Mora2000 (5306) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a yellow color with no real head. The aroma has a ton of tart wheat in it, as well as some acidic notes like you get from chardonnay. The flavor is similar. I get a ton of tart wheat and apple notes, as well as some oak and white wine grape notes. The tartness level is very high and really makes my mouth pucker. Medium mouthfeel and very little, if any, carbonation. A very nice sour beer.
FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours with a lightly hazy, pale gold color. It is almost completely flat and has not head what so ever. The nose smells of oak, and definite Chardonnay, it is dry, lightly tart and has a base funky phenol character and mustiness to it that leans towards slightly medicinal notes. This really mostly smells like an oaky Chardonnay though.
The beer has a sourness to it that is lactic in character up front; it then gets a bit harder / sharper in its acidity in the finish, it has an acetic edge to it even. This has lots of Chardonnay like flavors to it; this is quite vinous; the complete lack of carbonation also makes the description more apt. Rounded grape like flavors are joined by light oak notes that lean towards woody touches, and hints of buttery oak. There is a somewhat tropical fruit like character to this beer; seems a bit like pineapple, or perhaps grapefruit even. This does have an extremely low carbonation, non-existent even, it is somewhat viscous, and has some palate heft to it; this really needs the carbonation to shine though. The flavor gets a bit medicinal as it warms up, with some musty and phenolic notes as well.
This is not bad, but it is a bit heavy on the spicy, acetic, acidity (that could perhaps have some malic character to it too). Overall it seems a bit disjointed, despite it being so Chardonnay dominated. This beer really, really needs carbonation, this seems to hurt the overall impact more than I might have guessed.
boFNjackson (4004) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at a recent bottle share... Poured a light, pale straw color with no head. Body was soft and lacked carbonation. Quite vinous and super wine-like. In fact, no carbonation really allowed Oui Oui to lend itself to a wine character. Sweetness, grape juice, and champagne-like fermented tones and a mild tartness.
kegbear (437) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a light yellow with almost no head. Aroma of white wine. Tastes of Chardonnay wine and grapes with some tartness. If you like Chardonnay you will be a fan of this beer.
markwise (4175) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to kiefdog for the share on this one. Pours a clear yellow with no head. It almost makes me wonder if the Bruery is making wines now. Nose is huge chardonnay with some tart grapes, some light malt, and earthy yeast notes. Flavor is similar with chardonnay, tart grapes, slight malt, and big vinous character. Light to medium in body with chardonnay all over and a lingering vinous tartness. Interesting beer overall.
Blairgus (2341) - California, USA - JUL 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
17 July 2012, bottle. Light, almost fluorescent yellow, clear, no bubbles. Nose is hugely sour, can't say it smells of Chardonnay grapes. Maybe there is some Chardonnay mist. Smelling it makes a tingle in the back of my throat. Thin body and slightly fizzy. Very tart winey but sweet enough so it doesn't quite set your teeth on edge. A lambic that has faint sweetness and unique grape taste. Very nice.
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DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured into a tulip.
2.5 A: Mildly hazed urine yellow color. No head forms and there doesnít appear to be much, if any, carbonation at all.
3.5 S: This definitely has some strong Chardonnay notes. Vinous tart grape, strong melon, vanilla, oak, and plenty of acetic acid. This is both quite tart and almost as sour for those who can relate to my usage of the words. Also some earthy notes with rotting wood, apple orchard, and some musty basement. Not a whole lot of complexity, but good enough.
3.5 T: I kept waffling between a 3.0 and a 3.5 for this. Itís got some good qualities, but also some bad ones with lack of complexity being foremost. Acetic acid sourness. Tart white grape, vinous, melon, vanilla, and oak. The sourness dominates though. It totally overpowers the fruit and funk. Also lots of tangy lactic acid. This is quite tangy.
3.0 M: Medium body. Almost no carbonation. Iím okay with this not having carbonation as it kinda tastes like wine anyway, but it would be much better with some. It would help cut the sourness anyway.
3.0 D: 3.0 here to make up for the 3.5 I gave the taste. Itís not a bad beer, but it lacks depth while overemphasizing the sour.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-03-2012 06:35:08
jcartamdg (1593) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light gold, still in carbonation. Aroma of sour grapes, wine like. Taste follows, taste like a lambic, very easy to drink, great beer for a wine drinker.
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JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by a friend at the 3rd Annual Sour Town tasting on 5/26/12. Clear yellow pour with no head. Aroma of white wine, malt and a bit of sourness. Malty flavor with some spicy sourness and a white wine finish.
burg326 (3085) - Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle shared from GT2ís table at the Berliner Bash, poured a cloudy hay yellow color, aromas of light tart citrus, and a dash of tropical fruit. Flavors are sour citrus, light salt water and vinegar. Interesting sour overall, enjoyable, but donít know if I could do a hole 750ml bottle. Thanks again for the share.