Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2008CMUBEERMAN (440) - - JUN 19, 2017
Sampled at the Carolina Crew gathering in Greenville. Poured a very pale, cloudy yellow. Plenty of sour tartness, sweet, and dry. Very bold sourness/funkiness to it. For a non-sour-head like myself, this was not as easy to drink as the RR Deviation IX that I sampled earlier in the night. Still, a well-made and enjoyable beer.
Around 8 bottles...and the last 3 have ranged from papery to fantastic. Scores are from almost recent bottle (xmas 2016). ctipping (1914) - Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2017
750 mL bottle. Originally reviewed from notes on 12/10/2012. Not sure when it was originally consumed. Golden orange. Small white head and a collar of white bubbles.
Smells acidic. A touch of vinegar, but otherwise more of a light fruit acidity. Like an apricot.
Tastes much fruitier. Very nice acidity. Apricot fruits. White wine. A touch of vinegar sourness coming in the back, but that’s to be expected at this bottle’s age. Clean sour.
Light with a nice white wine finish. Excellent and easy to drink.
Retains a great deal of flavor without adjuncts, which is impressive for an American sour. Good wine flavors, but the vinegar is a minor detractor.
gephross100 (943) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2017
Bottle thanks to Craig. Pours orange with no head. Nectarine, Sweet tart chalky finish. Light sourness. ClarkVV (6642) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 27, 2016
Bottle drunk 10/8/16kermis (12869) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2016
Deep, beeswax/honey golden with a large, well-retained, white head. Good clarity.
Tons of funky blue cheese-like character in the nose, with sweat, wet hay and other various barnyard. Nice. Light brett/lacto acidity with light maltiness adding honey-graham cracker. Very deep, dark and ponderous, it is certainly very different from the bright brett character of, say, 3F, but nonetheless gives a remarkably authentic impression of a real lambic.
And so it goes in flavor, lending moderate lactic sourness softened by both malt and plentiful barrel tannin. Cheesey as all hell with tons of barnyard. New oak is apparent, making it more Americanized in that regard, but it’s not overdone. No alcohol or flaw and with a soft, tightly carbonated texture.
Bottle shared at A Day To Sink All Sea Shepards tasting. Hazy golden orange with a ring white head. Aroma of manure, lactic notes, bretty funk, lemon, dusty cellar and citrus. Flavour is above moderate sour. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. [17-09-2016]
rouhlas (3584) - GREECE - SEP 21, 2016
750 ml bottle shared at the original Chez Moeder Lambic’s cellar. Hazy orange color with no head. Light malty aroma, yeasty, funky, barnyard, leather notes, citrusy fruity, tart lemon, stone fruits too, peach also, wood, vinous. Sweet and acidic taste, fruity like aroma, stone fruits again. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. 77ships (9632) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2016
Extreme & manifold thanks to fux!!! The story behind this beers name is hilarious. 750 ml. bottle. Nose is big sour puckering with very bright apricot, lemon zest. Taste is huge lemon peel, zest, puckering, puckering but not vinegar, big sour, low funk with this massive glorious apricot fruit finish, fruit really lingers, some peach. So much better than expected. knickskicks (1162) - - MAY 14, 2016
Orange pour, light off-white head that dissipates. Low carbonation. Nose is is sour apples and sour lemon, very slight oxidation, a touch of booze. Taste is acidic lemon and green apples, very sour. Not that complex and I’d prefer a fresh Beatification at this point, but this bottle held up very well. popery (2170) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 4, 2015
The beer is a dull, medium gold. Good luster. A touch hazy. Little to no head, just a few bubbles form on the pour. The aroma is complex and rich, and I love it. Funk and age. Lemons, apricot skin, some lacto. Some vinegar. Solid funk, more lambic-ish than the vast majority of American sours. Taste is fairly tart. A bit more age shows but it’s holding together quite well. Low carbonation. Some pucker. Medium body for a sour. ineedbeer (2147) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Aroma has a nice moderate earthy, barnyard funk with some medium light herbal notes. Light oak notes with a bit of stone fruit and medium light citrus. A but more oak as it warms. Pours a slightly hazy, golden orange with a small, white head that recedes quickly to the edges where it lingers for a bit. Light lacing and small legs. Flavor has a medium light oak note with some moderate barnyard, herbal notes. Some moderate lemon and citrus notes. Light stone fruit and faint tropical fruit. Moderate acidity. Acidity is a bit sharp. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a nice beer with a bit of age showing through. Good lemon acidity and a decent barnyard, herbal funk. Still holding up pretty well.