Beermack (709) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle (2013) courtesy of deekyn. Hazy reddish brown, thin white head. Massive juicy kumquat tang on the nose, apricots, vinous notes, strawberry, oak, light vanilla, citric zing. Taste is fabulous: so light and juicy, full of peach and kumquat. Decent funk, lemon juice zing. Red berries in there too. Really great sour kick. Lingering berries and citrus, so zesty. Decent oak lingering too. Serious brew, love this.
Ontape (437) - Valley Village, California, USA - JAN 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. If you know the regular version, this is pretty much what you’d expect / hope for from a kumquat variation. Surprised at how well the fruit cuts through the strong, complex flavor. Delicious.
czar (5147) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours hazy dark golden orange with a small off-white cap, some retention and lacing. very fruity and juicy - prunes, cherries, grapes, if not kumquats, perfumey - pears, for instance, fruity and nutty maltiness, spices-plenty, woodsy. moderate carbonation, light body - oily, astringent and citric finish. balanced. tasty. good - but i still prefer regular version, i.e. without kumquats.
tom10101 (3548) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (750 ml). Thanks to pandableh for this one! Clear amber/copper with a medium off-white head and some lacing. Aroma is very fruity with light acetic notes, spices and light buttery presence. Taste is very fruity with light acetic notes, spices, light butter and light sweetness. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Dry finish. Good Sour Ale. Very fruity and not too acetic. Drinkable.
mathieuc (1815) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle graciously shared by Tommy, thanks! Pours a light brown, clear with no head. Aroma is really potent, loaded with exotic fruits and a definite minty freshness. Some alcohol can be felt through the nose but I believe it is fitting here. Taste is fruity, lightly acid and spicy. This is like drinking some really nice sparkling fruit juice. Really nice, really fruity, fresh and drinkable!
Minderbinder (2310) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep amber with low off-white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is of very nice fruit juice, some sugar. Taste is of fruit juice, acidity, sweetness, some sourness. Palate: Medium body. Low carbonation. Overall: Pretty good. Fruity. Nice.
JaBier (5139) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours a cloudy amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, tropical fruit and vinegar. Malty and caramelly flavor with a tart, tropical finish.
jkwood04 (4426) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours deep, hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma of sourness, light fruits, some light spice and rye, and some citrusy bitterness. Flavor the same. Average texture. A good sour.
Homer321 (2492) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Randall. Poured into a snifter. White head that was zapped away to leave nothing. Amber reddish in color. Orange like and citrus nose with some gland watering tartness. Flavor is similar with a chest wrenching tartness. Not the most sour but upper 20% if not 10%. Drops off quicky and finishes quite dry. Still puckering on every sip after. Nice fruit expression but not having the original I’d say its good plus. But not great. Overall the beer is very enjoyable and would buy another bottle if offered.
nimbleprop (5469) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle pours a very dark amber with some spitty white head. Nose is mostly tart, lots of grapefruit pith and pulp, some medicine, funk, a little worm wood. Flavor is very tart, not just grapefruit and kumquat tart, but medicinal, lactic, some light candy, a flick of grain. Full, tart finish.