mandylee (50) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crazy interesting pour - light head, red tint, white flakes throughout. After the first sip, the front of your mouth tastes like a bakery which is unique for me with sours. Nice light finish. Not too tart or sour.
GranvilleTim (1743) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy reddish-brown pour with a disappearing brown head. Aroma of raspberries dominate the nose. Taste is dry, raspberries, Belgian yeast in the finish. Little sourness/tart, little bit spicy from the rye. Palette cleansing-tasty.
MarinEvelyn (632) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really like this beer. It’s hard to explain why, it’s just a really good kind of sour. It’s sour, tingly, a little sweet, crisp, like a special treat. I definitely like it a little cooler though, as it warms the sourness gets less appealing to me.
beerbaaron (1470) - Arizona, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cellared about 6 months. Quite a bit of sediment. Pours unclear, light reddish amber. No head. Light tart. Moderate sourness. Light funk. Plenty of oak. Moderate Brett. Not finding much dryness - more of a ’thirst quenching’ beer. A little acidic bite. Raspberry compliments, doesn’t turn into a fruit beer. Finishes like sugar cookies with some slightly funky raspberry and vanilla. Was a nice after dinner beer.
tmoreau (2688) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bomber poured to snifters, displaying a clear, ruby/copper color, with a quickly diminishing, bubbly, off white head, and light spots of lacing that faded just as fast. The nose was subtle, yeasty funk, berries, mainly raspberry, oaky tannins, light spice, and tartness. Light to medium bodied, with low carbonation that I wish was livelier, the taste was similar notes, a hint of vanilla wafer, and a dry finish. A very approachable Wild Ale that I would gladly recommend to an inquisitive Sour newb.
AWISLguy (1529) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Steve’s in Fitchburg, cellar aged 2 months and shared with ck1. Pours reddish brown with a ton of floaties in the final 1/4th of the bottle. Tart and fruity sweet. With a strange flavor. Oatmeal? Sour fruit. Shrug, a bit disappointing. 12.3
thome50 (1140) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Wrye! Pours a red to pink with a light brown mixed in. Small head. Aroma is raspberry, cherry, slight horseblanket funk. Taste is sweet raspberries at first but then goes to a moderately sour, oak, vanilla drink. As it warms a bit there is some buttered popcorn notes but the taste is still pretty good.
crossovert (8352) - Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle. Pour is a very orange tinged amber, no head, Lively carbonation. The brilliant smell contains the sourness of the mash, tart raspberry, sugar cookie, vanilla, and oak. Flavor is nicely tart and extremely oak forward. Up front is tart raspberry and it finished with heavy oak, vanilla, rye meal cereal, and at the very end a light balsamic like sourness. Pretty heavy carb. This really reminds me of a Lindeman’s Framboise as a desert-esque brew with heavy oak and loads more complexity and of course less sweet.
Syndicate (97) - Idaho, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a hazy copper color with not a hint of head. Smells grassy with a raspberries and funk dominating the nose. I had high hopes for this one and it fell short. The raspberries are muted, the funk is muted and I think it’s the mixture of belgian yeast mixed with Brett that doesn’t mesh well enough. Glad I split this 4 ways. Wished maybe 6 ways.
kkleu357 (427) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured with almost no head. Body looks like unfiltered cider. Lots of chunks of something. Looks to thick to be yeast, but could be. Smell is sour and sort of like your grandma’s basement. Taste is ok. Not too sour. Slightly watery. Actually had some malty sweetness.