davey101 (717) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml into a tumbler. Pours a clear golden amber with rising carb and a finger of white foam. Very gueuze looking. Nose is sour apples, wet grain, and a slightly skunked/musky off putting note. Taste is better. Pretty unique mix of sour apples, caramel malts, and a slightly rotting funk thing. Not bad per se, just different. Haven’t had a sour similar to this one. Like a tame malty gueuze.
Fredd_an (101) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sur hö & läder, kandisockers sötma. Rullar i mun. Frän doft. Kolsyrad ättika. Sursöt.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
wekker84 (1700) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle a cloudy light golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma sourness fruits apple lime and spicy flavor sourness fruits apple lime sweet candy some yeast and a fruity sourness finish
DrSilverworm (7694) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle, thanks to brew3crew for sharing. Hazy golden orange color. Thin ring of off-white head. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Kind of slick. Bready, kind of floral, mild spicy, good oak. Moderate-plus sweet taste, moderate sour taste. Tasty, interesting sour ale. Pleasant complex oaky aroma, without being too far in any direction.
Alengrin (2742) - BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I heard this interesting brewery suffered a fire last week, so the least I can do, is taste one of their specialty beers... This one uses normal Saccharomyces in combination with wild yeasts "from the farm", so a case of mixed fermentation, or, in the style definitions of this website, a ’sour ale’. Hazy yellow blonde with somewhat greenish hue, almost looking like a witbier, under a thin, off-white, quickly opening head, completely disappearing after a while. Complex aroma with certain lambic characteristics but more conventional fermentation odours as well; impressions of lime, green apple, unripe plums, ’old’ sweat, wine vinegar, hay, old abbey cheese, sour yoghurt, cheese spread, freshly cut sorrel, raw rhubarb, powder sugar, faint vanilla; Michael Jackson’s ’horseblanket’ is represented clearly. Very estery - fruity onset, sour and unripe fruits abounding, green apple, unripe green plums, sour berries, some fresh lime; lactic acidity takes over very soon, paired with a spritzy carbonation and some bready and even faintly honeyish malt sweetness in the background, smooth, leading to a satisfying finish in which sour and sweet are cleverly interwoven with the drying and utterly quenching sourness winning this fascinating game; vanilla-like woody notes also come up, as well as something faintly meaty, some spicy yeast notes and a faint hint of ’old’, mild herbal hoppiness, just there for structure and not disturbing the sweet and sour play, as is custom in sour beers. If the intention was to approach something in the lambic region, mission accomplished. Reminds me a bit of Cuvée De Ranke or even Petrus Aged Pale. Recommendable for those who are into ’sour ales’.
Fin (7917) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle picked up at Dranken Geers, Oostakker, nr Gent, Belgium, consumed at home Merton Beer Festival mtg, Wednesday 14th January 2015 Golden in colour, great clarity, slim white head. Lovely and tangy, this is tart, fruity and with a really nice zippy freshness to this a good depth of flavour also. Some oak a little light lemon peel, mmhh.... love this its far exceeded my expectations this is bloody lovely its almost like as if its been created as an everday drinking sour/wild beer and I for one could drink one every day quite happily. A7 A4 T9 P4 Ov17 4.1
zvikar (3882) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a Beer And Beyond sour beers tasting at the Beer and Beyond shop. Pours yellow to brown with a small head, aroma of funk, leaves, lemon and wood, flavor of vinegar, lemon, herbs, bitterness and alcohol, medium bodied.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[6941-20141129] Bottle. Brown sugar aroma. Slightly hazy, pale yellow orange body with a quick foamy white head. Light spiced brown sugar yeast flavour. Medium body. Delicious. (7/4/8/4/17) 4.0
Overheard: "I gotta be home by Monday."
b3shine (6106) - Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a hazy apricot with white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells funky and mildly tart with a bit of pleasantly stinky cheese as well. Tastes like it smells, along with some oak and what seems like a mild vinous presence. Pleasant on the palate with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Good beer.
rayaron (465) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - DEC 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Muddy yellow with small off-white head. The aroma is yeasty, socks, sweat, fruity (pear, peach), bubble gum. Sweet-sour flavor, yeasty, white wine, somewhat lager-ish, light bitterness, candy, unripe fruit, green tomato, dry sour finish, quite alcoholic. Light carbonation, medium-bodied.