brokensail (16057) - Dublin, 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 (7560) - 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 (4187) - 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 (5148) - 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 (21690) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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 (4303) - 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.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, 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 doesnít seem very special.
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, 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 (961) - 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 Bellís. Amazing flavor. Honestly one of the best beers I have had. Tremendous sour note with no overreaching sweetness, complex flavor.
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