Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A rather monotone ale. Bright nose of fresh cider vinegar and un-ripe pear mildly tempered by some sweet malt. The robust acidity never becomes too overbearing as it plays on the palate with malt fruit and a muted but substantial hop bitterness. When the carbonation works itself out this is very reminicent of a Rhone white. Well balanced, and enjoyable, excellent price for a sour. The wood seems to show in the finish as a lingering patron. 88
Cirrhosis (1259) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very standard stereotypical looking beer gold body with a thin white cap. Aroma reminds me of white wine sour grapes with a hint of oak. I’m not sure if I like but I think I do. First sip was a horrible experience very sour and the flavour reminded me of vomit aftertaste. This is a very dry tasting beer its giving me pasties. This has lots of similarities to white wine with its sour oaky taste and sweet clean finish. Taste is light but bold. Never really had a beer taste like this before, very unique. I kind of enjoy this but not really, I can’t ever see myself buying this again.
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUN 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear goldenwith a big foamy white head. Aromas of berries, wood and sour dough. Flavour is tart with notes of rubber, spice, malt and wood.
smith4498 (3233) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear dark golden color with thin white head. I can smell the sour aroma from a foot away. Sour lemon flavor with a touch of oak. Thin body with moderate carbonation.
BuckeyeBoy (3524) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours out a gold topped with a off white head. Aroma of wood and sour fruit. tast of light sour and some fruit on the tongue a light tartness on the end. this one is a great first sour to try out. Pretty mellow.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours just about crystal clear, dark golden-amber in color. A minimal, off-white head fizzes away quickly, leaving just a hazy film at the surface. A few wet spots remain behind on the glass. The nose gives of notes of sweet, caramelized nectarine, with tangy apricot and green apple tartness. Soured, woody oak comes through, complimenting the sweet-tart fruit nicely. Flavors mirror the aroma, with a lactic, oaky sourness showing alongside lightly sugary nectarine and zesty lemon peel. It’s quite acetic, much more so than any blond sour in my recent memory. Medium bodied, there is a sprite, lively carbonation that intensifies the lingering, semi-dry, acetic finish. This is a good beer, and a noticeable step up from the other Petrus brews I’ve had.
nerdrocker101 (102) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours gold that is clear and pale with a light thin head. Tart aroma with a taste to match like granny smith apples. Very light and easy to drink with an almost dry quality on the back end.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear pale yellow/gold with a one-finger white head that reduces quickly to just a ring. Lacing is good but nothing special. Nose is immediately tart, clean, sour dry, light apples and toasty aromas. Wonderfully dry and tart, with a good clean brightness, with herbal and oaky notes. Yeasty, sourdough and apples finish that lingers on and on. But for the fact is 7.3%, this could easily be a favorite session beer.
zappafan99 (463) - ASCENSION ISLAND - JUN 8, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taste 6/9 bottle. Looks: Pale cloudy gold. Aroma: Acidic, straw and sticky bread. Taste: Dry. Acidic, mouth watering beer. Mild fruitiness overwhelmed by a puckering need to replenish one’s thirst.
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 5, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 33cl. Courtesy of Daniele. It pours a clear golden beer with a nice off white head. Sour nose with a lot of oak showing up. Hints of leather, apples, tarragon, sage and blueberries. sour taste of apples, blueberries and tarragon. The oak characteristic is quite present. Low carbonation. Medium bodied. Some lacework. Dry finish which is reminiscent of apples. Very pleasant.