Boutip (4442) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a deep golden/amber color ale with a large foamy head with limited retention and some light lacing. Aroma of sour notes with light acidic edge and some dry Brett notes. Taste is also dominated by sour and tart notes with an acidic edge with some lactic sour notes and a dry Brett finish. The vinous and/or hoppy notes are not easily identifiable. Body is light with good carbonation. Decent but really doesn’t stand out from the pack of new sour ales that are coming out.
Dfonorow (1042) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is off-putting with notes of cream, lemon, sour fruit, and wheat grass. Flavor is similar to the aroma with some oak and spice thrown in. This beer is all over the place - sour, sweet, wine, oak, brett. Strange.
pushkinwow (1821) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle opened up at the 2013 year end Ottawa tasting, can’t remember who I traded with for this one but it was not quite as disappointing as I was hoping :) Somewhat sour and lactic, pear, dry, bit of funk, high carbonation, brett, interesting.
rejtable (1123) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy straw with no head or lacing. Nose is fruity pear. Aromas of peach, pear some barnyard. Tastes were light sour and light bitterness. Just ok.
Lubiere (9319) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazed golden ale with a thick collapsing white head. In aroma, a nice sour ale with lactic acid, black pepper, Epsom salts. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with lactic notes, Brett, decent. Xmas Ottawa gathering Dec 13 2013.
HonkeyBra (3068) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled from a 22 oz. bottle at DLD2013. Pours a cloudy orangish color with a thick white head. Odd, funky, sweaty aroma. Somewhat salty, weird tannin notes, some rubber bands and barnyard. Flavor is dry, funky, rubbery. Some astringency, some bandaids. Really weird. Slick bodied with a somewhat oily mouthfeel. Odd.
meerbier (1437) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle@Home #223. Very medicinal aroma. Hazy, gusher, beige head, amber. Sweetish, light sourish, loads of band-aid and horseblanket and cardboard. Very dry. Yuck!
Tmoney99 (9980) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Natifest 13. Poured a cloudy golden color with a mostly lasted fizzy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy sour citrus and sour yeast aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet & sour fruit finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer for style.
DrSilverworm (4747) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster from a bottle shared at Natifest 2013. Thanks to Jstax, bottle 188/480. Hazy orange amber color. Little off-white head. Smooth, soft carbonation of moderate strength. Dry finish. Good bigger tart taste. Some [grainy], farmhouse aromas. Light lemon citrus. I like this one.
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by JStax- thanks again, Jeremy! Bottle 188/480. Pours a hazed orange-gold with a small white head. Aroma of Bretty funk, floral notes, citrus- mostly orange, tropical fruits, sweet malts- so far, so good. The flavor pretty much offers more of the same. Plenty of funk, florals, and citrus peel. A bit of basement/cobweb mustiness. Wine barrel character is subtle. The fruit and sourness are very subdued here. Light-bodied, with a dry mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. This beer is unfairly maligned. The only knock I could understand is that it seems restrained, but given other FFF sours that haven’t turned out well, that seems like a welcome characteristic.