BVery (10609) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle shared by Matt - thanks! Slightly hazy light yellow pour with minor head. Cheese and mild funk aroma. Juicy taste with funk and cheese. Intricate and easy drinking. Excellent! DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 29, 2016
375ml bottle, big thanks to phaleslu for sharing. I got the last 3-4oz. 2015 batch. Wow. Awesome smell. Big, funky, mildly cheesy, oaky nose, with a nice amount of grape character. Hazy golden color. Ring of white head. Some bits of lace. Wow, great flavor too. Awesome moderate to bigger sour taste, moderate sweet. Just a very mild spicy bite. Medium-plus body, mild chewiness to it. Lighter, kind of crisp carbonation. Mild dry in the finish. Awesome funky aftertaste. Very nice sour. phaleslu (10329) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 29, 2016
375 ml bottle via trade - thanks again, Charlie! 2015 vintage. Pours a hazy gold with almost no head. Aroma of white wine, lemon juice, oak, herbs and spices, dusty grains, plum skins, wildflowers - really sharp and fresh and tart. Flavor of white wine, plums, lemon, wet hay, grass, mild spices, vanilla, wildflowers, apple, funk, and tannins. Medium-bodied, with modest carbonation and a fruity, vinous, funky, tart mouthfeel that starts cleaner and muddles up over time. Really good but I was picky on this one since I’ve been excited for it for a long time. The flavor and mouthfeel just don’t deliver like they could, especially based on the aroma. ClarkVV (6757) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 18, 2016
Draught at the Merchant, 2/9/16.NikkTwist (3251) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Bright flaxen-yellow body shows a light to moderate haze and is topped by a medium-sized white head that slowly fades to cover.
Spice and herbs come out in the nose, up front, and are joined by a buttery oak character that is mitigated somewhat by a strong lemon-like citrus element. Hay and wheat-like graininess in the background is pleasing and helps keep things light and beer-like, while the grape character seems only lightly apparent from the nose (more estery and spicy than tremendously wine-like). Brett shows key limes, pineapple and soft guava notes, lending brightness.
Buttery oak and rich, developed brett acids contend with a lightly grainy maltiness that adds a crispness in concert with the tart acidity and light grape must qualities. Light sweetness helps balance (a light, honey-like pale malt) and though it’s quite woody and barrel-influenced, it’s never astringent/husky. Floral and fruity notes emerge with warming, but I can never quite shake the slight overabundance of buttery oak that does not go well at all with what the bright, tart, lighthearted brett and grape notes are trying to do. Carbonation is moderately tight, though a touch loose at times. Texture ranges from grainy to softly malty with a touch of oak slickness to it as well. Perhaps this seemed more revolutionary 8 years ago? It’s certainly a very competent sour, but doesn’t strike me as the best of the best.
Draft at Bru Craft during Sour Bowl II. Slightly hazy bright gold pour with just a slight fizzy white head. VERY oaky sour with some nice vinous juiciness. Muscat grapes. Golden plums. Apples. Nectarines. Applesauce. Lemon. Pepper. Oak. A sharp mix of gentle amber fruit, giant tartness and huge tannins. Medium-full bodied. Seems it might not work but somehow does. Quite shocked. Pretty extraordinary!
GRM (4075) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
Sample, 1-ounce, during the Great American Beer Festival, savoured on September 24 2015; eye: golden, hazy, no effervescence, no head, no lacing; nose: acidity, sourness, green apple, fruity; mouth: acidity, sourness, green apple, fruity, semi-dry sour finale with good presence of green apple, full body, quite carbonated, slick texture; overall: fine
Échantillon, 1 once, en fût, durant le Great American Beer Festival, savourée le 24 septembre 2015; œil : dorée, voilée, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : acidité, aigreur, pomme verte, fruité; bouche : acidité, aigreur, pomme verte, fruité, finale semi-sèche aigre avec bonne présence de pomme verte, corsée, très carbonatée, texture coulante; en résumé : bien jkwood04 (5449) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 12, 2015
500ml bottle (batch 5) thanks to Reynolds in a tulip. Pours hazy golden with a small head. Aroma of sourness, some light grapes, light oak, some pale malts, and some light spices. Flavor the same with a nice blend. Average texture. Glad to have tried this.
Vestergaard (2089) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - APR 15, 2015
37,5 cl bottle, batch #3 from 2009 thanks to Baron! Pours a cloudy yellow with a tiny, white head. Aroma has yeast, fuck, white grapes, slight apricot, dust, white, sweet wine, some vanilla and some leather. Taste is grape fruity tartness, very dry and sweet at the same time. Fruity with lots of sweet grapes and a big, oaky vanilla character. Smooth, oily palate despite the tartness, but very low carb. Delicate and complex! RasmusOtt (2793) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle shared @ the ever awesome dangerous bottleshare #7 . Batch 3.
Pours slight hazy orange with almost no head. Aroma is very elegant with notes of smooth and complex brett, grape skin, peach, funky barnyard, fruit fresh (from grapes mostly), tropical white wine, oak and some dry woody notes as well. Very delicate aroma. The taste is tart and dry with notes of dry white wine, peachy notes, grapes, oaky notes, barnyard and some dry champagne. The mouthfeel is a little bit oily and the carb is rather low which suits this beer very well. This was really good! Lived up to my expectations! The age came out very nicely! Klimaet (2689) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2015
Shared at Dangerous Bottleshare #7. Pours hazy dark orange with no head. Aromas of peach, green apples, funk, dirt, lemon zest, vanilla, oak, light vinous notes, grapefruit, elderflower. Taste is sparkling, peachy, lemon zest, tart fruits, grapefruits, light grapes, vanilla, oaky dryness, small amount of brett, some spicy notes. Veryyy smooth!