Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A flowery blonde ale with a barnyard character. Nice.
How: Cask at Extreme Beer Fest 2011
The look: Cloudy dark blonde body topped by a white ring of foam
In long: Nose is barnyard, orange peels, scented flowers and perfume. Taste has a nice mix of barnyard character, scented garden flowers, light notes of bitter orange peels. For a beer classified as a Sour Ale/Wild Ale this is not sour at all and only slightly wild with its barnyard character. This was overall a fun beer but Cask was the right vehicle for this beer. I’d like to dry it again from a regular tap. One thing I love about going away on a heavy-drinking beer week-end like Extreme Beer Fest is that I don’t need to get on “Cops” for people to remember me. It doesn’t mean I don’t, it’s just that I don’t *need to*.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at EBF. Pours a hazy golden body with a white head. Nice spicy body with cinnamon, brett and leather tones. Light orange peel and a hint of honey. Dry herbal finish with a wild light subtle sweetness and plenty of flavor to keep it interesting.
HonusWagner (1872) - Florida, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In going back through my pseudo-notes that I made, I realized that most of the sours at EBF/NotB weren’t actually all that sour. This one was definitely not all that sour, more like a sweet witbier with some tartness. Actually, rather good.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at the Saturday sessions of EBF. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Soft floral notes, sweet, orange pith. Gentle wheat, toast, and honey. Nice wheat and earthy floral notes. Long musky wheat finish.