mjmcend (209) - USA - MAR 17, 2010
The aroma is toffee, berries, and some wet straw. Pours reddish with e pink head. Visible yeast. Acidic in the nose as well. Sharply acidic in the taste, it also has a touch more fruitiness and some white vinegar. Dry tart/sour finish with some underlying berry sweetness. Quite good. smith4498 (3672) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Bottle from a trade with FlssmrBrewAlum. Pours lightly hazy pinkish copper color with pale pink head. Sour fruit aroma. Tart berry flavor with some citrus and wood. Light to medium body with champagne like carbonation. Thanks Adam. TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2010
22 oz bottle, 2009. Foggy pink orange with some brief white haze. Nose is light funk, lemon, floral and yeast. Sharp and tingly, refreshing and tart. Taste is lemon marmalade and honey, faint hints of wine and berries, but mostly sour and citric. italarican (1549) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Bottle. Pours a very vibrant red (cherry cough syrup red) with an abundance of fizzy pink head. Aroma has funk in the forefront with lemon, yeast, and plum in the distance. Flavor is primarily funk/horseblanket with a touch of plum and sour cherry. Dry up front with some subtle tartness in the background. Oddly enough, the finish is flat and flavorless when I sip immediately after agitation. Only shake this one to smell, not taste. goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2010
First year bottled vintage. Poured a pink amber color with an off-white head. Yeasty tart and fruity in the nose. Some sweetness. Tart flavor. Citrusy and mildly acidic. Dry finish. Tasty. Note to self put one of the more detailed ratings in when you come to it.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2010
bottle shared with gallagher. pour is a sunkissed hazy amber with fluffy white bubbly head atop. the aroma is a delicious soft belgian spice with cornacopia of gallant aromatics... wild yeast, berries. taste is epic.. blackberries, tart citrus, sour, some vanilla. carbonation is ultra bubbly, like champagne. awesome! expensive as all hell but worth it!! kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Gorgeous 22oz bottle (this and Sofie are just beautifully designed). Pours a bright, deep ruby color; significant, large-bubbled pinkish head with great retention and lacing that sticks; beautiful pour on this. Nicely acidic, soured aroma showing significant amounts of sharp brett and lactic acid as well as some red-fruit-based tartness: light tannins, cherry skins, pits and pulp and vinous notes; definitely sour, aromatic, and a solid citrus tartness; not a light-hearted sour ale, and pleasantly dry. Medium-to-full body: nicely dry overall, lively carbonation and creamy presence; medium-to-high levels of citrus acidity: this shows a whole lot more brett and lactic character than balsamic / acetic notes; far away from something like Rodenbach or Duchesse; beautifully developed brett character, this is reminiscent of something from Jolly Pumpkin (at least, some of the older bottles of JP): very dry, charismatic brett, and a juicy citrus character; the vinous / red wine barrel notes here are softly integrated: again, light tannins and some touches of oak barrel and light toastiness; this is a lovely sour ale, despite heavy reliance on the brett character (the fruit and barrel notes aren’t immensely giving here). Very tasty, mouthwatering stuff. Medium finish: toastiness, red fruits, light oak, and some lingering tart citrus character. Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2010
22 oz bottle. Not bad here Goose Island. This is pleasant sour overall with some good complexities. The aroma really isn’t too far off from a pinot noir as alluded to in the description. Fruity berries, wine grapes, slightly nutty, and wood combined in a fairly mellow fashion. On the pour, big, bountiful fluffy almost pinkish-white head, that clumps to the sides, a cloudy body, and passion fruit colored. Very light on the tartness for a sour, and much more on the fruity sweet side on things though not terribly intense all around. Flavor notes here of mixed berries, melon fruit, light tangy grapefruit, a light nutty oak, and minor spiced funky sour. A pretty even delivery of sweet and sour throughout. I think this was significantly better than the Sophie in terms of GI’s new belgian styles. cgarvieuk (25742) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2010
Bottle at post De Molen 30 bottle breakfast ... day glow amber ... barnyard funky nose ... sour and tart ... realy not me. Butters (4063) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2010
Rating from Noogfest High Five. Beautiful hazy peach colored pour. Sour, with some pink fruit notes. This one was delicious.