mathieuc (694) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by czar, thanks a lot man! (Batch 5) Pours a light golden with a low head that disappears into a small white ring that gives some lacing. Aroma is really potent with a lot of vinegar and wood. I think I might have picked up a little fruit but Iím not sure... This is really just intense oak and acetic acid. Taste is acid, bracingly so. I believe this is the sourest beer I have ever had. All sorts of acid, too: acetic, lactic and citric. This wasnít as polished as I thought it would be and a far cry from a good gueuze. Not too tasty. Body is light and the acidity is refreshing. Still a bit hard to drink... Glad to have tried this one but it is my least favorite of this serie to date.
hotstuff (3567) - Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2013
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Rated on 01-09-2009 at Fort Wayne, IN Winter Gathering (Bottle) When poured, this beer has a small head, yellow transparent body, and no lacing. The Aroma is very, very sour, urine, and a whole lot of brett. The Taste is sweet, very, very sour, tart, brett, and has a dry finish. The Palate is dry and this is a medium beer. Overall, this beer is over-the-top sour tasting and I barely was able to finish my rating. If you enjoy extremely sour tasting beer, have at it! Next!
RobertDale (2608) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml. bottle. Batch 5. Thanks Kyle! Pours a hazy pale gold with a very small white head. Aroma of citrus, funk, florals, and wood. Taste is grapefruit, lemon, barnyard, wood, florals, and yeast. Finish is dry and tart.
SpongeRuiner (422) - Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow. One of the best beers I have ever had. Thanks to Jeff on this beast. The sourest thing Iíve ever had. Absolutely amazing. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
merc7186 (1470) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Batch 5. Bottled on 1-10-12.
12oz bottle into snifter glass.
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
S: Apricot, Sour Mash, Mild Lemon
T: Sour Mash, Lemons, Apricots
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Bitter, Sour
Overall, one of the most sour beers Iíve ever had.
Nik925 (725) - California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Batch #3 - had this one tucked away for a while. Very little head formed, but tons of tiny bubbles streaming up in the glass. Getting the flaws out of the way, the aroma picks up a bit too much of the brett funky oddness and it is a tiny bit too sharp. Moving on, I can only say good things about it. An amazing brew, very sour with very little malt presence and the tartness overrides. A great and very clean malt ride along in the background to remind that this isnít some sort of wild cider. The base beer is perfect to support the wall of flavors created by the yeast ín friends. Pretty damn funky. To top it off, very cool that it is fermented with local critters - a whole new level to drinking local.
justforrazors (27) - - OCT 1, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch 5, poured into HF Goblet 7-17-13 at 45-50 degrees. Reviewed over the course of an hour.
A- Pours a copper orange color with a fluffy white head that appears to be churning from the vigorous carbonation, almost as if it were boiling. Fairly cloudy appearance. The head falls quickly leaving a ring around the edge of the glass, and minimal lacing.
S- I could smell how sour this thing was as soon as I popped the cork. Upon closer inspection, there are orange, lemon and apricot notes blended in with wet dirt, barnyard. and an amazing smelling yeast character that rounds it all out. It smells incredibly inviting.
T- Very sour right up front, dominated by lemon character. As the lemon fades, layers of funky barnyard, yeasty goodness, and a very enjoyable oak presence take over. The oak dries out the finish and leaves you wanting more of the fruit and funk character from the beginning.
M- Nice prickly carbonation is right on for style. This beer certainly has a mouth feel of itís own, that being an insane level of mouth puckering, sweat inducing sourness. The oak dries out everything at the end, yet isnít overpowering to the point where you feel like you need a sip of water to get rid of the cottonmouth. It is getting pretty close to that though...
O- Wow- I knew this would be good, but I didnít expect it to be this good. This beer is the definition of a beautifully crafted wile ale. Do whatever you can to get this beer, it is amazing.
Errl (1103) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle..Pour is gold with a small bubbly white head..Nose is nice pineapple, lemon, oak, yogurt, spices, brett...Taste is nice oak dryness with a punch of sour tartness..Brett, big citrus pack.. nice nice beer
Smurf2055 (1064) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear yellow no head. Good carb.
Smell is strong peach, grapefruit, and funk.
Taste is strong brett, tart, a lot of sour and citrus on the tail. Fruit rind, oak, and tons of funk. Lemon. Complex. Lingering tart aftertaste. Bit of smooth oakiness.
Body is medium, very carbonated.
Very well done
ApisAles (1570) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is citrus, tart, slightly funky, lemony. Flavor is brightly acidic and tart, puckering and lightly funky. Not hugely complex, but the notes that are there play very well. Tart tart tart.