Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an extreme lively hazy orange golden beer with an exploding white head that disappears completely after a short while - looks a lot like lambic. Aroma is penetrating oaky with a sharp acidity (I’m reminder of one of my all-time favorites La Folie) and loads of fruit specially apple of course but also orange. Full, special and very inviting. Flavor is of very tart apple juice with a strong oaky note, but also a nice sweet candied tone hiding behind the sourness. Extremely fruity with a sharpness that bides on the tongue and makes it almost sore. Very very unique and quenching like a mofo with absolutely no sign of the high ABV! I wish I could drink this more often, but thanks a whole bunch to my man Duff for letting me try this true gem just once!! Could be a top 50 candidate imo!
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy of Duff, at Battersea Beer Festival. Very hazy, orangey colour. Fizzy to the point of over-conditioning. After this inauspicious start, this turned out to be something very intriguing indeed. The aroma is sweet and sour, more peachy than apple. Plenty of fruit on the palate, but its very acidic with a distinct farmyardy funkiness. Very tart on the finish. I liked it very much.
Ungstrup (27664) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An unclear dark orange beer with a very fast disappearing head. The aroma is strong of apples, in a very nice way, while the flavor contains strong notes of brettanomyces (spelling?) and apples, mixed with lighter malty notes. Now this is one good invention in beer.
madsberg (9310) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled (Billy B’s Rock Sida 2000): Golden coloured. Unclea.r Off white head. Loads of apples in the aroma. Like applejuice. Is sweet and marcipanny. Has a light and subtle sourness. Very complex and intriguing. Flavour is equally good. Has a nice sour applecharacter. Is wildly fruity. Delicious. Is very cleansing. Full bodied. Has light alcoholnotes and a subtle fruitsweetness in the end. Very nice brew with an interesting history. Thanks Jacob for sharing.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Bottle 75 cl) Comes as: "Thorogoods Billy B’s Rock Sida 2000". A very unusual brew with all the water in the brewing process being substituted by apple must. Pours a slightly hazy orangey golden with a lightly creamy, off-white head. Lightly acidic, fruity nose - but it’s not distinctly apples I sense here, some almost tropical aromas. Full-bodied with very fruity, vinous almost perfumy accents. And then an almost Brett-like acidity. A very unusual and unique experience but certainly an excellent one. Thanks to Jacob for sharing. 160206
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2006 Bottled. Billy B’s Rock Sida 2000. Hazy amber coloured. Huge acidic aroma of apples, vinegar and pineapples with some notes of fruit sirup and Obstler. Acidic flavour with some sweetness. Loads of fresh and slightly unripe pineapples, apples and pears. Dry and acidic. Lambic-like complexity. Lingering finish with some bitterness. Extremely good and interesting. Thanks a lot Mullet!
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2010 A Mes rate:
Re-Rate, thanks to Kook. I stand by my notes before pretty much so I won’t bother writing anything else. Just upped my numbers from a 3.8 to a 4.2... Brilliant stuff.
75cl bottle from Duff. He said it was mad stuff and how right he was. Lots of ale character but with cider notes and definite lambicness (must be the apples). Such a small sample but it was enough to make it clear this is one of the most unique beers I have had. It really is all over the place at once. Sweet and sour, dry, tart, and sweet. Oh and clear alcohol but this is one of those times where it is palatable and not offensive. Crazy stuff indeed. Amazing beer from Australia, who woulda thunk it?
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, by way of Bridge, thanks mate!!!! This, as others have mentioned, is intense. Took me a while to write anything about it, because i was having a great time drinking it. Sweet apple characters to start, quickly drowned out by the huge sourness and warming alcohol. Very puckery mouthfeel. Aswell as having the cider characters, which are obvious, this has a beery quality aswell, almost like a strong Belgian golden ale. Got better after letting it st for a while, softened and the flavours opened up a little more. Quite a strange one, and i can’t believe that its from Australia!
harrisoni (12068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle at Battersea Beer Festival 2006. Again brought back by Duff from the land of Oz. And boy was I pleased he did. Cloudy, dirty gold colour. Beer spumed out of the bottle when opened, very lively. Thin white head. Apple sour aroma. Quite alcoholic (then again it is 12%). Sweet sickly apple flavour with lambic style sour aroma. This is from Australia? Hats off! Intense flavours. Very alcoholic, very sweet and then very sour. I want my gums back!!!! As the beer was left to oxidise in the air, it softened and produced further aroma and flavour. There was kerosene like from a good sweet white wine. Sweet juicy apple fruit and then sour, sour, sour. The longer it took to drink the better it got. Even the guys on the cider stand thought it was good. Cheers Duff, he said, pointing and nodding knowingly
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very cloudy, with a fizzy little head. Lots of sherbert apple in the aroma, with some startling acidity thats act like smelling salts to waken the senses after a long plough through dodgy southern hemisphere lagers. The apple flavour is quite acetic, but like a good balsamic vingar produces a lovely flavour. Froths up a little in the mouth, but it’s has a great depth that allows it to carry on through. Top drop this, not quite a traditional beer, but satisfying.