Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rating # 100
Batch 3 shared by me.
wowww, popped this open and out came the funk... very cheesy but in a great way. taste was extremely sour, especially towards the end of the bottle. Lemon/ Orange peel, citric acid, suttle yeast, extremely funky. As the beer came to temperature the flavors really blended well together and started to ripen. The cheesy funk remained while the beer continued to get more and more sour. I can only imagine what batch PH1 and 2 taste like...
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
batch 3 - "This much anticipated brew was not a let down. The brewer claims this to be "less sour" than batch #2...i can imagine that, but barely. The aroma is compexity perfected...green apples, barnyard funk, sweet & sour, but not nearly as much sour as is in the taste...almost overpowers the other things going on, but not quite...and your palate adjusts as you go! the difference between this and flemish reds and browns is that this is a blonde, but you couldn’t tell by the body. Creamy lactose body, although fairly highly carbonated. Had to agitate quite a bit just to get some white-ish head atop the cloudy bright yellow body. Finish is lingering sour...still on the lips several minutes later. A very very good beer and a great way to break my buddy Ben into a new style. he didn’t know what to think at first, but really liked it by the end. My wife will probably always hate sours - but I make her try em anyway."
BiiruBierBeer (179) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sour smell. Nicely balanced sour. Tastes kind of like Cantillon Vigneronne without the grapes.
Ionlyrate5s (100) - New York, USA - SEP 10, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wonderful barrel aroma, great brett character. Not a huge complex brew, but so good and balanced, with pineapple sour and lemon grass notes. Everything aout this beer is perfect, could drink forever.
wchesser (1197) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
’12 batch from cpetrone-thanks! Deep gold with persistent lacing. Nose is initially bretty pineapple, then interesting coconut, with some light cobweb funk Taste is some light tropical fruit, lots of bitter grapefruit pith, light dustiness. Quite sour, almost didn’t finish the bottle. Can’t believe I’m saying this, but the CS Batch 60 I had the night before crushed this for complexity and balance.
lusikka (6343) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy yellow colour with a small head, which collapses quickly. Aroma of pungent grapefruity notes, apricot and floral notes. Flavour is really strong and sour with grapefruit, tart wood, white grapes, floral notes, some vinegar and red berries. Full bodied. Extremely vinous, dry, elegant finish. Brilliant.
olio (6276) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml bottle. Bottled 091113.
Pours slightly cloudy golden color with a minimal head. Sour fruits, rowan berries and nettle on the nose. Gooseberries, grapefruits, yeast, wooden notes, some herbs too. Very dry and tart. Excellent.
tiong (3819) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle from Summer Secret Santa 2014, huge thanks to ineedbeer!
Batch 006, bottled 091113 - Pours hazy yellow with a tiny head. Aroma of tart grapefruit, funky bretta yeastiness, sourness and hints of wood. Taste is sour, tartish and funky with some grapefruit, sweet citrus and bretta notes. Finish is very dry and complex with some sourness, tart grapefruit and citrus with some bretta notes. Quite complex and vinous sour ale. Extremely well balanced.
laiti (5755) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
37,5 cl bottle @ tiong, bottled 09.11.2013. Thanks tiong!
Aroma is somewhat tart with lactic acid, lambic-like earthy notes and . Flavour is really tart with grapefruit, some earthy notes and citron. Hardcore stuff, more dry, acidic and tart than most lambics. So tart that swallowing hurts every now and then.
popway (55) - California, USA - AUG 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Finally! Been treasruing this for a while. Last year’s batch (No. 6?)
Light yellow piss color. Temporary whispy clouds, circles of foam. Aroma is concentrated grapefruit, fresh, grassy, and sweet. Palate is a pucker upper, with a tartness
sitzds (299) - - JUL 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the last bottles shared at Hunahpu’s Day 2014, poured into souvenir taster. Hazy yellow with a white head that quickly disappears. No lacing to speak of. Aroma is basement must, citrus, especially lemon, tart sour grapes, vinegar, wood, and leather. Taste is a puckering sourness with citrus and vinegar notes, followed by some mellowing wood bitterness and earthy elements. A touch of citrus sweetness. Light-plus body, surprisingly creamy/thick but not overly so, just enough to coat the tongue, lively carbonation, long sour finish.