hezron (606) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong aroma of sour vanilla, oak, fruity orange and subtle barnyard. Crystal clear and bright golden amber with a rocky white head. Complex flavor with two main parts. A sweet and tart/sour combination and an underlying malt flavor that carries it. Very fruity. Light body, dry finish but with a satisfying body. Not overly thin at all.
Lukaduke (1463) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle with a HUGE thanks to bu11zeye ! Pours a hazy yellow golden color with a finger of fizzy white foam. The nose is pure deliciousness, lots of lemony citrus, apricot and wet barrel notes mingle with some barnyard funk. The palate is where it really opens up its complexity with tons of stonefruit, nectarine, unripe peach, lemon zest, a health dose of acidity and a bit of barn funk to round out the fruit. The mouthfeel is full yet juicy with a balanced level of carbonation that tingles into a tart dry finish ! Damn this was TASTY !
ClubGonzo (3195) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from bieresgourmet.be webshop. Pours a clear golden body with a medium white head. Nose is strong bretty horseblanket and grape peel tones, lemon zest, hay, hints of sweet green apples and red berries in the back. A bit like a lambic, but milder. Taste is muscat grapes, hay, barnyard funk, tart red berries and hints of farmhouse yeast, nutmeg and grains. Light body, medium to high fermentation. Nice and refreshing sour blonde from Struise.
jabbeloo (96) - Denderbelle, BELGIUM - NOV 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Troebel bier met witte schuimkraag mooie aroma van fruit en renzige aanzet. Bitter zuur en zoet zijn in balans met een pittige bittere afdronk.
---Rated By the Belleketels
Martinus (2516) - Baarle-Nassau / Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly hazy golden colour, white head. Sour aroma, citrus, straw, lemon peel, yoghurt and bretty funk. Sour flavour, citrus, lactic acid and light acetic acid. Sour finish, citrus and lemon peel. Not the most complex sour, but nicely layered and it aged well.
(From 75cL bottle shared @ RBBSG II, Gent 2013. Batch one. From trade with Vincent (BelgBeerGeek) and opened on the spot to compare with the Bourbon BA Struiselensis. Thanks mate!)
Hermod (2559) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Unclear golden, thin white head. Apple, basement, fruity nectarine? aroma. Flavor has ripe apples, sourness, rhubarb like notes. Dry lasting finish. Tasty sour ale for sure.
jookos (1299) - FINLAND - SEP 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Yellow, with bottle sediment. Apple vinegarish, sour funky. Soft body. Light, acidic. Hay. Funk. Some overripe fruits.
tderoeck (3566) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
10/VIII/13 - 75cl bottle @ RBBSG II, my place - BB: XI/12 (2013-752) Thanks to I think Tinus (?) for sharing the bottle!
Little cloudy orange beer, no head, irregular bubbles. Aroma: some chloride, orange peel, bit chemical, rubbery. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: very sour start, bit of vinegar, lemony, spicy, pepper. Aftertaste: lemony, sourish, some chloride, vinegar, very dry, grape skin, very dry white wine.
asheft (2372) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vinous white grape and apple juice aroma. Clear dark gold under white bubbles. Apple cider and white wine flavour that is very sour and with cherries and strawberries. Nice, watery finish with just a touch of vinegary pickle juice. High carbonation, light body, sour finish ends with clean water.
Kavu (1806) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,33l bottle @ Pikkulintu. Pours clear orange with a very low head. Aroma is sour malts and apples. Flavor is sour malts with some apples. Excellent.
radagast83 (3730) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle if I remember correctly. Poured a pretty clear golden color without much of a head - wispy mostly. Aroma was some light funky tartness, touch of citrus. Flavor was nice funky tart notes. Crisp and easy to drink. Really liked it.