NielsenRatings (8275) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ What the Funk Denver 2014. Copper appearance with an off white head. Dark berry / cherry fruit in the nose. Some acetic notes as well. Definitely a fair amount of vinegar / acetic acid in the flavor. Moderately tart. Nice woody notes. Black cherry flavor. Drinks pretty good. I probably like this better than some of the Love Child releases.
ClarkVV (3863) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2014
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught at EBF, 3/22/14
White head disappears as it hits the glass and a slightly hazed, light amber colored liquid is left.
Lactic sourness in the nose is promising. Only a faint notion of acetic acid, thankfully, contributing a touch of spoiled fruitiness to mix with the cheesey lactic notes. Some brett helps brighten things and as the finish arrives, a multitude of basement notes emerge. Musty wool, horseblanket, fresh lettuce, celery and raw meat to name a few. Somewhat light on the strength, probably due to the low carbonation, but whatís there is very interesting and complex.
Unfortunately, itís incredibly overattenuated in the mouth. Beyond bone dry, with plenty of acidic astringency and a papery, almost oxidized texture. Low, loose carbonation contributes a watery feel and though the flavors that are here are quite nice (plenty of horsey, cheesey, fruity bacterial notes), itís just got no body whatsoever. Like some of the French red wines Iíve had that are intentionally brett-infected, though probably even less body and sweetness than those...Definitely needs a young, sweeter beer blended in.
chinchill (1381) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the 2014 Secret Stash Bash (Atlanta).
Like most beers of this style, I find it hard to get past the aroma. In this case, a load of soft fruits in vinegar (which I really dislike).
The flavor is also fruity but the vinegar recedes excepting a strong and welcome tartness.
Feel: medium-light body with proper carbonation.
Clear amber with a semi-durable head.
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tepid hazy orange amber. Dusty apple and hay nose, plenty of grass. Lime and tea front palate, very bright before oaky mid, vanilla hints before cherry juice acids drown the finish in a sticky, sweet metallic blur.
snoworsummer (1609) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Maxís Sour Fest. Pours almost clear copper with almost no head. Tastes like very sour cheese, yeast, green apple. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like sour apple, cheese, and bready yeast light cherry.
sonnycheeba (3047) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Maxís Sour Fest. Pours mostly clear amber with just a trace of head. Aroma is toasted and cereal malts, light sour fruit, lemon zest, light floral notes, and light caramel. Flavor is sour fruit esters forward with a semisweet malt base before drying out with some floral notes, light oak, and faint tartness; dry, oaky finish. Light/medium body and medium carbonation.
TURDFERGUSON (3912) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at rrbf. Pours reddish brown with a small fizzy white head. Nose is woody and funky upfront, light cherry skins. Flavor is similar to a flemish red, lightly malty, but more funk than malt in my opinion. Ends with a light funky cherry and woody note.
vyvvy (3609) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at STL Hops 6th Anniversary Party - Yet another highlight from the excellent party. Pours murky reddish brown with a small off-white head. The aroma is fruity with mild maltiness, light sourness, berries and Flemish red qualities, but there is more maltiness like a Flemish brown. It has a medium crisp biting body with light carbonation. The flavor starts with red fruits, lacto sourness, woody notes and more malt than normal for a sour. The finish very woody and pleasing. Boulevard impresses again.
Strykzone (4478) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the Stl Hops 6th Anniversary Party. This was one of the hits of the evening. A dark golden pour that is a bit cloudy. Minimal haze. A tart, sour and slightly funky aroma. Flavors of tartness but sweetness, also. The wild yeast with soft malts and a bit of pleasant fruit. This is generally tart. A quite nice and eminently drinkable sour.
bvc (1141) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at BA. Slightly darker golden pour with a touch of haze and a small white head. Nose of tart rainier cherries, green strawberries, lacto, white vinegar but some underlying nail polish that I am struggling with. Lemony, tart cherries, bit of soft barrel funk, moderate tartness, acetone is still there yet not as powerful as on the nose for me. Not very complex and could see why they use it for blending