luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Beer is slightly cloudy, medium amber-orange colored. Head is initially large, white, frothy. Diminishes mostly but stays as a creamy frothy thin lid.
The aroma is wild, sweet, fruity. Malty with moderate notes of cookie, toasted bread, lighter note of creamy caramel; Moderate lemon zest hop flare, lighter background of herb; Moderately/heavily yeasty with Bret notes of horse blanket and barn yard, band-aid, lesser note of bubble gum; Moderately vinous with a note of dried current
The flavor is moderately acidic/juicy/dry, lightly bittersweet. The finish is moderately long, lightly acidic and trace bitter. Yeasty notes from the aroma linger back in the retronasals.
The body is medium, the texture is watery and the carbonation is average/lively.
Plenty going on to sniff around at, but not really a stopper.
andrewje41 (141) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour. Sour apple aroma with other fruit. Bold peppercorn flavor with dark fruit. Finishes a little tart, but more spicy. Not too bad.
rumproasts (2588) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Golden with one finger head. This has held up well. There’s substantial Brett which is tart but not quite sour. Very nice fruitiness, especially pineapple. Much of the other flavors appear to have faded.
Gription79 (2158) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. First the bad, the brettanomyces strains are giving a musty character, reminiscent of sweety sock. Now the good, going beyond the must is ripe tropical fruits, mango, Papya, soft spicing that is cleared from my palate by the tartness. This is fairly sweet and malty. Tasty beer.
merc7186 (1742) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Candied Peach, Belgian Sugar, Mildly Funky
Appearance: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
Taste: Belgian Yeast, Belgian Sugar, Mild Fig, Mildly Funky
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A decent malty sour beer. The sweet malty breadiness doesn’t completely conceal the sour funk.
SpongeRuiner (568) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to tectactoe for splitting this one. My first from Avery and it wasn’t too bad. This one being a bit aged.
tectactoe (1170) - Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2013 Bottle: bottled in April 2008, enjoyed in July 2013. Over five years old. Cloudy golden body with a straw bottom; broken and chunky, off-white head is volatile and bubbles up nicely. Aroma is funk city. Wet hay, bubblegum, lightly tart pineapple, heavy bandaid, dank and musty funk, wet cellar floor type stuff. Touch of grassiness here and there... but the Brett has run rampant after five years in the bottle. Taste is similar; loaded with musty forest floor, sweaty horseblanket, clumpy yeast, damp wood, rotten pineapple, unabashed funk. Finishes with mild sweetness and Belgian spices; peppery, floral, grassy - possibly the hibiscus? This may have sucked in 2008, but time has treated it fairly well. Now it’s an old, funk Brett bomb... if that’s your thing.
ReggieDunlap (2927) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly hazygolden with a medium white head. Aroma has nice bretty funk and a touch of hibiscus. Flavor has some fig but a bit of a band aid note...subtley spicey. Mouthfeel is light and silky with a dry bitter/band aidy/bretty finish.
onceblind (3673) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
At Avery Sour Fest 2013. Hazy golden under a thin white foamy head. Aroma has some sour blonde malt as well as some chile(?) and tomato paste. Flavor is kinda the same. Light sourness with some weird tomato paste tones, some sort of chile, and an odd hoppiness I couldn’t put my finger on.
hotstuff (3953) - Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Backlog rating 3-20-2009 (Bottle - Bottled in April, 2008) This beer’s appearance is a medium sized white fizzy, frothy head with good retention, transparent body with a yellow hue, fizzy carbonation, and a good amount of lacing. The aromas are floral, spicy, fruity, sweet, and funky/farmhouse. The taste of this beer is funky/farmhouse, spicy, fruity and dry. The palate is smooth and this is a light-medium bodied beer. Overall, I did not enjoy this beer due to the funky/farmhouse taste and it is a beer that I will not drink again.