Pwn3d (1958) - 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 (3208) - 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 (26422) - 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 (4062) - 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.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2010
22oz. Bottle (2009 Vintage, Bottled 8/14/09): Gusher alert! Aroma of lots of Brett, fruit, oak, light Cabernet, acid, slight vanilla, and a hint of blackberry. Poured rose/amber/pink/orange in color with a huge, pink/magenta head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Very sparkling. Full of tiny, small, and medium-sized particles throughout. Very good to excellent lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet, and medium tart. Tastes of Brett, blackberries, berries, fruit, light strawberry/banana, light Cabernet, oak, acid, some Earth. Medium body. Very tingly, then dry texture. Very lively carbonation. Vinous, blackberry, Brett, and oak, finish is lightly sweet, medium tart, tingly, and dry.
burica2020 (22) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Bottle pours out pink-red-amber color with a big (almost too much) whiteish head. Aroma was some fruit and a iittle tart. Taste is some berry and a little rye, but great sour/tart finish. zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2010
Sampled at Paul’s tasting. Pours reddish pink and bubbly. Arouma is grapefruit. Taste is tart and acetic. Sweet fruits like fruit punch with extra acids added. A bit woody. Not bad. kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2010
Bottle. Pours a copper amber with a bright red hue. A huge foamy, rapidly dissipating head that leaves no lacing. After a swirl and dump of the bottom of the bottle the beer becomes murky, and darker red and leaves thin vinuous red lines of lacing. Aroma is tart, sour with a rich sweet cherry note. Flavor is aggressively tart, sour with an acidic character. Finishes with a mild lingering sourness, and a lively carbonation that leaves lingering flavors long after a sip.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Bomber shared by rustychiles at the Black Friday tasting – thanks Rusty! Pours a clear firey amber with not much head. The nose is sour fruit, vinegar and wood. The taste is vinegar, malt and sour berries. Medium bodied. Nice brew.