Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, - NOV 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at my 30th Birthday Tasting. Thanks Adam! Pours hazy deep orange, thin white head, no lacing. Nose is white pepper, persimmon, sweat, petroleum. Flavours of clean barley, salt, sweat, lots of lemon goin on here, but really not much else. I know Adam RAVED about this one, but I just donít see it.
umich03jm (2550) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Cloudy orange pour with a 1 finger head that fades slowly to a thin film and a thick collar. Aroma is pack with sour lemons and limes, some white grape, light barnyard funk, and oak. Tastes very sour. Loads of vinegar and lemon/lime, some cheese and brett funk, grape and apple in the finish. Medium body. Love this.
DavoleBomb (1513) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2015
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured into a tulip. 2012 vintage. Like the Rivertown Gueuze I had a little while ago, the cap came off of this way, way, way too easily. While this beer may have been flat anyway, the gueuze should not have been.
3.5 A: Mildly hazed orange brown color. No head.
3.5 S: The nose on this is sharp and acidic. Loads of lactic acid with plenty of acetic underneath. Tangy and fruity with peach and apple. Melon and some vinous notes underneath. Hay and dry woody funkiness, but it doesnít hold a candle up to the acid. Oak without much tannic astringency.
1.75 T: Wow. On the pucker-scale, this one shoots right past mouth-puckering and straight to ass-puckering. Most of the time, the first sip makes a sour beer seem more sour than it is. Your palate needs a couple sips to acclimate back to sours. This beer does not apply. Itís fully unbalanced with bracing acidity and unrelenting intensity. I can feel my tooth enamel dripping down my esophagus. If you can taste anything past the acid, you might say this beer is tangy and fruity. Again apple, peach, and vinous fruitiness. Hay and oaky woodiness. Itís so damn sour that I canít keep it in my mouth long enough to discern any other flavors.
3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Not really any carbonation. Drinks like a thick water, which is a nice mouthfeel for a lambic.
1.5 D: If Iím dead tomorrow then itís probably because I finished the bottle by myself. Wholly undrinkable, even for the most seasoned lambic drinkers. Iím not a sour noob, so Iím not overreacting. This may be even less balanced that the Cantillon Kriek I had a while back. Brace yourselves, acid is coming.
arminjewell (8471) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, slightly hazy golden pour with white head, aroma brought notes of cracker, bread into a bit of yeast, hints of tart lemon, slight oak, touch of funky earth. Taste was a mix of earth, funk, grass into some lemon, lacto notes with a touch of bready, doughy notes, finishing fairly tart. Pretty tasty, but not very complex.
zach8270 (3794) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 22 oz - 2011 vintage) Clear copper pour with not much in the way of a head. Tart as hell in the nose with a lot of dry fruits and grassy notes. Flavor is tart and sour as well. Some mild cider notes with a dry sour finish.
Steve_0 (3268) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home with my wife. Pour is clear orange with a big white head and decent lacing. Funky, lemony, somewhat cheesy, lemon peels, light grass, sweet tarts, and oaky aroma. Taste is lemony, urine, some cheese, grass, biscuit, some wood tones, citrus peels with a medium sour finish. Medium body with carbonation. Would love a little more funk, but damn tasty nonetheless.
dnstone (2350) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 24, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Funky sweet aroma. Pale golden in color with no head. Not very tart; watery and light in body with a light brett aroma.
Notes: GABF í13
Cybercat (3874) - Georgia, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy apricot with a thin eggshell head. Sour aroma is all fruit, all the time. Boldly sour flavor will make your face do aerobics! Pomme and citrus fruit, hint of sweetish malt. Texture is quite fizzy and rather firm. Go wild!
GTAEgeek (1401) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 18, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared at Ale Alpharetta. Nice, hazy, gold, with a thin grey ring. Lemon zest, hay, white sugar, mango, and cloves. Sweet and venous, with a great, mellow, tart character. Medium body, crisp, and clean. Overall, this is excellent. Great balance, and a fantastic flavor and body.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at the End of History tasting. Aroma of lemon juice, buttery oak, and some perfume funk. Pours blond and hazy with a small wispy white head. Taste is oaked chardonay, butter, oak, lemon, and a cheesy funky finish. Nice balance of tart and funky and the oak presence is definitely an interesting presence. Makes me want to try the Gueuze again.
AirForceHops (4175) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle thanks to Willrunforbeer for sharing this 2013 vintage. Dirty hazy gold color. Aroma is dirty socks, horse blanket, moldy oak and a trace of vinaigrette.
Flavor shows lactic sourness, old oak, dirty jock strap and straw. Tart and sour, it is what it should be. Chewy body with a very dry texture. Thanks for sharing Brian.