vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle. Hazy ruby golden pour with white head. Nice red grape, wine, oak aromas. Nice wine, fruit and grape flavors with some oak and funky tones. kraddel (8095) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2015
Pours fuzzy peach coloured .
Smell is funky , grapes very well blended in . taste is dry , very dry . Sour , bit fruity . Balanced in the back, but very sharp and intense up front . Intensely sour . Love it crossovert (12874) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2014
Bottled. Nicely tart and sour wild ale, lots of lacto, light vinousness. Nice brew. pineypower (3325) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2014
From massive post 1st child backlog, the official, Chase is here beer that had been sitting for such an occasion. Pours out a mostly clear, well carbonated amber/copper color with a small off white head. Aroma is of bitter grapes, funky barnyard, light lemon tartness, musty basement and light vinegar. Taste is super complex, lemon peel, light funky basement, horse blanket, tart fruits, oak, white grapes, mild mothballs. Really awesome. BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2014
75cl, at 8%Vol (007 written on the back label), recently retired exclusive American brew, with red grapes, thx alot to Ryan for bringing this over!, very complex sour fruit brew, sour/fruity and slightly woody/vinous, balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, very good brew
alexsdad06 (10387) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by Bill at a local tasting (from notes). Pours a cloudy dark golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have a big tart/sour quality, tannic, grape skins, funk, lactic, some acidity, cranberry like notes. The finish is dry and not overly sour. This is actually quite drinkable. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
In short: A funky (lambic-ish) fruity tannic amber ale. Excellent.Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2013
How: Bottle 750ml, consumed when approximately 2 years of age. Bottle sent to me by kegbear, thanks a million Craig.
The look: Mostly cloudy amber body topped by an off-white head.
In long: Nose is huge funk, very horse blanket, old barnyard, a fruity-tannic component. In mouth the beer with thick and juicy with a relaxed carbonation. Taste is cleaner than expected, bright funk, tannins, medium lactic acidity, grains, fruit skin, lemon zest. Mild tartness morphing into a bone-dry finish. Given the high ratings I expected an intense hard-to-drink acetic bomb, happy to say this is not the case, this is relatively easy to drink for the style. The lacto-ish-funky character is a lot more like a lambic than a typical American Sour. Overall, this is a rather smooth lambic-like fruity tannic beer, very elegant, lots of class, somewhat easy to drink. I’d sure like to drink another bottle of this, but coming across a bottle of this beer is about as unlikely as coming across a children book titled "Hop In A Stranger Car For A Great Adventure".
Pours salmon with almost no head. Aroma is of fruits, sourness, raspberries. Taste is of fruits, sourness, sligth acetic stuff. Palate: ligth body. Overall: good. Not too cloying. Nice sourness. Reasonnable american sour. Fred82 (2324) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
750ml bottle from I don’t remember who.JulienHuxley (5806) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
Appearance : Clear pale amber with small head. Not much retention.
Aroma : Light acetic acid with citrusy notes. Woody notes. Some red dried fruits with some vinous notes.
Taste : Citrusy tartness with light acetic notes.Less acetic than the nose would suggest. Some wood.
Overall : Nicely citrusy and nicely woody. Fairly complex. A tiny bit too acetic and acidic for my taste. Nothing outstanding though. A bit above average for an american sour but not way above. Maybe this has been aged for too long and it has lost a bit of "wow". I was expecting a bit more.
Bottle. Hazy pinkish pour. Aroma is fruity, strawberry, winey notes, light acetic aromas, very winey. Taste is fruity, tart, quite dry, fruity acidity with a bit of oak on the finish. A bit flat (or overcarbed for lost abbey can’t decide).