kansascityCW (109) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark caramel color with a small head that was gone quickly. Aroma is green apple, oak, grapes. Taste is tart; green apple, not much else. Overall this is one of my first sour beers, but itís a good one.
Bule (1177) - California, USA - JUL 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle pours a brown color with a bit of head. Nice balance of mild sourness with oak and malt. A hint of flavor found in the best lambics.
ryanfolty (2056) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
June 19, 2015 - bottle from somewhere. Light brown pour with limited head. Nicely balanced with the bourbon, sour and fruit.
obguthr (4538) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vegetal nose of star fruit and tomato. Clear copper, medium yellow head. Tart currant. Medium body, soft carbonation.
Turtles (373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy amber, white head that sink fast. Aroma, fermented red apples, funk and lemon. The taste is sour, red currants, sour fruit, grapes, oak casks, bourbon. Long sur lovely Aftertaste.
aleigator (440) - GERMANY - MAY 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear, red-brown glowing color, with a small, dense head.
Smells of balsamic glue, topped by yogurt and peas. The aromas come well together, thanks to the wooden barrel, apple peel and a whiff of sour lemonade, together with a high acidity and sweeter honey. This promises to be a very sour beer.
Has a well fitting medium carbonation with a slightly metallic touch to it, among a medium body.
Tastes of an uncompromising bitterness, built out of funky bretts, old creamy cheese, glue, fermented milk and young apple rind. Its wooden, leathery malts build the balancing foundation of this beer, while they exhibit just enough balance to handle the tart onslaught. Its apple sourness matures during the finish, adding a ripe, sweeter fruitiness to them, while the brew remains its acidic tartness.
While the beer is indeed utmost acidic and sour, it features a decent range of flavors, finishing with a well fitting malt sweetness. A straight forward sour, struggling with not becoming too one-dimensional, due to its dominant sourness, threatening to swallow all other flavors.
bytemesis (4470) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours crystal clear burnt umber/orange, medium white head, dissipates fairly slowly, good lacing. Aroma is oak, lemon, light funk. Flavor is medium tart, oaky, caramel, lemon, light funk, some whiskey. Light plus body.
gEUS (1430) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared with the cool people at 3 Fonteinen. This beer pours reddish ruby with a nice steady light beige head. Nice sweet sour cherry notes, apple vinegar. Medium body and an immediate attack of apple sourness. Taste is tart joghurt and rhubarb sourness.
poisoneddwarf (1936) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAY 11, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle. Aroma is vinegar, lemon, seedy dark berries. Pours hazy dark amber with a medium beige head with good retention. Taste is mouth-puckering sour (10/10 on a sour sale), lots of acidity, with lemon and seedy berry flavors along with a medium oak presence. Carbonation is restrained and average (not too foamy). Delicious!
AirForceHops (4413) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml bottle. Clear Amber color with no head. Aroma is apple cider vinegar and traces of sour plums.
The flavor shows tart lemons, again vinegar and a big lacto notes in the back end. Secondary flavors of cherry and mild oak. Iím glad I didnít buy this bottle because honestly it everything about a sour ale that I dislike. Rather tart with strong notes of vinegar. Really just not my thing.
kevinator (1335) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong aroma of fruit, funk, oak and alcohol. Nice color and lacing with a medium body. Big flavor matching the aroma with the alcohol coming out. Another winner.