kopher (592) - New York, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
cloudy straw pour, thick foamy offwhite head.
strong but mellow citrus-y aroma, lemon zest and just a hint of vinegar -- can get some brett musk as it warms.
flavor is a bit more bland, with a finish that’s a slightly odd bitter -- it’s like there isn’t quite enough wild yeast to make it interesting.
there’s lemon and grass in the flavor, but there’s an overall bitter astringency that’s not very good. it gets a bit better as it warms, with some spice and yeast.
very dry, which is nice, but maybe should be a bit sweeter to balance.
GonZoBeeR (2752) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma:spicy and floral nose...
Appearance:Hazy gold,good lacing white head...
Flavor:sweet citrus fruti flavor,spicy and floral....
Bartzilla (515) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Death Metal Sour Fest. Thanks, Naven. Very yeasty and earthy with hints of fruit somewhere along the line. Pretty solid beer. Not much more to add than the other folks as I got the same experience.
GRM (2691) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown bottle, 75 cl, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on August 1 2009; eye: golden, lightly hazy, slight effervescence, voluminous white head, lots of lacing; nose: yeast, wheat, coriander, light fruity, light Brettanomyces; mouth: yeast, wheat, coriander, light fruity, light Brettanomyces, finale in coriander with presence of wheat, medium body, quite carbonated, slick, fizzy; overall: fine
Bouteille brune, 75 cl, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 1 août 2009; œil : dorée, légèrement voilée, très légère effervescence, mousse blanche abondante, beaucoup de dentelle; nez : levure, froment, coriandre, léger fruité, léger Brettanomyces; bouche : levure, froment, coriandre, léger fruité, léger Brettanomyces, finale en coriandre avec présence de froment, corps moyen, très carbonatée, coulante, pétillante; en résumé : bien
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Death Metal Sour Fest. Bottle, from random liquor store in Poway. Very nice fruity aroma. Almost like Juicy fruit gum. Nice hazy, yeasty golden color. Flavor was fruity, yet spicy and had a nice bitter hop finish. I have had some real duds from the Bruery, but this is fantastic.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of sebletitje. Pours gold with a bit of haze and nice fluffy white head to go along with lingering clingy lacing. The aroma is punchy with mild tart notes moving into some sour and some vague fruitiness in the background. The taste is much the same with mild tartness then sour berry fruitiness. It ends dry and refreshing with lingering floral and spice hops, yeasty spice, tart berry skin and fading sourness.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I wanted to pick out a festive beer for today, my Daily Devotee Day, and I settled on this one. 750 mL bottle from Whole Foods Market, Bowery, NYC. Spring 2009, I’m assuming. Pours a slightly hazy peach-amber color with a large frothy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Lots of visible carbonation. Aroma has a nice level of rustic brett notes that leave a very mild earthy funkiness along with notes of bread, cinnamon, spice, pineapple and stone fruits. Taste is peach, pear, pineapple, bread, peppery spice notes and mild bretty funkiness. Very light on the palate. Full bodied. This one is very, very nice.
eaglefan538 (2802) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 27, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from SL. Nice score for those guys, glad it made it East. The pour was golden to straw, hazy, nice white head, big enough to get the bottle into the glass in less than three pours. The aroma was wheat, pepper, light yeast. The flavor followed, the spicing almost seemed to have some cloves in there too, but the pepper zing was quite nice, slight on the flavor, good zing factor, though. Light fruits, Mouthfeel was moderate to full for the style, nice carbonation in the mix. Very well done, smooth drinker.
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 25, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from crackedkettle.com - slightly hazy golden colour with a solid white foam; beautiful lace; fresh fruity hoppiness with notes of cream and bretts; medium to full malt body, quite sourish with a long fruity hoppy finish - very well-made
blklab2007 (1777) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle poured a hazy golden color with a big frothy head that left heavy dollops on the surface. aroma has wheat, spicy wild yeast, fruit skins, and hits a little barnyard thing. light crisp mouth feel with prickly carbonation. has lots of yeasty flavors, spice, grains, barnyard, and aged hops. light on the sweetness, dry, and has a light bitterness in the finish.