tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2015 Bottle: Pours like a burnt amber swamp, murky & completely opaque. Slightly bubbly eggshell cap fades to a thin ring quickly. Aroma has huge bouts of tart citrus, acidic lemon, stone fruit, & a strong backing of barnyard funk, wet cork, & driftwood. Just a hint of florals. Smells nice. Wow! Extremely sour flavor, puckering as hell. Sour citrus, lemon, peach, & sharp, acidic notes of under-ripe stone fruit skins. Moderately lactic with a bit of white wine vinegar. Strong, musty barnyard & cork-like funk with a strong, woody finish alongside the fading, acidic citrus. Crisp, dry, sour. Slight perfume-esque bite near the back-end. No idea what a sea buckthorn tastes like but apparently it’s sour & quite citrusy. Delicious beer. Very gueuze-like in maybe ways, perhaps a bit more acidic/sour & less woody/funky, but tasty as hell nonetheless. RichTheVillan (8110) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; cloudy amber pour with a creamy off white head, quite a funky aroma with sour yoghurt and tart fruits, taste has some lip puckering sourness, grape, some cider apple, peach, lemon, quite funky, slight sweetness and salty gose action. MrHangover (4693) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle @ THT November. Pours a hazy golden beer with a small white head on top. Aroma of funk, fruits. No idea what a seabuckthorn smells like, so it’s hard to define. Flavor is very sour, tart. Well carbonated. Very hard to explain the flavors here, but the sourness is very present. Interesting stuff. JulienHuxley (5909) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle at THT. Cloudy gold pour with creamy white head. Aroma is nice and funky, really nice fruitiness. Taste is tart, nice and lemony, really good jammy fruit. Palate is med-light bodied with med carbonation. Really nice. kermis (14478) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to JulienHuxley. Pours cloudy golden brown with a white head. Aroma of jammy fruits, funk, poo and citrus fruits. Flavour is over moderate acidic. Medium bodied with soft carbobation.
Benzai (16520) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2014
Sampled from bottle @ THT November. Almost opaque very hazy yellow to orange color, small off-white head. Aroma is lightly sourish, apricot. Taste is fruity, softly sour, yellow fruits, pretty dry finish. Nice one! sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2014
Poured murky reddish amber with no head. Aroma of sour fruit. Medium body, flavour is medium sweet, moderately sour. Pretty good.
deanso (10219) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - NOV 28, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2014 Bottle shared @ THT.
Thin white head. Barnyard funk aroma. Cloudy orange pour. Very sour j12601 (13027) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle I took to the Dad Pad. Pours a hazy amber with a thin white head. Big funky notes, coppery, cheesy. Medium bodied, tart and bright. Big acid, tangy and acetic. Long and tart, metallic, tangy, tastes like zinc. Tangy, chewy tannins. Long acid. Lingering acid into the finish. Quite interesting. neongolden (1780) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
(330ml bottle @ Mikkeller Bar Stockholm, Nov 16 2014) Pours a slightly murky deep gold with a decent bubbly white head, spotty lace. Aroma quite funky with a little sour lemony acidity, berry notes giving a little sweetness underneath that funk, just a little wood too, brisk. Flavour mixes some light sweetness from malts and sea buckthorn with the buckthorn’s tart qualities, lemony sourness, a reasonable helping of Brett horseblanket funk, blending into a dry/sour finish with lots of buckthorn berry, lingering funk as well. Medium body with average, fairly active carb. Cool use of sea buckthorn for sure, its kind of "odd" berry character proved a star of a nicely sour/tart/funky lambic and seems to make it more drinkable than I’d have expected. Interesting, nice too.