boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 17, 2015 beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the Bistro 7th Annual Barrel Aged Festival on 11/10/2012. This sour/wild ale pours a medium orange gold color from the tap. Mediums sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity nad sweet, tropical and slightly tart. A medium bodied sour/wild ale. The malts are fruity, sweet, orange, tropical and tart. Hops are herbal. Decent carbonation. Nice tropical flavors, somewhat tart and funky, but mostly fruity and sweet. Nice beer, not quite sure it’s a gueuze, but it fairly tasty. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
On tap at peanut pub in Oskaloosa with nate suz lamont hakes rusty. .. pale clear pour with white head. . thome50 (1295) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - FEB 11, 2014
From notes on my last frisco trip in 2012. Pours a light yellow with no head based on the pour and mason jar canister. Aroma is lemon zest, slight funky horse blanket and some sweetness. Taste is a moderate to light sour that made this really easy drinking after Russian River. BVery (10711) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Tap at the brewery. Recently getting totally hooked on sours, and this one hits a sweet spot for me. Funky barnyard, dark fruit, fairly lively on the palate but not tingly, and it isn’t too puckering. Just great. Concealer (1259) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Tap. Clear orange yeollow with frothy white head. Smells of tart fruit, yeast, barnyard funk, and some earthy tones. Flavor is tart upfront with citrus, malt, funk, and some earthy tones. Rocketman2013 (108) - Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Not my favorite style but I guess it's good if you like sour beer. Nice color and head.
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NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Draft at Fobab. Probably my favorite of the fest. I don’t care if it isn’t a a gueuze. Pours a hazy orange/gold with a persistent white head. The nose is full of funk. Fruity and fresh, a bit of barnyard and lactic acid notes. Crisp and refreshing. On tasting, the fruity notes coupled with the funk and acidity make this unreal. Lush and quenching, I never even noticed the alcohol. Light bodied with a nice malt profile. Damn cool beer. valpoaj (745) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Sample FOBAB ’12 - Clear amber pour with a thick fluffy white head - lots of lacing evident. Aroma is funky and yeasty with some citrus notes in the background from the fruit. Flavor is also funky, sour, tangy, residual sweetness in the background. Palate seems appropriate. Good beer - somewhat one dimensional, and never really picked up much on the fact that this one was laid down for 18 months in a barrel. Oh yeah, 11%? You gotta be kidding me! Good, but far from great CanIHave4Beers (4194) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Fobab #6TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Pours a godlen color with a good head and some nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is fruity and floral with some horsey funk. Kind of a wild, funky, oaky kind of beer without losing it’s way as a hoppy beer. Not unlike Orval, but different.
The flavor is dry and oaky with plenty of juicy fruity character. The hop character remains pretty prominent and the sourness is very mild, which suits the beer very well.
I’m amazed to see that the abv on this is 11%, I would have never guessed it was that strong.
Sampled at FoBAB 10 - 2012 (Chicago, IL). Pours a deeper amber hue, good haze, frothy white head sits atop and laces well. Mellow layer. Aromas are funky, gentle sourness, melon and citrus, gentle tart berry. Funky brett grows, oak, and barnyard. Bread, straw, and sour tang grows slowly as it warms. Initial medium bodied, gentle fruit grows, some tart lemon, oak, and brett. Growing melon, gentle sweet tart. Some oak, citrusy orange and lemon. Middle is a bit sweeter, more brett focus. Barnyard, straw. Backend shows more tartness taking over, oranges and grapefruit, lemon, lactic, and straw brett. Nice beer. Balanced, well integrated with firm flavors. It lacks intensity, but it has balance and some fun elements that taste good and work.