bu11zeye (12565) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(375ml bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of blue cheese, vinous, plum, and caramel. Flavor of vinous, caramel, plum, brett, and citrus with a dry wood finish.
tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - JUL 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Deep orange with a small short lived head providing a little lacing. Nose has grapes, berries, musty earthy funk and some oak. Taste is mildly sweet followed by strong sourness. Flavor is lots of grape with grape and plum skins, red wine, lactic sourness, tannins. Reminiscent of rose champagne. Carbonation is prickly and drying. Light in the mouth. Excellent.
daknole (10790) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lightly hazy yellowish gold pour, white head. Cool flavors of grapes, light oaky notes, lacitc sourness, funky goodness...hell yes.
hopscotch (10523) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2013 Bottle... Berliner Bash on the Bay 2013... Cloudy deeply-golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The bouquet delivers a melange of fruity, citrusy, acidic and lightly funky notes. This is so citrusy, it almost smells like orange juice. Light-bodied with fizzy carbonation. Fruity, citrusy, tart flavor. Not sour. Finishes crisp, tangy and bone-dry.
thirdeye11 (5952) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(375ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clear medium gold, lasting fine white bubbles. nose of straight up funky as shit blue cheese, bits of cherry, mold, burns your nose as you smell. Taste of tart cherry, bleu cheese, very funky, cheesy even in the taste, I know others have liked it, I just donít really enjoy funky bleu cheese.
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells great! Oaky wine barrels, grapes like no tomorrow, infectiously tasty yeast. Soured fruit and cabernet barrels; refined acetic profile. A damn tasty sour.
jcartamdg (2822) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a hazy golden yellow with a paper thin white head. Aroma of funk, oak and grapes. Taste is tart sour grapes, funk and oak. Citrus in the finish. Really solid sour
AdamChandler (4192) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Blue cheese and lemons
Insanely cheesy pickles. Lemon zest finish. So cheesy. Meh
popery (1850) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours medium amber, a glowy brown-ish orange. Somewhat cloudy. The head is small to medium and slightly yellowed white. Fine foam. Most of the head dissipates after a minute, but thereís a nice blanket left over. Some lacing. The aroma has a very nice fruit flavor, and you can really pick out the grape varieties and plums. Itís juicy and sweet with a refined, musty fruit skin edge. The wine barrel adds a deeper fruit and oak flavor. Quite a nice combination. My only complaint is that there seems to be a touch of butter in there, though that will probably fade away with time and I seem to be more sensitive than most about such things. The taste starts with that sweet, juicy fruit (and the touch of butter) before it gets tarter and oakier. The finish is dry and packs a good tart bite. Medium sour. Lots of fruit. Very good after a hot day. Mouthfeel has prickly carbonation and some nice pucker. Mild to medium tannic from the barrel. Iíve liked both of these Farmerís Reserve sours quite a bit - significantly more than when I tried them on tap, for some reason. Itís great to see Almanac put out some better stuff, particularly sours, which seems like a natural area for them (and the sour version of their first beer was excellent). Iím definitely looking forward to the next round of Farmerís Reserves.
dmac (5167) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle via trade. Poured a tea brown body under a smaller mostly white head. Aroma was tart and loaded with sour acidity, grapes, white wine, funk, medium bodied with average carbonation and a long lingering sour sour finish. Flavor is the same as the aroma, sour and funky with notes of white wine, grapes, lemon, oak. This is one great beer.