TheHOFF43 (1786) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy red with minimal head. Very tart nose, slightly acetic. Dry woodiness comes in late to blend well with the tartness. Really good.
Mark_Eck (1131) - - JUL 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours a rich amber color. Aroma and taste are sour fruits, light vinegar, and a dry finish.
Imaena (2083) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. This is a nice sour with a bit of sweetness and some nuttiness going on in the finish.
pintbypint (2953) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBAG, 2015. Sample takjen from a 750ml brown bottle. Brown and unclear looking, small patchy head. Some acidic notes in the nose, sour, some vinegar. Taste has lemon, acid, sourness, tart dark fruit. Good.
Ferris (7691) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Light cherry and balsamic tartness. Cloudy copper with a decent white head. Nice light tartness, cherry and a nice finish. Well done.
Strykzone (5534) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at ITAP Soulard during a StL Craft Beer Week tap take over. Call this brown for lack of anything better. A beige head. This is a very drinkable sour. It brings funk, but it is moderate at best. Wood, bugs, bark, cherries and more dark fruit. Really nicely understated. Malts are pleasant. Berries and plums. Nice complexity. I like this. It does not eat your face off but it is a very enjoyable beer.
shrubber85 (9019) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Vinegar, yeast, cherry, malt, and straw aroma. Cloudy orange-brown with small head. Initially a sour vinegar flavor followed by sweet cherry, malt, and straw flavor. Yeast aftertaste. Very nice.
DialSquare (3400) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Giant Eagle in Grandview: copper pour with big light tan head and sheets of lacing. aroma of berry and vanilla. tastes are piney wood, toffee, vinegar, dark fruit, moderately tart berry. good. wasn’t impressed at first, but liked it more as I went.
DuffMan (7999) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared at RBAG 2015 by Kevin, bottle 714 of 826. Burnt orange colour, sour cherries and funk, with a bit of metal on the nose that doesn’t translate to the palate thankfully. Sour fruits, light toffee malts, yoghurty sourness. Closest in style to a Flemish sour brown.
burg326 (4668) - Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
#27 for July 4th... on draft at House for Beer in Port Orange, poured an amber red color with aromas of light vinegar, wet wood, dark fruit and some light musk. Flavors are tart vinegar with some dark fruit, stings the jaw a little.
sloshgator (557) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bell’s The Wild One is quite the enigma. Lots of complexity but with a major drawback. Murky brown pour with a nice foamy head. Lots of aroma of sour fruit. Taste is a complex combination of stone fruit, oak and wine with a solid sour quality that unfortunately fades into a strong vinegar aftertaste (for me) that lasts for HOURS. This one will definitely appeal to sour-heads. While I can appreciate The Wild One, it is too wild for me.