dmac (6471) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Bottle shared at the 4th release of CDC. Poured an orange/lavender body with a foamy super light pink head. Aroma is sour and funky with notes of raspberries and dandelions along with a touch of brett. The body had some seriously strong carbonation and a thinner watery feel. The flavor is the same as the aroma, fruity and funky. Really well done. pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2010
Bottle courtesy of decoman from TBS. Bottled 8/14/09. Pours a cloudy, essentially opaque reddish-brown. Very red, almost pink. Very bubbly, tons of tiny bubbles in the head. Taste is very fruity...raspberry, cherry. Not as sour as I was expecting - a very drinkable sour. Girlfriend liked it too. Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2011
This poured a nice dark red to light purple with a small pinkish beige head. Aroma was of nice tart blackberries, raspberries, bretty funk and definately vineous too. Flavor was a nice blend of fruity sour tartness, with some reddish wine notes, as well as light to medium funk. My favorite of the GI sours. Boutip (6533) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2011
Bottle courtesy of GRM: Poured a cloudy reddish color ale with a nice foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of sour cherries and raspberries with sour notes, light oak and barnyard. Taste is a nice mix between some lacto, sour cherry and sour notes with light vinous feel and a strong barnyard finish. Body is quite full for style with good carbonation. Very well brewed with nice level of complexity while retaining good drinkability qualities. Dunt (321) - Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2012
2010 vintage shared with my girlfriend on Valentine’s Day. Cranberry in color with a fingers worth of light pink head. The beer is hazy in clarity. Nose opens up all vinegar and finishes with some light berry. In particular, blackberry and cranberry. The taste is all berry, with tart cranberry being the most prominent. There is also blackberry and blueberry. Mouthfeel is light with light carbonation and a medium finish. Juliet is a decent sour, but nothing that will blow your mind. It didn’t seem to improve any with some age.
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mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2012
2012 bottle. Bronze in color with a small white collar of foam. Strong blackberry aroma, sharp tartness, slight cotton candy flavor. Nice. Great mouthfeel on this. Acidic, sharp, nice carbonation. Fruity, tart, some noticeable blackberry. Very nice. My favorite of the ladies. tom10101 (6268) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2012
Bottle (22 oz). Orange with reddish reflects. Small white head and some lacing. Aroma of sour berries, wood, malt and wine. Flavor of sour berries, wood, wine, malt and spices. Mouthfeel is acidic and winey. Lively carbonation. It’s not easily drinkable because of the heavy acidic/sour taste but it’s damn good! Niko100 (2995) - Chicago, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Hazy orange/ruby color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, yeast, rich sour fruit, & spice; Flavor of slight sweet malt, yeast, some oak, and sour fruit (notably berries & grapes); Finish is dry & sour/tart; Nicely balanced; Overall, pleasantly surprised - very good. ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2012
22 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.
A: Pours a reddish copper color with excellent vibrance and lowish clarity. The head sucks - as soon as it tries to form, it fades to nothing in no time.
S: Light vinegar, rye malts, pleasant earthy funk, tart blackberries, and other assorted fruits. Lacks the restrained intensity of La Folie, but I still like how it smells a lot.
T: The first sip brings intense tartness, but it balances itself well with the rye’s neutral bitterness and the ever-so-slight dark berry sweetness. The barnyard funk appears on the aftertaste and exhales. There are some light subtleties throughout, as well, aiding complexity. I said that the rye and mild sweetness helps balance it out, but it still seems a little harshly acidic at times. Otherwise, it’s damn good, with a nice Flemish-style quality to it.
M: Very dry and mouth puckering, which is expected given its wild characteristics and rye backbone. I really like how the prickly, lighter texture becomes slightly creamier after swishing it around in the mouth. It’s more of a sipper than a chugger, to be sure. And while carbonation is high, it’s never overdone. If I have a complaint, it’s that the oak tannins are a little overdone on the back end.
O: The only other sour I’ve had apart from La Folie - and it ain’t La Folie. This is best split amongst multiple people, because a little REALLY goes a long way. Despite that, it’s still a wholly solid and unique wild ale that any sour lover(s) would enjoy. Plovmand (8624) - Grindsted, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle at Kingcecils Birthday Tasting. Pours hazy reddish golden with a fizzy white head. The aroma is fresh berries, cherry, raspberries and has a great sour acidic kick. Nice woody and fruity flavour. Raspberry, cherries and a great sour blanket like finish. Great! Great indeed!