Sarlacc83 (1816) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375mL bottle for my 2000th beer. Big thanks to Doodler for this big time want.
A: Fizzy clear gold. No head at all, though. Great color, pretty much still in every other aspect, like wine.
N: Super sour lactic acid. Apricots and peaches. Vinegar. Some residual sugar. Raspberry and acetone. Oak. Quite nice if not overly complex.
T: Really shines here, unlike the nose. Lots of peaches still. Apricots and lemons. A good balancing sweetness which seems to be a hallmark of American Wilds. Oak is adding a nice balance. Unlike the sharp nose, this has a pleasant sour quality to it.
M: Crisp and light on the tongue. This is exactly what I want from American Wilds. Not the heavy dense liquid I’m so often getting.
O: A shining example of the style, though I wish the nose had held up like the body. I’m still thrilled to have tried this.
Minderbinder (3232) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy blond with medium white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of vinegar, fruits, yogurt, nail polish. Taste is of vinegar, acidity, sourness, acetic acid. Palate: Light-medium body, medium carbonation. Overall: Good but too acetic.
mathieuc (3181) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy golden with a small white head that leaves spotty lacing. Nose is of vinegar, oak and just generally acetic. Taste is of vinegar, acetone, light fruits (peaches). Moderate body and carbonation with surely a vinous mouthfeel, just like red wine vinegar is vinous I guess. Meh, another vinegary mess ’merican sour.
czar (7484) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours hazy light golden with a small white cap offering some retention and lacing. buttery barrels, acetone and acetic acid, tart peaches, lots of spices, floral and spicy honey, minerals. moderate carbonation, light body, dry and tingling tart citrusy finish. predominantly acetic with acetone traces but still a nice fruity underlying brew.
tom10101 (5081) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (375 ml) shared at tasting. Thanks to czar for sharing. Hazy orangey with a small white head, moderate retention, leaving little lacing. Aroma of tropical fruits, acetic fruitiness, mild acetone and herbal notes. Taste is a bit sweet, moderate acetic presence, mild buttery notes. Medium body. Lively carbonation. Oaky finish. Not the most complex sour and slightly off. A tad too acetic for my liking.
JulienHuxley (5541) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared. Clear pale gold pour with thin white head. Aroma of acetone, acetic notes, very woody. Taste is sour, quite acetic, woody, lemony. Palate is med bodied with light carbonation, dry. Ok.
ineedbeer (1709) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from an old bottle, batch 1 likely.
Aroma is moderately fruity with a medium light stone fruit note. Some light tropical fruit with light oak. Medium acidity with some light citrus notes.
Pours a hazy, pale gold with a small, thin white head that recedes to the edges where it lingers for a bit. No lacing and small legs.
Flavor is moderately acidic with some medium light peach and stone fruit notes. Light tropical fruit with medium light citrus. Light oak with low bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a nice beer. Good fruit notes that have lasted surprisingly well considering the age. Acidity is a bit sharp, but not too over the top.
bytemesis (6454) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to the Alum! Pours quite hazy apricot, very small white head, disipates quickly, some lacing. Aroma is oak, peach, nail polish remover, more oak. Flavor is very tart, peach flesh and skins, oak tannins. Medium body, minimal carbonation.
djd07 (9563) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Rainer. Pours a cloudy gold with small white head. The aroma is peach, funk, oak. Medium mouthfeel, nice tart peach, light funk, oak, nice sourness. Very good.
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is transparent golden yellow with a good bit of tight white head. Nose has a fair bit of peach, acetone, acetic acid, light bitter oak. Taste has a fair bit of peach fruitiness, moderate acidity, faint acetone, notes of acetic acid in the finish. Lighter body, strong carbonation, semi dry finish. Peaches are fairly bright up front, gets a little hot.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at Sour’d in September @ Captain Lawrence. golden peach colored pour, medium bodied. tart/sour, funky peaches, apricots. very nice