tectactoe (1871) - Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Jeff! Super clear, amber body with a fuzzy off white head. Aroma is crazy tart, lots of vinegar and lactic acid, wet oak, lemon and light cherry skins. Mild tannic, smells so tart. Taste is very sour; vinegar, oak, acidic and lactic acid, stone fruit skins, some rye dryness, so tart and puckering and good. Thin, wet crispy mouth feel with a dry finish. A very nice "go-to" sour. I love the vinegary, lactic, & acidic nature of this beer... Wheelhouse brew, very good stuff.
Rodriguez (238) - Quito, ECUADOR - SEP 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It is very acidic, tart, a lot of fruitiness, it is a complex beer, I tried the 2014 edition. Can’t find any hints of Rye, it is spicy but very subtle, and I think it comes more from the yeast. It is a very special sour, next time I will age it more time.
italianjohn (2337) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 Vintage .... Clear deep golden to light amber pour with a thin bubbly soapy off white head ... aroma is of sour cherry and tart acidic qualities along with some light vinous notes and light oak .... taste is of sour cherry and tart, has some light spicy rye ... also notes of dry oak, vanilla, red wine, acetone and brett ... finish is dry, tart and oaky with a nice acidic lingering dryness .... mouthfeel is a little fizzy ...
haukur (1305) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber orange, very small head. Aroma has loads of sour notes, mainly peaches, slight hint of oranges. Extremely tart, loads of laccto, no hint of rye. Fun but a bit unbalanced for the style.
BrewDad (4996) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer Bloggers Conference - San Diego - Big huge sour beer. Tons of alcohol and sour flavors. Just a big sour cherry blend in my humble opinion.
tderoeck (4696) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11/VII/14 - 75cl bottle @ Eerste "Er Klopt Iemand Op De Deur" Samson & Gert Bierproeving (aka Epic Beer Tasting III) - BB: n/a, bottled: 12/IX/12 (2014-797) Thanks to PriorL & Mathieu87 for sharing the bottle!
Clear amber beer, small aery off-white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: bit sweet, sour fruits, some orange, some caramel, bit spicy. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sour, fruity notes, sweet and sugary touch, bit of caramel. Aftertaste: sourish, lemony, alcohol, spicy, bitter touch.
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle shared with the Quebec City crew. Pours a veiled orange with a short lived white head. Aroma is wood, spices, caramel and butter. Flavor is acetic, sour, acid, a touch of caramel and spicy. Finish is tart, very spicy, vinegar. Some lingering wood and vinegar flavors. Light to medium body, average carbonation.
UXO (209) - CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
(2013 vintage re-reviewed after a year’s cellaring) Pours a clear copper amber with one finger of loose light beige head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim and no lacing. Nose is sour and funky, with lemony citrus coming to the forefront and dominating over the rye bread tones that were previously more noticeable, vanilla and spices coming through as it warms. Taste has become almost lemonade-like citrus and sour cherries, with low but sufficient sweetness. Medium-bodied and moderate residual carbonation despite the lack of a head.
At least as good as it was at the time of the previous review, perhaps slightly better. The sourness has developed more, with slightly less sweetness apparent. The flavours are more of a cohesive whole, but still leave a complex finish, with vanilla and cloves gradually becoming apparent as the citrus and cherries fade. Really, really good, with only some very minor aesthetic issues preventing a perfect score.
UncleKorm (815) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, poured a cloudy orange hue w/ a small white fully diminishing head. Moderate fruity aromas. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a bold sour finish. Tastes are apricot, oak, and funk. Full bodied and creamy mouthfeel.
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daje (2450) - NORWAY - AUG 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Gaasa, june 10th 2014. Hazy orange body with a thick white head. Funky aroma with citrus fruits, cherry, rye. Taste on the sour side, tart fruit, funk, yet with a noticable caramel and rye presence. Fresh sour finish with peach, an amazing beer.
eaglefan538 (2892) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 112712, lot 5. Poured a hazy orangey straw color with an ok head and weak lacing per the style. Aroma of sour lemons, horseblanket, tart apples. Flavor followed, tons of tart and sourness, faint rye spice in the finish, but nothing prominent. Some barrel oak in the finish. Might as well have been Joe’s super sour puckering killer lambic if you ask me. Definitely a strong sour brew, but mouth puckering and acidic finish for sure.