Ferris (1310) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Sour grapes, almost candy like. Cloudy yellow with a thin head. Sour green grapes, sourness and a dry clean finish. Great sour.
gorditoabd (607) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at Justin’s crib in DC. Hazy golden hue with expected foam for the style. Understated bittersweet sour aroma, not too strong though. Great. Just great stuff. Super sour, fruity, balanced body. Amazing, not much else to say.
NikkTwist (1255) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 vintage bottle at Eulogy in July 2013. Started with a nice clear orange gold pour with a slight fizzy head but turned hazier and foamier with subsequent pours. Very nice full sour. Lots of oaky vinous notes. Chardonnay. Muscat grapes. Lemon pips. Shortbread. Nectarines. Has a subtle earthiness to balance against the sharper acidic notes. Perfectly blended. Felt a little yeastier as I went down the bottle but surprisingly no particular funk in the mix. Must have a bottle that has been kept very well and is near its peak. Tremendous!
ineedbeer (433) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 Vintage at 8.33%
The aroma is fairly vinous with moderate acidity and moderate fruitiness. The fruit is mostly grape but there is also a dominant golden plum note with fainter notes of cherry and tropical fruit.
Pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a thin white head that quickly recedes though bubbles steadily come to the surface.
Flavor starts sweet but there is only faint malt character. The moderately high acidity hits quickly. Mid palate the vinous and grape notes appear along with the fruitiness to balance it. The finish has lingering acidity and a light oak note. There is also some grape notes present in the finish. Low bitterness to balance the sweetness.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and the beer has medium high carbonation. Low acidic astringency and medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall a very enjoyable beer that has held up to the test of time. The malt character has definitely faded but the acidity is still clean and crisp as is the fruit. I might like a bit of a barnyard note though to balance the fruit and acidity.
pushkinwow (1618) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from 2011. Hazy light amber with a light brown head. Vinous, oak, some yeast, a bit of underlying candied sugar but more sour then anything else but does not overwhelm. Moderate+ carbonation, moderate body, sour with more funk on the palate, becomes very dry at the end. Quite nice.
XmnwildX12 (2074) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden yellow, with no head. Aroma of lemon, yeast funk. Taste is big yeast taste, lemon bringing in the back, great tart.
Theydon_Bois (5486) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 Vintage - 8.85% ABV at Cascade Barrel House, PDX, 22/05/13.
Very lightly hazed blonde with a thin white head.
Nose is sour grapes, musty, MkI rad piss, woody tones, lactose.
Taste comprises tarte citrus notes, light vinegar, lemon rind, soured apple skin, musty damp bark, soured pears, subtle burnt notes.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation.
Decent enough sour but not a show stopper for me.
alexsdad06 (3860) - Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a clear olden color with a small white head that fades into a thin ring. The aroma has a tart white grape juice, white wine, oak, musty notes, some sweetness with a hint of citrus. The flavor has sweet white grape juice, tart, lightly acidic, oak, musty, with a mild vinous character. Interesting and pretty tasty.
adamjackson (1761) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased online from Casdade. Enjoyed in a wine glass at 60F
A - Gorgeous golden orange, nice fizzy head that fades to a small head
S - Smells just like childhood. Seriously, I grew up in Alabama and used to pick muscadines from alongside the trails behind my house. I’d eat more than I picked. Reminds me of that perfectly.
T - Wow...and tastes like muscadines. It has that mustiness, tart and high tannic almost mouth numbing texture. If you put a muscadine in the side of your cheek, it makes it numb...reminds me exactly like that. not too sour, not too sweet. Pretty remarkable. I want more!!!
M - Big mouthfeel on the swish, huge carbonation. nice tart sweet finish.
O - This is a fantastic beer. I must order more of this.
Tmoney99 (9646) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a clear golden color with a mostly lasted fizzy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy sour, tart fruit and yeast aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & sweet fruit flavor with a medium to heavy sour fruit finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer for style.