Rrauth (893) - North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. No head clear orange gold. Sour taste. More sour like than what I thought a Belgium string ale is buy I guess I need to visit Belgium.
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superspak (1892) - Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, August 2008 vintage. Pours very hazy reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger foamy off white head with decent retention, that reduces to a nothing. Minimal lacing on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big sour apple, lemon, grape, cherry, straw, hay, clove, pepper, oak, leather, funk, and earthy yeast spiciness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity and balance of wild yeast character and barrel notes. Taste of tart apple, lemon, grape, cherry, pepper, clove, oak, wheat, hay, straw, grass, leather, funk, and earthy yeast spiciness. Light earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart light fruits, oak, pepper, clove, wheat, leather, hay, straw, grass, funk, and earthy yeast spiciness on the finish for a while. Very nice balance and complexity of malt and wild yeast flavors; with a nice malt/ester flavors balance; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a slick, crisp, and fairly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent wild saison style. Very nice balance and complexity of wild yeast esters and malt notes; and quite smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering. Would like to try a younger vintage of this in the future to compare.
HeadyDE (362) - Delaware, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft offering..excited to try this one out..definite vinous..champagne like nose..with a hint of spice..some wild cherry as well..crisp acidity with notes of oak and fruit..quite tasty really enjoying the slight puckering of the sour intertwined with the Brett action underneath..abv is very well hidden and this was a very impressive offering..well done..worth seeking out and considering seeking out a bottle..even at the high price point to cellar..as the funk and Brett should become even more interesting with some age...
macolon1 (3) - - FEB 15, 2013 does not count
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
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NikkTwist (1232) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Eulogy. Dark orange amber with a slim tight foamy head. Mild but full sour vinous flavors. Deep range of light to dark fruits. Enough hops to keep the sweetness in check. Bit like a flemish red or blended geueze. Definite barrel sour here but much less funky than other Allagash sours (i.e. Curieux.) I was not prepared to like this as much as I do. Nice look and body. Well balanced. Excellent all around.
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A rather interesting offering from Allagash. Very improvisational, and I canít quite put my finger on whatís going on here. Delicious aftertaste, tart, fruity and sour. Pucker worthy, almost.
Poured draft, a beautiful bronze crimson into a tulip glass. Worth savoring.
BrewtopiaofPJ (36) - Port Jefferson, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Love the sour nose and the brett. Very complex beer and glad I saved a bottle for my cellar.
pilgrimoutlaw (639) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Teresaís Next Door. Pours orangish brown with off-white head. Tangerine, brett, lemon, basement. Moderately sour and sweet. Lively, crisp body.
Advocate_Ames (314) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice yeast aroma mixed with a tart fruitiness. There is subtle oak and wine scent that also appears in the flavor. The interlude is complex. A nice dryness develops. It affects the palate but not harshly. I really enjoyed this beverage.
jtclockwork (6213) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 2012 vintage. Pours amber orange with white head. Nose is wild yeast, french oak, vinous notes, peeled grapes and dried citrus. Taste is the same with hints of dried citrus peel. Nice oak character. Medium body. Lightly wild and funky.