Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Crunchy’s in East Lansing (from notes). Caramel with a red hue. Sour with a touch of vinegar. Well balanced and smooth. Light aftertaste.
rumproasts (4765) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap. Amber with small head. Pleasantly sour with brett flavor. Very easy drinker -- would be a good beer to introduce the style to someone.
alliance100 (1100) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Hopcat , aromas of sour oak , wonderful tartness , love it , wish they made more
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
drowland (7798) - Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
7/6/13. 750mL bottle thanks to mibirder! Looking through past ratings, I didn’t know that Arbor ever had any problems with sours, and this bottle certainly didn’t seem bad. In fact, I was surprised at how good this beer was considering myself and basically nobody at the tasting had had it before or really heard much about these guys. Hazy golden orange pour with a nice fluffy off-white head. Lots of acidity, sweet tarts, and sourness on the aroma and flavor. Super sour, lots of acidity, but I dig it. I thought this was pretty damn tasty stuff!
gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Opaque red brown; wonderful aroma of sour red berries that borders, but doesn’t quite touch vinegar. Vinegar shows up in the flavor, bot not detrimentally. An enjoyable, impressive, sweet & sour ale.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL Bottle. Thanks so much Sean! Geez, it’s been a while since I’ve had an Arbor sour, and thankfully this one doesn’t have any acetone in it! Aroma gurgles with a hint of manure, some fermenting grasses, and a punch of dill and lavender herbalness. On the tongue a swift kick of lemon acid, nice and halting. What starts out as clean and rich in the lacto-acid swiftly takes on a flailing herb and spice quality as it kicks and screams its way out the door. The acidity is gut wrenching, but good in the best way super sour beers can be sour, not like pickle juice, but certainly not soft. This is very decent, with some fun plays of flavor and lacking the problems that past Arbor sours have suffered from.
thirdeye11 (5975) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) hazy medium orange, effervescent bubbles, ring of fine tan bubbles. Nose of apples, barrel, caramel, tart, smells delicious and rich. Taste is really nice and sour, cranberry, seltzer water, great tart linger, dried cranberries. Great balance and well carbonated.
crossovert (10861) - Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ginger-y and spicy smell. The flavor is tart and acidic, nice dryness. Some spice and earthiness. Plenty of sourness. Pretty delicious.
hopdog (11004) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle. Poured a hazy golden color with a small sized off white head. Manure (everything was smelling like manure in Mike’s basement tonight), vinegar, green apples, earth, and funk. Damn Eric for saying pickle juice.
joshwoodward (575) - - NOV 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, the barnyard on the nose almost bowls you over, which is awesome if you’re into that like I am. The puckery sourness is also almost over-the-top. This really blurs the line between a super-bretty wine and beer. Only for true sour lovers!