anders37 (14818) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ FoBAB 2009, Chicago, IL. Pours a hazy golden amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity sour funky weak oaky aroma. Fruity malty weak sour funky caramel flavor with oaky hints. Has a fruity sour tart funky finish.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of wood, vinous, barnyard, and fruit. Flavor of vinegar, brett, vinous, grass, pedio, earth, and citrus with a dry, somewhat bitter finish.
bhensonb (9869) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 14, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the Bistro BA fest. Pours dark hazy amber with fine bubbles and froth. Wonderful sour aroma. Medium body. Nice sour stone fruit flavor. Oak and astringency. Funk. Very fine ale. Loved it.
brokensail (9213) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 21, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A: The beer pours a hazy golden amber color with a small white head.
S: The nose features a Mild vinegar note as well as a distinct Cheerios character. There is some wet oak and grass as well as the ever popular straw/hay. A little booze and a mild malt sweetness.
T: The flavor starts out with a slight sweetness followed by plenty of grass, green apple, and lemon zest. As with the aroma, some vinegar is present, as is the cereal sweetness and flavor of Cheerios.
M: Medium in body with a medium carbonation.
O: While not atrocious, this was not very good by any means.
Ratman197 (8518) - 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.
BMan1113VR (7702) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2011 A few samples at GABF (same aisle as my beer). Pours with a lightly hazed golden-amber hued body and an excessively large foamy white head (line pressures that the kegs were hooked up to were VERY high). Aromas were vinous, lightly earthy, tobacco, funk, fruit, grape, acid and brett. Flavors are sour, vinous with light grape notes, damp leaves, some oak. Pretty clean as far as sours go. Dry.
Separate notes: Clear golden hue with a white head. Aromas are very vinous, white wine, grapes, lacto, fruit. Flavors are vinous, earthy, lacto, wine, grapes. Lively bubbles, tannic and dry.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Mes rate. Tap at Churchills.
Aroma: not a great deal happening but what is there is pretty good. The wine soaked wood shows through pretty well.
Appearance: Cleanish golden brown with a thin off white head and some lace.
Flavour: Big white wine barrel with some excellent almost smoky wooden notes. Expertly pitched sourness. Just the right amount of juicy and puckery sour with a hint of acidity.
Palate: Smooth as you like but dry at the same time. Feels like a Belgian lambic and obviously, that’s no bad thing.
Overall: Massively underrated if you ask me. Easy to drink but plenty sour, just not dry enough to really challenge your palate. No alcohol apparent and the finish is superbly long and juicy.
A very very good beer with the barrel integrated really well and the blend has been done with care and attention. Love it.
bb (6480) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Amber beer with an off-white head. Tart and nice sour aroma with a bit of woodsiness. Musty, woodsy, tart flavor. Medium body. Woodsy, malt, and light fruitiness lingers with tartness.
crossovert (5701) - 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.
marcus (5644) - 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.