nickd717 (3653) - 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 (4247) - 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.
Travlr (15912) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of GT2, thank you! Amber color, small white head. Aroma of funky prunes and dates. Taste is softly sour prunes, raisins. Nice.
MrChopin (3726) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2012 murky fiery amber, thin cream ring. Nose is lightly acetic, pineapple, lightest bit of egg. Flavor is more noticeably acetic, some lemon ad leather, Brett more noticeable near dry, mineral finish. Pleasant but inexpressive.
GT2 (9347) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL thanks to rayl101. Pours a clear orange candy amber with a thinner beige head. Weak retention and small lace. Nose is muted: small caramel, lemon zest, sour cherries. Taste is hugely tart with a lot of lemon and mild paper. Plasticy cherry character. Effervescent palate. A little bland actually with hints of sharp cherry but no character coming forth. Lots of lemon tea character. Decent. It is highly drinkable and neutral...just doesn’t seem very special.
BeerandBlues2 (10784) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is sour fruits, light straw and hay malt with light spicy hops. Flavor is sour fruits, light malt and hops with a dry finish. Medium-light body, low warmth and medium carbonation.
Hammy78 (870) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the Bells Cafe in Kalamazoo Michigan. Pours a dark reddish colour with a small head that recedes to nothing. Smells rather sweet . Tastes is well you guessed it sour. I got a little cherry and almost a touch of vinegar in there. It was damn sour. I enjoyed it a lot.
LaserShow1974 (4) - - DEC 29, 2011 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
On tap at Bell’s. Amazing flavor. Honestly one of the best beers I have had. Tremendous sour note with no overreaching sweetness, complex flavor.
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kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Wild One
Date: October 15, 2010
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: muddy dark amber, frothy beige head
Aroma: sweet tart aroma, malty sweetness, fruity tartness, oaky, spicy
Flavor: flavor starts off sweet and fruity and then the tartness kicks in, earthy spicyness combined with the oak, tart dry finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
50belair (2955) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by destructo at his TOSPH. Cloudy copper pour with a white head. Sour cherry notes. I found it to be tart, but somewhat bland.