BeerandBlues2 (8456) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Avery Sour Fest 3. Pours clear tawny with a small, bubbly off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is dates, oak, Syrah vinous notes, brown sugar, funky and barnyard yeasty notes. Flavor is sugary sweet malt, lactic acid, dark cherry, figs, brown sugar, oak and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
arminjewell (5145) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pour on tap at Avery Sourfest 2012, pour is murky reddish brown with thin to no head, aroma had notes of wet baby diaper, hints of funk grape juice, slightly rotten fruit, some slight tart notes and a hint of funk, something seems off about this. Taste is similar, some really rancid baby diaper, wet rotten fruits, hints of grape and funk, slight tartness, finishing fairly dry and slightly sour.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a cloudy reddish brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of syrah grapes, yogurt, cherry, chocolate, dates, and herbs. Flavor of lacto, syrah grapes, brett, balsamic, and cherries with a dry finish.
Ratman197 (8484) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Avery Sour Fest poured a clear rddish brown wit a small lingering tan head. Aromas of basalmic vinegar, toffee and butterscotch.Palate ws light bodied and crisp wita dry tart finish.Flavors of basalmic vinegar, butterscotch and toffee with a crisp dry tart lingering vinegar finish.
adnielsen (7576) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ Avery SourFest III. Brown appearance with really no head. Dark grape, a bit woody, vinegary, unpleasant aroma. Very light carbonation. Dark berry, red grape, earthy, leather flavor. This one just seemed off to me and my least favorite AC Golden sour to date.
3fourths (7522) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - JUN 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft at Avery Sourfest. mild pedio nose with bile / vomit butyric acids in the nose. oily, dirty grapes don’t necessarily come across as syrah. oak forward with a syrupy full body, but tastes much like acidified, infected grape juice, which I guess it kind of is.
sonnycheeba (2528) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours dark brown with a trace of fizzy off-white head around the rim. Aroma is dark sour fruit, Syrah, leather, cookie malt, floral notes, and faint earthy hops. Flavor is balanced sweet malt and dark sour fruit with a few deep earthy/leather notes; dry, Syrah finish. Medium body, low carbonation, and medium warmth.