jmm635 (978) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Never heard of an aged pale ale, so I was intrigued right from the get go. Poured a hazy dark golden color with a thin white head. Fantastic aroma! Sour apple and peachy, funky yeast, and tons of tartness. Flavor also has a strong tart bite and was pretty fruity, but I liked it. Didn’t detect any oak flavors, though. Tingly mouthfeel.
anders37 (21693) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Heeren Van Liedekercke, Denderleeuw. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty slightly tart woody aroma. Fruity malty slightly tart flavor with some woody hints. Has a fruity tart finish.
hapjydeuce (995) - Carlsbad, California, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark golden color and develops a fine, thinning white head. Enjoyable aroma that is fruity and tart. Notes of green apple, pear, wild yeast and biscuit. Nothing too complex however. Flavor is crisp and moderately sour, with tones of wheat, lemon citrus and old hops. First few sips were a bit metallic, which downgrades the experience. Overall, pretty good brew that finishes nice and crisp, with the oak aging barely noticeable.
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Not a big fan of sour ales. but not a bad beer for the style. Pours golden with an off white head. Hugely sour and yeasty flavour, a bit of citrus and mild hops in the finish.
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Hopleaf, Damn I’m in love with Sours. Pours clear golden with a well retained off white colored head. Very clear, which caught me a bit off guard. Aroma is moderately sour and fruity, apples and pears. Flavor is more sour than the aroma let on, but not overly so. Extremely refreshing and the finish is very fruity. SO good....
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 Bottle - Pours dk gold with a large fluffly white head...aroma is full of pucker, lemon zest, oak, briny green olives and white wine vinegar...flavour is similarly tart, but also very thin...oak and lemon right up front, light vinegar, dry throughout and watery on the end...no alcohol presence is noticable...that was a strange one...
HoosBrews (11) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very light, blonde with decent head and carbonation Smells of lemons and oak. Almost like a Chardonnay. Big lemon-sour taste up front, with a champaign-like finish. Delicious and refeshing on a hot summer day. This is really a wonderfully unique Belgian!
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy yellow, almost like the inside of a yellow onion. Small head that dissipates into a small ring. Aroma smells like penicillin, band-aids, citrus, apples and onions. Tastes very tart and fruity. Medicinal, penicillin, cherries, grapefruit rind, band-aid, pencil shavings, and a very nice dry/tart finish. Nice mouth feel. Very enjoyable.
amp811 (38) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I read "sour ale" and wasn’t sure what it would be like. I liked it, but more of as a novelty. I would never drink more than one, it tastes like it was brewed with Warheads. I know that sounds amazingly amateur, but what I mean is that the sour flavor and sensation you get from drinking this overpowers any other characteristics about the beer. I’ll give some other sour ales a shot first, then I’ll come back to this.
VertBaconStrips (2273) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice golden brew with a very slight haze, small white cap, ok slippery lacing keeps a skim alive. Sour smelling with a weak citrus, yeast, weak pineapple candy, slight wood. Better smelling when warm. Tastes like a sour white wine. Very sour and yeasty, weak oak on the chew. Sour and tart in the mouth and very drying. Drooly finish, dry after taste. This is much better than I thought it would be.