bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a hazy amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of fish, elderberry, grapes, and caramel. Flavor of caramel, earth, elderberry, raisins, and vinous with a dry oak finish.
bhensonb (10215) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the Barrel House. Pours ruddy and plummy with an off-white head. Elderberry aroma. Full bodied. Flavor is darkly sour with red/elderberry flavor. The flavor is a bit mixed with fruit and something wood or similar. Quite nice.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. Dark hazy maroon colo, bright beige head, solid lacing. Aroma of floral sour plums. Taste is robustly sour plums, flowers, dates.
brokensail (9855) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish in color with small head to it. I don’t get all that much elderberry, but there is some grape and nondescript berry aroma to it. Lightly floral with plenty of wood and acidity. The flavor is lightly acetic, but still maintains a good lactic character as well. Plenty of fruit, some spicy wood, light tannins, and a bit of booze. Really different.
Lubiere (9330) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed brown ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a smooth lactic malt with light raspberry notes, Brett, nice. In mouth, a nice lactic malt with light sour cherries, raspy mouthfeel, nice and smooth. On tap at Portland brewery, Oct. 7 2012.
daknole (8348) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish/purple pour, tinges if pink in the head. Nice tart berries, soft yeast, balanced sourness, almost a cranberry like flavor. Good stuff.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber beer. The nose is very fruity and fresh. A touch of barrel character adds light vanilla notes and a bit of vineous complexity. Soft tannins in here as well that keep it interesting. Tart and lactic keep the beer very bright and fruity. A bit of lingering earthiness. Damn delicious stuff.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Sourfest. Pours with a hazy/murky deep brown hued body with a small, off-white head. Aromas are mildly tart, concord grapes, elderberry, medium malt, light oak. Flavors are tart and clean, dry and acidic with only a mild fruit and some tannin. Medium carbonation and dry. A little bit lifeless compared to some of the other Cascade sours.
3fourths (7772) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
acetic and vinegar-like, brine and salt character is strong. medium-light body with low bitterness but heavy acid. black pepper phenols seem to overwhelm after a short time. crunchy oat bran malt layers hidden under the acid. decent but nothing special.
GT2 (7721) - Carlsbad, California, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Churchill’s Sour Fest. Pours a clear, deep red with thick tan foam. Webby lacing. Nose is raisin, black cherry, mild soy savory. Taste is herbal tea, dark cherry, black tea, some dark chocolate covered raisin. Lactic, leathery palate. Tannic skin bitterness to balance. Nice one. No acetic acid thankfully.