UXO (1896) - CANADA - JAN 28, 2017
Appearance: hazy pale to medium gold with one fat finger of fizzy ivory head diminishing rapidly (and loudly!) to a thin collar, patchy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: complex, dry hay funk, stone fruit, lemon zest, sweet wheat malt, oak. (8/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, moderate tart, low bitter. (8/10) Palate: light body, lively carbonation, off-dry lightly funky finish. (4/5)
A fair bit sweeter than I was expecting, except for which I’d almost consider it a decent Farmhouse/Saison. It has strong similarities to Gueuze as well, except again for the relatively high sweetness. And, to be clear, that sweetness isn’t overwhelming or unbalanced, but it certainly makes this difficult to characterize as anything but an American Wild. The stone fruit, lemon zest, and oak give this a strongly vinous character, and in a blind taste test, I’d bet you could convince someone this was actually an oddball white wine. Quite interesting, and well worth trying if you find it - assuming you have no problem with the frankly ludicrous price tag. (16/20) Bule (2188) - California, USA - JAN 6, 2017
750ml bottle pours a golden color with a bit of head. Mild sourness, nice funk, lots of white wine and oak.
djd07 (15089) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2016
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow with medium white head that lasts. The aroma is oak, earth, yeast, lemon zest, oak. Medium body, lemon zest, oak, funk, brett, light tartness, really enjoyed this. fiery_1 (1363) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2016
Backlog rating.Ferris (15901) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 31, 2016
750ml bottle @ home(Thanks Jamie W). Bottled 2015.06.06. Pours a clear light golden colour with a nice white head. Nose is somewhat sulfurous(dirty socks and farts), lemony citrus, and very very funky. Flavour is lemon, sour, and dynamically funky. Interesting, but worth the price?
Bottle - Funky, acidic and bready. Gloudy yellow with a decent white head. Quick acidity and a creamy funky finish. Interesting and not really worth the crazy price.
reebtogi (6315) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 24, 2016
750ml corked bottle pours a hazy yellow golden color with a generous white head that retains well and leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is lemon with some mild funk and citrus and barrel tones. Taste is a lemon tartness with a fruity and malty sweetness and citrus hop bitterness and a dry yeasty finish. Medium bodied with abundant carbonation. Overall, a well done sour ale that good, but can’t justify the price tag for this one. beerplace (1724) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2016
A 2015 bottle on the Ale Apothecary beers tasting at Firefly on Cambie. Bottled 06-Jun-2015. Tasted with Brian. Pours a clear pale golden with a white head. Aroma is funky, earthy, kind of exhausted gas (which disappers after several minutes), lemony. Taste is sour, earthy, lemony, fermented veggies notes (sauerkraut). Refreshing, good stuff. gephross100 (943) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2016
Pours a hazy orange color. Apricot nose. Plum and apricot flavor. Medium mouthfeel. Medium sourness. koleminer20 (3704) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2016
From notes. Had this one at Doug’s House with a get together with he and Chris on August 22. 750 mL bottle shared as the night cap. The pour is a nice golden yellow with a thicker white head that slowly fades down leaving a nice lace. The aroma is blasting with citrus sourness and a great dryness. There is a light sweet barrel influence, but this is really a bright citrusy sour. The flavor is a little dustier. There is some lemongrass and a good barnyard funkiness. The citrus sour is still front and center. This is a really good, relatively simple sour. I like it. The mouth feel is a light and crisp, but it’s a little syrupy, with a nice bright carbonation and a lingeringly sour lemon on the finish. Nice capper! PhillyCraft (7351) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2016
Bottle, Pours hazy yellow gold with tons of carbonation and white head. Notes of lemonade, lemon lime, oak, yeast, light rust, lemongrass and spruce. Light bodied. Nice gear