tom10101 (2094) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (375 ml) batch # 4. Traded by Preismj, thanks Matt! Clear golden/yellow with a small white head, but almost no lacing. Aroma is of grapes (muscat), fruity notes, oak, vinous notes, acetic notes... complex and interesting. Taste is also of grapes, muscat, fruits, oak, slight acetic notes and some sourness. Mouthfeel is winey and slightly dry. Awesome Sour! Very complex and incredibly well balanced. Not too sour/acetic. Refreshing and drinkable. I would drink this all day.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle served in a Half Acre snifter. Batch #5. Big thanks to cosmicevan for the share.
A: Pours a hazy lemon color with a light orange body. A thin white head forms on the pour and recedes quickly to a thin ring. Some splotches of lace are left behind.
S: Fruity with a little acetone. Sour lemons, a little lactic with some white grape sweetness and tartness.
T: Lactic sourness, some cheek puckering dryness. Oaky finish with some lemon grass and white grape.
M: Light bodied. Puckering tartness with a dry, mildly acitic finish. Medium carbonation
O: Very nice beer. Definitely enjoyed the subtleties of this and the mouthfeel was spot on.
Serving type: bottle
AdamJackson (1995) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks Dak for sending this! Batch #4 enjoyed in a snifter at 55 Degrees F on my GF’s birthday.
A - Pours a still orange hue golden with great clarity and no head.
S - Lemons and wet grass. Some horsey funk and grape skins.
T - Wow. Huge oak presence in this beer followed by a perfect balance of funk and musty ripened grapes. Grape juice finish, middle is tart and it finishes very dry.
M - No carbonation, light body. Very dry!
O - This is an amazing beer. It’s remarkable and such a pleasure to drink.
jackl (3780) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle acquired for THE fruit sour tasting. The pour’s slightly hazy gold with no head whatsoever. The nose is musty white grapes, some mild honey countryside funk. The taste is lactic tartness, sugar-steeped grape juice. Clean acetic funky finish. A bit hot. Medium body, nice active mouthfeel. Overall, quite nice.
Scopey (5295) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (Batch 5) thanks to Jack at THE fruit sour tasting. It pours hazy light orange with a tiny white head. The nose is more sweet than sour: lemonade, sweet Muscat grape, sweet apricot, tangerine and only the faintest hint of sourness. The taste is upfront pretty tart, lemon, light acidity, sour white grape, apricot, sherbet, wood and grapefruit with a tart finish. Medium body, prickly carbonation and slightly sticky mouth-feel as it warms up. Not a particularly complex sour but still a pretty tasty one.
jeff789 (1401) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light white small head fades to nothing quickly... Aroma is quite tart, light funk, lightly winey... Fairly lively medium body, bone dry... Fairly sour some light white wine notes... Lightly oaky, fairly complex, dryness makes the flavor stick... Funky aroma, not much in the flavor.... Very very good.. Grape/winey flavor add a lot of complexity....
ReggieDunlap (2897) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch 5...Pours a hazy honey color with a quickly dissiapting thin white head. Aroma has nice funk to it...tart winey/grape notes...almost a hint boozy. Flavor follows suit and adds notes of a lemony tartness and nice earthy/oaky notes...very tart...hint of grassy bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and a bit lively with a very dry funky/oaky/chardonnay finish. Excellent.
McGrupp612 (139) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch 4. Golden pour, slightly hazy. Aroma of green apple, grape, Brett, slightly funky. Nice tart flavor with mild funkyness. Tart apples, lemon, musty basement. Sweet white grape notes balance the tart. Light carbonation with a medium body. Amazing american sour!
johnnnniee (1954) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch 2 received in trade from mcallister, thanks for the opportunity.
Pours a crystal clear deep golden color with a huge white head that dissipates like the head on a diet soda. I can smell the funk as soon as I pop the cap on this one. Lemony tartness mixed with a sour grape fruitiness along with a mild bit of sweet candy malts and a solid hit of barnyard funkiness make up the aroma. The flavor is extreme lemony citric tartness. The grape flavor comes through a little along with a hint of sweet candy like malts and barnyard funk, but this one is all about the tart. Medium body with a spirited level of carbonation and a tart tongue piercing mouthfeel. Nice mouth puckering wild ale.
DesertDevil (423) - Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch 3 bottle (thanks to daknole). Pours a hazy peach with no head. Aroma of lovely funk and Muscat grapes. Taste of smooth tartness with a dry, vinous finish. Smooth body followed by astringient finish. Great sour.