lambicboy12 (43) - salt lake, Utah, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1- raisin and cocoa
2- orange with a cloudy pour.
3- Very tart and some vinegar
4- medium-light body with a lively carbonation
5- I like this sour beer a lot, but I think that the vinegar aspect detracts from the rest of the beer.
glennmastrange (2665) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Moderate straw for the malt, light meyer lemon for the hops, moderate musty for the yeast, with notes of wood, sour grape, cassis and cider vinegar. Head is average size, frothy turning wispy, off-white with a few spots of lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear dark brown. Flavor starts heavily acidic and acetic, then finishes heavily acidic and sour. Palate is light, watery with a lively carbonation and a tart and dry finish. The fruitiness of this Sour Ale takes it off of the typical overly acidic list of its type for me.
sunevdj (3947) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at CBC 2014. Pours a clear dark brown with a small head. Quite sour with a medium bitterness. Aromas of grapefruit and grains with hints of cask wood. Medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Long bitter finish.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark mahogany brown with small fizzy head. Aromas of citrus, vinegar, with some barnyard. Flavor is sour fruits, funky, barnyard, vinous, acid.
rumproasts (5046) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Deep mahogany with one finger head. Puckeringly tart and very oaky. Strong red berry and cherry. Light balsalmic vinegar acidity. A sipper, but extremely well done.
thepatrickman (829) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting beer. It smells exactly the way I like my wild beers to smell -- a large amount of Brett aroma mixed with some suggestive fruity esters. Classic example of the style. The coloring is interesting, with a very dark hue that’s still surprisingly translucent. Quite thin body, moderate sourness, and no malt or roast notes at all. Enjoyable.
jgb9348 (5676) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown coloured body that is fairly thin and when held up to a light, almost shows indigo/blue - very interesting! All that with a very thin, oily tan head on top. Aroma of sour grapes, brett (of course), lactose and a touch of bread - along with some strong yeast notes throughout. Light-bodied; Sour notes at first with a fruity flavour showing some brighter sour funk and a little grass and hay, but a lot of sour notes and some good fruit notes throughout. Aftertaste is a bit complex, but the flavours rotate around the brett and yeast, with a touch of the citrus and fruits showing through. Overall, a nice brett-based saison from Crooked Stave that borders on a plain fruit beer, but this is about what I expected from the brewery and worth keeping a few of these around to see how they age! I sampled this 37,5 cL split bottle purchased from Murray’s Cheese in New York (Greenwich Village), New York on 20-June-2015 for US$9,99 sampled at home in Washington after the Broncos won Super Bowl L - cheers Denver, and thanks for making great beer!
2014 Bottle - Batch #6 // Purchased 20-June-2015 // Sampled: 07-February-2016
BrettTaylor (738) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle into snifter. Pours a dark cola-like brown with virtually no head at all; what little head there was from pouring rapidly disappears. Classic brett aroma - earthy, touch of funk, and slightly sour; there are some soft citrus and floral notes. Taste is pleasantly sour that lasts through the whole swallow and lingers for a good long time. Nice citrus notes, maybe somewhat like key lime towards finish. Super delicious.
hopscotch (10601) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours clear and amber with a brief white head. The aroma is earthy and funky with an unusual suggestion of anise. Light-bodied and watery with sufficient carbonation. The flavor is seriously sour and funky with some nice fruitiness and a light level of toastiness. Tart, tangy, lightly funky finish.
rouhlas (2760) - GREECE - NOV 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. Copper brown color with off white head. Roasted malty and yeasty aroma, caramel, wood, funky bretty, tart citrusy fruity. Sweet and acidic taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
Mr_Abner (334) - Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (batch 6). Pours a cola color with a minimal white head ringing the glass. Smells tart. Aromas of Brett, oak, citrus, some floral notes, scant roastiness. Taste is medium to medium+ tart. Light+ bodied, average carbonation, tart finish.