b3shine (6588) - Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12.7 oz bottle to taster. Looks good; a hazy orange with white lacing. Smells good too; tart, wild, and fruity. Tastes like it smells with a pleasant mouthfeel. Good beer!
jredmond (6297) - 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.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
In short: A slightly funky and not-so-sour Sour/Wild flowery golden ale. Lovely
How: Tap at Extreme Beer Fest 2011
The look: Cloudy golden body topped by a medium beige head
In long: Nose has a bit of funk, dust and something musky/wood-ish. The beer has a big body full of grainy cereals with taste dried fruits, dry flowers, tannins, acidity, very mild sourness. One of the too many beers I had on that day. It’s not a precise description but you can bullshit people into thinking that if you wanted you could add more to a beer description by ending a rating with five periods…..
nimbleprop (5892) - 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 Max’s 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 (5670) - 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 aren’t 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.
egajdzis (5576) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2011 [RBSG 11] Lightly hazy, orange amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of brett, wood, earth, berries, grass, and some citrus. Taste of honey sweetness, vanilla, wood, berries, and a wild, tart finish.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours a hazy orange body with a white head. Aromatically sour with some funky and herbal notes. Light funky fruit tones maybe cherries. LIght funky berries and a floral tone. Mild warming with some lacto and acetic tones. Finish is a bit grainy with some peach and nut tones to finish. The better of the two.
decaturstevo (5458) - 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.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From Allagash’s e-mail: "A collaboration brew with New Belgium Brewing. Brewed with dandelions and elderberries. Fermented with Allagash Brettanomyces and New Belgium’s Lactobacillus. Tart, fruity, earthy. 1500 bottles for sale at the brewery only, proceeds to benefit friends of Casco Bay (.org). Limit two (2) bottles per person. $10.00 per bottle."
On tap at the Day Session of Extreme Beer Fest 2011. At least I believe it was on tap based on what I saw, i.e. a lack of bottles. It also looks like quite a few people had Vagabond on tap.
Pour yielded a light copper to amber colored brew with a nice off-white head settling atop it after a good swirl or two. The nose was a bit of a hodge podge at this point. There was definitely a bit of acid plus a nice fruitiness and a bit of Brett funk and earthiness. The elderberries are pretty interesting and I like what they did.
The taste really brought things together a lot better. The combination of the elderberries with the funky Brett was nice, and the light acid provided a nice complement. Taste is slightly tannic, though not at all in a bad way. Feel had good carbonation for the accompanying brew with a really nice funkiness that went well with the flavors from the fruit. Good dry finish.
Overall, this was quite interesting. Not necessarily my favorite wild from Allagash, but it was certainly intriguing enough to get me to hit their table up a few times. Looking forward to hopefully getting to taste how this develops in the future.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 03-15-2011
vtafro (4832) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft @ Isaac Newtons. Brown pour with tan head. Huge sour, lactic and acetic, dark fruit and a slight sweetness in aroma. Fruit and light grassy herbal flavor tones, has some tart and funky lasting notes.