hayduke (5032) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 750 ml bottle that cost $8.59 at the Northcoast Coop in Eureka, CA this poured a cloudy gold with fat white head and thick lacing. Nose is citrus and ripe fruit. Lively mouthfeel and a lot of rich sour fruit flavors and a dry finish. Very nice brew.
illidurit (2286) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 19, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. Dark cloudy goldenrod with a humungous off-white head, more than 4 fingers tall. Excellent retention and absurd chunks of lacing. Aroma is mostly citrus peel and lemony sour with an orangey sweetness to it. Huge citric acid. Flavor is not nearly as sour as the aroma. Some of the lemony tartness is definitely still there, but bretty funk is at least even with sourness/acidity in the overall profile. Earthy and saison-like at times. Nice dry finish. Kind of like a part-gueuze part-Orval blend. Interesting and tasty, could be a good intro-to-sours beer.
mjs (6728) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, 0.75 l from brewseason 2005-2006, at Kaisla, Helsinki, on 2008-12-12) Golden and hazy. Quite large white head that lasts some time. Sour and fruity nose. Medium bodied and dry palate with medium carbonation. Sourness, fruitiness, wood, bitterness, vomit and hint of grapefruit in taste. Sour and fruity flavours in dry aftertaste.
Wim (3781) - Weelde, BELGIUM - DEC 3, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2012 cold blond coloured body with a white head a fruity sourig aroma a sourig fruity bitter taste with a sourig bitter finish
Yves (2927) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear gold blond coloured beer with small white head and no carbonation. Sour aroma. Full palate.Finish is sour tastefull.
wetherel (1871) - Cupertino, California, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
$6.99 bottle from PP bottle shop. Yellow amber color. Lots of carbonation, but head fades quickly. Strong, strong skunky aroma. Some other nice funky notes, but the skunk overwhelms. Green glass bottle. Nice mellow sour flavor.
Embrouille (2843) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 37.5cl. Appearance: It pours a beautiful hazy copper beer with a tall extremely nicely remaining creamy off white head. Fantastic lacework. Beautiful carbonation. A lot of tiny bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Aroma: Lemon peel, rhubarb, white grapes and raspberry accompanied by a decent amount of vinegar and apples. Flavor and palate: Nice sourness. Champagne-like. Light bodied. Hints of apples showing up. Overall impression: Decent. Probably really great accompanying seafood.
KyotoLefty (9640) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep blonde, cloudy, with tons of bubbles. Sour, fragrant, citrus aroma, with grass, barnyard. Sour, funky flavor. Lots of lemon, very dry. Light, bubbly body. Not thye most interesting of the style, but still very accessible and good stuff.
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle dated 2000-2001, who knows how long this was hiding in my stash... Initially pours a clear golden color with a small white head, lots of carbonation. Definitely clouds with each extra pour. Very funky nose, barnyard-hay mixture, a hint of lemon. Light, spritzy body, vinegar, bright citrus. Dry finish, not as sour as some, but still a great representation of the style.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Forceful -pop- to the cork, thick white head was held up easily with the multitude of bubbles. Bit of lemon and oak on the nose, clear on the edges, sparkling yellow in the middle. The tart character is more lemon rind than lemon juice and most of the flavor resides on the roof of my mouth, way in the back.