BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a trade with Sean I think. Thanks dude! 2013 edition pours hazy golden yellow with a huge fizzy white head that dissipates relatively quickly. Aroma of funky yeasty wheat malts, very vinous in the nose with some light raspberries, mild coriander type spice, and plenty of tart sharp sourness. Smells oaky and extremely dry. Flavor is light raspberries, funky wheaty malt, yeasty, but of spice bite, tart and lactic through and through, super dry, plenty of oak. Some Berliner influence, but not the huge unpleasant wheat note I get from those (a good thing in my book). I was hoping for a bit more raspberry and red wine but everything here is integrated into a very light and airy brew with very high carbonation and high drinkability. Not bad.
I actually started enjoying this not as it warmed a bit. Got juicier and fruitier throughout. Yum.
fluffy (2243) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
had at recent bottle share. amazing stuff, definitely worth they hype it has.
umich03jm (3304) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Haze light gold color with a big foamy head that fades to a thick film and a nice ring. Great lacing too. Aromas are raspberries, oranges, lemons, light Brett funk, almonds, vanilla, and oak. Taste has a light sourness and a moderate tart finish. Raspberries stand out but there’s some nice sour citrus and brett as well. Fairly acidic but not too bad. Medium body. High carbonation but is soft on the palate. Very cool sour.
77ships (7023) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
THANKS to Mathieu87! 750 ml. bottle sampled @ Italian Beer Week-end / Zwanze 2014 CML. Hazy golden, milky citrus, little white head. Nose is spoiled yoghurt, milky / Berliner type of deal, touch cheese, lactic wheat, no fruit. Taste is lactic sour, spoiled yoghurt, Berliner, milky, white grapes, rejuvelac, tad vinegar,… No fruit. Prickling odd Berliner style body. Maybe interesting as a concept but overall this just tastes like a lesser Berliner Weisse, the scores & reputation are baffling to me. I feel like every okay USA sour gets praised like the best thing ever by Americans but even a really good sour from Belgium gets criticized to no end for not being the best beer ever basically.
slowrunner77 (9226) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"What a cool idea this was. Yet another different-than-the-rest sour from the Bruery. Adequately tart, but in the berliner vein, not really WILD. Raspberry is at first under the funk in the aroma and flavor. They immediately follow in the aftertaste, pitting sweet vs. tart, and then the berries (and spices that were barely noticed before) come out more as the beer warms. Really dug this take on, well, whayever it is you’d call this."
VT (2233) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared with the Quebec City crew. Pours a murky orange with a short lived white head. Aroma is citrus, soap, lavender and wood. Flavor is a lemon assault on the tongue, tartness and vinegar. Finish is lemon, other citrus, tartness. Lingering...you guessed it, lemon! Medium body, average carbonation.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours cloudy gold with a thin white head. The nose is light horse blanket, sour fruit, cheese. The taste is floral hops, light funk, vinegar and sour fruits. Medium bodied. Nice. 4.2
thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of sour berry, wood, something I can’t quite nail. Appears opaque gold milky whit ring and slight head. Taste is sour acidic fruit bright lemon. Raspberry not really there.
popery (1866) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pale yellowish orange. It’s quite cloudy. White head of fine foam, fairly small in size. Little lacing. Dissipates after a minute. Aroma has some really nice raspberry flavor combined with oak and vinous flavors. Jammy berry, tart and flavorful. Moderate funk. Nice stuff. Taste has a good deal of oaky bitterness, moderate sourness, mild raspberry. Doesn’t quite live up to the aroma. Some vanilla. Light feel, very mild pucker. Nice sour.
Inbreak (4105) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
28.06.2014, 0,75l bottle @home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sour-ish fruity, oak, hay, dry fresh raspberries, soda powder, sorrel, chalk, redwine, weeds. Taste is slightly dry sour-ish, soda powder, chalk, oak, sorrel, hay, grass, weeds, redwine, dry fresh raspberries. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel, very fizzy carbonation. Fair enough.