MoritzF (8676) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAR 1, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(33cl bottle, bought in Grobbendonk) Slightly hazy, pale golden colour with a medium-sized foamy white head. Sour woody and oaky aroma with sweet notes of vanilla and a spicy, slightly mouldy touch of brett. Sour flavour, medium bodied with a lively carbonation. Acidic citrus- and apple-fruity taste with oak and vanilla. Dry and astringently tart and citrus-fruity finish with an oaky vinegar-like aftertaste. A very flavourful experience (01.III.09).
KyotoLefty (6964) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sour nose dominates, but with a rather strong underlying pale malt character. Citrus fruits, caramel, and a touch of sweetness. Dark golden color with a large white head that rather quickly goes to something near lace. Flavor also is tart citrusy fruits and some caramel, plus cherry and grape. Not as sour as expected, and the pale ale character underneath comes through just enough to make it interesting. Nice, clean body as well.
HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2 oz bottle. Gorgeous color that looks like apricot jam in the glass. Very thin, lacy head. I can smell the aroma in the glass from 3 feet away. Up close the nose is very sour. Taste is sour, but very drinkable. Mild bitterness fades back to sourness midway through the tasting. Long on the palate. Bread flavors creep in after about 30 seconds. Surprisingly complex. A good beer for someone starting out with sour ales but not ready for the really biting, astringent ones.
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is real interesting. The least-jarring sour beer I have ever had. Aroma of tart wheat. Takes the very easy lemon flavor and pulls it into a green grape finish -- very nice.
katerade (14) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured light and gold in colour with a medium white head. Has a citrus and vinegar aroma. Nice and fizzy on the tongue. Tart with a very sour aftertaste.
dmruth (25) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy blond pour with a minimal head. Quite sour in nose and flavor. There is a nice fruit taste post-drink. A nice easy, yet interesting drink.
Bov (10060) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 30, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
courtesy of Pascal Sauser - clear blond-amber colour, little foam; sourish vinegar aroma, respectable malt body, sour with some sweetness underneath; tart, long sourish aftertaste of cherries and plums; quite dry - a very good one
alraicercsu (166) - Ft.Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow/orange color with a thin white head. Aroma is sour and earthy. Flavor is sweet and sour. Nice tangyness.
zach8270 (3711) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 11.2 oz) Cloudy and swirly peach color with a thin layer of lasting white foam. Aroma is very sour and tart with lots of farm and earth notes. Flavor is sweet and fruity at the beginning but quickly turns sour and tangy in the middle for a quick moment. Finishes light and sweet with hints of grapes and plums. Rather tart and quite tasty.
jstraw (1942) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy dirty gold with decent white head / Sour fruit and oak nose / LIght body, sour and fruity with some sweetness, and with excellent finish / Smooth, mild, sweet & sour flavors of plums, grapes, apples, with clothes closet and general funk, and with lemonade finish / Very nice.