kathouse (980) - Nevada, USA - MAY 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from the beer truck at Sucréversary. Yellow with a nice white foam. Lots of green apple, pear, and grape notes. It does taste more like a wine with a fruit astringency. Finish is slightly sour, dry, and refreshing. One of my favorites at the festival.
merc7186 (2031) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Riesling, Hay
Appearance: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, No Head, No Lacing
Taste: White Grapes, Riesling, Hay
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Tart
Leighton (10675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell in London - thanks to Mr. Bruery himself, MadMitch. Pours clear yellow with a pure white foam head. The nose has light funk and white grape. Light-medium sweet flavor with drying white grapes, pear, lemon, mellow funk. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Good tangy finish with pale citrus, restrained funk, lemon. Tasty.
thirdeye11 (5536) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) cloudy blonde, wispy white fine bubbles. Nose of noble rot, white wine barrel, bits of red wine, bit meaty. Taste of white wine, grape skin, tart, puckering, nice wine finish.
Scopey (6651) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Kenny. It pours hazy very pale gold with a tiny white head. The nose is sweet, oily, honey, coconut, vanilla, coconut water, must and wood. The taste is crisp, tart, sherbet, apple, pear, nice sourness, white grape, gooseberry, straw, light must and Riesling. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Kind of like a cheap sparkling white wine, but not necessarily in a bad way. Solid.
Theydon_Bois (8081) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at CBC on Aarons wrong date visit, big thanks to our Kenneth, 05/12/13.
Hazed orange yellow with a thin off white covering that clears to pondwork and edgeing.
Nose is dank citric wafts, straw, light citric smoke effect, burnt straw, bitter lemon rind, seared mandarin.
Taste comprises burnt straw, musty dankness, dry rot, tarte pineapple, burnt citric dipped straw, bitter apricot skins - lots going on!
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry grassy tarteness in the closure.
maneliquor (3056) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2013 Bottle cheers to Ken. Pours hazy straw with not much of a head. Nose has plenty of lemon, biscuit, vanilla, white grapes, sherbert, sugar, white pepper and peach. Plenty of summery peach notes with moderate almonds, plum tart and light apricot. Kind of like a dry and fruit driven Riesling with a sugary kick. Solid
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
5th December 2013
Craft Clerkenwell tasting. Hazy paleish gold beer, no real head. Palate is light and dry and a little crisp. Fine carbonation. Mild lemony sourness with grape adding a light winey vibe and also providing a little balancing sweetness. Light dry finish. Not bad.
50belair (2205) - Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Cloudy light yellow pour with a white head. Light. Riesling nose. Big low rent Riesling notes. Acidic. Below average mouthfeel and body.
TheAlum (5672) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle acquired via trade. Shared with the Destihl Crew. Pours a nice golden hue, bright yellow with gentle haze. Frothy whitish head stays as a mellow ring, laces ok. Aromas are vibrant, lemony. Green sour grapes meet mellow oak, touches of firm lactic acidity, lemon rind and some yogurt. Gentle touches of green grape, grapeskin, oak is decent, touches of white grape, gentle sweeter elements, touches of dry tannic oak, some spritiziness. Initial is lighter end of the fold, touches of oak, mellow vanilla and honeysuckle. Green grapes, tartness and mellow crab apple. Touches of lactic acidity, lemon, and firm sourness, potent sourness, a touch of champagne, green apple, and sourness. Lactic acidity, some nice lemon rind, fruit. Middle is lactic, green grape, and nice yogurty sourness. Lactic, lemon, gentle carbonation. A touch of fruitiness in the base shows some body. , gentle honeycrisp apple. Backend is a bit more dry, gentle yeast, oak, middling sourness overall. Apple, lemon, white grape and some sweetness. Really brings that Reisling and white wine element, a but yeasty, firm sourness. Finish is dry, oaky, and tannic. Some sourness, is decent to middling. Nice stuff. Really straddles that sour and white wine line well. For 8 and change ABV, it’s not as big as you’d expect.