brokensail (9806) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The pour is a golden orange color with a a tall white head. There’s a light tartness to the aroma that is quite nice. A good fruitiness to it as well as a bit of malt flavor and sweetness. There is a light flavor of Sweet Tarts to the beer as well as some tart pears, lemons, and apples. A little bit of sweetness and a hint of straw and oak. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation.
50belair (1786) - Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by hopscotch. Cloudy burnt orange pour with an off white head. Peach and orange aromas. Dry and effervescent with orange and peach notes. Well done..
hopscotch (8458) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Cloudy caramel ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The aroma furnishes peach, fallen apricot, oak and gloriously funky barnyard notes. Medium-bodied and creamy with airy carbonation. Nicely soured. The fuzzy fruits really dance here. Lightly sweet, but quite puckering as well. Finishes tart, fruity and mildly dry. World class effort!
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line :
Cherry and white grape fruitiness precedes this Sour Ale’s lactic sourness for an easygoing, quenching experience.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A veil of foam surfs the cloudy dull amber.
-The prickling carbonation remains easy on the tongue.
-The flavor profile might be linear, but it is quite pleasant and very drinkable for a sour brew.
-Fruitiness is also quite citrusy (bacteria).
-The oak barrel character is well balanced and harmonious with the rest of the wild flavors.
Bottle. Thx for sharing, Eric!
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle... bright dark orange, medium clarity, off white ring forms... a bit sweet for a sour, reminds me of faro, barley, wet oak, and hay, it works... again mostly sweet but more tart than the nose implies, I’d sat this is a great faro, easy to drink, smooth, nice bite, quite enjoyable and probably the best Arbor beer I’ve had
TheAlum (5100) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml pours a lucious darker amber orange hue, healthy glow, with frothy brighter white head dies to a film, laces ok. Aromas are very fruity, with mangos and citrus, some touches of pear and apple, melon, raspberries and grapefruit seems to take a focus, lots of tropical fruit roll into the fold. Fruity pancake melange. Initial is a decent sour kick up front throwing a decent lemony lactic kick, moving into yogurt, wet oak, and touches of berry fruit. Bread, raspberries, and oak. Some wild brett, though lacto seems to take over. It’s not all that sour, just a decent edge up front dying into yogurt, and a very drinkable sour Blonde Ale. Pretty nice, nothing overbearing, actually sour (unlike a good deal of the Arbor beers). A very fruity nose, solid sour kick but very drinkable. Raspberries and tons of grapefruit, solid sourness. Not real bretty, remaining vibrant and fruity, my favorite Arbor sour to date I believe.
pantanap (3335) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Thanks to Adam for sharing...pours an orangey brown semi-hazy hue and topped with a soapy white head... Sour fruit and gin aromatics with peppery raspberriness upfront, somewhat sweet in the middle. Middle of the road. Tame... Flavors are sour and puckering at first with raspberry and grapefruitiness, some lemony warhead accents provide some character. Mild sourness but def kind of enjoyable. Ok I kind of dig it. A somewhat more assertive bottleworks 12 with less raspberries and more of a grapefruit citrus feel.
drewbeerme (3836) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours hazy gold with white head. Nose has a big fruity kick with lacto, raspberries, buckwheat, and maple syrup. Flavors were light, dull raspberries, grapefruit peel, lactic, and emergen-c. Thin body.
5000 (5980) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle:   Bright caramel, becomes darker as I near the bottom of the bottle, moderate to large frothy tannish head, spotty lacing.   Wonderful nose of flora and spices, with wooden notes from the barrel aging.   Very tart up front, smooth, a bit of fresh floral notes, some faint barnish or musty flavors on the exit.   Not too sour, at least to the point of over salivating.   This one is just right, great aroma and flavor, all being very floral like, with a good dose of tarness.   This was a pleasant surprise.   Finish shows a bit of the oak.   Moderate dryness on this one too.   Very well done!   Thanks for this rarity Kevin!
Gription79 (2127) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasting in April 2011-750ml bottle
A: spicy, tart, funk
T: pils malt, not overly funky, sour/tart