nimbleprop (7560) - 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 (7392) - Alexandria, 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.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Frisco Grille (Columbia, MD): Pours a slightly hazy copper amber with a thin ring of off-white head. Has a lightly sweet berry nose with some hay and barnyard funk. Starts with good fullness and fine carbonation with a touch of lightly sweet caramel and biscuity malt balanced with some mild earthy bittering hops before a drier semi-tart funky finish. Good, complex brett profile throughout.
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. really need to get Allagash back to WNY. another great sour. murky orangish pour. floral, wet hay, oak, tartness, earthy. a whole bunch of great complex flavors.
vtafro (6743) - 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.
drfabulous (6680) - 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.
AirForceHops (6305) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml corked bottle got from the brewery on its release. Hazy orange color with huge thick head. Highly carbonated. Excellent lace all the way down. I’m giving it a 4 on appearance. Mildly tart Belgian aroma, with berry, floral notes, and Brett. Pleasant on the nose. Bretty and somewhat tart flavor with Belgian yeast, light fruits, lemon/citrus, flowers, and mild funk. Not REAL sour or tart, the berries give it enough sweetness to balance it out. It does get more sour as it warms. Overall pretty good.
egajdzis (6136) - 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.
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…..
PhillyCraft (5979) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Toronado. Compliments of the bartender Nate. Pours an extremely hazy orange color with zero head and lacing. Aromas of apple cider, spicy belgian yeast, sour apple and funky elderberries. Taste is earthy camomile, with tangy fruit bacteria notes. Amazingly unique and complex sour ale.