pantanap (3366) - 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.
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, 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.
tectactoe (3118) - Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Slightly hazy, burnt copper body with not much "head" at all, just a gray tinted, lasting collar. Aroma of moderate vinegar, lemon, boozy cherry skins, faint earthy must, & a strong, yogurt-like lactobacillus sourness present. Taste is not quite as sour as the aroma would have you believe, but it’s still a bit tart. Lacto yeast, lemon, light vinegar acidity, sharp cherry skins, & a hint of dry, musky oak in the finish. A little bit of warmth comes through, almost in the form of booze, but it’s still mostly tame. Creamy mouth feel, but this could use more carbonation. A nice sour ale from Arbor, but Framboozled is better.
50belair (2955) - 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..
Damico (2894) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours unclear hazy amber with a greyish white head. Aroma is sweet with light tart wild tangy lemon yeast. Flavor brings tart springy lemon notes with a dry ending.
Gription79 (2612) - 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
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
MiBG Summer Fest 2011. reddish orange body with medium off-white head. aroma of sour funk, citrus, orange, and oak. flavor of oak, heavy lemon, and some funk. musty, dry finish.
Mittenator (1605) - 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.
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared by daknole. Bottle pours hazy orange/amber with a thin head. Aroma shows peach, lemon, oak, and light funk. Flavor shows the same with a slight herbal quality as well as grassy/floral hops. Overall body
is light to moderate and the finish is dry/tart.
peteinSD (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sean - thanks! Clear copper colored pour with a slick of light tan foam. Vinegar, green apple, tart, earthy grain, and lemon in the aroma. Heavy vinegar/tart flavor with apple, lemon, and light grain. Slightly watery mouthfeel. Decent.