chandler0201 (625) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yellowish orange pour with decent sized head, little to no lacing. As stated before, this is NOT a lambic, more a weak sour. Aroma of citrus, some malty breads and hint of pickles. Flavor of slightly buttery lemon juice, pickle juice, and hint of malts in the mouthfeel. Did not enjoy this.
tastybeer (1313) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Hazy dark gold pour with a white head, some retention/lace. Aroma is tart, lemon, citrus, wheat. Taste is tart, sweet, lightly sour, lemon, dust, wheat. Palate is soft, slick, tart finish. Definitely not lambic, but not bad.
JCB (3808) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Ridgewood Wine and Beer, Raleigh. Pour the color of pink grapefruit almost, cloudy and vigorous looking. Tart nose but not quite the acetic blast of a true lambic. Tastes a bit malty, perhaps even gamey in places, with a mild squirt of lemon perhaps making it some wild ale varietal. Bright and tasty beer I suppose, but not altogether close to the style category.
beernovice39 (2779) - Montana, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Cloudy amber pour, pinkish top. Scent is tart. Taste is tart with a lot of booze.
OldGrowth (2108) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint at Tylers Apex. Sweet and sour aroma. Tart yeasty scent with a sweet streak. Tad hazed brownish orange color. No head or lace. Sweet sour flavor. Light body, smooth mouthfeel, tart finish, its good, drinks easy.
emacgee (3445) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
*Not a lambic.
So, this is basically a Brett fermented version of the Golden Ale (with some adustments) and i.e. not a lambic. That being said letís look at what it is.
Soft cloudy amber pour with a weak head. Kind of muddy. Much too much alcohol. Little to no acidity, tartness maybe, but no acidity. Some funk to it. Kind of muddled. Meh.
TURDFERGUSON (3573) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Broad Street with Bob and the birthday girl (21!! Yay! ), Adrienne. Got a biggie size Danish pour of this ( half pint). Hazy golden with a minimal white head. Nose is lemon, wheat, light caramel, tart. Flavor is okay, super young, very thin and one dimensional. Lemony and wheaty, more similar to a watery Berliner weisse.
durhambeer (2398) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour from Broad Street Cafe. Hazy deep bright gold pour with a lively white head. Nose of the same sweetness and yeast characteristic of their Belgian Golden. A bit of lemon/citrus added to the nose as well. Tastes close to their (sweet) golden as well, but with added lightly tart notes. Wouldnít quite call it sour. Pretty refreshing, but overly sweet.
maxwelldeux (2226) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I liked this much more than I thought. Tastes very much like juice that has been mixed with a beer, though the flavors donít mix well. Pours a cloudy dark golden/orange color with little head. Good level of sweetness mixed in to cut the sour of the juice flavor. Interesting...
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: April 21, 2012
Source: Brewfest, Hickory Hops 2012
Appearance: cloudy gold, frothy white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: tart and lactic aroma backed by pale malt sweetness
Flavor: tart lemony flavor, balancing pale malt sweetness, clean, light mustyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4