merc7186 (1465) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Hazy Orange Hue, Passes Mild Light, No Head, No Lacing
S: Apricots, Grapes, Pinot Noir
T: Apricot, Pinot Noir, Mild Grapes
M: Mediocre Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Tart
Overall, pretty nice, poor carbonation, nice mild pinot flavor that the tartness is offset by the grape flavor.
JohnGalt1 (193) - , Idaho, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Probably my favorite brew from tonight’s tasting...
Poured a fairly clear light orange brew... no real head or lacing....
The nose buggy/big brett and still pretty fruity.
The flavor is interesting for days.... tannic and fruity... brett/mild lactic notes... woody/definite winey presence... a heavier "Cuvee de Castleton" is my big descriptor..
The carbonation is light... body is fine for something this heavy.
brystmar (972) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Seth! Boring appearance. Big sour profile up front, highly acetic; soured grapes up front followed by a more hearty fruit (peaches?). Damn, this is tasty.
cpetrone84 (1011) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pour is apple juice with a thin scummy white head and almost flat. Nose is watered down sparkling grape juice with notes of acetic acid. This should be a treat...taste is better than the nose, hard not to be. Has some sour red grapes but still akin to sparkling grape juice, rather tannic behind, fairly sour with maybe a touch of cheese to give it an edge of funk. Quite a dry finish and decent carbonation. Body is a bit syrupy and heavy. Not too bad.
Huhzubendah (2159) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Darrell. Thanks man!
The beer is a hazy light orange color. The head is minimal and dissipates immediately, leaving no trace of its prior existence.
The aroma is delectable, with gueuze funk, grapes. It smells exactly like what I hoped for and expected.
The beer is delicious. Not amazingly tart, but certainly more tart than sweet. Grapes shine through brilliantly. A subtle grape juice sweetness is present, making this brew quite quaffable.
The finish brings a hint of vinegar and an ever so slightly acetic bite.
Carbonation is light and the body is relatively thin.
Overall, a very tasty brew. I would definitely have this again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-30-2011
jcartamdg (1438) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours gold with no head. Aroma of pinot, slight vinegar, very wine like. Taste follows, slightly tart but not crazy sour. Great beer!
phaleslu (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle traded for at DLD ’11 and opened at DLD ’12. Pours a mostly clear orange color with a small eggshell white head. Notes of grapes from the start, with lemon citrus, oak, bretty funk, pale malts, and peppery spices. Light-medium bodied, sour and tart all the way, with medium carbonation. Another nice sour from these guys.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From notes. First reviewed 9/23/2011. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip.
My pour has an apple juice brown hue to it with golden edges. Just a tiny big bubbled head forms with an aggressive pour - it appears to have an issue with the carbonation.
Pinotlambicus has a sour white grape aroma. A little bit of funk, some grassy notes, and some oak exist to add a little bit of depth.
The flavor is flatly sour, with some tangerine, white grape, and peach flavors. The tart flavor is mostly lactic in nature. Up front there is some soft grainy malt, and later in the sip some oak comes into play.
This is undercarbonated to the point of being almost flat. Light vinegar acidity. A medium body feels heavy without any crisp carbonation.
The lack of carbonation brings the score down in a number of places. For me at least, American Wild Ales are fairly delicate, and having such poor carbonation really causes it to fall off. Beyond that, the flavor is fairly simple and sour. Not that it is terrible, but I really enjoy the complex sours more.
Getbetter (654) - Cucamonga, California, USA - DEC 31, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle,a pinot noir wine color,light sour,a great wine infused beer,basically if your looking at this rating if you should buy this beer for a so expensive price the answer is yes.
nimbleprop (3852) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml bottle pours a crystal clear gold with zero head. Nose is all white grape, grape juice, light sweetness. Flavor is Welch’s White Grape juice. Watery finish. Totally forgettable.