Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clear yellow/golden colored beer, with a huge white foamy head. The aroma reminds me at a geueze. It’s sour, woody, fruity fresh of citrus, with some malts. At the taste you recognized the time it’s conserved in wooden barrels. It’s a fruity fresh beer, with notes of bread in teh back. Very drinkable and refreshing.
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours nearly clear gold with a lacy white head. Aroma of sour vanilla and earth. Medium-light body and carbonation. Taste of white grapes and brett with a little edge of white vinegar. Crisp and refreshing finish. This is nice!
dolemite77 (184) - Maryville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2008
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not my thing, that’s for sure. Rating this based on what I think it would rate against other’s of it’s kind. Tastes like a fruitless lambic. Which I guess is about right. I thought this would be a woody, earthy beer. But instead it is a vinegary thin form of guerze, etc... Whereas geurze tastes earthy and interesting, this one is just too sour. Could be a bad bubbly white wine...
dyetube (1374) - Hurst, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer pours a golden yellow with a thin white head. The aroma is malty sour, the flavor is the same although not overly sour. Not really a fan of the sours but this one was pretty decent. Cheers!
daniele (8061) - ITALY - JUL 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
biondo inteso schiuma non molta abbastanza persistente note acide legno un leggero fruttato in bocca buona acidità tannini legno
enginaaron (73) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2008 A fairly decent sour ale. Light yellow colored with little head. Traditional brett aroma. Flavor was sour at first but then was overcome by a mellow sweetness. Very balanced, mellow. Really easy to drink. I found that this is something I could drink all the time.
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. Bright clear amber with practically no head... some little fizzy bubbles that disappear in seconds. Aroma dominated by sharp fruity tartness with some earthy wood notes in the background. Flavor adds more dimensions that shown in the nose... some not-overpowering sharp tartness- not the acidic sourness of brett, a more woody even tartness. Notes of honey, citrus fruit, and mellow sweet grains in the background. Very good and balanced. Crisp and clean on the palate, with little to no lingering finish. Overall a very enjoyable and approachable sour ale.
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle and tap. Clear orange/gold. Rather tart. Slight wood. Decent Belgian Pale...much better out there though.
shrubber85 (10756) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sour vinegar aroma. Golden yellow color with moderate head. Very dry, musty lemon peel and bread flavor. Not too heavy.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2oz bottle. Pours a very bright, vaguely hazed medium golden-copper color; bright white head with good retention and lacing; really nice pour. Tons of tartness, brine (nice note from the guy before me), white grapes, and honeyed tartness in the nose; very generous, softly acidic, sour nose; a touch of tart limes and crisp apples; lots to think about. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: honey, oaky white grape notes, and plenty of mildly sour citrus upfront; nice soft levels of acidity; well-developed, dry sourness, surrounded by minerals, honey, and plenty of intricate fruit (lots of lemons); very nice, surprisingly tasty stuff. Touch of a metallic note present, but barely, on the perimeter. Medium finish: showing tart citrus, breadiness, and some lasting oak notes and toast.