Prufrockstar (833) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 2013 project. The description on the bottle has changed in terms of the barrel aging (<14 months phase 1, 7 months phase 2). Anyway, pours dark amber with off-white head and little floaty bits of yeast/particulate. Threatened to gush, but aside from the floating yeast it all ended up in glass. Aroma: initially poopy, but once itís in the glass itís full on raspberry, oak, and vinegar. Canít smell apricots at all. Taste: remarkably dry, even with the raspberry jam-syrup in the middle. Bitingly tart finish. Jam and alcohol warmth. Drinks bigger than 9%. As it warms thereís also a lot of acetone. Full body, lively carbonation, slick heavy and mouth-coating -- basically adheres to your mouth while it strips the enamel off your teeth. Overall: my wifeís assessment: "feels like I have a mouthful of in ripe fruit - so tart but without a lot of flavor. Sorry, I canít finish this. I hope it didnít cost too much." As for me, Iím pretty disappointed by this one, too.
CanIHave4Beers (3198) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer here, this beer I had @ the Grand Tasting.
Pours a bright orate, almost still.
The aroma is piracy and bright.. a touch briney with some wet limestone and some horse sweat.
The flavor is very tart, itsís got a nice lemon and citrus rind character all around. The tart fruit character is decidedly more towards the apricot than the raspberries.
illidurit (2126) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the barrel house. Bitter almond, dried apricot, slight berry seed, wood, slight bourbon. Fruity amaretto, grainy bitter and tart finish.
BMan1113VR (7834) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2014 Probably more than a few backlog rates for this, but I have a bottle sitting in front of me...so new rate. Pours with a mostly clear orange hued body with a quick to fade white head. Aromas are of raspberries, cherries, juicy acidity, stonefruit, white wine, mild alcohol, fruity notes. Smells big and sour overall, mild tannin. Flavors are of tart, mildly tannic, big fruit notes, alcohol based sweetness, lots of vanillin and oak, tannin, lots of fruit (I think Iíve got a raspberry seed in my teeth). Jammy, cotton candy like barrel caramelization. Delicious. Lively carb, dry, lightly warming. Not much cyanide flavor ;). Price point out here ranges from mid 30s to mid 40s, making it too costly to repeat often, but it is tasty!
jandd1983 (2505) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the RBSG 2014. It poured an orange color with a white head. The aroma was of raspberries, apricots with some biscuit malts. The taste was very similar. There was a lot of fruity raspberry notes, as well as some juicy apricots. It was very tart, with an acidic character and some oak.
jackl (4385) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample @ RBWG, Asheville. Amber pour with a small head. Pretty tart. Overripe cranberry. Moss and forest floor. Taste is moderately acetic. Lemon sherbet. Strawberrys and pennies. Medium body, soft carbonation. Pleasant.
tectactoe (1533) - Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Thanks, Ed. 2011 Project. Muddled, copper-ish & amber color with a stark white head that fizzles into nothingness in just moments. Aroma goes hard in the paint with sour cherry, sour raspberry, light must, wet oak, apricot, bright peach notes... All backed by a noticeable, sharp lactobacillus induced sourness. The smell alone gets my saliva glands pumping. One sip - this stuff is sour as FUCK. Wow. Crazy sour. Raspberry skin, cherry juice, lemon flesh, stone fruit, apricots, peaches... just a cornucopia of bright fruits all backed with an insane sourness. Mildly acetic with hints of vinegar, must, yogurt, & wood. Despite the sourness, this still isnít the most acidic Cascade beer Iíve had, which is nice (donít get me wrong, itís still GERD-inducing, but itís manageable). Sour, sour, sour as hell with a bone-dry finish that peels your gums up your teeth. God tier Cascade sour... Up there with Apricot Ale as my favorite; this one might be even better.
BoostIPA (1214) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - APR 25, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2011 vintage. Simply put, this beer is downright amazing.
Pours a reddish orange with minimal head. Aromas of raspberry jam, sour unripened fruit, funk. Taste is downright mouth puckering sour. A full on assault on your mouth. Perhaps the most sour beer I ever had. Flavors of green raspberries, sour apricots, Greek yogurt. Chewy. Bone dry. No alcohol can be detected. Carbonation is pretty high, a fact I attribute to the bottles age. A very full and sharp mouthfeel, yet so slick. This is one of my favorite beers Iíve had yet.
priscoppi (24) - - APR 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very Nice saur ale. Wood, abricot Apple flavour and after taste. Nuts crispy dry end
PriorL (1663) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle. Vintage 2011. Drank at home with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small unstable white head.
NOSE: raspberries, little dry, sour, wood.
TASTE: very sour, fruity, raspberries, very good and decent beer. Winner!