Leighton (14333) - London, Greater London, - 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.
argo0 (12291) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft (2013). Small white head atop clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, white grape, light sour, orange peel. Taste is moderately sweet, white grape, some fig, light orange, funk. Acidic medium body, alcohol well contained.
Drake (10695) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle shared at a tasting. Hazy orange, thin fizzy head, poor retention. Aroma of bright apricot, white wine, pepper, funk. The taste is tart lemon and apricot, funk. Medium bodied, lingering funk. Nice.
DuffMan (8041) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ the brewery, RBSG. Hazy light orange. Vague unripened orchard fruits, a bit funky, moderate acetic sourness. Good.
emacgee (4404) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Soft orange golden pour with a touch of haze. Very nice nose with tart citrus and fruit with tannic oak and vinegar. Acetic flavor with round fruit and tannic oak. Dry and oaky on the finish. Light bodied.
lightbias (312) - USA - MAY 10, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iíve been holding this bottle for a few weeks, waiting for the right day...the right time. My head had to be right and I had to be in the mood, if you know what I mean, to really be in a spot to wrap myself around this. I love the experience of the lightning strike, the breaking open of the dam on the reservoir of moisture that floods your mouth when your tongue is expecting to be lightly abused. I opened the bottle to this...but Iíve been experiencing it all day in my mind. I do love my imagination.
The liquid pours easily into the glass, a dark honey-lemon flow with little foam to keep the aromas hidden. The release of the brew sets off a whirlwind of sensations in my mouth, a torrent of anticipation and I inhale the salty sour of white wine and tart lemons. The first sip has a bite of fruity funk to back up the aromas in this hazy brew and weíre off. Sour, jaw-breaking perfection drenched in dark raisins and lemon, the light body carrying the flavor with a buoyancy Iíve missed by drinking so many darker brews recently. My mouth dances with joy and waters to almost a dilution of the beer swirling over my tongue, and it is an excellent climax to the days gustable fantasies.
As the beer warms, the experience for me changes very little; the brewer does ask that I drink this at 40 degrees, and I know itís warmer than that at this point. My handy-dandy laser gun tells me itís now at 48. Sorry, Cascade. Itís only a bit more salty, a touch more bitter than sour...still an excellent taste and palate. The carbonation allows the flavors to wash through with such an intensity that in one sip Iím sure I wonít escape this experience for hours, but only moments later Iím clamoring for more.
This beautiful sour ale from Cascade is one of those craft beers that almost becomes a need and desire is just a silly word for those who wish they really knew....
CapFlu (4815) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours oddly like a pale ale - thin white frothy head atop a clear, non carbonated golden Amber. Nose of lovely tart and palate is extremely sour with cherry, tonic and vinegar. Extremely dry. Purchased at Metro Liquors University Heights for around $37.
jkwalking05 (4217) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Barrel House on 3/16/15. Gold in color with an average sized off-white head. Aroma is of citrus, sour, and funk. Taste is heavy in citrus with notes of lemon and orange, acidic, wood, and light funk.
bytemesis (4740) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours cyrstal clear orange, small fizzy off-white head, dissipates quickly, some lacing. Aroma is oak, lemon, light funk, fruity. Flavor is medium tart, very light funk, oak tannins, lemon, and an interesting fruity note that I guess is figs. Medium body, high carbonation.
luttonm (3307) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Cascade Barrel House. Paler, clear gold, white cream. White wine, brett, funk. White wine musk, a little alc, good oak. Figs, sure, balanced. A little wax.
drpimento (2494) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance is a modest off-white head that settled to an island/ring after a bit, some lace, and a hazy orange amber color. Aroma is yeast, fruit, spice, malt, slight barnyard. Body is just exactly right and hides the alcohol well. Finish is easy and alcohol is hidden. Fairly drinkable for this style of brew.