italarican (1150) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Three Penny Taproom. Pale shiny canary pour with minimal white head. Aroma has peach notes with moderate hay and brett. Flavor is mildly tart but moreso bretty. There are some really good qualities here that would go the next level to great if the tart fruitiness came out more.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Picked this up a few weeks ago during our trip to Vermont. Pours clear golden with a nice, fairly-fizzy white head. A bit of lacing on the way down. The nose carries beautiful funk, lemon, hay, and moderate acidity. Dry and light. Faint backing oak. Just a bit of cheese rind. Excellent. One of the best American sours that Iíve ever had.
Lukaduke (1475) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly hazy peachy golden color with a three finger fizzy foam. On the nose there is some lemony tartness, cereal malt, wet oak touch of brett. The palate is a touch watery and has a lot of lemon lime qualities similar to a funky glass of 7up. A touch to sweet but very drinkable. Sweet tarts, granny smith apples, honey and a touch of barnyard funk and subtle oak notes. Not bad but was hoping for a little more complexity and funk. Promising and willing to keep trying as the batches progress...
tgNYC (1) - - FEB 26, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer is very unique. I have never had anything like it before. It was a very clean, crisp taste. In my opinion, it would be perfect for a summer day or sunday afternoon. It reminded me of a mix of beer, cider and champagne. Very interesting. It started sour with a sweet after taste.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
In short: A fantastic farmhouse blond sour ale. One of best American Sour Iíve ever had.
How: Bottle at Three Penny Taproom, Montpelier, VT.
The look: Cloudy shinning yellow-blond body topped by a quickly dissipating white head.
In long: Nose is intense farmhouse-funky, lots of horse blanket, a walk in a old barn, and also some fruity esters (light color fruits). Despite the intense aroma the beer is incredibly drinkable and never aggressive. I got lots of fresh fruity flavors (bananas, pineapples, gooseberries, fresh apples, white grapes, and moreÖ) a lot of crisp wheat-like malts, some white wine, a magnificent tartness, a bright funk character, nice oak, a true farmhouse sensation, moderate oak tannins presence, a light dusty sensation. Sourness level is the low-medium range for the style. Perfectly levelled medium carbonation. Dry but not-too-dry finish. A very strong rustic character, this is a Sour Ale for the rustic Saison lover. Everything just came together perfectly in this beer. Only two months before drinking this Backacre bottle I was in Stockholm and went 5 times to legendary Akkurat drinking rar Cantiloons, and what do you know, I found my favorite sour ale of 2012 in a pub in Vermont!!! Not a clean sour ale like those from Russian Rivers and others worl-class American Sours, this Backacre is truly on the farmhouse/barnyard side of things. I thought it was fantastic. Seems like I loved this beer much more than everybody else here, but there are two types of beer drinkers, those who agree with my taste in beer and those who donít, there is one too many type of beer drinkers.
pineypower (2306) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared much thanks to Scott. Pours out a cloudy golden color with a small white head. Aroma is of nice sour tartness, funk, light acidic notes, and light fruity apple notes. Taste is complex and a good balance of flavors, sour tart funk, acid, light yeasty fruit, lemon. Nice drinking, well balanced sour.
dmac (3526) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Scott during an upsetting night of Vikings playoff footbal. Poured a hazy golden yellow with a smaller to average sized foamy white head. Aroma is sour, lemons, wheat, bread, hint of vinegar and some acidity. Full body with fizzy lingering carbonation, rather full bodied for the style. Flavor was solid, notes of lemons, grainy toast, bready, band-aids, apple cider vinegar. Good beer but not drive 8 hours each way good.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle-shared by Scott-thin white-cloudy straw. A-sweet/tart lt fruit, lactose, wheat/lt malt. T-tart/sweet lt fruit, lactose, wheat/lt malt.
Damico (2211) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow did I love this beer, thanks for hooking it up Gene! Pours hazy golden with a tan head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is a wonderful combo of fruity sweetness and funky barnyard. The flavors are citrus, apple, and fruity blended excellently with a tame tartness on a juicy, crispy body. It is almost like a crisp apple cider, so satiating!
hopdog (8229) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Poured a hazy yellow/golden color with an averaged sized white head. Funky, brett, some wood, vanilla, wet hay, and citrus. Light to medium tartness with a dry finish. I enjoyed this one.