VastActiv (1629) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Bear Republic, Healdsburg. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, berries and some sourness.
MattH (578) - California, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewery. Aroma is sour apple with some grape. Taste is sour cherry with a nice pithy bitter finish.
crossovert (5641) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
VEry mildly tart and sour, more of a funkier brew, very light and subtle, couldn’t appreciate it enough.
Westmeister (1303) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
sample from GABF. Pour red/brown. Nose is a bit funky, light tart, dark fruits, some vinegar. Flavor is much the same with very acidic, wood. Very good.
Sledutah (3626) - Utah, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is mild and sour. Flavors is sour fruit, toasted malts and woody
Decent, easy drinking
SDalkoholic (1998) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Downtown Johnny Brown’s: Appeared a dark mahogany almost amber tinted liquid with a decent formation of foam head which eventually retreated. Aroma is sour with a notice of spruce and funky yeast that I am unable to describe. The flavor is dominated by sourness and also has a sticky sweet malts profile that is almost syrup tasting like but I wouldn’t go as far as to say it’s actual syrup used in the beer. Flavor is weird though and seems almost watery in the finish.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Definite notes of cherry, lemon tang, wood barrel, funky, sour, earthy sweet. Interesting. Orange pour, thinnish head. Flavors of cherries, lemon tang, funky yeast, oak wine barrel notes, woody earthy tangy tobacco. Sweet and sour in the finish. Tangy funk lingers. Smooth and medium carbonated. Nice beer.
PhillyCraft (2581) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Got the last bit of the keg on this one, pours hazy orange with large off white head, great lacing. Aromas are dust, funk, lemons, and wild yeast. Taste is sour lemons, dusty wood, grape candy, and sour cherries. Medium body, salivating. Really nice wild ale from Bear Republic.
thetmaxx (705) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is very sour. Flavor is also very sour like eating a lemon! Delicious! Palate is sour as well. Overall, sour!
Butters (3579) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Raliegh Rare and Vintage 2013. This was definitely the dark horse favorite of the event! Clearish amber pour with decent offwhite head. The sourness, tart, and acidity were all in balance. Not very funky. Slight peachy or persimmon or maybe cherry flavors. damn good. With a festival full of many delicious beers, this was the fave!