JoeinDahlem (1641) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 11, 2018
UPDATED: APR 11, 2018 Pours clear golden, foam fades fast, a few bits of lace stick around. Musty lemon & grapefruit peel in the nose, a touch horsey, so that's encouraging. Sour taste pestered by a residual sweetness, to go with thickish mouthfeel... I feel like this ought to develop for many more months before bottling. Quick lactic-sour given some welcome depth by brett, and giving needed balance to a sweet tripel base. It's definitely interesting... a bit tasty even... but I can't help but wonder about potential missed for wanting to rush out something geeky. cam0617 (94) - Colroado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2018
UPDATED: APR 9, 2018 12oz can at home, pours a clear orange with a white head that disappears very quick. The aroma is apple cider vinegar. The flavor is sour apple with vinegar and salt. This is a great sour beer, very smooth for being 9% r464 (2424) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2018
UPDATED: APR 1, 2018 Whoa, punchy, sour, fruity, and full. Long and lingering on the palate. Pretty nice. I must say that I now like this much more than Golden Monkey. ttoadee (1774) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2018
Soft gold pour, thin white head. Nose is sour yeast and prodigious malt. Middle is puckering pixie sticks, medium kilned malt, something fruity. Finish is dry and sour, in a really good way. I can drink this. PhillyBeer2112 (2981) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2018
Disappointment. One dimensional acetic sourness, medium levels. Vague maltiness. Hints of citrus. No other fermentation character outside the sourness. I never loved Golden Monkey in the first place, so I guess I ought not be surprised that souring it doesn't do much for it.
bavarian81 (178) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2018
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2018 I don't get this beer style and I probably never will. It looks nice with it's deep gold color. I thought I smelled some floral hops. But that was overpowered by the smell of vinegar. It also tasted like vinegar. That flavor also overpowered any other flavor it might have had. tmrmwel (2387) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2018
Pershing (608) - Garland, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2018
On tap @ Royal Gourmetburger, Bergen. Pours hazy yellow, with a short lived creamy head. Aroma is lactic acid, with fruit peel, peaches, hay, farmyard and grapes. Medium body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is tart, lactic acid, with fruity notes of peaches and farmyard, as well as grapes and white wine barrels. Lingering lactic finish.
Hazy gold with a short lived head and little visual carbonation in the form of tiny bubbles. Light malt aroma with medium body. Fair amount of sour tartness in this one. The flavor and taste mellows towards the end. I won't even compare this beer to Golden Monkey like everyone else does since they are two completely different styles. Muggus69 (2886) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2018
330mL bottle from Carwyn Cellar 9.5% Bottled 14AUG17
Dense white head sits atop a hazy orange body.
Peculiar aroma - almost like cooked/burnt/caramelised banana upfront, LOTS of clove, sultana, pale candi sugar, pear esters, touch apricot (almost interchangeable sometimes?), phenolic pepper.
It did make me think straight away - well, if its a Brett tripel, will it be dry as buggery, an effectively like a Saison - not quite, or at all, very full body, verging on heavy (certainly would be without the Brett & tartness) - booze is a creeper!
Sourness sort of changes the dynamic completely on the palate - almost because mandarin/kumquat-like upfront, pithy too, never had a sour banana (is there such a thing?) but it sort of tastes like that, get that sort of pale candi sugar sweetness too, ripe pears, apricots, nashi pear (!?) - I dunno - spicy on the finish, slightly earthy, phenolic, once again BIG clove hit that lingers.
All over the shop really - the tripel, the Brett, and the sour component are seem slightly out of whack, not well integrated, somewhat unbalanced it could be said - maybe if they chucked this in a barrel it could bring it all together....? Or is that just my solution to everything!? pperle1 (1) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2018 does not count
Best sour beer on the market! Friends who do not like beer enjoy the "sour" taste.