Scopey (4600) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks to thepeter. It pours hazy golden yellow, with a thick, pillowy white head. The nose is tart lemon, grapefruit, very floral, grass, lime and citrus pith. The taste is sour lemon, lime, grapefruit, floral, grass, definite dandelions, white grape and white currant, with a tart, floral finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Alcohol is very well hidden and itís very well balance. Delicious.
jredmond (4567) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at RnH during the Sours Gone Wild Event with Pat, Andrew, Dallas & Bobby. Pours a hazy orange-amber body with nice white lacing. Aroma is yeasty, floral and Belgian spice. Mouthfeel is dry with notes of sweet belgian candy, spice, and slight fruit.
decaturstevo (4414) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazed orange pour with off white head and lace. Sour fruitiness and bread aroma. Sour fruit, bread, abv, and Belgian yeast. A bit thin and watery but very nice.
markwise (4089) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at Cigar City for Fruit in the Room 2011. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is some sweet malt, some light fruit, some herbal notes, and some vague hints of tartness with a hint of funk (brett?). Flavor is similar with citrus, funk, sweet malt, peach, and vague hints of vinegar and tartness. Light to medium in body with a semi sweet semi sour finish.
nimbleprop (3850) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on tap at Maxís in Baltimore. Pours a transparent, bright orange with zero head. Nose is fruity, a little tart, grapefruit, oranges, herbs, a little apple cider. Flavor is cidery, tart, sweet, lightly sour, a little candy sugar. Full bodied, sweet, sour finish.
radagast83 (3742) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Rustico, wish I could have had the New Belgium version next to it, but alas the distro networks arenít quite there yet for VA. Poured a dark golden color, no real head to note. Aroma was a bit sour berries with some mild floral notes. Flavor was tart berries with a huge floral component. The beer was certainly not as sour as I was expecting, but enjoyable none-the-less.
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Map Room last night...Pours a light copper, a nice bright off-white head, great retention and lacing... A nice musky aroma, grains show through with a little floral note... The taste is more of the same but you get more of the elderberries, nice and drinkable, alcohol hidden well... One of the better Allagash beers.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt, surprisingly. I thought this beer was pretty rare. Hazy golden in color with a small white head. Mildly tart Belgian aroma, somewhat acetic, with stone fruits, floral notes, and brett. Bretty and somewhat tart flavor with Belgian yeast, light fruits, lemon/citrus, flowers, and mild funk. Medium body with average carbonation. A solid beer - is this supposed to be sour? Either way I like it.
drfabulous (3373) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle thanks to AirForceHops. Vinegar and tart. Cherry. Funky aroma. Some white wine and grapes. This is very good.
shigadeyo (2917) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
8/31/2011: Allagash Collabeeration Vrienden (Ale brewed with Hibiscus and Endive)... Aroma: Definitely get the hibiscus in the nose with a touch of vanilla herbiness. Appearance: Murky red-orange color with a foamy beige head. Flavor: The hibiscus definitely lends it unique flavor; there are also undertones of mild soft cheese like Brie (I got that from the label, but there is something there that I couldnít place and that description definitely fits the bill!); creamy, slightly tart and dry, plenty of alcohol vents out. Palate: Medium-light. Overall: Pretty good; different.
1 pint, 6 fl. oz. bottle (Alc. 8.5% by Vol.) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #78 for this beer.