Experiment_Ale (1052) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At the apartment with Taylor on a lazy Saturday night. 5/13 written on the cap of the 375ml bottle. Pours pumpkin orange with light lacing. Tart barrel, sour cherries, chalky, earthy, heavy minus acidity, tasty old fruits, red wine, tanic. I like this beer, it is a very nice high quality sour that is just a little heavy on the acidity. Great old flavor though, I would love to introduce someone to sours with this beer.
vtafro (3912) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Caramel, tart and sour tones, bourbon and oak aromas. Definitely different, bourbon and oak with sweet caramel but sour tones; wine and sour brune tones as well.
solidfunk (4529) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is superior. Definitely marvelous. Pours gold with good head and lacing. Citrus and apricot, with grapefruit bretta. Sour finish with light mouth puckering sense. Great balance. Bottle pour at Churchkeys fifth anniversary.
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
38cl, new exclusive American blended brew Anno 2013, with Brettanomyces, thx alot to Secret Santa!, very complex sour brew, woody/sour and slightly fruity/vinous, balanced, cloudy, small head, very good brew, yet very expensive!
aleigator (309) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Many, many thanks to Jason for this one!
Has a small, fizzy head with a ruby-red color, containing oak-brown hints.
Aromas yield leathery, musty malts with wooden oak notes, rounded up by tart, very funky acidity. Also lemon rind qualities get revealed among a gentle sour barnyard character.
Begins with earthy, almost buttery malts, building the foundation of this brew, accompanied by a tartness with a gentle barrel infusion to it, revealing a pleasing warmth on the tongue without any signs of somehow distracting booziness. Complexity is added by a crisp citrus note, which stays in contrast to the leathery, oaken flavors of the beer, inviting a sprizzy component to the palate, while barrel aspects remain noteable. The carbonation turns out to be pleasantly low, giving the complex character enough space on the palate to unfold. A hint of berries shines through the wooden malts, confirmed by vinegary lactic acid. Finishes with toasted malts, while a lot of depth is contributed from the barrels, accompanied by a tongue drying sourness. This sourness stays on the palate for a long while, drying off the throat and the back of my teeth.
JStax (3315) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12.7 ounce bottle poured into an Allagash Chalice. Bottle date 5/17/13. Thanks lukaduke for sending this my way! Pours a clear copper to amber color with a velvety head of beige foam. Good retention. The aroma has big funky, fruity sourness, with notes of ripe melons and cherry pie filling. The taste is softly acidic with a lingering dryness toward the finish and notes of vanilla and coconut hanging out in the finish as well. Medium carbonation. Perfect body. The alcohol is hidden well in this beer. Awesome stuff. Glad I could enjoy this as my 3,000th rate. Cheers!
djd07 (3970) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Russell. Pours a hazy copper orange with small white head that lasts. The aroma is strong oak, funk, brett. Thin mouthfeel with nice brett, cherry skin, oak, sour finish. Very good.
devman171 (1100) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours clear reddish with white head. Carb fades quickly. Aroma is oak, tart fruts. Taste is medium tart with an oak barrel dry finish. nice
mathieuc (1568) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to my_knew_craft (BA, don’t know your handle here yet!), thanks a lot! Pours a hazy light copper with a thin but tenacious white head that leaves really nice lacing. Nose is of oak, vinegar, fruits, more oak, more oak, red fruits (strawberries, even), red wine vinegar... Insanely complex! Quite reminescent of Jolly Pumpkin’s La Roja, too. Taste is tart/acidic but not over the top, dry. Flavors are of berries, oak and light vinegar. Some light caramel on the finish maybe but I might be imagining things. Mouthfeel is vinous down to the tannins and the acidity is really refreshing. Body is medium, carbonation too. Overall a marvelous (pun intended) beer that I am glad to have been given the opportunity to sample!
TURDFERGUSON (3970) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared a couple bottles over the last few months. This was a nice surprise from Allagash. I always expect great products from them, but so far, their sours have been good, but not great. This was a nice flemish sour like concoction that is similar in body and flavor to RR Consecration and BFM Bon Chien probably cuz of the higher abv. Doesn’t taste like almost a 10% beer at all, though.