dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2012 Pours light brown dark orange with a very thin white head. Nose is lemon peel, coriander, vinegar, rose pedals and apples. Taste is complex. A wave of fluctuating bitter and sweet with an ever present sour through it all. Mouthfeel is soft and sticky, a bit like syrup addition, body is heavy and the finish is long. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
drowland (6280) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/24/15. Sour Beer Day hanging out with Mrs. Owl between two trips! 750mL bottle from Chan’s, Shalimar. Hazy orange pour with a very short lived off-white head, basically no lacing. Acidity, I guess. Huge sour aroma, American alright, lots of sour without much funk, mild fruitiness. Very sour taste, but I dig that, and so does Mrs. Owl. Smarties/sweet tarts, definitely American, mild vinous aspects, fruity, rich. Bold, not overly complex. Probably the best part is that it’s a quaffable sour with high boost. I’d go to town on Cascade beers if they weren’t all $35+ in the stores. Eff that.
hopdog (9270) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Poured a cloudy golden color with a small sized head. Fruity, figs, grapes, citrus, and wood.
wedgie9 (2234) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 15, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
From notes. Tasted in December 2012 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle. Pours clear bright orange with a thin white head that leaves a thin collar of lace. The nose is super funky sour lemon peel with some buttery chardonnay and light malt. The flavor is has an added white fig component, but is super sour with a bit of creamy chardonnay otherwise. The body is medium and tannic with light carbonation and a long sour and very funky finish.
BMMillsy (1568) - Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Tipples, corked and caged, 2013 Project poured on 1/10/15. Price was a bit steep at $37.99 so better be good. Pours hazy golden orange colored with lots of bubbles lacing the glass and just a white tiny thin ring of head on top. Aroma of barnyard funk, vinegar, sweet fruits, lots of oak, hint of vanilla and a bit of a menthol note that I don’t like. Flavor is nice. Sweet and sour up front, notes of honey, vinegar, lots of sweet fruit, tart lacto, dry oak on the finish, bit of lemony tartness. Don’t get a lot of dog flavor here but what sweet fruit notes are present (and there are a lot) are very nice. Spritzy carbonation, dry finish, medium light body (very light for the high ABV). Overall a nice sour from a brewery that is mostly hit or miss for me.
Fritz123 (1145) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Jeff at the Dolphins tailgate. Small snifters. Pours a yellowish orange with some small head that lasted 60 seconds. Aroma is serious fruits like orange, lemon, and mango. In addition the tartness comes through with some acetic acid. You also get the chardonnay in the nose. The taste is fruity with the citrus (orange and lemon zest) mostly, white grapes, chardonnay barrel, and acetic acid. Not overly sour or acidic. Moderate light body, slight dry finish. Bold, complex flavors.
SG111 (233) - - JAN 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours a golden yellow orange color with a effervescent head. Aroma is sour, funk, lots of orange and citrus, and white grapes. Flavor is funk, sour and citrus. Not a ton of fig. But very good. I’m not a huge sour fan but this is a very good example.
andrewje41 (795) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft pour at the barrel house. Pours a shiny golden color with a lot of head and lace. Sour white grape aroma. Flavor is initially sour with some apple, grape, and some plum. A bit of a white wine feel as well, coming at no suprise. Long, white grape sour finish. Awesome.
bhensonb (11680) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 c&c from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours translucent gold with a slight white head that left rather rapidly. Aroma is sour, and seems lemony. Med + body. Flavor is oaky, citrus, sour and has some semi-sweet fruit that could be fig. Make this tart/sour. Doesn’t get to sweet/tart. :) Quite a tasty sour beer. Finishes oaky/sour, maybe with a hint of grape.
Theydon_Bois (10378) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Barrel House, PDX, 2013 Vintage 11/11/14.
Clear golden with moderate off white spotting and edgework.
Nose is musty, straw, citric peel, funk, apple core, pissy tones.
Taste comprises tangy citric rind, acidic notes, light vinegar strokes, tarte green berry, funk, sour berry wash, musty wood.
Medium bodied, fine carboantion, semi drying close with fruit tang and a semi puckering conclusion.
UDBeernut (1899) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours gold, minimal head. Nose is pretty simple, just some figs. Taste is have nice sour beginning, shapes into mild fig and sweetness. Medium body.