Strykzone (5325) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at an ESBLS. A white golden beer. Softer malts and fruit in the aroma. Some funk is tasted with apples and lemon. Nice.
bartlebier (2381) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - FEB 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle bb2031. Murky golden pour. Immediate lemon and green apple sulphurs, some funk in aroma. Taste is on the rougher side of 3F with less dryness: lemon juice, massive green apple with its peel, sulphurous finish. Missing some complexity and fresh sparkle here, but curious to see what happens to the aging bottles.
StevieT (880) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle. Not my usual style but, wow, what a flavour punch. This grew on me and I will definitely have it again. Tastes like a sour warhead.
Bov (10117) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
from Apothibières - lightly hazy blond beer with no foam; aroma of cellar, old apples and vinegar; subtle carbonation and a solid sourness; medium-bodied, dry and long very sourish aftertaste of cider, dust and horse blankets - nice one
freretoc (1003) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bue en bouteille de 37.5cl au Kilarney à Besançon, couleur blonde, dorée, mousse présente mais très déliquescente, effervescence importante, bière assez acide en début de bouche sur le citron pressé et le pulco, puis continuité sur la pomme acide et fin de bouche boisée sur le tonneau neuf.
radarsock (1096) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased from Leary’s, the Amesbury location, yesterday afternoon. $19.00 ($18.95 + $0.05 container deposit) for the 751 mL bottle. To stumpy, ultra-clean white wine glass, it pours an mellow apricot (dark yellowish orange)-tinted marigold with which a quickly diminishing snowy owl white head 1 pinky nail in length stood. So far so good.
On backside of label, it reads: "Produced on: 26/02/14". Perhaps I should have waited, but I’m curious. To hell with it.
A. Aromas of papaya/pawpaw, honeydew melon, sidewalk chalk (very prevalent in these oudes, I’d say), chopped chives, stale pineapple juice, exercise perspiration, celery, horse blankets, pickled pears, and pizza sough.
T. It is just how I expected it: Tastes the same with the addition of acidulated malt/lactic acid, young oak, unripe kiwifruit, grits, and mashed plantains. Waterier than had anticipated. Stomach acid, puke funk and a hint of sea salt experienced by swallow.
_angst_ (3255) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Gnoff. Pours hazy yellow with a small frothy offwhite head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sour and funky with crackers, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, green apples, dry soil, hay, horse blanket, barnyard and lemon zest. Taste is sour with crackers, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, yuzu juice, green apples, hay, dry soil, minerals, horse blanket and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is dry, tart, mouth puckering and light to medium bodied. Finish is sour with crackers, citrus juice, green apples, hay, dry soil, minerals and lemon zest. Nice bretty complex nose but the taste is all citric acid centered.
Renobob (1084) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 17, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bue en bouteille de 37,5cl. Les gueuzes ne sont vraiment pas mon style ;)
Très acidité, finale sur la pomme non sucrée.
jandd1983 (2977) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. It poured a hazy golden color with a white head. The aroma was of yeast, citrus and some sourness. The taste was of sour with lemon and a touch of white wine. Decent.
HIGHB4LL (791) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Supermarket Liquors. Appearance: slight white head that is gone instantly, poor lacing, gold yellow, clear, Aroma: leather, grapes, tart funky fruity yeast, light diacetyl. Palate: light body, soft carbonation, dry finish, crisp, puckering. Taste: sweet grapes and fruity yeast that goes almost immediately into very tart/sourness of sour green apples, puckering even. Finish is residual tart and fruity sweet. Overall, much more tart than I was expecting, extremely good, very well balanced. Much enjoyed.