JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Deep orange amber pour with a thick tight-laced white head. Burnished hazy appearance. Aroma is great. Loaded with tart citric fruitiness, cranberries, cherries, and other berryish fruitiness. A soft bit of brett, but it’s just a suggestion of horseblanket. Flavour is sweet and grapey, showing vineous red grapes and a light earthy funk. A fresh citric acidity in the nose. Soft oakiness, but is well-integrated. A bit of raspberry and cherry fruitiness. Soft sweetness through the middle that I feel will dry out over the next six months or so. Light caramel flavour. Lingering waves of both fruity sweetness and citric tartness. Excellent brew.
MaxxDaddy (413) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Cloudy orange pour with moderately sized head. Aroma was very nice; plenty tart and funky, and some fruitiness which I guess must’ve been the cherries. Sadly, the taste didn’t quite live up to the aroma; brett funkiness, but not sour, vague fruit notes and slightly prickly on the palate. Finish was slightly sour. A good beer, but had higher hopes.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - DEC 1, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the Blind Tiger. Opaque orange pour with thin white head. Aroma was slightly tart (cherries?), with some spices and alcohol. The flavor is very malty and sweet but with some tartness (perhaps cherry). I found this beer to be full of flavor, both sweet and sour, and quite enjoyable.
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Rich tart aroma, light sour, a little oak and the slightest touch of cherry in the finish. I may just be saying that though because it says it has cherry and I was straining to find them. A little thin in the flavor with light brett and sour finish that is a bit dead. The front has a little blueberry. Tasty but falls a little short.
notalush (5222) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Blind Tiger - had high hopes for this one - very hazy golden beer, with a substantial, foamy head - sour, acidic aroma, with a sort of tart white grape quality (not getting any cherries) - highly acidic flavor, with moderate sourness, but none of the expected wild or funky qualities one expects from lambic yeast - there is a slight hint of some funk way in the back that will probably get much stronger with time (but I mean a lot of time) - in brief, sour without being complex - I picked up light rubber/band-aid/phenolics in the background - the acidity becomes pretty hard to palate as the beer warms, but it really jolts the salivary glands - some lingering fruit skins in the finish - too young, but I do see some potential for greatness.
beastiefan2k (2728) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really glad I got to try this. The beer pours a murky golden color and a really big foamy, head. The head subsides soon and just leaves a glowing gold beer. The aroma is sour with tame un-citric lemon and an almost biscuit-like sweet acidity. It comes off like those expensive sour lemon soaps but in a good way. The taste is a bit more grassy tartness with a lightly acidic aftertaste. The mouthfeel is spiky enough to accompany the sourness of the beer. I get no cherry taste at all and there is no red in the beer, so unless they got some yellow cherries, it seems there are none in here. Magnificent, very well done.
Tap at Blind Tiger, tulip glass.
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Blind Tiger: Hazy deep orange with a creamy dense white head. Richly aromatic. Sour cherries, vinous qualities, musty yeast/basement, and an ethanol component. The mouth feel has a light astringency at the back of the throat. The flavor is somewhat tart with evident cherry skin, and a floral character as well. The later flavors have an odd ethanol character, giving off an acetone suggestion. The flavor gets a bit strange, but it’s still pretty good.
bu11zeye (12100) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours a cloudy orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of oak barrel, barnyard, and cherries. Flavor of sour funkiness and some syrupy cherries with a soft mouthfeel.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft, at BA Night of the Funk. Poured orange golden with a moderate sized off-white head. Tart, wild yeast aroma, with some cherry. Wild yeast flavor up front, quickly joined by sour cherries. Nice long tart fruit finish. One of my favorite new beers at the fest.
TURDFERGUSON (4008) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 1, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
NOTF 07. Tap. Pours a deep, hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma has quite a bit of funk, some horseblanket, and a hint of fresh cherry sweetness. Flavor is tart and fruity with more funk thrown in and has a sweet and sour finish. Wish Allagash would bottle up some of these funky creations.