RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 3, 2009
Not super tart, just lightly tart and funky. Reminds me of Orval a bit. I bit of woodiness comes through. Pretty nice. TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2009
Bottle shared by ucusty. Thanks Dave! This was okay, but a bit of a letdown after the Hansenns Cassis that preceded it. Tasted some raspberry, cranberry, other dark fruits, tannins. Mild tartness, but it couldn’t keep up with the authentic belgian lambic. Not bad, though. fonefan (49293) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle 65cl. @ post Borefts BF 09 hotel tastingfidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 26, 2009
Unclear medium orange amber color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, sour berry, dark berry, wood notes. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy acidic with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. 
Thanks cloudskipper. Poured hazy light reddish amber, simple, tart berries, little wood, dry finish. nickd717 (4679) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 14, 2009
Bottle shared by mfielden on BA at a tasting. Thanks, Mark! Pours a cloudy reddish color with a medium-sized off-white head and good lacing. Had this in the middle of a series of wild ales and lambics. Aroma was not incredibly pronounced compared to some of the Cantillons and such. Bretty funk, prosecco, red wine, and red berries were present. Flavor is tart, slightly funky and bretty, with red wine, prosecco, blackberry, and raspberry. Fairly light on the body with slight acidity and lasting tartness on the finish. Drinkability is high and this is pretty refreshing for a wild ale. Overall very good, but not quite a standout within its style.
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. 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.
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. FlacoAlto (4182) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 15, 2010
Jan 2009 Bottle; Sampled November 2009BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 16, 2010
This pours into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip with a two-finger thick, pale beige colored head. It is a murky amber hue that shows a honey-like, somewhat clear hue when held up to the light. The aroma is funky, musty and reminds me of an overly ripe, funky farmhouse cheese, perhaps even some moldy toe-jam character as well as a musky, goat-like, huge Brettanomyces funkification; this last being the most dominant aromatic note. Hints of fruit are just noticeable underneath the Brettanomyces onslaught; berry seed like aromatics, musk berry (almost elderberry like), tannic berry skin aromatics; this doesn’t have a dominant, clean or bright berry character to it, which is usually what I like to find in a fruit beer. The fruit character evokes thoughts of cherries, some rose and perhaps a touch of Brandy more than it makes me think of raspberries. There are some pepper-like aromatics here, some spicy wood character as well as a touch of toasted oak that is noticeable at times.
My first impression of the flavor is that this has a fizzy carbonation that is mixed with a lightly bracing tartness. This is quite sour and has a carbonic bite to it in the finish as well. This is quite dry feeling, with the finish leaving an oak-flavored, slightly astringent, palate drying character that lingers on the tongue. This couples with a slightly phenolic, musty cotton ball note. The fruitiness is quite dry with a slightly tannic fruit-skin character, some grass-like berry-seed flavors and the tartness evokes hints of sour berry flavors. There is a firm oak character that provides structure to this beer; it is perhaps the most noticeable character here, especially after the palate adjusts to the lactic acidity. The oak boosts the body / palate presence and provides flavors of fresh cut wood –planks as well as a sometimes Bourbon like spiciness. The oak and acid combination make me think of a white wine at times, though there is a touch of berry-fruit flavors here too. Overall this has a medium’ish body to it that is not heavy and even somewhat light, but it has a palate presence that can even be creamy in texture at times.
As the beer warms up the berry notes come out more in the nose; even some jam-like notes become noticeable (a sort of cranberry, cherry and blackberry mixed jam of sorts). My second pour is a bit more murky and the aroma even gets more funkified in its wild farmhouse cheesiness. The funk is here in the flavor, though it is not nearly as noticeable as it is in the aroma; musty, somewhat musky flavors and a butyric bite all contribute to the flavor profile.
This is an interesting, funky beer that is quite enjoyable. The oak can be a bit much at times and despite the complexity, it isn’t as well balanced as I would like. This is a very solid offering though, but I definitely prefer Sofie to this beer. The funkiness of the nose is much appreciated by this lover of funky beers though.
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2013 2009 bottle thanks to mar. GUSHER! Pours with a hazy amber red body and a white head. Aroma is sweet and floral with some berries. Taste is sour, acidic, a bit bitter and somewhat sweet as well from the indistinguishable berries. Lively bubbles. Better as it opened.
2013 bottle. Hazy pink. Funky and fruit wine barrel aroma. Flavors are vinous with mild jammy fruit and tannins. Lively carb. As I drink more the acetic character becomes a bit too overwhelming.