VinegarStroke (280) - Napa, California, USA - JAN 21, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap (Bear Republiv): slight haze, brown with low to medium head. Huge lift of something unpleasant. Dominated by chemical and stone thing woody or herbaceous. Dry, sour, bitter and phenolic. Dense and long
Bloody unpleasant chemical or brown spice. Bacterial spoilage was good but dominated.
Maybe a strange Brett character.
mcberko (6456) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Bear Republic, pours a hazy amber orange with a small beige head. Aroma is very complex, with loads of wild yeast, oak barrels, and some lightly tart fruits. Flavour is exceedingly complex, full of an amazing blend of wild yeast, followed by oak wood barrels, and very subtle lightly tart fruitiness. The wild yeasts create an amazingly complex and elegant flavour profile. Highly drinkable, not revealing any of the 9%. Awesome stuff.
VastActiv (2845) - 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 (646) - 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 (7400) - 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 (1754) - 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 (4685) - 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 (2146) - 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 (5625) - 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 (3228) - 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.