fiulijn (17458) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber color, small compact head. The sour aroma is mild, a bit funky, woody. Good body; lean malt flavor, with no residual sweetness, strong sourness, good wood character (no evidence of bourbon, which is better for this sharp vinous beer).
Well brewed, balanced.
Staffan47 (900) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
SBWF 2013. Doften påminner så oerkört om något bekant. Men är det inte Rodenbach helt enkelt? jo jag tror det. Brutalt stickande syra. Underbart! Riktig salivsprutare. Ett glas är allt man pallar. Tack för tipset Egil
gyllenbock (6480) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at SBWF 2013.
Hazy copper with a small head. What a beer! Nice tartness and with berries, wood, malt, grass, some alcohol and fruit. Really refreshing and nicely drinkable. Just lovely!
BVery (8912) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2015 Bomber at WTWBA. Slightly sour, funky, and slight fruit. Maybe just a touch of wood from the aging. Decent, solid.
j12601 (8700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at NotF in Boston. Pours a hazed ruby brown with a thin beige head. Funky, musk and malt on the nose. Big warm acid, chewy malt. Lots of acid, warm and tangy. Chewy mouthfeel, acid, big and slightly warm into the finish.
mcberko (11172) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle, pours an opaque murky orange amber with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out tart dark fruits, some bourbon barrels, a little vinegar and some worcestershire sauce. Flavour brings out tart dry dark fruits, light use of bourbon barrels, moderate vinegar. Wonderful blend of the sour and the bourbon, though the latter element is not that dominant. Not too sour, though still quite puckering. ABV is very well-concealed. Excellent stuff.
Tortman18 (174) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2014 Pours Light brown/deep orange with frothy, off white head. opaque much like a quad. A Ton of light brown sediment. Aroma has a lot of orange, caramel and malt. Mouth is very sour but very good. A lot of malt and sweet fruits. Some cherry and orange. Creamy, Medium bodied with a Very dry, tart finish. Surprisingly, I didn’t detect any bourbon, anywhere. A pleasure to drink.
TheAlum (6650) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle from Binnys Bolingbrook (Bolingbrook, IL). Finally opened this puppy after some good fridge time. Pours a deeper orange amber pour, some healthy haze and glow in the body is deeper, keeps well. Some nicer glow on the edges and bottom show some life. Frothy tannish offwhite mixed head atop dies to a frothy layer, sticks around small and laces ok. Aromas are touches of vinegar, richer oak, wet wood and some gentle leather. Cherries, some carmelized and bready malts stick into the fray. Touches of red wine, oak, and lactic acidity. Initial is a firmer sour vibe, a bit acedic off the bat. Red wine, vinegarette, touches of oak and vanilla mix with some biscuity malts, bread, and some toastiness. Cherries, some cherry skin, lactic acidity is lemony, more red wine and Balsamic elements. Middle is a touch more grounded but still keeps a firm sourness into the middle, some more girth, biscuits and bready elements. Some wood, caramel, still a firmer lactic acidity as we taper out. Lemons, oak, and vinegar as we round the corner. Gentle funk, wood tannins, vanilla, and sourness as we keep moving. A bit harsh at times, the beer offers some interesting flavors and play at times, some downright harshness at others. Red fruit elements, brett, and acidity as we finish up. That malt body still peeks through firmly in jabs at times, but acedic at others. This is ok.. I had higher hopes and can see them trying to up the sour ante from #2. That said, it seems to go a little wrong somewhere and gets a little harsh even for my palate. Ok.
Hophead1977 (14) - , Connecticut, USA - SEP 19, 2013
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I guess I don’t get it...maybe too much time spent drinking hippy beer, but this shit was moose piss! Budweiser from a can tastes marginally better, yet smells the same as this...
brokensail (14558) - San Leandro, California, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour @ Churchill’s. Hazed amber pour with a white head. Light acetic notes, cherry skin, and some oranges. Light lactic note, red grape, and a touch of malt sweetness. Flavor is fairly tart. Moderate acetic character, cherry skin, and orange peel. Grass, oak, and a touch of grape.