Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks, Aaron! Served in a Block 15 tulip. Poor shows a beer that is undercarbonated and quite hazy. No head formation. Nose is pretty mellow. Flavor is nice with mild strawberry and a hint of acidity. Very mild funk. Super light and drinkable, even though itís lacking in carbonation.
timfoolery (1070) - California, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from trade early this year. Well, this baby's been in the bottle for a while, and the carbonation faded quite a bit from what I expected. This one is delicate: creamy Gorgonzola funk, light strawberry ice cream, cream cheese, and chardonnay. Very complex, so I think an increase in carbonation would push it to the next level. Still, a very good beer.
Loineshawn (3007) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from box aroma lifts. Offered via camping toss @ nova Scotia lunkx caat release. Clean fresh strawberry in soft creamy yogurt. Moderate lactic sourness. Pleasant clean strawberry integrated super nicely, which can be rar for this fruit it seems. Great balance. Clean. Soft leather funk. Chitl brew.
brystmar (977) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strawberry fields forever! Nose is Bretty yeast, mild citrus, meh. Palate brings it home: lemon, strawberry fruits, fantastic. Yeah, I'm a fan.
5000 (5613) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: † Are you f*cking kidding me?!?! † I open you and you decide to shoot all over my floor, my lounge chair, computer display, desk, floor, keyboard, and ME! † Just who the f*ck do you think you are? † Strawberry Fields forever is right! † The next person to buy this place will be like íWTF, what is this sh*t on the ceiling, floor, and furniture." † YOU PIECE OF SH*T STRAWBERRY FIELDS! † I am so torn, because you taste like morning dew. † F*CK! † Its fruity and bubbley,and yes very much like Boo Berries. † However, this Boo Berry has a f*cking attitude. † My g*ddamn keyboard is now sticky as all hell. † I didnít pay for this! † Carbonation on this thing could fill the Metro Dome. † Holy Piss, tone it down guys... this is a beer, not a science project. † Tastes very fruity, and strawberry like, but I think I am going to have a heart attack each time I gulp this one. † HOLY SH!T am I sticky. † Everything around me is covered in this piss. † This beer needs to come with a f*cking warning sticker... † Any beer that goes apesh*t when opened deserves to have the piss beat out of it. † GULP! † F*CK, someone call 911, this sh*t will kill you!!!! FFS, now I need a g*ddamn shower † I know two things now, donít eat indian food before going on a long car trip, and DO NOT open Block 15 sour/wild ales unless its over a sink.
Reynolds314 (1886) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice super strawberry forward wild ale. Berries dominate with light balsamic and nice sweetness. A bit one dimensional but super enjoyable.
GT2 (7044) - Riverslime, California, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375mL thanks to brainlair and ryan. Flatter, clear bright orange. Ring of white bubbles. Bright nectar fruit, mild caramel, mild acetic pickle, very mild fresh strawberry, . Delicate. Taste has some sweet strawberry ice cream, mild white wine acidity, caramel, creme brulee dessert character. Bright, acidic, very mild strawberry which is nice compared to sticky artificial strawberry.
Ernesto987 (3027) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, huge strong strawberry flavor, sweet and lightly tart. No off flavors, pretty nice, fantastic strawberry flavors
TheAlum (4986) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle acquired via trade. Awesome. Pours a well hazed orange golden hue, firmer haze, kiss of reddish berry tinge and frothy small whitish layer atop dies to a ring, laces small. Aromas are lemony, vibrant sourness and lactic twang. Lemonade, strawberries, a touch seedy with some oak, gentle sweetness. Nice zippy sour nose is quite inviting. Really nice. Initial is a touch on the lighter side, some mellow body. Firmer sourness up front of lemon, strawberry and mellow tart berry hits the palate. Yogurt, lemony, and firmer lactic sourness hits well. Touches of oak, mellow fruity sweetness in my body. Pretty zippy, lactic and tart yet well balanced. Itís got a blast of tartness, some funk and dryness hits the palate into the middle and backend, tart and a bit more mellow finish, touches of berry, oak, cobwebs and dryness. Really well integrated, firm sourness that never gets acetic or overwhelming. Pretty nice blonde with some good sourness, mellow strawberry, dry and growing funk into the finish. Pretty nice beer. Fresh, light, tart, and funky. Nice beer with some nice qualities, no intense or awe inducing elements but a nice firmer strawberry and some yogurty, lactic feel. Nice.
Theydon_Bois (5318) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Ma Che, Roma, 09/02/13, thanks originally to one of the PDX gang for gifting me this.
Hazed mid amber with a thin white head that clears to a swirl.
Nose is sour/tarte strawberries, light burnt fruit notes.
Taste comprises soured strawberry milkshake, tarte strawberries, light sugar, yeast.
Medium bodied with fine carbonation leading to a dry finish.
You would not think this was much above 5% ABV let alone 8 ! Eminently drinkable sour - want more !!!
Mortlach (880) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
09/02/2013 375ml bottle (thanks Theydon_Bois!). Color pesca giallona (insolita per una sour ale alle fragole), torbida, schiuma assente. Al naso Ť fruttata, note citriche e di botte, molto pulita e delicata, di classe. In bocca Ť acida, fruttata, gentile, meravigliosamente bilanciata, gli 8 gradi alcoli ci non si sentono per niente. Corpo medio, carbonazione soft. Elegantissima e facile da bere.