JBPortland (1056) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (2012 vintage) pours hazy amber with tiny head. Nose is musty sour white grape, funk, oak, lemon. Taste is acidic sour lemon-lime citrus, grape skin, wet barrel, moderate funk. Finish is sour acidic citrus, touches of subtle earthy grain, nice barrel notes, juicy golden delicious apple, lacto. Nice.
Rightious1230 (14) - Escondido, USA - APR 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent blonde sour, strange shape bottle from an ohio State fan of mine. Creamy head, I like the carbonation even tho they are supposed to be a tad under carbonated. Ciders vinegar and predominatly green apple sour. A dry chalky finish, real easy to get used to this one!
Reynolds314 (2716) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really really good. This has a very nice dry finish. Tempered tartness and a lightly sweet beginning. Favor is apples, pears, floral, funk, and just tasty. Loved it.
Ernesto987 (4378) - Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
wow this is was surprise, fantastic. This also isnt a lambic, its a golden sour. Sour and barrel aged , balanced, great stuff.
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow this was surprisingly easy to drink. Great carbonation level. I’ve been frustrated by flat sours lately. Tart, sour, and clean. This was just fun. Green and yellow sweet and sour fruits. Some herbal and vegetal notes that are nicely in balance. Maybe it was a touch simple, but if it was then it was simply good.
_angst_ (3274) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Secret Santa (summer 2013). Thank you jsquire! Pours hazy golden with a frothy orangish white head that quickly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is sour and slightly phenolic with crackers, lemon juice, hay, rubber, horse blanket, grapefruit juice, lemon zest, green apples, dry wood, hay and hints of barnyard. Taste is sour, tiny metallic and slightly phenolic with crackers, lemon juice, unripe apples, unripe pears, hay, dry soil, grapefruit juice, lemon zest, gastric acid, rubber, barnyard and dry wood. Mouthfeel is dry, tart and light bodied. Finish is sour and slightly phenolic with crackers, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, hay, dry soil, barnyard, horseblanket, lemon zest and hints of gastric acid. A nice surprise. Impressively authentic and nicely refreshing.
rlgk (12430) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks to Alex. Somewhat hazy golden/yellow beer, almost no head. Sourish rubber aroma, tart, floral, raisins, grapefruit, sour, vinegar, apples, some dandelions. Sourish flavor, grapefruit, citrus, hay, tart, floral, dandelions, sour, tart, vinegar notes. Hay and dandelions in the finish.
TURDFERGUSON (4008) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared in thebaldmuff’s room post grand tasting at rbwg this year. This was a little disappointing and overly watery for me after all I had heard about it all of these years. Still, a valiant effort at a very difficult style to perfect or even just make drinkable.
italarican (1516) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle generously shared during the post-grand tasting muff party at RBWG. Low on the lactic acidity. Slightly watery body. Some some pineapple tartness. Ok overall.
blomster (263) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Dick Cheese tasting. Light amber pour. Muffs. Lots of lemon. Tasty but a bit one dimensional.