changeup45 (1709) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from The Charleston Beer Exchange. Golden color; a fairly vigorous pour generates a one finger head that quickly fades to a thin layer. Citrusy aroma with peach and lemon leading the way. A touch floral with plenty of funky brett influence and some lavender-like herbal character. This isn’t super sour going down but a mild acid burn allows this to be refreshingly tart. It’s funky and horsey overall with sour citrus fruity flavors. There’s some oak character too but that’s secondary. A very light nail polish remover note sits far in the background but it seems to be there. The flavors seem a tad thin compared to the aroma but this is still a nice refreshing sour to enjoy on a warm day. Not worth the price but I had no real problems with this one.
MrBunn (2391) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a highly carbonated clear gold with a decent head that dies to a thin film very quickly. The many bubbles clinging to the side of the glass either show me its carbonation level or the fact that my glass needed a better cleaning. Either way, the aroma is interesting to say the least. Very heavy with wood... White oak and an odd cedar plank kind of thing going. Grapefruit and lemon peel tartness are there as is a Brett-like barnyard funkiness. All told, I’m very eager to sip this one and hope it delivers on the promises from the nose. Drat. It doesn’t. Don’t get me wrong... It’s a decent sour, but it promised so much more. The flavor is a little washed out, but it has an odd and unexpected coconut edge to it that gives it a uniqueness that I find compelling. Lemony tartness is the main focus and the wood seems to sit a little in the background. The carbonation has quickly fled and it seems flat on the palate, which translates into a little bit of a boring plot development. All told, it is unique and very nice, but sadly it doesn’t quite live up to the aroma’s billing.
jbeatty (949) - New York, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 09/20/2012. Pours hazy golden orange, thin white head burns away from the acidity, thin ring of lacing. Aroma of lemon, sour white fruits, oak, and quite a bit of leather, horse blanket funk. Definitely very rustic. Taste is tart, acidic citrus and tropical fruit, vinegar. Medium light, sparkling palate. Alright.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the September 2012 3R6P gathering. +++ Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured a pale yellow color with a small foamy white head. The aroma was funky, bretty and sour with a hint of vinegar and a touch of banana. The flavor was strong lemon, dry, tart, chalk and vinegar. Powerfully sour and astringent. Long tart vinegar and chalk finish. Medium length and body. Odd.
rlgk (9493) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at Ginger Man, NYC. Somewhat hazy pale golden beer with a small but quite lasting offwhite head. Rubber aroma, citrus, grapefruit, oaky, grapes, sourish fruity notes, cream, barnyard, leather, sour, woody, pine, some banana and some hay, lemongrass notes. Rubber flavor, barnyard, leather, grass, hay, grapefruit, sour, sourish, grapefruit, grapes, citrus, orange peels, lime, perfume notes, mango, lemongrass, some woidy notes. Incredible! Sourish citrus finish, grapefruit, hay, lemongrass and some oak. Just plain wonderful!
hivemind (693) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle with James at Ginger Man. 09.04.2012. From snifter. Peach color, no head. Aroma of vinegar and dry fruit. Palate is sharply acidic yet not too puckery. More acid than sour, but fruit is not totally overwhelmed by that acidity. Not something I’ve never experienced before in a sour, but still awesome. Very well done.
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012-08-18. Dark yellow body with a small white head. 3+ Lightly woody, fruit, mild musty quality. 7+ Flavour is fairly sour, modest wood grows as you go. Not super complex, or perhaps I lack the sensitivity to dissect it? Enjoyable but more woody than my preference. Average bodied palate. Decent. Bottle, Campground Brewdown 2012 shared by GT2
jredmond (5039) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2012 Bottle sampled at Kramer’s Campground Brewdown 2012. Pours a bright, hazy yellow with nice white lacing. Aroma is floral, perfume, light dry zest and a faint tartness. Mouthfeel is soft with notes of soft fruit, cantillon funk, zesty tropical fruit, flowers and oak. Nice!
JoeMcPhee (8216) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
NOTF 2010. Hazy golden pour. The nose is loaded with coriander and some sour sort of finish. Musty and a little bit grainy tasting. Pear and some light herbal character. Meh.
cpetrone84 (1202) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pour is is clear golden in color with tight off white head. Nose is tannic and sweet. Lots of white wine barrel, peaches and fruity. Taste is a bit less tannic, still nice fruity soft peach and gentle sourness in the finish. Still seems to have a light Chardonnay barrel taste but not as present in the taste. Body is soft, lighter carbonation, very clean and airy.