Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by badnewsbeers. Sediment-laden hazy medium orange-yellow body; thick creamy off-white head. Beautiful nose, a bouquet of sour pineapple, floral notes, pepper, and fennel. Tart body, floral with herbs (fennel); also lemon pixie stix and root beer. Sweet and tart.
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle served in a tulip. Pour is a hazy, orange hued gold with two fingers of wispy light head. Nose is yeast, cellar, funk, wood, tart cranberries, and dry champagne carbonation. Taste is right on par as it starts with very dry, but naturally sweet summer fruit and funk. This is followed by the yeast/wood/cranberry wallop that rolls right into the finish. This is a nice sour, nothing spectacular, but a very nice drinking staple if you are into sours.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml from State Line. I’ve not had the base beer, but comparison aside this one was really intriguing. Lively pale gold pour with crisp, prickly carbonation such as you’d get with a gueuze. The nose has a promiment, oaky chard thing happening with hints of dryness, tartness coming on. It’s acetic enough to give it some sharpness on the tongue, but not as in heat. Taste is dry white wine, slight woody funk, and just a hint of citrus and lactose. Kinda like a second-tier Brute or Temptation but that’s still pretty sweet.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
golden amber with pillowy white head. aroma of lemon, pepper, sour funk, oak, tropical fruit, apricot, and yeast. flavor of peach and apricot, big iron, sour funk and big oak. huge herbal, fruity finish. fantastic
JohnnyJ (4813) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 18, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy/milky straw yellow, with white head. Tart, lemons, floral, light wheat sweetness, fruit (kind of tropical), light spice, brett funk, and oak. Really nice refreshing, bright beer. I love it.
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 15, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
SilkymuthafuckinTodd popped this late in the day at bas release and it was a fantastic choice for late in the day. Bright hazy light amber with small white head. Nose is bright sunshine and polka dot bikini at the beach on a 19 year old coed. Taste is tart heavenly goodness and a flowing summer skirt as the sun sets over the pacific. Love it.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 15, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Crisp sour bretty nose with a touch of spice beneath. Whitish tinted yellow, whispy white above. Berliner weisse looking. Crisp, sour flavors...remarkably clean and refreshing, seriously...even a touch salty around the edges...way more a super sour berliner than a witbier...I mean, I think I detected some of the spices in the nose but flavorwise is all crisp clean sourness...citrusy, lactic, bretty...this is a god damned fantastic beer. Thanks to lushawn for the bottle.
brokensail (12498) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a very pale straw color with a large white head.
S: Smells interesting. Mild tart with a heavy hand on the lemon aromas. Quite a bit of floral qualities to it with a mild funk and oak, perhaps a little lacto. There’s plenty of oak and a touch of white wine.
T: The flavor is not too shabby. Heavy on the grass, hay, and lemon zest. Fairly funky and rather strong on the oak. Mild wine and vanilla, some hints of fruit in there as well. Maybe a little bit of pineapple.
M: Fairly light in body with a high level of carbonation and a dry finish.
O: This was surprisingly good. While all of the barrel aged beers from Cisco have been enjoyable, this one was a bit above the rest.
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from BMAn311vr. thanks for the Pour is gold with a light. Nose is light. Tatse is light and tart.
BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2011 Bottle via a trade, also a bottle at Oakquinox. Pours with a hazed yellow body and a huge white head. Aromas are big, perfumey, potpourri, lacto, brett, white wine and oak. Flavors are sour, tart, dry, vanilla, coconut, floral, perfume, pina colada. Dry mouthfeel, lively bubbles, top.
Oakquinox: Numbers are exactly the same. Hazed golden body with a small white head. Aromas of honey, funk, honeysuckle, lemon like acidity and light spice. Flavors are acidic, lacto, lactic, and some strange spices. Dry with lively carbonation.