JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2010
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep golden pour. The nose is incredible. Funky spicy nose. Tart barnyard and sour fruit. A little bit of cheesiness and a kiss of soft bretty pineapple flavour. Long lingering fruitiness. The flavour is less tart than the aroma suggests, but it has lots of complexity. Rich, fruity and funky. Really delicious brew. Bright and fresh.
hopdog (8450) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle shared courtesy of Ryan. Poured a medium and lightly hazy golden color with an averaged sized head. Aromas of funkiness, woodiness, grapes, and berries. Thinner tastes of the same. Lighter funkiness and on the sweeter side.
adrian910ss (2274) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at the GL. Pours a cloudy yellow gold with a medium sized white head. Aroma of funk, lemon zest, honey and tart fruit. Taste is much the same as the aroma.
boamr (309) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden color with a thin white head. Has a sour grape smell to it. Taste is slightly sour with a little bit of a sweet berry taste. Not what i expected from the smell.
italianjohn (2208) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale golden color with white head ... aroma of oak, lemons, grapes very sour like a white wine ..... taste of sour grapes, spicy and light lemon little zesty with a very dry spicy oak finish .... was on the hand pump at the grey lodge ..... sour and dry was very good
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle; thanks to goryshkewych for the trade; pours cloudy light orange with faint white head; almost flat but there was a huge pop on the cork; apricots, white grapes and nice acidic level overall; light, effervescent and some cream and vanilla; a little oaky flavors from the barrel with a soft, fluffy tartness; quite nice, but not quite up to the Oude Tart in a side by side
zdk (1805) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Andy and Maxís fantasy tasting - great beer. LActic and acetic, though not quite puckering. Caramelized banana sweetness. The balance between sweet and sour could be a bit better, but Iím starting to appreciate these sour ales more and more.
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this 5/7/10 on-tap at Bullfrog (Jaspers release day).
A-Body is a uniformly translucent dark, slightly dingy golden yellow hue. Served with only a thin white fizzy collar-but good retention of the collar.
S-Nose offers lots of lemon and funkiness as well as hints of vinegar and acidic tartness. Nose is quite Gueze-like.
T- Moderate presence of vinegar upfront as well as tart lemon and a light tart acidic sourness. Finish is very good as it is a balance of vinegar, bready yeast, and acidic tartness. A slight sweet bready yeast lingers on.
P- Soft carbonation and a light to medium weight body.
O- This is a very good beer. Pretty much Gueze-like. Sour, but not incredibly sour, tasteful, and balanced. My favorite thing about this brew is the slight sweet breadiness that lingers beneath all the initial flavors. Wonderful opportunity to have this on-tap!
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 05-10-2010 21:24:58
malrubius (1555) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Fantasy Tasting. Cloudy yellow orange with ring. Barn hay tart wax aroma. Funky horse barn peach with dry finish. Flavors seem to have separated. Slightly watery. Ok.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Joshua for another Bullfrog bottle, shared with the usual suspects.
Pours a bright, slightly hazy golden amber with a very short-lived bubbly white head that recedes quickly leaving very little behind.
The nose is very bright, sweet and tart. Lots of tart lemons with vinegar and faint lactic notes. But itís not all sour as there is some sweet fruits, apricots maybe, and then the oak presence. Nice, complex nose.
The taste is more of the same with tart green apples and some light lactic sourness in addition to the bright lemon zest tartness. The finish is very dry with the oak really showing out.
The mouthfeel is exceptionally refreshing - light-bodied and effervescent with lots of carbonation. So active on the palate.
This one really surprised me and is one of the better American wilds Iíve had recently. Itís extremely drinkable with the wood bringing an extra complexity to things. Excellent.