willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
20070610 Not sure of serving, Spuyten Beast of the Yeast. Dark golden with nice but small creamy white head. Aroma is bretty, floral, nice bready malts, orange, and musty apple funk. Smells like a produce aisle in an early summer market. Flavor is bitingly tart. Nice acidity, quick brisk finish. This is a treat that I enjoy whenever I get the chance and, if available locally, I’d keep on hand at all times.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - batch 38826. Pours a golden color with initial 3 finger head that fades into a top layer. Really carbonated with great lacing. Nose is feet, funk, wood and lemons. Palate is citrusy tart with some cheesy funk and aspirin. Medium mouth feel. Alcohol is well hidden. It’s a decent sour.
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - APR 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I am surprised to see some of the low ratings for this. This is a nice little underrated sour ale. Beautifully effervescent, sour cherry, old and woody tasting, deep and earth, with a well balanced sour component that is almost vinous. Enjoyable.
mickblueeyes (106) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color: Nectar. Little to no white head.
Nose: Deep, rich and spicy nose with a pleasant mustiness, spicy oak and soft, overripe mango.
Palate: Initially sour cherry, lemony oak and tannin. Chalky sweet-tart notes. Pleasant acidity on the finish reminiscent of muscadine and wild honeysuckle vines.
coldbrewky (1489) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - APR 14, 2008
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2008 Bottle procured at half time on impulse. Whew! sour ale is right on but certainly not my style. Champagne nose hits as soon as cap removed from bottle. A deep amber in the glass. Brief sweet body squashed by severe lemon crabapple finish. It seems that was what they were going for so good for them. Pass.
Suttree (5385) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange, with a very thin white head. Aroma is apple and pear, with maybe a touch of maple, maybe a touch of white wine. The wineyness really comes through in the flavor, perhaps even some champaigne notes, too. Lots of citrusy, lemonsy notes in the finish. Surprisingly tasty.
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Courtesy of fonefan] Clear golden with medium white head. Sweet and sour aroma with notes of wood, ripe fruits and brett notes. Somewhat sour flavor with brett, ripe fruits, oak and balsamico. Ends sour.
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - APR 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2014 Re-rate 6/3/14: Bottle sample at a wood-aged beers tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Golden, oak, funk, fruity. Sour, dry, citric. Finishes bitter. Great. 8/3/8/3/16=3.8
Re-rate 6/2/13: Bottle sample at a sour tasting at Noam’s office. Thanks zvikar. Slightly hazy golden with a white head. Woody aroma with vinegar, a bit of biscuits, and some fruitiness. Sourish flavor, a bit fruity, a bit grainy with bready notes and a very sour finish. 6/3/7/3/14=3.3
(3/1/08) Bottle sample at Zythos Bier Festival 2008 in Sint Niklaas. Clear golden with a white head. A woody aroma but somewhat sweetish. Soft sourish flavor with wood and fruits (apples). Medium-bodied. Nice. 7/3/7/3/15=3.5
Dogbrick (9109) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This brew puurs a clear dark golden color with a medium and fizzy white head that burns away steadily. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of sour fruit and Brut champagne. Medium-bodied and dry with a tart fruit character that is mouth-puckering on the first drink. Flavors of sour apple, grapefruit and light yeast in the background. The finish is fruity and leaves a long tart apple aftertaste with a hint of earthy malt. Pretty good overall.
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear golden into the snifter glass with a very tiny head. The head quickly faded to leave a few carbonation bubbles at the top. The scent was very sour with hints of vinegar, sugar and malt. A very sour, carbonated bite up front with an acidic finish. Nice flavors of oak to compliment the sourness. An enjoyable sour ale.