Theydon_Bois (12736) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at the Manny G tasting, big danke’s to Leighton, 28/06/14.
Murky orange amber with moderate light beige spotting.
Nose is musty wood, light spice, tangy dark fruit rinds, caramel, toffee apple, earthy.
Taste comprises tarte red berries, citric rind, dried fruits, candied sugars, orchard rinse.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light acidity.
Decent tackle, good balance.
GenDV138 (3367) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle during RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting at Schlafly Tap Room. Dark honey brown color. Aromas of funk, tart fuirt, vinegar, oak. Tastes of vinegar, dark fruit, funk, light whiskey. Medium body with a dry finish. Pretty good with a year on it though I think I liked it more fresh.
Leighton (14006) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Manny G’s - picked up in MA. Pours unclear orange-gold with a creamy, off-white head. The aroma holds tangy berries, citrus, faint leather. Light-medium sweet flavor with citric acidity, some alcohol warmth, wood, berries, lemon. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Nice bracing sour bite to finish, lots of citric tang, lemon, squash, tangerine, some berries, wood. Solid overall. Great depth.
Scopey (9033) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours deep amber with a minimal beige head. The nose is fresh, fruity, tangy, acidic, raspberry, strawberry and sherbet. The taste is crisp, tart, acidic, sherbet, grapefruit, wet leaf, candy, Granny Smith apple and melon with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Pretty alright.
kevinator (1389) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really good. Aroma of sour fruit with a hint of bourbon. Caramel color with a hint of red. Watery palate bit still full and sharp on the tongue. Great blend of flavors that culminated into a sour bit of pleasure. Taste of fruits, mild grains and whiskey but all subtle and well blended. Hops were not a player here, which worked out fine. A must try if you can find one.
BLADT (680) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour. Burnt orange with thin head. Brett driven nose. Cherries. Melted popsicle. Taste is classic sour. Oak. Some vanilla.
rdixon77 (1583) - Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fantastic Sour! Clear copper. Cherries, lacto, funk, vanilla, oak in the nose. Nice tart taste, brett funk, with a stone fruit sweetness. Warming alcohol presence, just a touch of bourbon presence. Dry finish, slick mouthfeel. Tasty!
Foffern (1431) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Has a cloudy deep nut brown colour with a small, beige head. Aroma of oak, forest floor, leather and horse. Has a sour and a little sweet flavour with tones of oak, wood, heather and some alcohol in the background. Slick mouth feel, and has a light to medium berry bitterness. A well-balanced and nice sour ale but the bourbon is not very present.
Marheb (3175) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excessivement lactique et surette avec un noyau de cerise dominant et peu de tranchant herbacé ou amérisant pour contraster. Solide mais manque de raffinement pour être de classe mondiale.
Splitenz (338) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Terrific beer. Fruity aroma, almost burns the nostrils. Tastes like popsicles from summers past. Funky sour fruit flavors, sour yeast cultures and a fiiine bret finish. On top of that oak fills the mouth and the tart reaches the nose. Alcohol warms the chest.