bytemesis (3827) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear reddish amber with a small off-white head that leaves decent lacing. Aroma is tart cherry, oak, funk, and red wine. Flavors are about the same, plus some lemon and tobacco notes. Lightly sweet, medium tart with a dry finish and a light metallic aftertaste. Medium body. Not bad, but lacking the depth of the best sours.
deyholla (7266) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from the tap at FOBAB 2012. Pours a clear light amber with a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has sour pie cherries with some grapefruit and a bit of acid underlying. Flavor has similar sour cherry note with bitter grapefruit a hint of sweet grain and a dry finish.
DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very interesting. Tawny brown. Cherry, dried rose and cumin aromas, with flavors of puckering citrus, tobacco, tamarind, and sour cherries. But somehow, it worked.
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Hamilton’s. Hazy dark orange amber with tiny head and no lace. Nose is high tart light sweetness and flat yeast smack. Hints of cinnamon and cherry. Taste up front is nice tart sweet funkiness with bit of yeasty bite. As it moves in the mouth the flavor drops significantly in quality. Goes kinda odd. Not exactly petroleum but not far away from it. Gooey, and not specifically in a good way. Kinda burnt. Not a drainpour by any measure, but disappointing based upon initial expectations.
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
brown/red amber color, aroma of sour dark fruits, vinegar, flavor of cherry and other dark fruits, vinegar, slight smoky tobacco on the finish, light bitterness, not to sour, very odd beer, even for a sour
JAXSON (533) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a GABF bottle, pours clear salmon amber with a soapy head. Nose is big wine barrel, lightly acidic, red berries, some tropical fruits, passionfruit, a weird, off, diapery note. Mouth is refreshingly sour on the front, lots of red berries and tropical fruits, medium acidity. Reminds me of Allagash Interlude but not as tight, a bit more acidic. Pretty nice.
hayduke (3531) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At The Local Beer Bar in Eureka, CA on draft. Pours a cloudy amber with a nice off-white head and good lacing. Nose is a great sourness . Medium in body and very smooth of mouthfeel for a wild ale. Flavor of stone fruits with a wine like finish probably from the wine barrels. Delicious.
marcus (6969) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Samuel Horne’s, Folsom. Pours reddish brown with a thin beige head and a cherry aroma. There is a slightly sour cherry flavor with a tart finish. A bit too thin.
Ratman197 (10438) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bistro BA Fest poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, citrus, light cherry and light barnyard. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of citrus, straw and light barnyard with a crisp dry tart lingering funky finish.
joeneugs (3646) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the Bistro Barrel fest. It pours orange with an off white head. The aroma has tart stone fruit and mild acetic funk. The flavor has a well balanced wildness that doesn’t shred the throat. This was prettty well executed.