AirForceHops (5230) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750 ml bottle, I guess I can thank AdamJackson? Vintage is 2011. Aroma is is Brett, barnyard mild poop notes, dusty yeast and pale grain.
The flavor is wants to have some citrus but is just intensely sour, massive pucker that hurts my taste buds. Rotten grapes, funky, bad Brett. For me it’s entirely to sour. Overly tart.
WillRunForBeer (1814) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
January 2011 bottle shared by AdamJackson, thanks! Pours orange gold with no head. Aroma is apricot, lemon, funk. Flavor is lemon, apricot. Bright and funky.
Chalumeaux (678) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle thanks AdamJackson. Pours light orange with a thin white head. Aromas of sour citrus and yeast. Taste is overly tart with lingering bitterness.
AdamChandler (4047) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale orange. 2 finger fluffy head. Smells intently sour. Lots of tropical fruits. This is so sour. Coats the teeth with chalk. Tart mango and lime and lemon. Got very sour with age.
Jow (3030) - New York, USA - MAR 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks spacecoyote for the free beer. Pours dusty yellow orange with small soapy head even after all these years. Nose is puckering citrus and yeast. Tastes of grapefruit, peach, lemon peel, dough, slight musty, and gum. Puckering sour and drying finish, yum.
Huhzubendah (3229) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Review from notes. Golden body, slightly hazy, with a small collar. Aromas of funk, Belgian yeast, lemon, citrus. Green apple skins and funk in the flavor, finishing with a mild acetic kick. Nice funkiness / earthiness. Gueuze characteristics. Quite tasty.
gEUS (1615) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home on several occasions - one particular batch was part of the SC² club. Pours light yellow with a decent head. Nice citrus aromas, a bit buttery, some floral notes as well as funky fruit notes. Medium body, well balanced between slight sourness, sweetness and dry finish.
Alengrin (3861) - BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Struise’s tribute to the lambic culture, fermented with Brettanomyces bruxellensis and Pediococcus cerevisae, two of the most essential microbes ’used’ in lambic. A blonde, hazy beer with instable, loose head and an aroma which indeed strongly reminds of lambic, lemon, vinegar, soft bready malts, estery fruitiness; taste is somewhere in between a top-fermented blond Belgian and an authentic lambic or geuze, with funkiness, tartness and complexity, but also spicy and soft malty flavours, with a long and complex finish with drying sourishness. Very interesting and very thirst-quenching, great sour beer, but not quite an actual lambic.
Stuu666 (8326) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s tasting. Golden, funky, tart aroma, tastes sweet, tart, dry.
zimbo (834) - SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
7 year old bottle. Maltier nose than the bourbon barrel version. Mustier nose, sour but pure and quite beautiful. Deep fruit and so so fresh and delicate after all this time.