bierkoning (9738) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample from bottle, kindly donated by US BBF 2011 visitors. Orange color, cloudy. Toffee, lemon, grapefruit and oak in the aroma. Sour lemony flavor, limoncello. Amazingly complex beer, hard to get all the flavors and aromas.
GothGargoyle (892) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Borefts 2011 by hannont and co, thanks! Pours cloudy amber with a small pale head. Aroma is sour with a hint of oak and citrus. Taste is sour candy, citric acid. Quite tart but tasty and pretty well balanced.
harrisoni (12449) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deviation. Yes good on aroma. But better on finish. Authentic funk on finish. Yes lemon and wood. Preety decent but lacks real authenticity.. Bit too lemon squash. Tasty but too much lemon. 3.7
callmemickey (2077) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Orange-red clear body. Moderate sized off-white head, visible carbonation. No lacing.
S: Lemon and orange acidic notes. A bit of acetic and lactic sourness. Light musty oak.
T: Orange, tangerine, and lemon acidic notes. Delicate must and funk. Well integrated but not particularly memorable.
M: Lively, but well matched carbonation. Strong tartness towards the back end. Refreshingly clean finish.
O: Call me a heretic, I just didnít see what was "special" about this beer. It was tasty, but not particularly unique, memorable or interesting.
50belair (1786) - Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle. Oh my goodness. This is the shit!!!!! Hazy burnt orange pour with a frothy white head. Wonderful funk, brett, and mild barnyard aromas. Tart but not overly sour and very refreshing. Lemon zest, wet barrel, sour cherries, bret, a hint of oak and vanilla. Dry and crisp. Out-freakin-standing.........
thirdeye11 (5378) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
(750ml bottle with huge thanks to AmEricanbrew - Rating # 3100!) clearish orange/ruby with a film of white bubbles on top. Nose is funky, toasty grain, tangerine, popcorn, currant. Super complex and delicious smelling. Taste of tangerine, toasty, grain, tart cranberry, lemon, funky, wet barrel, sour cherries and just very tart in general. The absolute perfect amount of carbonation and palate linger. Iíve maybe not ever had a better American made sour, this one is truly world class and shows no signs of going downhill anytime soon. I sure hope i get to try another of these in the next few years. Thanks eric!
arminjewell (5584) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Finally getting to rate this, awesome beer from an awesome hook up. Awesome lemon, funk, acidic sour, sharp cheese, barnyard. Taste is delicious lemon, funky cheese and barnyard, some sweet grain notes, slightly sweet and acidic finish. Not overly complex but awesome, balanced, and delicious.
CLevar (376) - Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared with the MN crew. Thanks for tracking this down Greg! Hazy light orange with copper highlights, little head, little lacing. Big white grape and fruit sour notes, quite dry and tart smelling. Some wood and tannin. Flavor is awesome. Not overly complex, but amazing tasting. Tart, fruity, tannins...just about the perfect sour. Not overly funky. Moutfeel is lively, slightly mouth coating. Very nice. Glad I got to taste this one. A great beer.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared by drabmuh. Served in a snifter.
Pours a golden-amber color with a short white head that sticks around for a bit and leaves some nice lacing on the sides of the glass. Quite bubbly and a bit hazy. The nose is really great with an immediate tart funk coming through along with some dark and stone fruit plus a bit of citrus. A bit of barnyard, but the sourness is more pronounced than the funk. Hints of dark cherries there as well. Mild oak presence.
The taste kicks it up to the next level with some great fruit notes accompanied by a beautiful sourness. Mostly lactic with a bit of acetic acid. Cherries, stone fruits, and black grapes come through. Good funky presence here along with a bit of oak tannin. Really complex and full. Mouthfeel is quite sour with lower levels of carbonation and a great sour, dry finish. Drinkability is incredible. This is certainly one of the best sours Iíve ever had.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-28-2011
BuckeyeBoy (2411) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml Bottle with a HUGE thanks to JohnGalt1 for sharing this white whale at the white whale tasting. Pours out a light cloudy golden topped with an off-white head. Aroma was barnyard, oak, Brett, funk, oak, light citrus notes, and some apple. Taste was as the aroma very nice with a ton of stuff going on the funky, barnyard, some leather, light fruit notes, and some vanilla.