padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - APR 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at O’briens. Bottom of the barrel. This blew in my glass. I can’t believe I haven’t tried this yet. I could have sworn I had. Aromas of sur funky lemon zest. Tastes are bitter sour and tart lemon peel. Nice sour.
SDalkoholic (2331) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 25, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ O’Brien’s during another Russian River night. Poured a glowing vibrant yellow with immature size of white colored head. Aroma is hard for me to detect because of the smoky surroundings of being outside at O’Brien’s, but a sour and sweet unknown fruit is semi obvious. The flavor is well balanced and holds a mixture of Belgian ale styles with notes of sourness, zest, lemon peel, and blonde Belgian strains of yeast. There is an undeniable sticky and sour residue left behind on the rim of my lips and leaves a metallic aftertaste but none the less part of the experience with this particular sour ale.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAR 22, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at the brewpub, 5.67%abv. Light straw with a white head. The aroma is floral, and quite lemony-tart, with maybe a light acetic touch. The flavor is sour, and a little funky, with some lemon, leather, and light fruitiness. Light-to-medium bodied with crisp carbonation. After the last two all-brett beers I’ve had (proef and avery) I wasn’t expecting that much acidity in this, but this guy is pretty damn sour, with great leathery, funky tastes going on.
dalekliz (908) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at O’Brien’s Russian River night. Pours a clear gold with a white ring. Light sour aroma, yeast funk, lemon, and grapefruit. Big sour taste, of citrus and yeasty funk. Lingering sourness that fades. Very nice.
malrubius (2552) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAR 10, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared by eclectic at Spuyten Duyvil from sketchy notes. Pale hazy straw color with head and lace. Peach marshmallow lemon tart barnyard aroma. Melon lemon pastry tart sweaty horse balls flavor with clean spicy dry finish. Medium body and creamy carbo. Complex and captures the horse sweat funkiness exactly. Everything was right about this one. This beer was out of this frigging world.
ggaughan (100) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, LUXEMBOURG - MAR 1, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle, corked and caged. Batch 002. This beer poured a pale golden color with a thick, foamy white head and good lacing. The head stuck around for awhile. The aroma of this beer was lemony and a bit sour. Trademark RR brett but not overly sour and not to the extent of Beatification. The taste is very sour as I was hoping for and has a nice touch of citrus that leads to a dry finish. The body is sort of light but has active carbonation in the body so it feels bigger. Overall a very strong and tasty beer that ranks up near my impression of Beatification but just slightly lower.
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle Batch 3. Big thanks to eclectic. (Thanks Kevin!) Pours an effervescent golden with a thick, pillowy and well retained white head. Awesome brett-filled nose- earthy, horsey, citric acidity, old lemon, barnyard- very rustic. Crisp and fluffy on the palate. The flavor is dry, tart, earthy, horsey, citric- just complex layers of brett funk and crispness. Complex, dry, effervescent, lively- an amazing sour!
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Toronado SD. Exceptionally bright. Aroma is like lemon essence plus flour, tart water and yeast. Flavor is unconditionally bright, almost one-note, with a non-citric tart finish. Minimal funk, just pure sour. Impressive.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours and smells like a typical sour ale. lightly watery on the palate. didnt get much out of the 100% brett. Probably just me.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 20, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Hamiltion’s. Poured a hazy bright yellow-gold with a billowy white head. Thick lacing. Funky straw and citrus. Lots of lemon and sugar, kind of like Lemonhead candy. A fruit basket of other aromas; apple, peaches, pineapple, its all there. Taste is a sweeter sour. Very bretty, but it accents the peaches and pears instead of overruning them. Wheaty/bready flavors in the background enhance the tartness. Its unbelieveably easy to drink. Higher carbonation gives a pop in the finish. Just wish it wasn’t so freaking expensive.