beastiefan2k (2582) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz beer shared by Tim by way of JB, thank you guys. Pours a clear, glowing copper-orange-reddish color. Aroma is thin cherry sourness that is about all. Alcohol is well hidden though. The flavor has a little more substance but still pretty one-dimensional - thin cherry sour. Meh. I would drink it regularly if it were like $10 a sixer.
RSRIZZO (1871) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Avery Anniversary Party 8/7/11. Color is an amber orange with good carbonation and a thin tight head. Aroma is sour with brett notes of hay and barn. It has a lighter medium body with a crisp mouth feel. Flavor is sour up front with a mild brett note, then it goes sweet and a light fruit taste of pineapple and pear. In the after taste the sour comes back up and lingers on a bit. Overall its a very good sour.
Doodler (313) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a cola colored brown with a thin, tan head. Crazy nice nose of dark fruit and apricots. Mmmm...love sticking my nose in this one. Balanced flavors of barrel wood, sweet cherries. sour funk, straw and citrus. Finishes mildly dry. A very nice wild ale /sour and another winner from Adam and the crew
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle dated Feb 11, 2011.
Deep red pour with a small amount of tan head that receded into a ring. Smells woody, fruity, and very tart- delicious. Taste is very acidic with lots of oak and sour cherry. I really enjoyed this and am glad I was able to find it.
JaBier (5066) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased at Buckeye Beer Engine and shared at OBW on 7/13/11. Hazy copper pour with a thin beige head. Malty and caramelly nose with sour cherry notes. Malty and funky brett flavor with caramel malt richness before a sour fruit finish.
bb (7051) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Copper beer with a cream colored head. Tart/sour aroma with malt. Sour, light acetic flavor with light green apples. Medium bodied. Sour/acetic notes linger with green apple and light woodsiness.
Hair6a11 (1392) - Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle; Pour is murky dark golden with an average off white head that retains fairly well, actually. Average lacing into this glass as well. This brew is funky, spicy, earthy from the oak, and slightly fruit. The flavor profile is where this one really shines; the layers of flavors mesh absolutely perfectly; perhaps its at the right time. I seriously wish I had more of this one. Red wine,Figs, tart sour character, a bit of funkiness, lactic acid - Wow! I was so pleasantly surprised by this brew.
Beaver (1363) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, bottled 2/11/11. Pours a clear dark reddish amber with a medium off white head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.
The aroma is a whole lot of sour - some tart fruit with some vinous alcohol and some wood.
The flavor is sweet tart and sour fruits with some wood and some vinous alcohol leading to a dry, acidic, bretty, finish. As it warms it gets a little musty and leathery. The alcohol is surprisingly well hidden. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, an excellent, complex sour. It’s a little on the acidic side, but overall, well balanced.
phaleslu (6905) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle via recent BA trade. Pours a cloudy amber-gold color with a finger-thick cream-white head. Notes of tart fruits (grapes, apples, berries), oaky funk, lactic acid, oak, vanilla, and caramel. The high ABV is absolutely buried. Light-medium bodied, with a tart, funky, and then metallic mouthfeel and high carbonation. Nice sour.
JohnnyJ (4628) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at Stone Sour Fest 2011. Clear amber, slightly red, white no head. Lacto, sourness, berries, notes of citrus and fruit.