dhunter151 (531) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours amber with a thin white head. Sour/acidic, grapes, plum, oak, a little sweet at the finish. Not as intensely sour as some other sours which makes it very drinkable.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft release for SF Beer Week.. Solid. More sweet red fruit nuances then the Reserve #2. Tart red fruit, likely influence if the Pinot Noir barrel. I think it might be a bit fuller bodied then #2 also. A solid release from Almanac.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
toxichop (337) - South Gate, California, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
S: This goes hard on the grapes, some plums, banyard funk and oak. P: Sunset type of pour got hazy towards the end of the bottle. T: Once again goes hard on those grapes, light plums and pear skin has clean sourness to it some oak in there to. M: Medium carbonation with a silky mouthfeel. O: Not the most complex sour out there, rather juicy and doesnt go far but enjoyable.
robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy redish yellow, no head. Nose is of stale beer, not much else. Sour, grape juice , grapefruit, some yeast and Brett. A solid beer, but expected more after having 3 and 4 first.
blomster (255) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A great, balanced sour. Wish I had case or two to sample over the next few years.
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.