_angst_ (4337) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle received in trade. Thank you cocoapugh! Pours hazy pale golden with a frothy white head that leaves lots of sticky lacing and trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is tiny malty, fruity and funky with crackers, white bread, lemon juice, peaches, apricots, green apples, hay, dry soil, leather, barnyard, lemon zest and hints of mushrooms. Tase is tiny sweet, sour, slightly malty, fruity and funky. Mouthfeel is soft, round, tiny dry, tart and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and sour with crackers, white bread, peaches, apricots, grapes, hay, dry soil, leather, barnyard and lemon zest. Cool one this one. Rustic, funky and a nice balance between sweet and sour. Lovely American sour really...
tkrjukoff (4287) - SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Kville. Bottle. Pours cloudy pale amber with a small off white head. Aroma is funky fruity malty astringent crackers lemon. Flavor is earthy sour lemon astringent mushrooms with a vinous touch.
AdamChandler (4239) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, paid $27 at the local beer store here in Vermont. Crisp apple juice looking almost chardonay beer. nose is grapey, vinous and sweet. Taste is crisp and earthy. mild bitterness, almost like tangerine. Then it’s followed by fresh cut apples. very interesting and I’d have it again if the price were a bit lower.
boFNjackson (4198) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Poured hazy, somewhate of a pinkish/orange with a thin, lacy head. The nose was awesome here. Reminded me of cocktail bitters with the earthiness and spiciness. Tasted mildly tart with noticeable acidity. Some other funk and wine barrel tones. Mildly vinous, but the wine barrels didnt dominate and the beer could show its true colors. Fruits, floral and earthy spicing, and a little but of dryness towards the finish.
FlacoAlto (4127) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled February 2014
A steady pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a three finger thick, plus two additional above the rim, pale tan colored head that I need to periodically suck foam from in order to keep it from overflowing. The head leaves lots of lacing on the sides of my glass and as it slowly subsides creates quite a bit of structural texture. The beer is a pale honey color that shows a clear, yellow-gold hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells funky, earthy, grainy, and tart up front. Fruit notes of floral apples, white wine like sharpness, and touches of tropical fruit that leans towards kiwis, perhaps a hint of lychees, a bit of citrus (that the tartness brings out) and star fruit is backed by some peppery spice notes, earthy, musty, almost coriander like notes, and a bit of green, spicy fruit character. There is a solid cracker like grain character, and savory pale malt note that comes out after a second pour of this beer that is really quite nice and almost savory.
Lightly sour throughout, this has a nicely balancing, tannic, woody flavor and texture to it, as well as a spicy, peppery finish to it. There is an ample fruitiness to the beer with notes of floral apple, tart star-fruit, ripe honeydew melon, a bit of musk mellon, some soft pear notes (especially towards the finish), and a tropical white wine like note that reminds me of a ripe, funky Sauvignon Blanc. This has a nice lush texture without being heavy, in fact the beer is dangerously quaffable, and I was surprised to see how strong this beer actually was. There is a very soft mustiness to this beer, it accentuates the earthy spiciness, has a touch of phenolic character to it, and just a bit of a funky edge. The oak is nicely subtle here; it contributes to the spiciness, boosts the texture, and adds a soft, savory, toasted note that nicely accentuates the pale malt character. The last has a nice pale cracker like grain note, and a bit of toothsome rustic bread like character to it.
This is a really nice beer, it has a nice sourness, and just a touch of a funky edge to it, but really is quite well balanced and integrated; the fruit character really integrates quite well with the sourness, the soft oak, the pale grain, and the lactic acidity so well, plus there is a complex, supporting fermentation character that helps to tie everything together. The oak character is especially well done; it plays an easy, supporting role that is here to only accentuate.
TURDFERGUSON (4036) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks Jack for sharing. This was quite tasty. Reminded me of Hill Farmstead Ann and Tired Hands HandFarm—both wine barrel aged saison/sours. Lots of funk- pineapple, cotton candy, light stone fruit in the nose with a good dose of vinous white wine barrel. Flavor follows suit with a strong barrel finish. Great beer with booze well hidden.
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy gold, wispy cream head, small bubbled ring. Lightly fusel, very dry and floral, hay and grass. Flavor cleaner, light lemon peel, grass, light ester sweetness, finish is dry and toasty, lightly resinous hops. Bit flat finish, off notes mar an otherwise great first effort.
Steve_0 (3742) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home with friends. Pour is somewhat hazy golden with a white head that quickly dissipated. Funky, urine, fruity, pineapple, green apples, pears, woody, white wine, and lemon peel in the aroma. Taste is moderately tart, lemon, urine, horseblanket, somewhat doughy, pineapple, mango, white grapes, a touch of bread, and honey with a lightly sour finish. Light body with high carbonation. Light, funky, easy-drinking, and tart, hard to believe its 10%+.
GRM (3611) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown bottle, 750 ml, batch Jun 14 2013, from Ian Guénard (merci!), savoured on December 13 2013; eye: golden, hazy, tiny sheet of white head, no lacing; nose: wild yeasts, fruity, green apple, musk, citrusy, spices; mouth: wild yeasts, fruity, green apple, musk, citrusy, spices, acidity, freshness, finale in spices with citrusy presence, medium body, rather carbonated, slick texture; overall: quite good
Bouteille brune, 750 ml, lot Jun 14 2013, de Ian Guénard (merci!), savourée le 13 décembre 2013; œil : dorée, voilée, bonne effervescence, légère couverture de mousse blanc, pas de dentelle; nez : levures sauvages, fruitée, pomme verte, musc, citronnée, épices; bouche : levures sauvages, fruitée, pomme verte, musc, citronnée, épices, acidité, fraîcheur, finale en épices avec présence citronnée, corps moyen, plutôt carbonatée, texture coulante; en résumé : très bon
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks jack. Pale golden with white head. Funky sharp lambic aroma, citrus, lemon. Similar taste, citrus, lemon, funk. Fizzy and tart. Excelent.