boFNjackson (4024) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured cloudy yellow with lots of floaties (even though bottle was about half full when I poured it). One of my favorites from this tasting. Could necessarily taste kiwi (but kiwi is more a texture thing anyway). Very tart, dry, sour. And brett came off for sure. Musky tartness with a sweetness that probably came from the kiwi fruit.
Fred82 (2093) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle at a tasting thanks to Rastacouere.
Appearance : Hazy peach coloured with no head.
Aroma : Tart and fruity. Some funk. Notes of oak. Light kiwi hints.
Taste : A bit tart and fruity. Finish is a bit oaky and sour. Small hints of kiwi.
Overall : Kiwi is very subtle. Nice tartness. Very refreshing and drinkable. Not very sour. Nice beer but nothing very special.
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
The attractive wild character inherent to lambics is quite present here, producing lots of citrusy juiciness, complemented by a touch of kiwi.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-There is no head whatsoever atop the murky, opaque beige.
-Sourness is kept in check throughout; this makes for a pleasant wheat lemonade.
-There is barely any carbonation to speak of, making this even juicier.
-This is absurdly drinkable, yet the flavor profile is too muddled for it to be compelling.
1FastSTi (3281) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
DLD 2k10. Pour to a hazy straw body with a thin white head. The aroma is sour kiwi and simple pale malts. The flavor is tart kiwi, strawberry, and some pale malts. Sweet.
LilBeerDoctor (3370) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to FlssmrBrewAlum. This was a delayed gusher (but luckily I didn’t lose too much). Pours a super cloudy dirty orange with a thick white head that quickly subsides. Tons of yeast sediment. Aroma of potent funk and sour fruit (kiwi I guess). Flavor of sharp citrus, kiwi, and sour funk in the finish. Great palate for a lambic-- just a touch of acidity but overall very drinkable. This was one of the most enjoyable lambics/sours I have had in awhile.
JaBier (4528) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at DLD 2010. Hazy gold pour with no head. Tart and acidic nose with a bit of citrus and some tropical fruit (kiwi, no doubt) influence. Flavor is tropical fruit and a refreshingly tart citrus finish.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Josh in the parking lot at Dark Lord Day. Pours a milky hazy gold with a medium sized white head. Musky kiwi, lots of musk. Lightly funky. Medium bodied, wheaty. Earthy and light. Tart sourness on the finish.
phaleslu (5867) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by the Upland crew at DLD ’10- thanks again, Lahti! Pours a somewhat cloudy gold color with a tiny white head that fizzes out quickly. Aroma of sour yeast, wood, barnyard funk, and hard-to-distinguish fruit notes that must include kiwi. The kiwi is certainly more noticeable in the flavor, which is balanced nicely with some oak, sour lemon citrus, barnyard funk, and caramel. Sweet and tart. Acidic mouthfeel, with a dry finish. Pretty neat.
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch 1. Thanks to sliffy. Pours a golden hazed pour, small whitish head dies to a minimal film. Aromas are lightly sour. A bit funky, grainy malts, light kiwi fruit mingles. Fruity. Initial is fruity, decent sour acidity, lemon and kiwi, a touch of bretty funk, solid grainy malts, a nice sessionable sour goes down well. Fruity, with decent sourness overall, is growing into it’s own. Tasty.
Ughsmash (7001) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle at DLD. Poured clear medium golden with basically no head. The aroma was very sour with oak and lemon zest all around.. there was a little hit of fruit on the back, but it wasn’t definitively kiwi (which is good because kiwi is terrible). The flavor was sour as well with grainy kiwi throughout (the fruit wasn’t that well integrated into the drink).. lemon and oaky sourness plus some of the grainy kiwi on the finish. Sour throughout the palate, but it carried a bit too much sweetness beyond that.. the oak worked, but as a whole it didn’t really come together.