OldMrCrow (1699) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2013 Bottle via bottleworks.
This has to be one of the more under-rated sours on the site. Stunning beer.
Hazy amber pour, nice white head. Relatively flat mouthfeel but not a detriment as such. Powerful aroma, musty and moldy, very sour, lots of oak.. But the flavor is so smooth and....accessible. Amply buttery nuttiness atop a sour-but-not-so-sour base, tons of musty oak, chewy leather. Splendiforous!
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Aroma of slightly cheesy funk, wood, some cherry, cardboard. Flavor is oddly bittersweet. Some tart and citric qualities with apple and citrus. Nice woody sourness too, but not enough with the odd flavors. Rather light bodied. Didn’t work very well for me.
Doppelganger (1387) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - SEP 13, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, BSF at the GBBF. Hazy honey, a few off-white bubbles. Fresh dry-summer-morning dandelion aroma. Spicy, wooly; simple and stunning. Dry peppery mineral flavor, light and profoundly refreshing. Didn’t actually intend to try this beer, and ended up with a glassful when my attempt to offer Ang a glass was generously misinterpreted as a request for a sample. Well, what a fine mistake that turned out to be. As much as this may not even turn out to be my highest rate of the GBBF, this was definitely the most memorable, and the one that my mouth waters for whenever I recall it. Such a beautiful beer.
BOLTZ7555 (2656) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Prickly carbonation percolates up from a garnet colored brew. 1/2 eggshell head is tightly packed and leaves a bit of lacing. Aroma isn’t quite as powerful as other sours but possesses cherry skin, plum, barnyard funk, and sour apple Jolly Ranchers. Flavor is all kinds of tart, citrus and fairly acidic. Enjoyed it.
LilBeerDoctor (3297) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, best by 07/2012. Pours a dark orange with no head. Aroma of sweet honeydew melon, lots of funk, and sour sweettart candies. Flavor is mostly sweet with just a tinge of sour. Lots of sweettart candies, some banana, apple, cherry, and other fruits. Quite drinkable, but the palate is a bit watery. A good sour, but I’m not sure where all these super high ratings(ie 4+) are coming from.
AmEricanbrew (5514) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
BB date is 07/2012. Not as sour as i expected. Hazy amber with a fleeting head. Big aroma is wet wood, lemon, and bretty barnyard. Good sweet n’ sour flavors of lemon lime, cherry, apple pulp with a dollop of barnyard funk. A good blend here, but i’d prefer the straight Girardin lambic. Maybe this bottling needs to sit for a while.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of kmweaver. Mostly clear amber body with no head. The nose is light honey, some cheese and horseblanket brett and some golden fruits. The flavor is cheese, lemon, yogurt, pepper, pithy citrus peal and some peach. Medium body is round with virtually no carbonation.16
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - AUG 22, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle from kmweaver shared with WeeHeavy and Cyn. Thanks Ken for the bottle and Jon for inviting me over. Brown amber color. Perfect sour level. No fruit in the description, but I get the illusion of it, probably from the combination of sour, and possibly some sweetness. Delicious.
vyvvy (3553) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow - this was better than expected and quite lovely. Pours cloudy dark amber with a tight, yet soapy, white head. The aroma is sour with some cheese-like lambic aspects, lactic acid, wild yeast and some barnyard traits ~ crisp, biting and beautiful. Medium body that starts crisp then ends smooth and milk with some delightfully soft carbonation. The flavor starts with lemony / citric tartness then more earthy lambic traits come in followed by lactic tartness followed by all the traits blending seemlessly with some blue cheese-like funk. The finish repositions the flavors putting the cheese funk in front then some milkiness and some citric acid in the background. This is some kind of beautiful. Massive thumbs up for this beer. I love this beer.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - AUG 21, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Officially #1700, not what I was originally planning, but John Wetherel, brought this over for the night of 1700, and decided to open it first. 82nd Sour rating. Pours orange with a tan ring, nose is sour and nice. Taste is really nice and tasty with lots of nice oaky sour notes. Gotta say this is a damn tasty sour.