redlem (1295) - 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.
Ernesto987 (3227) - Connecticut, 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 (1049) - 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_ (2264) - 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 (9017) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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 (3874) - Carrboro, 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 (1382) - 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 (222) - 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.
djd07 (2766) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a hazey gold with no head. The aroma is pear, oak, and yeast. Thin mouthfeel with strong pear juice and oak with lingering dry finish. Odd
after4ever (5850) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
750. Thanks, D! Pours a cloudy medium yellow with a loose and fizzy white head. Sharp lemony notes on the nose, with some white vinegar also present. Creamy medium body with very lively carb. Bright lemon and white vinegar qualities on the mid palate, with a bit of mineral near the finish. Quite nice.
RABinVA (1000) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 bottle from PhallusU. Pours nice and gold with a persistent, thick white head. Aroma is super tart and fruity. Citrus, sour, tart apple. Taste is tart apple, puckering, sweet, but nice and crispy. Definitely true to description, very much like a tart cider. Very enjoyable.
p.s. fuck you, eat shit