in for this experience. Strong oak, though not overpowering. For an oaked beer, I don’t see how it could be any better; hence the 5. The flavor. Of course there is a serious influence from the oak here. But is also hits you with a slight tang that gets your tastebuds to really pay attention. The oak does not last a long time, but while it is there it is making itself known. Strong apple presence as well. Borders on cider-esqe. I am revising my review and giving the taste a 5. Feel is slightly carbonated, but not thick at all. Very drinkable as far as being such a unique and interesting brew. But it’s not a session beer. Too distinct, too pungent, and way too elegant to be slamming these all night, though I would love to have this one another time. Awesome. I am ecstatic to be able to try this one, but pissed that I have no (local) way to get more in New Mexico. Seek and find. After tasting everything from the six pack, this one is by far the best. In a class of it’s own.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An interestingn brew with flavors reminiscent of loquat or kumquat. Almost taste olives too. Dry, sour, and salty. Unique and I’d certainly enjoy another.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Source: Ziggy’s, Chattanooga
slightly hazy dark yellow, fine bright white head, big tart woody aroma with a hint of sweetness in the background, huge tart flavor, nice fruity lemon character, touch of wood that gives a bit of balancing bitterness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - AUG 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
poured a dark yellow hue with a frothy white head which had nice lacing. Slight carbonation present. Aroma was a mix of lemon and apple esters and some yeast. Flavor was tart, and at times over carbonated. still nice.
Christian (11983) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2008 Yellow with a medium sized white head. Grapefruit and brett, oak and leather in the aroma. Dry and very tart with some oak notes.
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cL bottle imbibed on 8/24/07. Training wheels for future lambic lovers. Very dry, pretty sour and damn tasty.
cgarvieuk (18524) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at GBBF 2007 ... Bright yellow ... lactic acid hops ... sour little acidic very fruity. worked better than expected. Want to try more of this as was small sample.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 8, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Friar Tucks in Champaign, IL. Pours a hazy golden amber with a one finger white head. Aroma of belgian funk- sourness, lemon, and spice. Medium bodied with a soft texture and subtle prickly carbonation. Flavor has the right balance between tartness, sweetness, cherry, and malt. Medium dry and oaky finish, with a bite of acidity before it goes down. Less aggressive than other flemish sours, but very balanced and easy to drink.