MacDouglass (88) - Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: a combination of apple juice concentrate and mushy brown apples beneath an apple tree in autumn, honestly, that’s the aroma that predominates to me, and I’m not even sure if apples are in any way involved in the brewing of this beer; Appearance: a very pale yellow on the pour that turns more orange/golden as you fill up the glass, light, white head that quickly dissipates after the pour, decent, consistent streams of bubbles that collect at the edge of the glass; Taste: a strong sour punch without any sweet (aka: not candy-like) upon initial draught, followed almost immediately by a bitter aftertaste and maybe something reminiscent of medicine, indeed, this is a very strange beer, maybe some soggy wood in there somewhere, the malts are hidden behind the sour, but, to me, the hops are completely masked by the sour, I still taste something apply, maybe almost apple vinegar, since I love sour ales, this is all very good to me, but I’m pretty certain that my wife would resolutely refuse to finish the glass after the first draught; Palate: mostly, the sour lingers, not a lot of complexity in the palate, mostly, I think, because the hops are so masked by the sour; Overall: a nice sour ale experience, since I still don’t have many sour ale experiences under my belt, I can’t really say one way or the other whether or not this is superior in its class...I’d definately recommend it to an adventurous beer drinker though!
bubblehouse (1240) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a really pronounced nose. Pours a goldish color. A wee bit sour. I liked it quite a bit.
gEUS (1695) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
from bottle. Pours clear light golden, head disappears quickly. Sweet malt and lactic fruit aroma. Sweet and sour body, quite bitter towards the end. A bit one-sided
Fules (628) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUL 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kevés hab, az is gyorsan eltűnik. Gyönyörű borostyán színű. Illata finom fűszeres, enyhén fehérboros jegyekkel, de felbukkan egy kis körte és alma aroma is. Íze kifejezetten savanyú, citrusos, mellette a fő vonása a fehérboros jelleg. A komló csak a háttérben jelenik meg. Persze tetten érhető a hordós érlelés, és határozott a vadélesztő jelenléte is. Utóízét az alma aroma, az erős citrusos jelleg, és a 20 hónapos fehérboros hordós érlelés határozzák meg, hosszan kitartva. Testes sör. Érdekes kombináció, nem biztos hogy mindenkinek tetszik. Elsőre nekem is túl savanyú volt, más hangulatban talán elfogadhatóbb lehet.
Epi91 (18) - Tychy, POLAND - JUL 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What a nice sour beer.
Deeply gold, with nice, smooth head. Some wild notes in aroma, a little of vanilla and champagne-like aromas. Sour and slightly bitter in taste, medium-high carbonation, rather light body.
skmikeg (1701) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours light orange with a one finger white head with pretty good lacing. Aroma is of sour fruits, vinegar, wet hay, light barnyard, light bready malts, lacto, and Greek yogurt. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a pretty dry, sour, long, lingering finish. Overall, a tasty, pretty complex sour ale.
melush (2657) - SPAIN - JUL 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ The Beer Garden Store, Madrid, Spain.
T: Sour, fruity, slightly citrusy.
ByTheirLimpin (269) - New York, USA - JUL 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from the bottle. Active fat foamy white head bubbled for quite a bit. Amber gold in the glass. Nose is funky, wet straw, yeasty ...it’s definitely alive. The palate is very complex, lemon, citrus peel, raw, wow! ...full ,round, pleasing...sour but super enjoyable
sjohnny (480) - - JUN 26, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet tart citrusy sour stone fruit. Pours cloudy pale yellow with a thick foamy bright white head. Lots of retention. Lots of foam on the glass. Very tart. Very dry. Cherry. Orange. Lemon. Reminiscent of a very dry champagne.
KoNrRiI (1144) - Ĺrhus, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clear, gold color and a large, white head of standard retention leaving some lacing. Sour, vinous aroma of fermentation and cider; brettanomyces, wood, and some tart fruits are featured too. Taste is obviously sour, fruity, once again cider-like, less vinous. A medium body, an oily texture, and an average carbonation. The finish is sour indeed, introduces some hay and a tad of barnyard but overall keeps it together. Overall the beer is good, mouthwateringly sour but pleasant.
commonmac (1009) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2016
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle acquired as part of a Christmas gift package from the aunt. Consumed out of a pint glass because I was too lazy to find a better glass. Pour is a very light straw golden color and there really isn’t a lot of head to work with. The nose definitely comes at you with sour characteristics and some floral (almost perfume) elements. Taste is well this may come as a surprise but...it’s sour. Initially it’s actually kind of a mild citrus but then it hits you with a huge ball of sour/tart/puckering characteristics. Wow, this has an aggressive mouthfeel with a healthy bite. Lingering tart citrus notes. A pretty spot on rendition of a sour but this just isn’t my style. It’s going to take a while to cleanse the palette of this bad boy.