Bulk_Carrier (3407) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - NOV 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a hazy pale grapefruit color with a quickly dissipating slim foamy head. There was barely any lacing.
The smell starts with a sour and bitter grapefruit rind, bold lemon pulp and rind - a light sweetness from the lemon rolls in to blend in with some light grape-like vinous-ness. Luckily, that part maintains a nice background.
The taste was a moderately sweet to sour balance in the grapefruit and lemon rind. A quick dry grapefruit pith aftertaste runs into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a moderate ability of balancing between a sipping and sessionable sour drying feel on my tongue.
Overall, this was a pretty nice sour ale that Iím pretty sure Iíd have again.
neongolden (1106) - LinkŲping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(500ml bottle from kihoskh.dk) Pours a hazy medium gold with a big bubbly active white head fading to a ring with lace. Aroma bright and a bit tart/sour with under-ripe pear, apple skin, white wine, touch of stone fruit, with light lemon lacto and background notes of hay and a bit of yeasty earthy funk. Palate is lightly sour/tart with a softly sweet crackery malt core. Reasonably fruity, white wine with under-ripe stone fruits, lemon zest, a little gooseberry, hay, light dried herbs. Finish lightly tart, dry and mineral. Lingering citrus zest and white grape, a bit of grain and hay. Very soft touch of funk. Light-medium body with fairly high effervescent carb. Not too sour, a little fruity, and not very funky - itís a whole blend of fermenting agents but not too punchy with any of them. Makes a better base for the "Funky Gold" beers than solo, but itís not bad by any means.
blankboy (7072) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle (500ml) shared with GregClow, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o j&m] Pours a cloudy yellow-gold with an average size diminishing frothy white head. Aroma is sour along with grain, light hops and fruit. Slightly sour flavour follows. Dry finish. Average bodied. Just good, not great.
Gachupines (1211) - USA - NOV 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden with a fairly thick white head. Aroma is coriander a bit of yeast and just slightly sour. Flavor is a bit sour with a finish of a lightly peppery saison. Pretty solid overall.
oldrtybastrd (4887) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy orange, nice white head. Smells of lemon and cold steel. Very lemony flavor, with notes of vinegar and dust. dry finish. Very tasty.
Inbreak (4080) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
24.10.2015, tap @ Whatís Brewing:
Nice creamy shortlasting head, quite hazy. Aroma is mild sour-ish fruity, sour berries, minerals, sorrel, berry skin, grass, hay, raw rhubarb. Taste is slightly sour-ish dry, sorrel, sour berries, minerals, berry skin, grass, weeds, oak, hay, raw rhubarb. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice.
procraste (453) - FRANCE - OCT 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Robe trouble et laiteuse. Cíest un peu níimporte quoi ce truc et en mÍme temps, cíest rigolo tout plein. Une sorte de "fouzitou" joyeusement foutraque et funky ...Wild aussi. Du citron donc avec un fond de raisin. ťtonnant et troublant !
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale gold pour with a tall, fluffy white head that fades somewhat quickly to around half a finger and is sustained there by some high effervescence. Aroma is bright tart and funky yeast notes, lemon, under ripe berries, a touch of cereal just a hint of smokiness. Flavor is sour, funky and tart bery up front, then some musty funk, toast, hay and some green woodiness. Light body, dry and crisp throughout, highly carbonated. Really god stuff.
rosskyle (428) - - OCT 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mr. Bs. 1/2 of the beer exploded out the top after opening. Hazy orange gold color with a white head. Grass lemon sour aroma. Carbonated medium body. Green grapes lemon flavor with a sour funk but not overwhelming.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Panzuriel (1711) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large bottle (500 ml? pint? didnít mark it in my notes) purchased at Aficionados in Lewis Center, OH. Prairie Prairie Gold was a very hazy medium golden brew with a firm head of off white bubbles. Nose was lemon sour with traces of earthy funk. Taste was mildly tart. Quite a restrained sour with some hints of peach and citrus. Body was medium and a bit fizzy. A very nice sour, perhaps I should try more. I am afraid the first few have turned me completely off to the style, but more of this and Iíd come right back.