dmschefke (566) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch 002, 375ml. Pours a nice straw yellow gold with orange hue and medium white head, lots of lacing. Aroma high of citrus (mostly grapefruit), strong yeast, vinegar, and some tart fruits. Flavor matches well and comes together nicely, but lacks the depth I would have hoped for. Due to this, sourness starts to dominate. Enjoyable, but wouldn’t have a bottle by myself again. I think this is best shared.
knickskicks (684) - - JUL 5, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Batch 6. Golden pour, crystal clear. Nose is sour oak barrel, clean lemon. Taste is sour lemons, oak barrel, lactic but very clean, super sour. Light crisp mouthfeel.
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This caged and corked batch 5 bottle from oRos pours with a clear gold body that supports a light thin tan head. The aroma offers up a bit of grainy malts that get quickly consumed by a firm mix of funky yeast, a slight soured lime note and then a smattering of spicy oak. The taste delivers soured citrus, spicy oak notes, a good level of yeasty funk and then it crashes into puckering tartness and acidity. Too much acidic stuff going on but still drank pretty gud.
krumbum (500) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 28, 2014
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cloudy pale yellow with white frothy head. Smells light vinegary. Thin tart acidic lemon grapefruit sours it is wet but has a a dry tart finish.
berntholer (801) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
ivorywhite head fades fast without lacing. yellow colour. aroma is sour. taste is lemonsour. medium body, rather carbonated. didn’t get much of the aroma or taste. bottle @ cantillon quintenssence ’14
dfroms (205) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle--latest batch, I believe--shared by jbeatty. Pours hazy glowing orange with slight film of white bubbles. Aroma is tremendous: orange juice, lemon juice, preserved lemon, sour cherry, nectarine, lambic-like funk, grain. Taste is bright sour apricot, acidic white wine, and lemon, fading into salty lemon zest. Very tasty but perhaps slightly too sour.
Cory (295) - , California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Very sour nose, taste, and across the palate. Citrus acid and white wine nose with a little barnyard that comes in well through the beer and when you’re past the sour taste. Very sour taste which is why i prefer this beer a year or more down in the cellar. Exceptional sour.
JStax (2773) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml corked and caged bottle poured into a mini snifter. Pours a pale yellow with a white head of foam. Dry, floral sourness. Light body and high carbonation. Peaches and apricots and pineapple sweetness in the taste with a more subtle sourness. Pretty good.
ElManana (204) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer smells great. Smells like grapefruit juice that has been sitting in oak barrels for, well, 9-19 months. Pours a honey golden color with very minimal head. NEGATIVES: Dammit, I just don’t like sour beer! So if you love sours, this is your beer. It has complexities like you can’t imagine. Barnyard funk (which I like), grapefruit (which I like) and tannins. If you don’t like sours though, and this is my third, so I know I definitely don’t like them, you won’t like this one.
Martinus (2739) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of brett, stable, lambic, citrus. Sour flavour, very sour. Citrus, citric acid, brett. Quite sour, but somehow still with some balance.
(from 37.5cL bottle @ Cantillon Quintessence)
mmahut (900) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear pale body with no head at all. Aroma has sour peach, cherry, light woody. Taste has grapefruit sourness with medium tart support, high fruit sweetness. After taste is little bit astringent. Body is full, light carbonation.