Butters (3966) - 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!
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Clear golden with a foamy off white head. Sour cherry, lemon, and earthy sour dough aroma and taste with a nice bright and tart finish. Very good.
emacgee (4402) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Man, anyone who has rated this as anything but less than awesome is wicked retahded. Clean reddish amber pour and off white head. Nose is fantastic, wild floral notes with a touch of hibiscus. Peppery and funky with a touch of citrus/pineapple. Peppery and floral notes in the flavor with a light fruityness and lovely wild/funky character. Light, dry, tart mouthfeel/palate. Absolutely great, very dry and acidic and floral.
TURDFERGUSON (4024) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours reddish brown, with an orange hue, off white lace. Nose is nice and funky, light vinegar, tart red fruits. Flavor is similar, lots of cherry acidity, funky wood, light tannins. Cool to try a sour from Bear Republic!
oRos (1381) - sacramento, California, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at capitol beer Sacramento taste is tart but not over powering sour. Aroma is funk and tart color is red.
Dodgrblu (682) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capitol Beer an Tapeoom; tart aroma, high sour note, but falls short on flavor. Minimal head; nice effervescent palate.
bytemesis (4733) - 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 (8334) - 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.