airforce1 (61) - Atascosa, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Sweet Tarts on the back, funk on the front (like a Temptation backwards =). Stinky cheese with a leather smell. Pale yellow in colour. Delicious, one of my all time favorites! Immy (1958) - Virginia Beach, USA - AUG 11, 2008
Richmond Summer Gathering. C&C 500ml bottle courtesy of cdumler, to whom I am eternally grateful for allowing me to share this beer. Murky gold with a small white head. This beer is simply amazing... nose of sour wheat, cat piss, barnyard, funky lemon, wet wood... good LORD, every time I inhale it gets better! Sour flavors, sour grain and tart lemony flavors, more funky barnyard-ish notes, woody... OMG. I went batshit insane over this beer - it’s pretty bad when the other beer geeks in the room are laughing while you gush like a schoolgirl over a beer. As I said at least a dozen times that night... a stunner, and my second ever 5. PhillyCraft (8196) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Bottle in California at Toronado SD. Huge thanks to Ian, the owner of Toronado for going to his private reserve cellar and cracking a bottle of his and Vinny’s favorite sour batch. Aged 9 to 19 months. Pours a shimmering, glowing, bright golden color. Zero head, lacing evident in middle of beer. Aromas of funky sour aged wood, parmesan and gouda mixed, grapefruit, lemon zest, white peaches. Softest and most velvety mouth feel I have ever tried for a wild ale. Taste is barnyard horseblanket, lactic notes, white wine, fresh squeezed lemon juice, slight caramel, and a good amount of grapefruit, tropical sourness. Finishes complex with unique wood flavors and slightly puckery on the tongue. I was told this is the most sour batch of all the Beatificications. Reminded me of a 5-6 year old 3 Fonteinen or Cantillon unblended lambic gueuze. So balanced you forget there is any alcohol in it. Incredible Sour, Thanks Ian. patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Bottle. 12.7 oz. Split with and courtesy of Jimmy Redman. Big thanks to James for sharing this rare beauty. Pours a shimmering golden straw with a soft, modest white pristinely bubbled head. Very minimal, spotty lacing. The nose is soft, sharp aged cheddar cheese, rustic peccorino, lemon zest, soft lavender notes, and hints of tropical fruits; pineapple, tangerine, and bitter grapefruit. The funkiness in the aroma is mouth-watering. Very tight, tart, and astringent mouthfeel on such a light, almost airy body. The sourness is overwhelming at first, but slowly fades and gives way to a plethora of tropical fruit flavors, pineapple and fresh lemons, a bit of earthiness, and tons of savory backbone to support it all. The finish is quite dry and yet complex; it reminds me a lot of a much more sour, wild Temptation with less champagne notes. This sour is truly special, a unique, exceptionally refined wild ale that epitomizes the style and yet manages to push it beyond, into uncharted territory. DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Batch 2 with James and pat. Pours a nice hazy gold with some slight head. Aroma is funky and slighty dank. Taste is wonderful, really nice balance between tart sourness and quenching. Some amazing aged cheese flavors come through to complete it. A really fantastic ale. Thank you James.
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - DEC 16, 2013
375mL bottle (2013 release). Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a white head that dissipates to almost nothing. Lemon, very tart, oak, funky but subtle, sour apple, hay. Perfect beer.
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Wonderful barrel aroma, great brett character. Not a huge complex brew, but so good and balanced, with pineapple sour and lemon grass notes. Everything aout this beer is perfect, could drink forever. CousinBrenden (131) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Fantastic sour lemon rind nose with added pear and sour funk aroma. Nice lively carbonation. Flavor of sour tart mango and apple with a backbone of horsey funk. One of best tart brews out there. Low69caprice (100) - Yucca valley, California, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Light hazy orange minimal head and slight carbonation. Nose is of lemon and grapefruit with a balanced hay and wood character. Taste is tart lemons and apples. Some white cranberries as well. Finishes with dry oak wine favors. Such a great complex beer. CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Small head dissapates quickly, yellow straw color. Sweet rose and fruity aroma. Lemon tart and tangy oranges. Along with the aforementioned there is funk oak and barnyard, great complexity and dimension. Finish is tart and dry. Excellent.