flannelnomad (42) - portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2014
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Shared from a 375ml. A clear pale yellow, pouring into the glass you can tell this thing is nose and tongue stingly tart. Tastes bright citrus- grapefruit and lemon with crisp clean acidity. Tastes like the sour candies of your childhood. So complex and tart and the body on it is great. Just enough to hold up the acidity. Right up there with the most sour beers I’ve ever had and definitely one of the best I’ve had.
Ferris (1865) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Sweet and sour citrus with a bit of funk. Clear pale gold with a thin persistent white head. Peach, soured lemon and a powdery finish
KingCecil (2028) - DENMARK - JAN 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ home … It pours murky yellow with a medium white head… fresh, sour, fruity, crispy, sour, citrus, lemon, grapefruit, tart, light earthy…. very nice! love it!
ICEatALAMO (848) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch 5 bottle. The pour is a light hazy yellow. The aroma is all sour. The taste is very nice actually. Not overly vinegar.
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artmcd8 (1216) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch 5 Bottle shared by cpetrone84. Pours a clear yellow with no head. Aroma of white wine, pineapple Brett. Taste is sour and vinous. Taste has some bready cracker aftertaste. Dry finish.
drowland (5890) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12/26/13. 375mL bottle shared by cbfobes a the QC tasting. Batch 5, I’m told. Sweet! Golden pour with a nice white head and good lacing. Lots of funk in the aroma, touches of vinegar, nicely tart/sour, plenty of fruitiness, solid grapefruit zest and tropical fruits. Lovely flavor, divine, plenty sour, some chalky pixie stick/sweet tart aspect, lots of yummy fruitiness, citrus, some almost floral aspects, lingering tartness. Delish.
BrewtopiaofPJ (37) - Miller Place, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sour heaven in a bottle. Big citrus/grapefruit nose. Must have more. Nicely carbonated.
cbfobes (2094) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle sent from dbuckingham, shared at the QC tasting this past week, Batch 5, pours a clear gold with a thin white head and some spotty lacing, the aroma is of huge funk and vinegar, sour, very sour on the nose but still some good amounts of fruit coming through, the flavor is mouth puckering sour on the front end with lots of wine tannins coming through in the finish, dry mouthfeel, world class.
Madirish76 (35) - Whittier, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at brewpub...Nice apple cider vinegar nose with lemon rind finish. Lemon yellow color with small white head. Really liked this!
VinegarStroke (202) - Napa, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Russian River: Deep straw to gold. Hazy cloud. Ver light head. Wild ferment funky profile. Not overly bretty or microbial. Subtle hops and malt. Citrus and sour fruit. Dry, very sour and low bitterness. More phenolic than bitter. Not overly bretty but slightly mousey. Medium weight, very long, huge acidity with wonderful balance. Best of the sour beers from RR. Sour citrus, spice, funky but not spoilt.
Wonderful example of New World Lambic.