mcberko (8135) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle, sent from adamjackson (thanks Adam), pours a hazy golden orange with a tiny white head. Aroma is sort of like a berliner weisse, with citric wheat notes, light apricots and a little oak. Flavour is similar, bringing out subdued apricots, wheat, some jam, and a little oak and moderate tartness. Quite a nice tartness, sort of like a blend between a sour blonde and a berliner. Very easy drinking, with no harsh notes or vinegar notes (as is common with The Bruery’s sours). Great stuff.
DesertDevil (609) - Arizona, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours an awesome crystal-clear light golden. Light, airy aroma with a prickly Lacto-like bite and some apricots. Balanced flavor of sour bite and sweet citrus. Light body with very tart, abrupt finish. Solid sour, but much better fresh.
Pinball (11027) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
cloudy yellow, small offwhite head. mild aroma, very genly delicately citrussy sourish. fruity. wheaty. falvor is distinct bretty, citrussy, very nice sour. refreshing.. [2013-02-25]
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A tart and fruity (apricots) blond ale with a strong farmhouse character. Very good.
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed when approximately 8 months of age, maybe more. Bottle from Grownfool, thanks a lot Brian.
The look: Clear golden-blond body topped by a small white head (cloudy at the very end of the bottle).
In long: Nose has a nice and strong horsy-farmhouse character dominating apricots and lactic funk. Taste is more juicy-fruity than the aroma, plenty of fresh apricots juice, medium tartness, medium lactic acid presence, some acidity, sourness in the low-medium range for the style, some oak tannins can be felt in the finish. Almost no sweetness sensation despite being very fruity. Carbonation was a bit too soft for my liking thus increasing the juicy sensation of this very fruity beer. Sourheads might be disappointed by this one because this beer is really not that sour, this is a tart & fruity farmhouse blond ale. Rather easy to drink for the style, I drank the full 750ml and I didn’t grow tired of it. Another nice USA bottle I acquired in a trade, over the years I’ve become an expert at illegally sending alcohol across the border, a skill that has never helped me land a job even though I bring it up in every job interview.
brystmar (1306) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Apricots, soured grains, and oak... Oh my! All flavors work in harmony, yeast adds a touch of funk at the end. This has really improved in the last year (was already quite nice), and it's drinking great right now. Shame this was my last bottle :(
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Hazy golden-orange with a thin finger of white head. Fades quickly.
S - Sweet wheat and grainy malts, apricots and other stone fruits, oak, vanilla, tartness, sourness, funky yeasts, lactic acid.
T - Sweet wheat and grainy malts, funky yeasts, tart apricot and other stone fruits, oak, vanilla, lactic acid, and a bit of sourness.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a tart and funky finish.
D - Good wild ale. The apricot flavor is nice and sharp.
Theis (14069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Cloudy yellow - no head. Acid, toasted malts, wooden grapes, sweet green grapes, fruity, tartness, high dry finish, abricot, light oxidation notes.
SlackerMads (1896) - DENMARK - MAR 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Unclear straw golden with no head. Aroma is tart, sour berries, light lactic, very light oak. Can’t detect the apricot.
Taste is medium+ sour and medium sweet. Medium body, oily texture, medium carbonation. Dry and astringent tart finish.
faroeviking (10285) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella Ubclear yelleo golden colour, small white ehad. Very pleasanta roma: sour, fruity and citric like, really nice. Good mouthfeel. Flavour: nicely sour and fruity abricot exotic fruit like with citrus, bit wood in the finish. Well lasting fruity sourness. YUM!
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grumligt gul i fägen med litet vitt skum. Härligt syrlig i doften med citron, ananas, passionfrukt. Smakar syrligt och friskt med citron, lime, ananas, funky. Sur och torr avslutning.