bvc (1103) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml capped bottle, thanks Todd. Tart lemon, pale malt, punky white oak, Brett character, light chalk and faint acetone as it warms. Tight prickly carbonation and some body to it...creamy feeling. Tart lemon, white grape skin, white oak, Brett funk and dryness, pale malt. Crisp, tart, clean finish. Nice beer.
riversideAK (5413) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Funky woody tangy light fruit amd acidic notes on the nose. Woody pineapple pear and white wine barrel. Pours hazy golden thin white head. Flavors of tangy lemon acidity wood sour pineapple white wine dryness. Pretty damn tangy upon first sip it balances out as i drink more. Interesting. Nice carbonation. Good stuff. Rare too.
TheAlum (4295) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml bottle acquired via trade. Pretty excited for this one. Pours a nice darker orange pour, firm haziness, deeper hued middle and sunny orange edges glow with some amber orange highlights. A frothy whitish head atop dies to a film, laces small. Aromas are fairly complex offering an array of oak, gentle winey elements, firm lactic and yogurty sourness. A melange of citrusy and tropical fruit, some tart apple, gentle pear, honeycrisp. Bready malts and some cobwebs, funky dusty elements and straw come in as it warms and settles. Lots of pineapple as I move forward, a bit sweet and fruity overall, firm lactic and oaky presence sustain. Nice. Initial is lighter end of the fold, a tart element up front and lots of fruit. Pineapple, melon, and some citrusy lemon latch on, lime and a bit of apricot. Sour grapes, some bready malts, and lactic elements start to show up. Lime and tart, more yogurt and lactic presence into the middle. Firmer oak qualities back there as well, bits of grapeskin and tannic wet wood. Good sour bite, richer oak, lactic sourness. The funky brett element takes some poking through the initial onslaught. Dusty, earthy and straw bretty elements dry out a bit into the back. That wine element provides some more tannic qualities and a synergy with it. Very well balanced as far as the sour element, light and effervescent yet full of flavor and complexity. Really damn good. I wasnít able to get a hold of Framboise White yet and havenít opened Belmont 15 yet either. But I can safely say this beer is pretty remarkable and my favorite of Block 15ís Sour offerings thus far. Spritzy and fruity, a complex wild and oaky onslaught with good fruity rich flavors, pineapple, grapes, and melon, firmer citrus. Just really nice, not offensive and overdone like American sours can become. Well done.
GT2 (5664) - Riverslime, California, USA - MAR 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375mL thanks to writerljberg. Pours a full haze golden, medium white foam. Nose is excellent sweet cream butter, pineapple upside down cake, rich Brett C. Taste is tart, refreshing, some pineapple juice, pina colata, lime. Palate is effervescent, lactic, fresh.
Travlr (8002) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of GT2, thanks very much! Cloudy golden color, small bright white head, solid lacing. Aroma of citrus, peach, pear, sourdough bread, subtle vanilla. Taste is softly sour dusty vanilla, assorted summer fruit, dryish finish. Very tasty.
writerljberg (229) - Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle purchased last year. Been waiting for it to mature a little before cracking into it.
A: Beautiful lemon yellow with hints of orange at the edges. Foamy head turns lazy after an aggressive pour. Slick off the glass.
N: Apricots, gouda cheese, and some faint vinous grape. Has a soapy quality (in a pleasant way), lemons and oranges. Granny Smith apples. Some light pepper spiciness and some earth. Pleasantly funky and fruity. Might be a little light, but itís certainly enjoyable.
T: Wow. Big fruit flavor. Lots of peach and apricots. Some leather and grains from a horse stable. Grapes round the outside. Oak adds a zesty woodiness. Fresh squeezed lemons. This really hits the sweet spot on the sourness scale. Still puckering, but oh so balanced. Slight acetic acid might be the only negative.
M: I believe itís comparable to the Belgians. Prickly and lighter on the feel.
O: By far the best sour out of Oregon, and itís not close. I look forward to seeing how these evolve in the bottle.
Reynolds314 (1480) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a surprisingly great sour on tap at Prohibition pig. Aroma is light funk, tropical fruit musty funkyness. Taste is very tart and lightly sweet with more tropical fruit flavors and light melon, vanilla, and grapefruit. OUTSTANDING and reminds me of a more tart less rustic Juicy from Hill Farmstead.
Ernesto987 (2378) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap, wow this is amazing, great sharp tartness, delicious Pinot barrel rock on block 15
pantanap (3156) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle. Thanks to Todd for the bottle... Pours a vivid golden orange brown and topped with a thin solidly firm soapy white head a that reduces to a thin ring... Aroma of oaky sour tannins, sour with a light to mild acidity. Slight must and socky earthy funk. Light peach apricot... Flavors are more of the same with a perky oaked sour with a touch of added dried apricot. Acidity comes into play initially but slowly becomes less apparent. Little earth in the backend. Body is light to medium with semi-lively carbonation.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served in a cervoise. Thanks, Aaron! Nose has nice lactic edge with light fruit. Some stone fruit and cherry. Moderate acidity. Light acetic. Nice.