KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden color with a huge head. Smell of sour white grapes, oak, some hops and malt, dirt, lemons and spice. Taste of sour fruit, bubble gum, tartness, rust, oak/wood, hops and a very sweet/tart bitter aftertaste. I am starting to enjoy these Flemish sour ales!
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer looks like a very light honey color with a thin white head on my pour. The nose was nice citrusy sour that had a uniquness I can’t describe. Perhaps the oak? The body had a wonderfuly sour apple flaovr too it.
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a slightly hazy pissy golden lager color, with a huge rigid white head. Great lacing and head retention. Nose is that of a slightly sour brown sugar, as well as some acidic citrusy tang. Wow what an explosion of flavor. There is a slight hint of bubblrgum sweetness accentuated by a powerful sour edge. I love the balance on this beer, and will continue to return.
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2007
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A downright ugly pour. Dull yellow or dirty brass, thin head, slight leggy lace. Old urine nose. Sharp acidity, sour green apples, dry sherry, woody but more beech than oak. Some metallic notes and nutmeg-like sharpness. Not a lot of depth, as some other sour beers I’ve tried. Thin overall. I find their "Commercial Description" rather telling.
Aurelius (4638) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A tart, biotic, sweet fruit jam aroma. Fair label, cloudy oak beer with a thin lacing head. Sour and lambic-like. Indistinct sour fruits - sloes, plums, unripe cherries -- in the flavor profile. Not very sweet, not very bitter. Surprisingly easy to drink, given the sourness of the beer. Finishes out quickly, with a very muted sourness. For the style, I really liked it.
altonbrownd (3752) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Huge head. Very sour indeed. Very citrusy and seriously tart. Not sure why this only available in US. They sell it in normal liquor stores here in Amsterdam. Flippant, bubblegum finish. Questionable.
alexanderj (3407) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Huge head; light orange-yellow color; a little bit hazy, but not much. Aroma was sour apples and yeast. Not a big fan of the style, but this is probably one i would enjoy the most. Flavor was sour apple, but not hugely sour which made it more drinkable. Didn’t pick up much on any oak. About average for me.
jimhilt (2465) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 31, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a three finger white head that fades to a ring leaving a good lace. Pale, cloudy amber color. Light-medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. Sour apple nose. Flavor is sour apples from start to finish, hops and malts stay hidden. True to Flemish sour ale style, drinkable but not my favorite. $4.90 for a 330ml bottle from Liquid Solutions Tigard, Or.
tomthompson89 (1931) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
lovely beer, reminds me of a slightly sweet Cantalion. very well balanced, nice tartness, some fruitiness, very refreshing. good summer beer
grease (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 25, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not as intensely sour as Rodenbach Grand Cru, nor as malty. Still, nice tart-sour character representative of the style. Interesting complexity from oak. Hints of hop esters in the background.