tiong (7516) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2010
750ml bottle @ Pikkulintu, HelsinkiButters (4063) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Interesting mix of two styles, but lambic dominates the taste heavily. Hints of sweetness but can’t really taste the tripel in it.
Wonderful gueuze cheesy character, acidic sourness. Perfectly fits the mold for style. Very nicely done.
italarican (1549) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2010
Bottle at Where the Wild Beers Are. Murky amber pour. Sharp acetone in the nose with lemon peel and oak. Flavor is sharply acetic with pear and lemon. A touch of harsh nail polish. Acid lingers and lingers. Thankfully there’s some delicious lemon tartness to back it up. j12601 (13035) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Bottle (there were actually two!) at the Where the Wild Beers Are event graciously hosted by Mission Dolores. Pours a murky and milky amber with a thin white head. Sour funk, brett, wood and bugs. Awesome acid in here, the Cantillon stands out very nicely. Lingering tart acidity. Great stuff. dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2010
This one was brought in by my good friend Phil (The Ferm) from www.dosbeerigos.com to a recent tasting. I was told that this was pretty rare and it was a sour. Since I’m down for both sours and rare beers I was pretty excited to try it. Like a lot of the sours that I had that day this one held a lot of good fruit qualities and tartness. The thing that I’m finding out the most about sours are that even if the carbonation is high or low it still delivers a good punch of flavor. Whereas if you get a big Imperial stout, such as the double barrel aged Marshal Zukhov stout from Cigar City, the carbonation is really low and the flavors might not jump out at you right away, I know it didn’t for me. This beer warmed me up to the pit of my stomach, literally. I sipped it and felt a burning sensation to the pit of my stomach. Nothing super intense, but just enough to say "Wake Up you wimp!!".
Really enjoyed this beer, simply put.
hopscotch (11182) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2010
Bottle (dregs)… South Florida Throwdown 2010… Hazy pear-colored ale with a small, creamy, white head. Funky, fruity bouquet. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor is fruity and tart, but not crazy sour. I’m tasting some lightly sweet berries, but can’t place them. Lengthy, bittersweet, tart finish. Bottle courtesy Dstructo. Thanks, Ryan! nickd717 (4839) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 7, 2010
100th Wild Ale tick, hell yeah! 750ml bottle thanks to chswimmer. Pours hazy golden with a small white head that lasts, leaving white foam and good lacing. The aroma is tart and funky, a little lemony. Good. The flavor is great, really on the sour side with Belgian and wild yeast, lots of lacto, oak, and barnyard funk. Tasty. Nice acidic mouthfeel with fairly high carbonation and a lively mouthfeel. Really solid Belgium beer. Travlr (25821) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2010
750 ml bottle shared with Greg, Ruth, DC and the bar in the presence of Mr. Obama and his secret service (fundraiser, apparently). Cloudy straw color, small white head. Aroma of barnyard, dust, lemon peel. Taste resembles a very sophisticated geuze! Very nice example of a wild ale, exactly on style. I wonder what Jean v.R thinks of this one?? douglas88 (9572) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 31, 2010
750 ml bottle at Poechenellekelder drank with Sean. Pours a cloudy golden color with a fluffy medium white head. The aroma is fruity and yeasty malts, suggestions of tart lambic flavors. A tart fluffy flavor, some fruit, lots of sharp tart oak, drinkable though. Quite dry and oaky. Really nice. Unexpected. Hard to pin down, lots of Gueuze flavors. Dedollewaitor (16357) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2010
75cl Bottle @ Poechenellekelder, Brussels: Pours hazy orange with a creamy white head and lacings. Lovely nose of young Cantillon lambic. Funky; fruity, apples, wood, hoppy and quite a lot of brett. Crisp, tart and dry. Smooth. Nice one