adamjackson (1752) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy fig color
Very acetic. Dragon fruit is dominating. Very sour and intense. Almost boozy. Finish is oak and grape skins
valpoaj (594) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap pour at DH brewery/loft - hazy yellow golden with thin head...aroma is very tart and biting, hint of tropical fruit underneath. Flavor is quite sour and tart...almost makes you pucker, but I thought it was pretty good, as the tropical fruit notes offset the tartness nicely...that being said, it is pretty one-dimensional with little else going on. Palate was very dry and kept you coming back for more...but in a good way. I’ll admit, I was kind of surprised when I saw the very poor reviews on this one, but after mining things a bit, it appears that this may be a bit rough in bottle form, but I thought it was quite enjoyable out of the keg...
Marheb (1529) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Critique chaotique du extreme beer fest 2013): Peu d’effervescence, fruits exotiques, plus sucré qu’acidulé. Intéressant.
nimbleprop (3875) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at EBF. Pours a clear amber with almost no head. Big fruit aroma, tart, star fruit, grapefruit, sticky smelling. Flavor is tons of tropical fruit, slightly tart, light orange. Medium bodied, tart, sweet finish. Very fruity.
djd07 (2536) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Ryan. Pours a cloudy orange with paperthin white head. The aroma is strong funk and vinegar. Medium mouthfeel wth light sour fruit and nice tart finish. Easy to drink a good fruit lambic from Dark Horse.
TheAlum (4986) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared at Dan’s Birthday Tasting (Lyons, IL). Pours a nice deep amber orange hue, firmer haze, decent glow, a bit darker. Loose bubbly head dies down to a mellow film, laces small. Aromas are dragonfruit, acedic acid qualities, a touch of nail polish, tropical fruit and gentle citrus. A touch of bready malts, some firm acidity. Initial is firmer fruit, mellow to low carbonation. Touches of nail polish, acidity, dragon fruit and tropical fruit. Some gentle citrus, dragon fruit, bread, and lactic elements. Middle is citrus, fruit, and dragon fruit. Backend is more acedic, trailing off effectively. Lactic and acedic acidity linger through it. Tropical fruit, some citrus, the dragon fruit element is distinct. Finish is a touch harsh, but not as bad as I expected. As a sour it’s underwhelming and a bit harsh. The dragonfruit element is interesting, but overall the beer still suffers from acedic problems and a difficulty in drinking. Not quite Blood Orange, a little undercarbonated. But.. meh.
rumproasts (1842) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
tap at 2013 michigan winter beer festival. very strange flavor. fruity but not nearly as tart as i expected. seems a bit off, but it is an interesting combination of flavors.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at James’ place. Pours hazy gold with a white head. A little bit of nail polish remover, but not as offensive as the Blood Orange version, with some light berry sweetness and tartness. Not bad.
b3shine (3541) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On draft at 4 Elves (from notes). Pours caramel with no real carbonation or lacing. Smells and tastes of acetone and fruit. Below average on the palate. Disappointing.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at James’ place for a tasting. Pours a hazy amber with a good amount of floaty swirly little bits. A good amount of acetone, similar to the blood orange. Behind all of the acetone there’s a touch of fruit and funk, but the acetone overpowers everything. Medium bodied, soft fruit, loads of acetone, tangy with a bit of caramel. Lingering acid, more acetone.