crossovert (4548) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid american sour ale. Nice funk, it is a bit sweet, but it is also light and effervescent at times.
jcr (1946) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Light golden body. Fizzy white head. Aroma of overripe/slightly rotting fruit, barnyard, apple, lacquer, brett. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter and lightly to moderately acidic. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter and moderately acidic. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Sour apple, grape taste along with notes of brett, horse blanket.
DrSilverworm (2702) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, 2010 vintage. Been holding onto this one for a year or two. When I removed the wrapping from the top, I was surprised to find how saturated the cork was. Actually, it was the wettest cork ever. Broke in half as I pulled it out, and not in a dry way. Really wet and squishy, so strange. When I finally got the second half of the cork out, it made a loud pop, and gushed a bit. Head eventually fades to nothing, though. Medium-plus body, lighter, soft carbonation, more dry texture. Aroma is kind of just like wet laundry, or wet socks. Flavor is a lot better than the aroma, though. Oaky, tart, woody aroma. Kind of musty, but not in a bad way. Actually, the smell gets a lot more tolerable after it sits for a bit, and I take a few sips, getting used to it. I’ve never had a beer from the unblended lambic style before, so I’ve got no reference to compare this to... It seems like something might be off here (especially considering the state of the cork), but I can’t say for sure. I actually ended up drinking the whole bottle almost entirely on my own without really a problem, though. It’s really intriguing, and the more I got used to it, the more I didn’t mind it.
JStax (1669) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a hazy, pale copper with a thin white head of foam. The Aroma is all sour and yeasty. Fruity and sour in the taste with a lighter mouthfeel. Really nice stuff.
ThirstyBird (416) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - APR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Jason for sharing! Pours cloudy dull honey color with slight tan ring. Smell is tart fruit, mild vinegar, citrus. Taste is tart fruit, citrus, vinegar and a bit of artificial sweetener. Light body with a hint of effervescence. Overall interesting but not great.
redlem (1264) - Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Style 71 of 72. Hazy organic honey color with a small quickly diminishing white head. Aroma of old orange peels, funky yeast and a sense of the old world. Taste as with most lambics is a trait that comes after aroma and mouthfeel, specifically tartness. Yes there is flavor, a mild citrus and bread, but the initial tartness shocks the taste buds and the dry finish completes the process. This is a good beer and I appreciate the work and effort that went into it, especially the style, I just think this is an elementary lambic and it needs to up the umph in regards to funk and tartness.
77ships (2156) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thx! to Jason for this one. 2011 Vintage. 75 cl, bottle split @ ‘t Antwaerps Bierhuiske. Apparently made with bacteria from the Senne valley and aged in wine barrels. Bottle is whisky-style with wine bottle decorations. Pours a murky golden with only some brief white bubbles, much murkier than any Belgian counterpart. Smell is nice horseblanket, def. Belgian-style, feel familiar, quite a bit of lemon sourness, light vinegar and lactic touches, some malts,… Tate is sour lemon, tart, BE lighter horseblanket, somewhat overpowered by the lemon and lactic sourness, light yoghurt sourness, taste is a touch watery, light vinegar, malts are there, light white wine and oak,… I think this is comparable to the BE stuff, def. some lactic touches which you won’t find here. Body is much fuller than any of the local examples, some malt substance,… Probably dealt with some infections. The owner didn’t like it all that much but I did. Thx.
shadey (1756) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this on tap at the East Nashville Beer Festival. The folks at the Rivertown boot has been telling festival goers that this would be opened at 2pm. By 2pm there was a massive crowd in front of the booth - I’m happy that many Nashville beer fans appreciate lambic. Rivertown impressed me again with a well-done lambic. This poured with a huge head, even on the tiny sample I received. Aroma is lightly sour and contains a nice dose of funky fruit. Flavors are a little peppery and dry. Really nice stuff.
ngeunit1 (1538) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A - Hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing.
S - Sweet wheat, tart green fruits, oak, wine, vanilla, lemon zest, funky Brett, lactic acid, pepper.
T - Very tart green fruits, sweet wheat, lemon zest, oak, wine, funky Brett, mild pepper and vanilla, lactic acid.
M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a tart and dry finish.
D - Very nice lambic. Great overall balance and complexity.
jbeatty (504) - New York, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 03/14/2013. Pours light golden caramel, one-finger fine white head, fades to some interesting patterns on ths surface, tight-bubbled lacing. Aroma is cidery, with white grape, apples and pears, bit of lemonaid lemon sweetness, yet considerable barnyard, leather, oak. Taste is tart citrus, white grapes and apples, lactic funk and yogurt, oak. Medium body. Very passable for the style, cut down on the sweetness and this could be pretty awesome- not too bad.