julian (30) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2012
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Appearance is murky yellow in color with minimal lacing as the carbonation is nearly non-existent. Strike one for a "gueuze-style ale". Little to no head and zero lacing. Aroma has a bit of citrus, in the form of lemon/lime but this is quickly squashed by the abundance of acetic acid and its dominance on the nose. Taste follows suit. It’s quite tart but not in a complex, funky, traditional gueuze style way, more in a "oops I just squirted vinegar in my mouth" kinda way. Mouthfeel has an unusual oily papery feel. That’s the best way I can describe it. Nothing about this is "gueuze-style" in any way other than it was a blend of 3 different barrels. This was a drain pour. One of very few in the past several years (the last one was also a Bruery beer). Overall, I was less than impressed with this beer or the price tag it demanded. This is yet another overrated, sad failure of a beer from Bruery. They, as of this writing, will no longer be getting any of my business.
domienS (167) - Oostakker, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy light blonde beer with a small white unstable head.
Smells Funky, yeasty and oaky.
Has a full mouthfeel, low saturation, and tastes non alcoholic.
Leaves a refreshing sour palate.
jesperhammer (3169) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
06-FEB-2015, bottle @Ulkløbben meeting, my place, from Fish & Beer.
Hazy orange with low, lasting White head. Aroma is tart, fruit, peach, brett. Creamy, full body, soft carbonation. Sour and wonderfull.
tightslice (250) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Refuge in San Carlos, CA. Taste is dry, dry, dry oak and sour apples. I liked it but I was hoping for something a bit for funky.
bwa5879 (750) - Portage, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very cloudy straw yellow with whispy white head. Huge sour aroma of berries, a bit of funky leather as well. Fairly flat carbonation, very light mouthfeel, finishes dry with just a bit of pucker. Taste is very sour but under control. Definite sweet tart flavor, oak, apricot, lactic, bolder raspberry, a bit of barnyard funk. Really great sour.
lukemcg (8) - Kansas, USA - FEB 1, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Effervescently sour from first pour to first taste, somewhat cloudy, somewhat between straw and caramel in color, looking forward to 750 ml
batneil (403) - - JAN 31, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a bottle at a Concord beer festival. Interesting, but I certainly wouldn’t drink a lot of it. Very sour as expected, but rather more acidic than I’d have liked. Nice enough in small amounts.
rumproasts (3498) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Golden with minimal head. Tart with some fruitiness. Peach, pear and lemon. Complex flavors. Only flaw is a slight aftertaste that reminds me of splenda.
weihenweizen (1943) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle poured into a tulip. Clear golden with small off-white head. Aroma is tart, medium body, low carbonation, and pretty good medium-size bubble lacing. Taste is tart, fruity, some cheese, and some funk. Good gueuze.
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours burnt gold with a whispy white head that quickly fades. Lots of bright fruit and even more funk. Aroma shows lemon, leather, oak, vanilla, and cheese. Flavor is a good mix of citrus, underripe stonefruit, bretty funk, and oak. Overall body is moderate and the finish is dry/acidic.
skmikeg (1077) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours light orange with a one finger white head with pretty nice lacing. Aroma is of sour fruits, wet hay, vinegar, barnyard funk, goose berries, and apricots. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Has a medium body with a bone dry, sour, long, lingering finish. Overall, a tasty, complex sour ale.