jethrodium (356) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at City Beer Store. This was one was marked "LP" and I believe spent a little bit longer in the barrel than the other version. Pours a slightly hazy light golden amber with a small white head that settles to a ring and leaves some light lacing on the glass. The aroma is fig, cinnamon, lactic acid, and some oak. The taste has some initial sweetness with fig and cinnamon. There is also a lactic tartness and a bit of oak. It finishes with a bit of sweetness and lingering fig. Medium body. Low carbonation. A bit more sweetness than I like and the cinnamon was a bit too prominent. This was a bit better than the version I had about a year ago which I remember as being burningly acidic.
Steve_0 (1287) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at City Beer. Pour is hazy orange with a small white head and decent lacing. Peachy, apricots, light lemon, a touch of caramel, somewhat funky, citrusy, and oaky aroma. Taste is big lemon peel, sour grapes, white wine, pears, green apples, oak, and orange peel with a big sour finish. Light body with high carbonation. Nice sour, citric and dry.
joeneugs (2147) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at City Beer. It pours a golden color with an off white head. The aroma is a touch on the acetic side of things with some white vinegar and funky apricots. The flavor is better with some mild notes of sweet figs and stronger sour white white and stone fruits. Full body. Good honey and fruit sweetness underneath all the sour. Finishes surprisingly clean without slashing the throat. Draws the mouthwater something fierce. I didnít think I would like this after smelling the acetic acid, but I didnít get any of it in the flavor. It actually turned out very pleasant and satisfying with a good balance of sweet and sour.
kbudd19 (97) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at city beer. The pour is clear and golden. Smell has a lot of lemon and hints of wine (very sour smelling). The taste is a wallop of lemon up front, dry finish with a another kick of sourness on the way down.
Leighton (6989) - London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Bruceís, London. Thanks to Bruce for this Pacific NW rarity. Pours Lilly hazy gold with a slight, white foam head. Some tangy citrus in the nose, hints of herbs, light funk. Light to medium sweet flavor, some funk, apricots, orange and tangerine, moderate tang. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Decent sweetness to finish, further citrus, apricot, some peach, pleasant sourness. Very fresh and refreshing. Wonderful.
brystmar (458) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011. Chardonnay all day. Standard Cascade yeast, oak, fruits, and a touch of vinegar all supplement the profile. Fruit character is a bit ambiguous, but to be fair, I donít eat figs by themselves pretty much ever. Finishes dry and slightly vinous.
Donít think Iíll ever understand the Cascade haters. I really enjoy their sours.
djd07 (2318) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow gold with a medium frothy off white head that leaves sticky lacing. The aroma is apricot, citrus, funk, and vinegar. Thin mouthfeel with a white grape flavor and lemon with light vinegar. Good.
crossovert (4592) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Seems liek a blander one, subtle fig, gentle chardonnay, not the typical face melting sourness htough.
j12601 (5652) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pouring at the Night of the Barrels at Extreme Beer Fest. Pours a clear golden amber with a thin white head. Soft bretty funk, hints of strawberries and soft fruit. I donít really get figs, but thatís ok. Still smells nice. Big tart acid, almost oily mouthfeel. Lots of acid, tart and fruity. Touches of acetone into the end. Spicy fruit, tartness and bretty. Too much acetone to be enjoyable.
arkurzynski (1191) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from GAManiac. Thanks! Pours a deep cider color, hazy with quickly fading white head. Nose is sour with some decent chardonnay/oak notes and fresh citrus/white grape. Maybe some fig towards the end. Faintest bit of acetone. Flavor has a moderate amount of sour with more of the chardonnay/white grape and a light citrus/golden raisin finish. Actually has some pale malt come through in the end. Light and clean, A fine sour, but certainly not their best. Not particularly complex and a bit one-dimensional.
nimbleprop (3005) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at EBF. 750ml bottle pours a clear, honey gold with some thin, white head. Nose is wonderful and inviting, apricot, honey, green fig, white grape, a little butterscotch, some neutral oak, a little minerality. Flavor is tart and light sweet, white grape, unripened peach, apricot, green fig, light honey, flower petals, some citrus pith, a little touch of funk, wood shavings, apple cider. Acetic only to the point of being refreshing. Incredibly drinkable.