j12601 (7395) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pouring at EBF 2014. Pours a hazed amber with a thin yellow head. Raspberry funk and musk. Tart acid, raspberries. Funk, lemon, bright acidity. Tart with bold lingering acid on the finish. Lovely.
onceblind (5175) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy dark copper with no head. Sultry sour earthy malty nose with a bit of fruit and wood. Pleasantly sour flavor that isnít too sharp but with a nice subtle pucker nonetheless. Nice fruitiness and earthy malty tones with some guava and passionfruit, some woody lactic notes, and some tangy citrus. And a tart bright cherry note in there as well. Lovely sour. Quite complex but very sippable.
Sledutah (5661) - Utah, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at FreshCraft during GABF weekend
Clear amber with a small off-white head, light lacing. Aroma is tart and stone fruit. Taste is tart cherries and fruity
skoisirius (1819) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I now of course canít even remember where I had this on tap...but I remember being stoked about the light puckery hints at barnyard, bits of sour peachy fruits, and straw. Mustíve been in Seattle...
fiercepanda (607) - Missouri, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A reddish brown beer with a small white head. The aroma is tart fruit and yeast. The flavor is super tart, underripe berries and cherry, with wood and malt backing. Very sour, very delicious.
nimbleprop (5485) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
6oz pour at Smoke and Barrel. Pours a murky amber with some spitty cream colored head. Nose is musty, some cooked greens, some sour mash, some berry, some vinegar, mild funk. Flavor is very tart, berry, some wood pulp, grapefruit meat. Tart finish. Not bad, maybe a bit young.
adnielsen (9901) - 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 (4003) - 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 (2709) - 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 (3575) - 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.