erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 15, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy golden with a light whispy head. Aroma is citric, acidic, and funky. The pallate is dry, somewhat watery but nice allthesame.
Flavors are dominated by a sourness. I like it, but it’s hard to find much else. There is certainly some pit fruit complexity though. Some apricot texture with an exceedingly dry finish.
Stine (1761) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale golden color. Incredibly simple. Oak pervades the aroma, apple tartness and gumdrops tag along. Sour flavor is slightly muted, lacking bite and imagination.
theisti (3904) - Kansas, USA - APR 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vintage 2003 11.2 oz Bottle, cellared at Oaktree in New Jersey, purchase mid-March 2007. Pour is golden with a settling white head with some nice layering to the pour. Aroma is sour, with the wood highlights. Flavor is sour citrus, though I would put it as aged lemon. There is also the taste of the malt and the barrel aging in there as well. Nice complexity to this one, but I just am not a huge sour fan yet.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy golden with a bit of a tan hue to it, and a small bubbly head. Aroma is sour but doesn’t recall cherries like some other sours I’ve had. This one has more wood, sweat, hay and grass to it. Interesting aroma, but is it good? Tart flavor recalls biting into a lemon wedge, but without the citrus taste. There’s a fair amount of wood and vinager to the flavor, and this is a little drier than Duchesse. I still think Duchesse was a better beer. This one has a very interesting aroma, but the flavor doesn’t back it up. Vinager and wood alone don’t wow me, and the texture was slightly thin. I’m still glad I had this. Thanks to Walt for his Aged Pale.
Jerre (3235) - Waregem, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 33 cl. Taste this last friday. Golden color, white head. Lambic-gueuze yeasty like aroma.
Medium bodied, good balance sour and fruity, malts.
One of the best brews from this brewery.
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden with a weak head. The aroma is sourish just like the flavour that has notes of fruit and wood. It’s a nice flemish sour.
DYCSoccer17 (3637) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.3 ounce bottle from a mixed 6 pack (on sale) that was purchased at BevMo in Stockton, CA. Aroma is rather sour, metallic, lactic, and definitely a bit funky. Actually, this is quite quaffable for being a Flemish Sour. Mildly hazy orangey boddy with a slight ruddy tint and a nice, frothy white head and some kick ass lacing. Well, this is quite tart, and a little more citric than lactic to start. There is a nice malty creaminess present in the middle, which balances the sour astringency of the start. Finishes more fruity, lactic, and sour. A bit dry. This is balanced nicely and walks the fine line of not being too sour. Nice.
Palidor19 (3167) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A lactic sour beer. The taste of malts is a harsh lemon flavor. a fizzy mouth feel. its more sour than Petrus old ale but not as sour as some other ones that I have tried.
schuimkroaat (427) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle, ’bbe’ April 08. Brass coloured, totally transparent. Scarce sparkle, the head is history in no time. Sharp lactic acid aroma with background of lightly fermented (home made) fruit jam. Dry, sour, fruity - apples? - quite wine-like. Light spicy finish, somewhat chalky mouthfeel.
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden amber in colour, medium sized quickly dissipating off-white head, spotty lacing. The aroma is sour, citrusy (lemons and oranges), musty, yeasty, sugary. Kind of reminded me of a faro. The flavour is dry and tart, good moderate sourness, yeasty, slightly acidic, apples, earthy, dark fruits. Dry mouthfeel, medium/light body, medium/high carbonation. Finishes dry, sweet and lingering for some time. This is quite good, sort of a Flemish/Lambic hybrid.
330ml bottle obtained in a trade with <a
href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?U target=blank>Larry Pitonka, thanks Andre.