Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.375l corked bottle shared with The Tasting Crew from trade with ig88b. Huge thanks for this one! Pours a really good looking, what I will describe as glowing orange cloudy body. It also has a lovely bright white slowly fading and heavy lacing head on the top. Tartish woody nose with lots of sour fruity elements. White currants, sharp sorrel, bitter orange peel, almost a little tropical in a way? It smells absolutely lovely non the less. Really flavorful also! Oh, yeah. It has a nice oily feeling in the mouth and it’s spot on the carbonation. The first thing I get in the taste is dried apricots. I’ll actually call it super-fruity this. The sourness is just perfectly balanced between the tart woody, the fruity sweet and and the sharp vinegar - stingy. Definitely a little wood hint here, citrus and citrus peel. What a lovely beverage. Moreish, refreshing and just plain old lov ly tasting. 08.10.2014
Broncosnbeer101 (11) - Denver, USA - OCT 7, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poured at GABF and drank there too!! Awsome beer, pretty sour but I really enjoyed the grape must character. I loved the oak balance and the dry crisp finish with its champagne like bubbles. Perfect brew.
Bule (1115) - California, USA - OCT 5, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a golden color with a bit of head. Medium sourness. Wild yeast flavors. Easy going sour.
dfroms (462) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle dated 5/30/13. Pours a glowing pale gold with almost no head. Aroma is sour apricots, preserved lemon, musty cork, minerally Sancerre, white grape juice, peach, light funk. Profoundly winelike and complex. Taste is sweet peach and white grape on the front of the tongue that sharply pivots into clean sour apples, lemon juice, and buttery Chardonnay with oak barrel tannins. Sits in your mouth and changes, lingering and evolving. Prickly Champagne-like carbonation. Perhaps a bit more sour than I’d like, but nonetheless the work of a master.
Lizardking3 (183) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - SEP 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours blonde yellow, white head. Aroma is tart, white grapes. First taste is sour and citrusy. Finishes with herbs and bitterness. Delicious
Sarlacc83 (1220) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. This one was turning into a bit of whale for me; I meant to rate it earlier, but it didn?t show up in Portland for a couple of years.A: Opaque orange-gold, a thin white ring of head. Some good lacing. N: Lemon, chardonnay, heaps of funk and attic floorboards, and a touch of melon. Grapefruit and pine through and through, as if this was an IPA. Oak and green apple. T: Very sour. A touch of biscuit at the base of this, but it?s definitely acidic. M: Big biting carbonation. light body, no alcohol presence. Desiccating. O: Been awhile since I?ve had this one, but I don?t remember it being this intense. The brett and the acidity is there, and I think this one is well worth its place in the American sour pantheon. Wish other places could get their beer so clean.
theothermatt (275) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Hops and Pie. Golden pour. Nose of funk, chardonnay, and oak. Sour, with a full backbone of wine and oak that finishes clean.
bmagner (11) - - SEP 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells of fruit with a hint of wine in the background. Light golden color. Taste is a little funky but balanced. Tastes a bit like wine. Highly carbonated mouthfeel. Overall very good.
htzpah (103) - - SEP 2, 2014
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Definitely the Chardonnay of beers. Not too sour for enjoying as a boozy session ale.
Tide (2100) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Russian River. Golden color, white head. Bitter/sour taste with citrus, peach, chardonnay, hops, grass, earthy notes and ripe fruits. Bitter finish with citrus, grape, earthy notes and hops. Excellent sour/wild ale.