Nickls (2535) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2010 jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 5, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Blue Palms. Some good stuff! Drinkable. Delicate. Tart w/ lemon zest and some brett bite ... has a soft, soothing carbonation. Gentle w/ notes of soft oak. Considering the sample I had, this was really, really good!
(Old BA rate - cask)
Hazy orange copper color; poured with absolutely no head. No visible carbonation. Sour aromas up front, bit of a white grape tartness. Touch of funkiness in the aroma, but not dominant. Sour taste mirrors aroma, nice mellow bit of the wildness comes in. Tart, but not that snappy. Damn solid. Lighter MF, dryish, next to no carbonation (cask). Even though it’s on cask, a touch of carbonation would notch this brew up for me. Really drinkable, as it’s not overwhelming in the sour and funk levels. Refreshing and interesting. Classy! goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Poured a hazed golden color with the typical cask head. Mildly tart wheaty lemon aroma. Bretty yeast notes giving a light earthy component to it. Lemony citrus flavor with a tartness to it. Not really acidic. Bretty earthy bitterness. Light bodied. Nice beer. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2010
On tap at the Bruery’s 1st anniversary party 5/16/09: Pours a hazy bright golden with a thin wispy-lacing white head. Aroma of semi-sweet biscuity pale malt and fresh citrus and light fruity complexity. Start with good carbonation and sweet biscuity malt with a great balance of crisp acidity and tartness with mild grassy bitterness before a puckering finish. A well made sour ale. brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
A: Cuvee Jeune pours a hazy, light orange-yellow color with no real signs of head or lacing.
S: The nose is full of tart fruit, especially lemons, apples, and (of course) grapes. There is also a quite pronounced Brett (funk) aroma, but not overwhelming in any sense.
T: The taste is very similar to the nose in terms of the tart fruit component; with the grapes and citrus flavors being the most forward. The Brett funkiness is still there and provides a nice level of complexity. There is also a tannic component to this which is probably from a combination of the grapes and the barrels.
M: The tannins and high level of carbonation provide a very dry mouthfeel and finish. I personally enjoy this quite a bit. The body of the beer itself is on the lighter side.
D: The dry feel and intense flavors make this beer very enjoyable to drink. But, after awhile, the tannins start to take a bit of a toll on the palette and so I had to knock a few points off my ranking for that. DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Flat apple juice appearance, no head whatsoever. Smells nice and sour and almost more lambic like than sour ale...like a nice, funky sour gueuze. Sour, almost lambic-like flavors...dry white wine notes, sour, clean...very very nice.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 19, 2009
Lovely sour tang. Mixed with a slight but mellowing wine/grape end note. Easy to drink. great introduction to sours for the uninitiated. angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2009
On tap at Stone Sourfest 09. Hazy gold pour. Aroma is funky, barnyard, and attic. Flavor is lightly sour, and not too tart. elihapa (1553) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - AUG 26, 2009
On tap at Beachwood. This was my second favorite beer on the night (not counting O. Rouge, which I’ve had multiple times and love). Appears cloudy gold with no head. Aroma is lemon zest, funk and some underripe white peach. Flavor starts with that lemony quality, and moves forwards with Brett notes. Actually reminds me a little bit of RR Temptation in this way. Palate is medium in fullness, not too much carbonation. Finishes with a lemony sour zip, which was very satisfying. m4rest88 (389) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Tasted this at Stone Sour Fest 09
Pours a golden brown hue with no head.
Very tarty nose, with hints of some tropical fruits and lots of citrus.
Flavor is sour throughout and vert tarty.
Medium Mouthfeel, light carbonation AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Pours opaque golden brown with no head. Tart fruity nose and flavor. Some citrus and funk. Too short on the finish.