pdx77 (1314) - Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On firkin during Bailey’s Taproom’s Seventh Anniversary Barrel-Aged BeerFest. With red currants. Deep dark peach color. Aroma is sour peach, oak, tart yeast, and currants. Taste is similar to aroma, with added notes of grape, red wine, and cherry. Complex fruity sour finish.
JaBier (4842) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at Muckfest V on 7/12/14. Clear amber pour with a thin off-white head. Malty and citrusy tart nose. Sour fruit and malt flavor with a sour lactic finish.
phaleslu (6335) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle that made the rounds at Muckfest 2014. Pours a hazed gold color with no head. Notes of lemon citrus, apricot, lactic and bretty funk, oak, grass, florals, and some sharp acidity. Light-medium bodied, with low carbonation and a funky, acidic mouthfeel. Pretty nice sour.
joet (2156) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Damm nice Brett character, sharp acidic, golden color slightly hazy, lemon, Fruity, light tropical fruit, sharp finish, clean, whole Lotta awesome
Experiment_Ale (979) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At Seth’s with Seth Taylor, Stephen, and Dina. Pours neon orange with no citrus. Aroma is medium acidity, orange, apricot, light melon and fruits. Taste is light acidity, apricot, light smooth tangerine. Very nice sour love it, but a little heavy in acidity.
ericdevin (721) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Brewery, 2014 vintage. Pours a clear golden color, small amount of white head. Aroma citrus, tangerine, some lacto but not overwhelming, body slightly lively, some tartness to finish. Just a really well balanced sour, very nice.
jackl (4559) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ The HUGE Tasting. Cheers to Bruce for the pour. Gold with a small head. Plenty of citrus and tropical fruits on the nose. Funky yeast flavors. Moderately tangy citrus. Tart finish. Light finish, soft carbonation. Quite pleasant.
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
3rd January 2014
Mega Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to our Bruce. Hazy gold beer, small white head. Palate is light and dry and crisp. Sourish lemon. Lesser grapfruit. Touch of worcester sauce. Crisp dry finish.
Scopey (6651) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Off the menu offering from Bruce at that crazy mega tasting. It pours deep golden-orange with a small white head. The nose is soft, earthy, toasty, sherbet, tangy orange, sour candy and hay. The taste is crisp, tart, sour peach, apricot, old fashioned lemonade, oak, vinous notes, some acidity and minerals with a dry, tart finish. Nice sherbet character. Crisp, tart and tasty.
Theydon_Bois (8081) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Big Friday Brokeback Tasting, massive thanks to Bruce once again for digging more good stuff out that wasn’t on the list and keeping my OR ticks going - 03/01/14.
Murky orange amber with little in the way of a head or covering.
Nose is tarte citric fruit, damp hay, orange pith, bittern apricot, straw, musty.
Taste comprises orange pith, dank tropical notes, straw, light sweat, dried apricot, hint of alcohol peeping through.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry closure.
Decent sour but not a top draw offering.