Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A doughy wheaty beer with a lot of white wine barrels. Surprisingly good.
How: Bottle 750ml, bottle #15 of 58. Consumed fresh 2 months after first rating, bottle sent to me by mcberko, thanks a lot Matt.
The look: Yellow body topped by a large white head with low retention. Crystal clear body first half of the bottle but then partly cloudy.
In long: Nose is unmistakably soaked white wine barrels along with wet dog, some fresh bananas, sports locker, phenols. A fun aroma that is far from ‘clean’. Taste is cleaner than the nose, a pleasant mix of bananas and white grapes, a whole lot of barrel wood, breakfast lemon muffin, bread dough, muted spiciness, bitter green tea. Big full pillowy body with a well levelled carbonation. Quite filling for a 5% wit. I liked this one more than I thought I would, aging a witbier in barrels sounds like a bad idea, but this beer proves that it can give interesting results. Warning: Side effects of any Upright Sole Composition consumption may include drunkenness, increase of late night snack appetite and uncontrollable urge to write a rating to tell strangers you drank a rare beer.
TURDFERGUSON (3970) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle # 38 shared by Ucusty. Thanks Dave. Pours a cloudy yellow staw with a small sudsy head. Nose is wheat, light Chardonnay, lots of mineral, some apple cider notes. Flavor is more apple cider, minerals, some light funk ( probably the least funky of any sole comp I’ve had). Definitely more interesting than your common Belgian Wit but I expected a little more complexity from the barrel.
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
translucent old, puffy white head gone quick, wispy top. Lemon-pepper nose, light paper and sweet esters, pleasant and simple. Flavor is dry wheat front, light pepper and citrus mid before dry earthy grains through finish, lemon throughout with spritzy carbonation adding life to simple profile.
GT2 (8819) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL thanks to brainlair as Chardonnay Single Cask #9 of 58 bottles. Admins please move if the Chardonnay Single Cask Pure Wit is not the same as this listing. Pours low haze straw, glowing, with a thick white head. Webby lacing. Nose is phenolic/plasticy, a bit of wet dog/animal, some funk, paper, something odd like thyme/chamomile. Taste is doughy, spicy, very herbal tea like. Lighter body with some anesthetic tea character. Interesting but weak for the Sole Comp series. Someone send me a Special Herbs bottle for Christmas !! :D 11/24/2012 6/4/7/4/13=3.4