evergreen0199 (3452) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2017 DrnkMcDermott (3123) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Don’t know how long this bottle hovered in back of the liquor store cooler in Clinton, NJ, but it doesn’t have the current label...
Whoa! Big horsey smell when I finally got the slightly moldy cork out of the bottle. Kicked up a big foamy head when I poured it, that quickly subsided as I set up some crackers and blue cheese. Appearance is just like a pilsner, yet somehow more pleasing. That original smell went away, too. Taste combines aspects of a dry champagne and a sour grape juice. Sourness is not distracting, rather, allows more subtle traces of fruits. Can’t pick up too much malts or hops, but color is like a good French farmhouse ale. Yeast dregs on bottom add extra note of grape skin tannins.
On tap at Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels, Belgium. A golden coloured pour with a thin bubbly white head on top. Fruity, citrus, sour aroma. Tastes fruity, citrus, funky, sour. This has never really been my style of beer but it is still well made and a good palate cleanser. DiarmaidBHK (5459) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2017
Draft at Armsby Abbey. Pours golden with a white head. Leaves trace lacing in the glass. Lots of funk and vinegar on the nose and tongue. Very, very tart. Finished dry. Tasty. dorain (484) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 22, 2017
Vom Fass Stone Brewing Berlin 2017-09 getrunken. Ein erfrischendes Bier mit moderater Säure. czlowiekmotyka (426) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 14, 2017
(2016) Really pretty in the glass. Nice head and texture. Tastes and smells like horses bottom. Cool. Suprisingly hoppy. A bit a bit to bitter in the finish. beskid (227) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2017
Hazy orange color, almost no head. Super funky aroma, leather, lactic notes. Taste is medium sour, rather dry, from a bit malty to very tart. Notes of lemon skin, green apples, wine, oak, vinegar. Dry tart finish with more vinegar. Excellent.
TH28 (470) - - SEP 9, 2017
750ml bottle. 1/18/17 bottle date. Appearance: Clear golden color with a pillowy white head and decent lacing
Aroma: Strong funky brettanomyces character up front, lead by hay and horse blanket. A touch off grass, then the acidity pops up in the background, with apple cider vinegar notes.
Taste: Starts with a light crackery malt sweetness before a bracing acidic tartness and bitterness, lemon peel, and light brett funk. Bready maltiness and brett notes emerge retronasally. Even some blue cheese
Mouthfeel: Fairly light bodied with a high carbonation
Finish: Dry and surprisingly bitter, with a lingering acidic lemon tartness. Funky blue cheese is there retronasally.
Overall: An amazingly complex beer. Brettanomyces dominates the aroma, and the flavor profile shows off the bracingly tart acidity. A surprising amount of bitterness here and the lemon peel like acidic bitterness/tartness counterbalances throughout. Very crisp beermastersasho (101) - - SEP 4, 2017
Nice aroma. Taste is sour, bitter, hay. Good with cheese, fruits... I really dont know how people become crazy for these beers! And they are even ready to trade a rare imperial russian stout for this kind of beer. Is it so rare in America?
It is fresh. Zilverenmaan (250) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2017
Aroma very funky, peppery, acidic, complex. Taste funky, less acidic, aftertaste bitter rather than acidic, some vinegar. Very wine-like. Some sweet notes, hints of vanilla even. Bit of an off- taste to it ( the cork, tannines,... ? ), not disturbing though. Mouthfeel very soft, poor gently. Quality. Lonick (2509) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2017
Bottle @home, (Clear out the cellar evening). Pours golden, hazy/cloudy yellow, no real head a few bubbles. Nose is lemons and limes, funk, sour, slightly spicy. Taste is more of the same with some added salt. Mister_Li (1488) - GERMANY - AUG 27, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2017 Leicht trübes Goldgelb mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Leicht säuerlich, grüne Äpfel, etwas Zitronenschale, Apfelessig, leicht trocken.