Ibrew2or3 (7960) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another big thanks to Ditmier for sharing this. Pours grapefruit juice with weak white head. The aroma has muted notes of cotton, hay, spices, herbs and yeastiness. The taste is pretty smooth with some apples, tart un-ripe cherries, herbal notes, a modest level of tartness and slightly chalky yeasty notes left clinging to the inside of my mouth.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to GRG1313 (and I also have one in a trade thanks to tytoanderso). Pours with a hazed golden body with a small white head. Aromas are floral, estery, rose water, sour, stone fruit and lemon juice. Acid more than funk on the nose. Flavors are sour, strong acid, lemon, floral and medium tannin. Very light funk. Lively bubbles, dry and mouthpuckeringly tart.
drowland (7774) - 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 didnít know that Arbor ever had any problems with sours, and this bottle certainly didnít 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!
TheAlum (6825) - Aurora, 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. Itís 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.
Sledutah (6754) - Utah, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle shared by Ditmier at the SLC tasting
Appearance: Hazy dark golden with a medium sized white head and good lacing
Aroma: Tart fruit and oaky
Taste: Tart fruits, citrus and with a dry finish
5000 (6599) - 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!
BBB63 (6510) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by the brewer while attending day 1 of The Livery Anniversary party, much thanks! This is a shocking surprise in a very good way. The sourness is right where you want it, not over the top but not underwhelming either. Not funky like a gueze but clean acidic and lactic bite with moderate oak barrel tannic dryness as well. You still can find the base malt under it all. Utterly refreshing. I will seek this out the next bottle release. OUTSTANDING and for this day every bit as good as many RR offerings.
JaBier (6500) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle purchased a couple of summers ago. Clear amber in color with a thin off-white head. Aroma of malt, oak and some fruit sweetness with some sour esters. Malty and somewhat herbal flavor with a bit of caramel character before a tart fruit finish.
blutt59 (6424) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, ornage colored pour with thin white foam, flavor of fruit and mint leaves, some grass note
Pailhead (6276) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of strawberry candies, raspberry, light lemon, cinnamon, and oak. It pours a cloudy/murky brownish-orange with a small beige head that fades to a thick ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of strawberry candies and lighter raspberry. The finish quickly hits pretty hard with sour lemon, citrus, and a hint of oak. At times itís mouth puckering. Other times, the sourness seems to be eased by the sweet strawberry. Light-medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, itís very tasty, but my only slight complaint is that the strawberry flavor comes across as artificial or candy-ish at times. Generally, while I like strawberries, Iím not a big fan of strawberry candies. With that said, itís not like the flavor is overbearing by any means.