GT2 (8427) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Library Alehouse. Clear glowing orange. Wispy foam. Nose is similar to barrel aged stillwater cellar door with fresh blood orange, key lime, sage, grapefruit, some buttery oaked chardonnay, salt and pepper seasoned grapefruit. Taste brings extensive lactic acid all encompassing, key lime, grapefruit, sour unripe peach. Mild sage and salt. Another boss sour from Almanac. Russian River sacrilegious level of quality.
tectactoe (1855) - Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Semi-clear, yellow-ish body with a lightly foamy white collar that never reaches full head status. Aroma of sour lemons, must, generic citrus, some cotton funk, a bit of white grape, & a strong, dripping wet oak presence in the back-end. Lots of lemon on the palate. Lemon juice, light floral & herbal tones almost edging towards verbena but not quite getting there. Tart citrus flesh, lacto yeast, damp hay bale funk, & a touch of musty wood in the aftertaste. Light, sharp body, thin & crisp. Another solid sour ale in the Almanac series.
Ernesto987 (3710) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375, wow this was amazing, huge lemon flavors with a good amount of tartness, the wine barrel adds immense complexity, I love this!
AdamJackson (2599) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent clarity. Brown orange color. The nose is very clean. Nice orange and clove with a touch of lemon. This is really good. It’s like drinking beer lemonade with some sort of lime and OJ finish. Mineral taste present. Really nice body.
umich03jm (1954) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to the local group for sharing. Pours a cloudy orange color with a small foamy ring. Aroma is dominated by lemons and black pepper. Taste is the same with some light brett, flowers, and white wine. Moderately sour. Enjoyable sour.
Pailhead (4808) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of citrus, fruit, herbal notes, lemon peel, and a touch of grass. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a thick ring. The flavor starts with a a quick dose of citrus and light spur fruit. The finish has light-moderate lemon, faint herbal notes, and white wine. It’s light bodied with light-moderate carbonation.
hopscotch (9158) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours hazy and yellow with a small, wispy, white head. Good retention. The aroma features a merger of vanilla, citrus peels and toasted oak. Medium to full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and prickly carbonation. The flavor is sour and citrusy. The finish is short, crisp and tart. Big thanks to newcigarz for sharing this delight!
MacBoost (1273) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle from trade. Pours a hazy straw color with a larg white puffy head. Aromas of a whole lotta rubber band and not much else. Perhaps a whiff of citrus. Taste is mildly tart, with some rubber band. In all honesty, this tastes quite like my home brewed sour hard cider. Hmm. Flavors of rubber band and citric acid. Kind of watery. Very mediocre.
Oakes (12551) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty sure this is the one I had. Hazy light tan. Fresh, lemony, vinous...really interesting nose. Tastes lemony, a bit footy yeast, and a hint of lemon. The taste isn’t as clean as the nose, but there’s a nice tartness late that aims ambitious.
Lothore (550) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A- Pours a beautiful tangerine color with an off white head that sticks around for quite a while.
S- Funky, sour, citrus, lemon rind.
T- Floral citrus, lemon rind, wheat, a hint of sourness up front and on the back end.
M- Medium bodied with ample carbonation.
D- I really enjoyed this beer. The floral aspect of the citrus was a little powerful for me and i’m interested to see if that will drop out with age.
cpetrone84 (1379) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is clear golden yellow with a thin tight white head. Nose is oaky, lemon, light phenol. Citrus doesn’t really shine, a bit tannic. Taste is more citrusy, fleshy ripe orange. Oak comes in after, light sourness, lacto. Lemon comes in at the back of the palate, strong carbonation and dry finish. Lingering tartness and tannin. Red wine starts to come out more as it warms.