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RATINGS: 495   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This is a beer that will make you rethink your definition of beer. It doesnít taste like any beer youíve ever had, yet it doesnít taste like anything else either. Pushing the limits of brewing is what makes this job so much fun. Malted barley, wild yeast, hand picked Muscat Grapes, and French oak wine barrels are just a few of the things that went into crafting this beer. Breathe deep, take a long sip, and enjoy the creation in your hand.

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3.5
joergen (27970) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2007
Bottle. Hazy yellow coloured with a white head. Sweet aroma of wood and vanilla with acidic notes of wine. Acidic flavour dominated by peaches with fruity notes and notes of wood. Rather unbalanced, Iíve had better flemish sourís than yhis one.

2.9
yespr (44706) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2007
75 cL bottle. As I missed this at the 2007 RBSG I was extremely glad to see Papsoe put this on for the tasting amongst the Copenhagen crew. As huge as my expectations were as huge was my disappointment with this. I really hadnít missed anything on this from the RBSG, but it requires that someone puts the bottle on the table for you to take the hype out of this one - thanks for that Papsoe, and once again thanks for the huge efforts you make to get stuff like this to the country.

Pours hazy yellow with no head. Slight apple and acidic/citric aroma. Light to medium bodied. Flavour is sour with a minor sweetness lurking through. Not really wellbalanced. Too one dimensional citric, lacks some complexity. Compared to the flemish sours Iíve rated on this site and those tasted but not rated: this brew really isnít amongst the best imo, I had expected quite a lot more from this.

4.4
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2007
Maybe the star of the show at RBSG for me. Cloudy and hazy golden yellow witha white head. I am not sure how I can say it smelled sour and lemony and have it sound great but this was a delight for the nose for darn sure. This is one of those brews that you can sit there and sniff away and enjoy it every bit as much as tasting it. Sour and citrusy but more complexthat it sounds.

4.2
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Poured a hazy light yellow color with a thin white head. The aroma had a moderate amount of brett. with very nice leather notes. Wheaty citrus with lemon as well. The flavor was tart and acidic with a mild funk. Lemony notes with an acidic but clean finish. Light bodied and bright.

3.9
beerbill (3616) - Laurel, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2007
750 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy, vegetable oil gold with a head similar to a glass of ginger ale that dissipated within a minute or two. A few floaters in the glass with lots of large carbonation bubbles clinging to the sides of the glass. Lovely aroma of grapes and citrus and just a bit of the oak as well. The flavor was very nice as well with lots of lemon and a bit of green apple. Nice tart finish, but not overly sour. Although this is not one of my preferred styles, I enjoyed this beer very much.

4.1
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Oops, we have a gusher here! Still, quite a decent head and very lively carbonation. Wonderful aromas of Muscat wine grapes and citrus. Wow, a whole lot of complexity going on with this on as layer upon layer of texture and flavour reveal themselves. A bit of oak, a bit of Asti íde Muscato, with a nice citrus profile on the backend. Finsihes clean with a slight tartness that leaves the palate feeling refreshed.

3.7
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2010
Date: June 23, 2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, RBSG 2007
Appearance: opaque light yellow, fine white head
Aroma: light sweet and tart lemon aroma with a touch of spicyness
Body: big body to contain the tart
Flavor: wave after wave of tart lemon flavor, underlying sweetness keeps it balanced
Overall: lemon drops in a glass

Date: July 07, 2010
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
drying out a lot with a nice musty character,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

4.1
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2007
Much thanks to hopdog for opening this... After gushing upon the opening, this appears a hazy, flouorescent yellow with a small white head that slowly fades out. Smell is of tart lemon, leather, barnyard funk, grapa, oak, and vanilla. Taste mimics the aromas with an acidic, soapy citrus up front that fades to the mentioned aromas, which are splendid. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied, tart, and acidic.

4.2
MaxxDaddy (415) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Bottle from Eyedrinkale (thanks Mike!). Itís taken me a while to put this rating up...I donít know what was stopping me. Poured cloudy gold with sizeable white head. Aroma was nothing like I had ever experienced. Sour funk, grapefruit, lemon, and slight oakiness. Flavor was more of the same. Real sour, with citrus and grapefruit dominating the tastebuds. Get a little yeastiness later on and in the finish, which is pretty funky. Palate is pretty lively and refreshing. Well, what can I say that hasnít already been said. This is a great beer and I wish I could get more.

4
kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2007
25 oz bottle, via puzzl. Pours a very cloudy yellowish orange body with a very fizzy bright white head. Kinda reminds me of a mamosa with the champagne like carbonation visible. The nose is tart apples and fruitiness with an undercurrent of brett and sweet-tarts. Not quite a Flemish Sour, not quite a Gueuze. Lemon rind, apricot, raw oak, and a little grapefruit. The flavor is as sharp as a razor, with biting acidic lemons and lime zest. Kinda reminds me of taking a shot of tequila with the salt and lemon. Brett derived funk and musty finish is reminiscent of a gueuze. I donít get too much oak, but there is some mid swallow before the finish washes it away. The muscat grapes leave their presence known as well. Thereís alot going on here that you can pick out as specifics, but the real beauty is how they all meld together, that is much harder to describe. Mouthfeel is pretty full despite the obvious high level of attenuation. Even though itís tart, acidic, and dry, thereís a stickiness that makes the acidity linger in the mouth. While the carbonation was very fizzy and prickly at first, it really blew off alot of it as it sat, maybe compounded by the Duvel glass? Overall, quite an odd result to this experiment. I gotta say that I like it, but i donít all-out love it. Very glad to have the chance to try it though, and Iíd gladly try anything else from these guys.


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