Iphonephan (3041) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle shared at the DC Epic Sour Beer Tasting. Thanks Shaftie! Pours a cloudy gold with a thin off white head. Tart apple flavors. Very sour finish.
radagast83 (4445) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a light hazy ruby color with a off-white head. Aroma is notes of light sour fruits. Flavor is light fruit, plenty of sour notes. Pretty tasty. Nice and funky. Liked it.
craftycarl21 (2208) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Shaftie for sharing this! Really lovely combination of tart cherry, sourdough (which I absolutely adore), and unripe plum, a bit of cheesecloth. Clean, nicely balanced for the style which can often be overdone. Really impressed with all 3 of the Almanac sours I’ve had today, with this being the 3rd.
jkwood04 (3792) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle in a tulip. Pours pinkish amber with an off-white head. Aroma of tartness, wine and oak, light cherry notes, and some pale and light notes of caramel malts. Flavor the same with the tartness and beer up front and the cherries providing a nice finish. Average texture. Almanac just keeps killing it with their fruited sours.
NeoHippie2 (931) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange/rose pour with a white head. Aroma is very acidic upfront with notes of wine and oak coming through. Flavor is pretty sour on the first sip but settles into nice flavors of cherry and wine notes. A respectable offering.
tmoreau (2314) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 12.7 oz. bottle poured to snifters showing a hazed, orangey/rose color, with a light & diminishing, soft white head & lacing. The nose was yeasty, tart cherries, citrus as ruby red grapefruit, with an odd hint of celery? The taste was very tart, nearly sour, vinous, & dry. Light bodied, but quite a tasty, palate cleanser.
cpetrone84 (1330) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a murky deep orange with a thin white head. Nose has a bit of wood, dusty with a hint of mushroom and a light cherry. Very sour, a bit acetic, strong carbonation and a light body. Dusty brett and faint mushroom funk with some tart unripened cherry. Assertive sourness and some acetic acid in the finish but not much.
Clownoisseur (199) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark golden-amber. Interesting looking beer. Small eggshell head, minimal lacing. Aromas of tart cherries, light oak, musty grapes and funky breads. Taste is moderately tart upfront. Cherries, oak, light sourdough. The body is slightly heavy...giving a decent sweetness. Finishes nice and long, allowing the flavors to resonate.
tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - MAY 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a small, loose off white head that quickly fades and leaves no lacing. Nose is funky and woody, vinous, light citrus fruit, vinegar. Taste is moderately tart and lightly sweet. Flavor is acetic with some cherry skin, wood, and a little sourdough bread in the finish. Medium body Opens up nicely and shows some subtle complexity. Very nice.
Dfonorow (1349) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pre-DLD bottle share at Hampton Inn. Pour is hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is huge sour - lemon peel, citrus, port, hay. Flavor is similar with some dark fruit and wood added in an attempt to balance out the sour.