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RATINGS: 502   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 doesn’t taste like any beer you’ve ever had, yet it doesn’t 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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4.7
awaisanen (1310) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2008 From a 750mL Bottle. Rating based on a combination of multiple tastings. Pours a slightly hazy, pale golden color with a small, but firm bubbled head of brilliant white. Amazing brett aroma, dripping with tropical fruits, heavy on the papaya, but also has some more lightly acidic citric pineapple brett notes as well. Some spicy pink grapefruit flesh adds a citric acid dimension that smells incredibly like freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, full of acidity, but lacking any of the pithy bitterness that accompany hop-induced grapefruit aromatics. There’s a subtle earthy, woody note that comes through in the nose, but it comes across as nutty papaya seeds when intertwined with the brett. Light bodied, moderately acidic, mildly effervescent mouthfeel. The initial burst of crisp acidity is actually a bit of a surprise after smelling the less-acidic-dimensioned brett. Almost seems borderline lactic at first. The palate is nice and dry, but loaded with more tropical fruit brett notes that interplay nicely with the underlying grape quality. The muscat grapes are thankfully held in check, laying low in the background in flavor and sweetness, allowing the wonderful brett flavors to work their magic. Extended, dry and bretty finish, bringing out a bit more musty characters and a bit less of the acidity and fruit notes found on the front of the palate. Exceptionally unique, especially in the pleasing amount of citric acid that comes through on the palate, creating a unique, complex, and refreshing taste experience. I find this beer to be wonderful in every sense.

4.3
WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Bottle shared with Wetherel, shared by John, with me, JohnC, bikesandbeer, cquiroga, and awaisanen. Pours fizzy yellow with a bright white ring head. Very surprised by the look, stands out as one of the most pale sours I’ve ever seen. The nose is sweet and full of yummy bret. The taste had notes of bret, sweetness, lemon, sourness, and grapes that come from the muscat in it. There were also some other fruit notes. Damn this is a solid solid brew. Don’t know what to do with my bottle now....

4.4
wetherel (1888) - Cupertino, California, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Bottle from The_Epeeist. Thanks Chris! Tasted at the Lost Abbey Patron Saints dinner with friends. Small microbubble head. Light little cloudiness, but generally clear. Pale yellow color. Some lemony citrusness. Mild sourness that is super easy to drink. Reminds me a little of some sour ciders I’ve brewed. Very nice.

3.4
Grovlam (4253) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2007
Bottle. [Courtesy of Papsoe, quality tasting @ Papsoe] Average fizzy white head that mostly diminished. Cloudy pale orange color. Very citrus like in the sniff with light perfume, spice and some underlying fruity notes as well. Medium bodied with an average carbonation. Moderated acidic flavor with light sweet notes. Light sour finish. 28-09-2007

4.2
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2009 Spawned my love of the Sour. I love that aged dry white wine bubbly goodness. A little sour and sweet. Some woodsy spices and fruits too. I love the taste of tart malt with some fruits. So delicous. Very complex, as simple as I make it sound.

2.8
Ungstrup (38384) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2007
Bottled. An unclear light golden beer with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet malty with light sour notes. The flavor is sweet yet acidic with light notes of brettanomyce. I find it very simple - but OK.

3.4
Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2007
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of boboski. Pours a hazy, pale golden - loos mostly like a Belgian Wit - with a small, white head. Tart, fruity and fairly spicy nose. Medium-bodied with tart Brett accents and some exotic fruit accents - some banana also. Dry lightly astringent acidity in the finish. Interesting and delicately refined but by no means a Flemish Sour - this is a pale Belgian Ale with some Brett, just like what Russian River has been doing for years. 280907

2.1
Emil (6064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2007
Bottle. Hazy pale yellow milky beer with a white head. The aroma is acid, fruity and citric, the taste is acid, sour, fruity and citric. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.5
joergen (29216) - 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, I’ve had better flemish sour’s than yhis one.

2.9
yespr (47545) - 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 hadn’t 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 I’ve rated on this site and those tasted but not rated: this brew really isn’t amongst the best imo, I had expected quite a lot more from this.


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