belieson (16) - Washington, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is one of the first sour beers I’ve had at Quinn’s in Seattle. It got me hooked on the genre.
mcberko (13492) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330mL bottle, pours a hazy pale golden with a big white head. Aroma of sour lemon, citrus, peaches and pear. Very sour, but soothing flavour of lemon and citrus. Quite nice.
DietPepsican (1585) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - APR 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
yellow pour with a snappy white head. Aroma of lemons and dust. Flavor is lemony, some celery. Finishes nice and sour, refreshing.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden tan pour. Aroma of slight sourness, apples and some oaks. Flavor is hops, yeast, some sournesss and oaky end. Nice mouthfeel.
chaz01 (190) - Miamisburg, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2010
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Served in a champagne flute at a local beer tasting event. Clear golden color. Nice thick head with lots of bubbly effervescence. Sour lemony aroma with a little woody oak tones. Very, very tart, almost like a sour candy with vinegar. I’m not an expert in this category, and I realize it’s intended to have this tartness, but it was a bit much for my taste. I wasn’t picking up any of the woody notes from aging in barrel -- I just get sourness. Medium bodied, maybe even a bit thin on the palate.
I would think it’s best served perhaps as an apertif before a meal. I wouldn’t think it would go well with most foods. Not my favorite, but it’s interesting to try.
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Global Beer Expo. The best of the lot, imo. Pours an attractive pale gold with fluffy head. Nose is funky with stone fruits, cherry, apricot and lactic. Sweet ripe fruit in the distance. On taste, a quenching acidity bits through with more peachy notes, some cherry and clean malt. Spicy Saaz character as well. Very nice.
robforbes (2168) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a clear pale yellow with a small white head, and good lacing.
smell of wild yeast, some citrus, and a touch of malt.
taste is tart, sour malt, wild yeast, and some woodiness, ends acidic, tart, and a tad bitter.
overall too tart.
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden orangish color. Aromas of dark fruit, yeast, and a touch of wood. Flavor is sour, yeasty, wood, and a couple of sweet tarts.
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
petrus has some nice beers especially this one and the oud bruin. green apple nose and flavor with a bit of oak and hops. has an appealing sour taste and has some descent carbonation and lacing very nice.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2oz bottle from MrChopin - thanks, Kevin! Pale amber pour, crisp carbonation like a cider. Soft green apple nose with a bit of oak and just a touch of sweetness. The carbonation gives the beer some character, as the mostly tart flavors seem to wake up a bit with the modest dry hops that are brought out. Pretty decent, a nice refresher.