TURDFERGUSON (4009) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle purchased from RR. Thanks Leah. This one was a little different from my two experiences with batch 001-ph1. Found this guy to be a lot cleaner and just as sour. Some oak, sour apple, funky tartness. So Smooth. Very, very, very drinkable. Delicious.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’ve got to thank three people who responded to my ISO post for this; FlacoAlto, Dunk and and miketd. Thank you sirs, and know that I’ve wanted this beer forever.
The top-off pour was clear amber in color with a smallish head that was quickly gone, although champaign like bubbles were ever present. Aroma was vinegar laced lemon rinds and brett. As the beer warms up, I get a more and more peppery spice in there also. Tasting gave me a fairly light bodied mouthfeel with some sugary malts just present, but mostly the sourness that can easily cover up the complexity of this beer. Finishes very white-wine like with some citrusy/peppery spice.
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle@SpontaneousWeekend08. Aroma of rotten apples. Cloudy, yellow color, white head, fair lace. Sourish, apples, light bitter, astringent. I liked the first batch, don’t like this one.
emacgee (4299) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to turdferguson for sharing at the Carolina gathering. Pours a hazy carbonated golden brew. The nose is very tart and sour, acidic for sure, vinous, muscadine grapes in the nose, yeasty. The flavor is very tart, moreso than the batch 1 we had earlier in the month. Very sour and tart, acidic, vinous. Very tart and carbonated mouthfeel.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the Carolina Crew Gathering at Turd’s – thanks to Turd for sharing. No wonder this one got a strong "reminds me of La Folie" reaction from the room! Okay, this is just a superb and uncompromising example of a Belgian sour. Cloudy gold and clear as day at the same time somehow. Thinnish champagne head/carbonation. The initial aroma suggests an earthy barnyard funk but soon it seems to grow more tart, as the fruity, sour apple qualities come along (I’m not getting the citrus so much, though there is some grapefruit extremity in the exquisitely long finish). Some slight muscadet in the aftertaste too. A triumph from RR.
HoptimusPrime (17) - ASCENSION ISLAND - MAY 25, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, this is a sour beer. But it doesn’t have the weird aromas the Cantillon beers have. Nice and tarte with some lactic milky qualities.
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - MAY 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep gold with a very thin white head. Aroma is a light sourness, grapefruit, sour cherries, brett. Taste is fairly funky, grapefruit, faint toffee like note that is mostly covered by funk, heavy oak. Much differant then batch 001, but still good.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. After popping the cork, I took a whiff from the bottle and the sourness that hit me made my mouth water. Golden color with a very light haze present. Very little light white head. Aroma is moderately funky, light on the acetic notes, and has some nice perfumey barnyard characters that lay nicely in the background. The taste packs a jarring smack of sourness followed by a light peppery oak flavor and a lingering citric tingle. Aggressive and flavorful.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by the muck: Pours a hazy gold with a white head. Aroma, funky, yeast, some oak, fruits. Flavor, tart lemons, sour, dry and very tart on the finish, some yeast, lime notes, and a dry citrus character. Damn this is good.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amazing aroma of tart funk with notes of chardonay, grapefruit, lemon. Hazy golden color with a thin head. Acidic fruits, tart, mouth puckering, oak, white wine, and a touch of fruity sweetness then back to tart grapefruit. Some funkiness comes through, but the tart grapefruit/lemon juice/rind prevails. Intense!