PhillyBeer2112 (2850) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Pale hazy yellow. Rich and highly funk, sour and fruity. Yeasty. Big round pleasing sour with fruity funk up to the finish. Outstanding and the winner of the throwdown! arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Big thanks to numbeercruncher for trading this beer to me. This is not a BSPA, its a wild ale. It starts to rush out of the bottle so be careful but it didn’t quite gush. Nice cloudy orange color, looks like a nice gueuze. My first impression of the smell reminded me of a cantillon and then it quickly went away, funky, bretty, needs more horseblanket. The flavor is sour with peach flavors and I realized this reminds me of Fou Foune. The finish is interesting but I can’t really define the flavor. I think I liked 003 better but I sure would like to try Yellow Bus or duck duck gueze alone. This beer was pretty nice and I’ll look forward to possibly trying 005 in the future, whenever that is.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-22-2008 04:30:51 sauceyhops (104) - carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 12, 2009
Sampled at 08 Lost Abbey Barrel Night. Pours a hazy yellowish color with minimal head. Aroma is of barnyard funk, peach, and lemon. Flavor is tart but not overwhelming with strong peach and funk characters. I can’t wait to crack one of these bottles. This was a damn good one. SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JAN 11, 2009
75cl bottle courtesy of ygtbsm94. Hazy gold with a big white head. Sour, almost gueuze-like aroma with some vinegar, honey, and bright fruitiness. The flavor is tart, though not extreme, with a pleasant grapefruit juice quality. Spritzy and medium-light feel. I was surprised at how gueuze-like this seemed, albeit with more malt and a bit more cleanliness. harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2009
Bottle at Chris o New Year tasting 08/09. Cloudy yellow gold, lasting white head. Yeasty farty aroma. It’s a sour beer. It’s a tad harsh, but it’s ok. Lemon squashy. Had this along with Russian River Temptation, Lost Abbey Isabelle Proximus and Girardin Gueuze Black Label and the Girardin beat the other 3 into a cocked hat. I like the fact that American breweries are playing around with sours, but they still have a long way to go to match the real thing.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 11, 2009
(750ml bottle, thanks ygtbsm94) Medium off-white head atop cloudy golden body. Aroma is mild sweet, some yeast sourness, cheese/funk, light grapefruit. Taste is mild sweet, cheese/yogurt, grapefruit. Light-medium body, light creaminess, moderate acidity. ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2009 Courtesy of ygtbsm94. Clear pale body with a small white head. Cheesey, pineapple nose with cotton candy and lemon and yogurt. The flavor is moderately sour, with an amazing fresh citrus juice, lots of cheese, some yogurt and hay. Medium body is sparkly with moderate carbonation. Nice! WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2009
9th rating of this 750ml via trade with Ryan. Thanks for the hookup. Its nice that I could trade some cherry adam released the same day as this for this. Worked out well for both of us. Shared with my brother who likes sours, and I was looking for a good time to crack this anyway. Pours golden orange with a bubbly bright white head. Nose is very nice, quite funky, really pretty damn nice. Lots of fruit in there too. Taste wow, really puckeringly sour and funky and overall damn amazing. I definitely get the yellow bus in here and perhaps a touch of Cdt. As I haven’t had Duck Duck Gueze I can’t comment on that part. This is incredibly funky and killer vinegary, this is a crazy wonderful sour, I hope to get a chance to buy some down the line. BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2009
WOW!!! Thanks to Sparky27 for hookin’ me up with a bottle of this. A truly amazing brew. Pucker up everyone!!! This is one of most eye-watering beers I’ve had to date...and I LOVE IT!!! Hazy lemon yellow pour with a slight orange peel hue and soapy white head that clings to the inside of the glass. Delicate lacing and ample carbonation. Extemely tart aroma with hints of lime zest, grapefruit rind, and Granny Smith apples. A bit of horseblanket funk evident as well. Flavor just as sticky as the lacing, hanging on the palate. Funky sourness, lemongrass, citrus qualities, and maybe a hint of cherry skin...quite acidic. Medium mouthfeel allows you to remember this mind-blowing experience long after the pour. Great beer!!! THANKS AGAIN ERIC!!! kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2009 750mL bottle, sampled on Christmas with my family. Poured a murky orange golden color, capped with a small white head. Beautiful musty, tart aroma, with notes of lemon, orange and tropical fruit. I enjoyed the aroma and the flavor did not disappoint at all, with lemon, musty earth, spice, orange rind, pear, green apple and vinegar all seamlessly integrated. Tartness and lemon cling to the palate for a lengthy finish. Beautiful beer, and a great start to our annual Christmas tasting.