tastybeer (1313) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, courtesy Brigadier, thanks! Pour is slighty hazy gold, no head. Aroma is slightly lactic, oak, white wine. Taste is sweeter, tart, slightly lactic, light barrel. Palate is slick, low carbonation, tart finish.
freeofthoughts (522) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy goldish yellow with almost no fizz. The aroma is light grains and a little cidery. The flavor is clean and crisp with a light sweetness that perfectly matched the mild fermented fruit. Slightly acidic with a hint of vinegar mustard. Low carbonation makes it feel thinner than it is. Very easy to drink, smooth and subtle.
mikesaum (426) - Newark, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a pale golden yellow with almost no head. Aroma is great , lemony, funky,a bit of must. taste is the same, lemons and funk with a nice tart finish thatís refreshing . The only problem with this brew is the palate, its pretty much flat, needs way more carbonation, i donít know if it was this bottle or what. ill grab it again if i can and re-rate
Steve_0 (1255) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home with friends, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks man! Hazy lemon in appearance with a small white head. Lemon peel, somewhat funky, urine, a touch of biscut, and green apples in the aroma. Taste is somewhat watery, a bit cheesy, woody, lemony, pineapple, green apples, and dough with a lightly tart finish. Light body with low carbonation. Nice smell but the taste really falls flat.
adnielsen (6181) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Stephenís house courtesy of Veldrid. Thanks! Hazy, a bit cloudy golden with a small bubbly white head. Prickly carbonated, light banana, spicy, mild lemon, lightly funky aroma. Green apple, cidery, mildly tart lactic, somewhat herbal, fairly refreshing flavor. Not nearly as complex as the last Rivertown Lambic I had.
arminjewell (4159) - Saudi Auroria, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, thanks Aaron for the pour! Hazy yellow pour with thin to no white head, aroma brought notes of slight lemon, biscuit, bread, hints of yeast, touch of funky notes as well, touch of grain. Taste is a nice mix of lemon, biscuit, bread, touch of earth, slight funk, touch of grass, finishing slightly tart. Pretty nice, but not over the top.
Lukaduke (1007) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Thanks to Jstax ! Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow gold color with just a trave of bubbles... On the nose its subtle funk, touches of lemon and a bit of floral hay. The palate was round but a touch watery... lots of lemon notes a bit of sour fruit and more wet wood on the finish. Overall its very drinkable just a bit one dimensional and flat.
ineedbeer (183) - San Leandro, California, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is fairly well balanced with acetic acid and lactic acid. There is a background oak character as well as some tropical and cherry fruit. It's not as acidic as I would like and is missing a lot of that classic barnyard funk though there is some present.
Pours a slightly cloudy yellow gold with a very slight, thin white head that quickly disappears. No legs or lacing.
Flavor is similar to the aroma. A bit too sweet and fruity - I pick up a bit of cider. The oak character in the flavor is well integrated but the acidity and funk are too slight. It could really use more funkiness and could be abut drier. It is also missing a bit of the phenolic character. Has some nice citrus notes in the finish.
Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with low carbonation. Astringency is difficult to judge separate from the acidity but the beer is clean. Medium low alcohol heat.
Overall, a good unobjectionable sour beer but it misses when measured up against more traditional geuzes. I like the beer, it's like a less acidic Mother Funker.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Chuckaduck (490) - Kentucky, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy yellow-orange with a thin white head. Yeast. Aroma is tart, sour fruit. Taste is dry, fruity, sour, vinous. Highly acidic. Medium-high carbonation. This was pretty interesting; my first experience with a gueuze. More sour than most lambics Iíve had. Overall, I found this to be very tasty and drinkable.
MrChopin (2527) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
murky gold, thin white ring head. Nose hairs singed, lightly acetic, green apple and peach. Flavor shows flatter sweetness up front, lotion and acetic peach mid, finish is watery and dough, lightest burn but overly flat and disappointing, if at least not acetic killer.