VinegarStroke (381) - Napa, Alabama, USA - JAN 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap (Bear Republic): clear, straw and light to medium head. Clean but sour. Lactic and slightly funky. Wonderful fresh citrus, orange nose. Ver sour, dry and low bitterness. Fine, long, balanced, citrus and fresh. Persistent carbonation.
Wonderful and refreshing. Perfect after90 mile ride.
Serves with raspberry
fletchfighters (1404) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Bear Republic
Hazy golden yellow color. No head at all.
Nose is citrus acid, vinegar and grape. Very perky and uplifting smell.
Tart and tart. Lots of lemon, vinegar, grape, and acid. Very acid forward but easy to drink. Prickly carbonation and dry finish. Top notch beer
Leighton (18520) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at the Pony Bar Hell’s Kitchen - NYC. Pours hazy gold with a fine, foamy white head. Very tart and very acetic. Some tangy fruits. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sour finish with light vinegar. Good but bracing.
VastActiv (5667) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Bear Republic, Healdsburg. Colour is cloudy golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, berries, some sweetness and some sourness.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Chuck’s Hop Shop - great find!
Pours a nice golden yellow, frothy white foam atop and much higher clarity than I had anticipated. Nose is lacto, grain, hints of soil and hay, a bit of lemon and green grape skins. Flavor packs a punch! Nice and sour with lemon and citrisy acidity. Nice and refreshing with crispy carbonation and a thin body - off dry finish that quickly makes me salivate. This one is probably the best american version I’ve had to date - really fine job.
Serving type: on-tap
Theydon_Bois (16850) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Capones Annual Black Friday event, Norristown PA, 29/11/13.
Clear golden yellow with little in the way of a head.
Nose is lemon rind, tarte grape skins, musty tones, yeast, citric dipped straw.
Taste comprises tarte fruit, apple skin, lemon sherbet, grass.
Medium to light bodied, fine carbonation, crisp and clean finale.
Uber refreshing lightly puckering affair - nice !
onceblind (7302) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy light straw with a lemon and peach citric acidic sourness with a touch of earthy barrel. The taste is pretty sour, almost puckering but your palate adjusts. Like the nose there’s some sour lemon zest and peach fruitiness with a sour funky barrel tone that leaves a wee bit of pucker on the finish.
MattH (780) - California, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at bear republic brewery. Yellow pour. Funky horse smelling and sour aroma. Flavor is huge barnyard horsey and sour.
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Churchkey during Night of the Living Ales. Huge sweettart lactic sour nose up front with some subtle graininess and very faint wood. Flavor is explosively tart and wonderful giving way to a nice wheat character and fruity notes. Really fantastic Berliner Weisse.
Iphonephan (6157) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at ChurchKey DC during the Night of the Living Ales on halloween. Pours a clear pale gold with a scant white head. Sour grain nose. Flavors of fermented bean sprouts. Crisp tart finish.