Kauge (565) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Wine of Galilee in Tallinn. Near clear amber colour with a white top that has moderate retention and ok lacing. A very subtle and warming caramel candy aroma, some indistinct sourness in the background, that getting stronger within minutes, recalling unripe plums. That’s my grandma’s cellar scent right there, filled with dozens of jars of jam and compote and apples slowly starting to go off, mixed with earth and dust. A whole lot more sugary sweet as it’s warmed for about half an hour. Taste on the other hand is extremely sour with almost a killer green wine acidic mid-taste and finish, and a nice woody dryness. Quite fruity overall. A rather Lambic-like dustiness or what ever that is. Body medium, carbonation not excessive but accentuated by the acidity. Really dry on the palate and in finish. Can’t really put this into context as I haven’t had too many Sours but I’m rather enjoying this.
Fergalicious (6) - Marysville, California, USA - JAN 4, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Minimal head. Full bodied wine-like texture. Long succulent finish with a hint of woodiness
Overall this beer is refreshing and tasty. Aged well
AAEA (181) - California, USA - JAN 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
11.2 Fl OZ ($4.45) not a huge fan of really sour beers. this was a bit too sour for me.
suurjuust (1550) - ESTONIA - DEC 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden yellow, yellow head. Nose is apple tartness, mild malt notes, wood. Flavor is more malt and apple tartness with some fruity notes and wood. Nice one. Shared by martjoobolut, thanks!
Pyrmir (3901) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap during Brussels vacation. Golden with beige head. Aroma is tart, light sour, wood, pale malt and sweet notes. Taste is similar, fairly sour, lactic, tart, pale malt, light grain and wood. Great beer!
martjoobolut (1278) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33L bottle, BB 08.05.16. Pours clear golden with off-white head. The head stays. Aroma is sour, wood, malt, fruits, apples. Flavor is wood, sour, fruits. It is very nicely balanced. Alcohol is well covered. Overall: great brew, reminds Rodenbach Grand Cru
bennetporter (226) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is my first sour ale, so I can’t comment on the style. Pours a dark straw-color from the bottle with a thin white head. Sour but balanced, makes me want to try more of the style to see where this stands. My gut tells me this is a strong representative.
fdomig (509) - München, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle. Aroma is light bubble gum, light hops, light sweet. Appearance is pale yellow with a fast decreasing, white head. Taste is very sour and light bitter/sweet. A strong sourness and light bitterness. A good sour.
Cuso (5590) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle kindly shared by MisoW, many thanks. Golden color with huge white head. Lambic sour aroma, wood, funk. Nice sourness with lemon, gooseberries, funk, wood. Good.
MisoW (2122) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma is sourish, acidic, oak. Taste is sour, acidic, wood, fruity - some berries.