TheAlum (5530) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at 4th of July BBQ (Lyons, IL). Pours a decent hazy golden yellow hue, a bit dulled and darker into the middle with lively spritzy carbonation, some whitish ring stick around is small but present. Aromas are lemony/lime hybrid, spritzy and alluring with some nice citric zest, touches of yogurt, straw and bready malts. Gentle funk and touches of oak work in as we settle down. Simple yet enjoyable, gentle cobwebs meet a touch of melon and gentle citrus sustain. Initial is lighter bodied, some lively carbonation with a touch of bitterness. Decent fruity elements show melon, citrus and decent lactic jabs of sourness. Yogurty, the sourness is more restrained here, a peppy carbonation seems to mask some of the elements here. Dry and fuzzy as we press on, some gentle oak and touchs of soft mellow funk, soft grains. While the beer lacks complexity or depth of flavors itís certainly drinkable, enjoyable and a far better option than so many trainwreck American Wilds out there. Solid stuff, nothing offensive but nothing that makes itís stand out either.
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by tmoney99- thanks again, Tom! Pours a hazy pale gold color with a small white head. Aroma of straw, dough, lemon, and leaves. Flavor of lemon, apricot, sourdough, and cheesecloth. Light-bodied, with a bready, tart mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Decent sour blonde, but it didnít pick up much of the wine barrel character at all, from what I could tell.
Tmoney99 (10404) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a hazy yellow color with a frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. Medium sour & sweet fruit flavor with a medium sweet & sour finish of moderate duration. This beer met my expectations.
DrSilverworm (5899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle, shared by tmoney99. Mostly hazy golden orange color. Thin white head. Some mostly loose ropes and dots of lace. Good lemon, citrus in the nose. White wine thing going on. Zesty, sweet taste, lightly tart. Great long oaky lemony citric aftertaste. Medium body. Lightly slick. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry in the finish. Smooth, tasty, refreshing sour blond.
b3shine (5132) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle to snifter (shared by Tmoney99). Looks good for the style; a hazy blonde with white lacing. Smells tart and lightly doughy with mild white wine notes. Tastes like it smells, minus the wine. Average on the palate. Solid, but nothing special.
alexsdad06 (5246) - Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have tart /sour citrus, some off funk, pale malt, finish is very soft, flavor is not very sour at all. Meh.
bhensonb (10692) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from ? Pours translucent gold with a white smear. Light sour aroma. Near med body. Flavor is rather meh. Itís only a little sour. Lightly fruity. Lightly oaky. Maybe some grape. Not getting anything like "buttercup". Or would I know buttercup? Hm. Not really exciting.
marcus (6303) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Beer Revolution. Pours cloudy blonde with a huge off-white head and a fruity and yeast aroma. There is a moderately sour pale malt flavor with a white wine finish. Not a whole lot of flavor.
brokensail (10530) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by GT @ Richardís. Clear golden pour with a white head. Sulfur, pennies, and grass on the nose. Grape, straw, peach, and some lemon. A bit of phosphorous/match head. Flavor is kind of metallic and sulfuric. Straw, white grape, peach, and some lemon zest. A bit tart, dry, and grassy.
GT2 (8161) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500mL from Vendome. Cap looked like it wasnít capped correctly- looked wonky. Needs QCing. Cloudy straw, weak foam. Juicy apricot nose with skunk, sulphur. Taste is metallic, licking pennies, nectarine. Refreshing at least. Palate is dusty, tannic. Not so bad.