kevinsenn (1508) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bells Eccentric Cafe. Weak aroma of sour cherries. Foggy brown, with little to no head, looks delicious in a snifter. This beer is SOUR! Definitely the most sour ale Iíve had. Pretty good.
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had side by side with with raspberry wild one. Get a little bit of the brown ale with a little funk. My sour palate must be too advanced for this one. Very lightly sour of at all. Much better out of the bottle than this time on tap. May revisit it later
Dogbrick (9619) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the brewpub. This beer is a cloudy reddish-amber color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of tart cherries and some funk. Medium body with a moderately sour fruit character and notes of yeast, oak and malt. The finish is fruity with a tart cherry aftertaste. Above average overall.
Drake (10695) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 mL bottle shared at the 17th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering, 1/28/12. Bottle 88 of 370, batch K10596. Pours a clear amber color with a medium creamy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of huge lemon notes as well as other citrus, some earthy notes and caramel malts. The taste is earthy notes, plums, citrus, cranberry, cherry and a slight vegetal note. Tart throughout. High carbonation, medium bodied and extremely drinkable. I was excited to try this and it exceeded my expectations. Very, VERY well done Bells.
Kinz (3527) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Richmond 17th. Medium amber, slight head. Aroma is lightly sour, lightly fruity, and a nice hit of funk. Flavor is a match, but the intensity really goes up. Really, really nice. Favorite of the day so far.
Butters (3966) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the Richmond 17th Gathering. Bottle 88 of 370 of batch k10596. Clear amber pour with good white head. Sour acidic nose kinda reminiscent of gingerale. transfers to the flavor very nicely, some ginger, some raspberry/cherry/plum sourness. Also like sweettarts candies. Very good, but not the best iíve had.
brokensail (13616) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a brownish color with a tall off-white head. Starts off with some dark fruit and a mild tartness. Thereís a little bit of hay and grass as well as some oak. Just a little bit of lemon peel. The flavor is slightly sweet with a light tartness throughout, but most notably on the finish. Some drying oak notes as well as some tannic maybe berry type notes. Overall, itís good, but fairly simple.
nimbleprop (6063) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the DC Local Tasting a 750ml bottle pours a hazy, caramel amber with some cloudy white head. Nose is sour cherries, vinegar, malty. Flavor is thin malts, light acid, brown malts, a little wood. Medium bodied, tart finish.
nickd717 (3671) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle sampled at a tasting. Hazy orange amber color with a one-finger off-white head. The aroma is very acetic with tart fruit notes, funk, and caramel. Soured caramel malt base with a good but rather shallow flavor. Acetic tartness is the main component, and there are some definite dark fruit notes. Medium-bodied with average acidity for the style. Not much better than middle of the road for the style overall.
sonnycheeba (4282) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours hazy copper with a thin off-white head; spare lacing. Aroma is sour fruit, pine, and faint caramel. Flavor is sour fruit, caramel, and faint vinegar. Medium body and carbonation with light warmth.