mesperon (205) - Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold and clear with white foamy head. Super tart sweet fruit on the nose. Medium feel with lively carbonation. Biting sourness on the tongue, develops through the palate into a burn on the finish. Not alcohol heat, but a sour burn. not at all what I expected from the label. Not much hop, and no vanila or wood flavors from the oak. Very interesting. All of these sensations are unpleasant on the first sip, but once you’re over the initial shock of the taste, the flavor quickly grows on you. I’m really learning to love sours.
ChicagoGuy (6) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden straw color, cider aroma with a hint of incense-like wide yeast funk in the background. Incredibly balanced taste - sour but not puckeringly so, dry but not astringent, barnyard funk is present but not overwhelming. Body is light, on the thin side, as it should be. This is a pleasant, easy-drinking beer.
KapitiCritique (353) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - JAN 26, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
nose, apple and lactic acid, palate-- dry and astringent, spritzy carbonation, taste--no hint of sweetness, sour, appearance golden yellow, good persistent lacing and short head, apple cider gold
UXO (479) - CANADA - JAN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy straw with a short loose foamy head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, spotty lacing. (3/5) Nose is mild barnyard funk, cidery apple, woody and vinous notes. (8/10) Taste is mild sweet, moderate tart, mild funk. (7/10) Light body, moderate to low carbonation, dry tart funky finish. (4/5)
An extremely well-behaved sour/oude bruin that would probably make a great introductory beer for those interested in expanding their horizons to include sours. The taste is actually nowhere near as sour as the aroma would suggest - to the point where I was actually a little disappointed (but a neophyte might be relieved). Pleasant cider and vinous notes are present, and it continues to open up as it warms. The sweetness is quite restrained and the finish moderately dry, make this a very nice sipper. (15/20)
jsnicholas (280) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (12oz $4.50): Pale golden color. Smallish head. Very sour, but not much sweetness. Funky aroma. Not bad.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
blackisle (915) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl. Slightly hazy pale amber, a lot small bubbles, small frothy off-white head, diminishes slowly to a thick layer that stays, good lacing; sour geuze-like nose, vinegar, wood, manure; rather mild medium sour en light sweet taste, unripe gooseberry; medium body, sticky texture, average carbonation, finish fresh sweetsour, hint of bitterness, bit wood; great beer.
mgajdaczewa (654) - Katowice, POLAND - JAN 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
W aromacie wyraźny kwasek, lekkie winogrona, leciutka wanilia, ciut słodkiej owocowośći, bardzo przyjemny. W smaku kwaśnie na poziomie gueuze, nieco pestkowo - winogronowe, choć generalnie niewiele się dzieje. Finisz kródki, kwaskowy. Pijalne, niezbyt porywające, ale bardzo solidne.
Troupis (80) - - JAN 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Impressive! Sour yet fruity yet not sweet. Good aroma and although not complex in smell or taste this one is really impressive.
On tap at Bru in Lake Forest, CA.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
thirstyrabbit (1200) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden body, medium head. Sour aroma with geuze-like funk and fermenting apples. Dry sour taste, low sweetness. More fermenting apples in taste. Dry finish with medium sourness. Refreshing but not terribly complex.
Ulysse (207) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of sour red ale. Surprisingly golden colour. First in the mouth feels like it’s going to be sour and acid but in the end it turns out to be really moderate. Hint of cheese fermentation.
florent.janssens (144) - - JAN 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bière acide mais son goût n’est pas aussi acide que son arôme. On goûte légèrement le vieillissement en fût de chêne.