maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle on 10/22/2010. Cloudy orange body with a medium creamy white head. Tart fruit and caramel aroma. Sweet, tart fruit and light caramel flavor. Light body with high carbonation.
jtclockwork (8044) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Paul and Ryan’s tasting. Pours cloudy apricot. Nose of wheat, tart fruit, oak and yeast. Taste of tart fruit, apple, vinegar and yeast.
suprchunk (2103) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy golden straw. Thick white head that thins out, then lingers throughout the drink.
Strong acetic aroma, letting you know this will be a bit sour. Might settle after it has some age on it. Little bit of malty sweetness hidden behind the vinegar. Can’t get much more out of the nose with the vinegar dominating. Slight woodiness.
A bit sour, as expected. A bit sweet, which is unexpected after smelling it. Not so much in the vinegar tartness - more lambic brett than anything else. Soured fruit.
Not as thin as I thought it would be from the ABV and aroma. Nice level of carbonation that just enhances the flavor. Any more and it would make the sourness stand out more. It is almost still, which is weird seeing the head that started this thing. The tartness lingers on the sides of the mouth and all over the tongue. And finishes with a bit of the sweetness.
Very drinkable. I really enjoyed this beer and hope that they will offer this one more than this one time. If not, try and get your hands on a couple and age one.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2012 Bottle at Max’s. Fantastic beer, very reminiscent of RR Temptation. Smooth creamy oak aroma. Very vinous. Sour and funky. Tart flavor with apple cider notes. Very sour. Oak and wood noticeable. Veryh nice beer.
Rerate 7/10/12: This stuff is fucking awesome.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big cantillon nose, lots of citrus, some light sweetness, white wine. Taste is very dry, moderately bitter, tons of chardonnay, tons of citrus, super hoppy... Imperial temptation! Fuck yeah!
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle I believe this was from Tim, thanks buddy. Shared at paytoplay’s tasting. Pours orange with a bright white ring. Nose is great, sweet. Taste is sweet, lightly sour, fruity and nice.
sthlm (1225) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle, thanks BDR!] Pours hazy orange with an off-white head. Leather, lemon and funkiness are the primary components of the aroma. The taste is quite tart, with more leather, and citrus (more orange at this point). Good mouthfeel and finish length. Overall, a very solid beer, and one that I hope to revisit in a non-tasting setting some time. Thanks again, Brad!
badgerben (4387) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
MN Ratebeer Winter Gathering, January 29, 2011. Courtesy of BDR. Hazy gold color with no head. Banana and apricot aroma. Quite sour and tart flavor. Moderate wheat. Very light vanilla. Fruity aroma vanished.
Trev (1899) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour was hazy gold.
Aroma was earthy cheesy bretty, some light pale fruit. peach/apricot.
Flavour was tart lemon and under ripe apricot. Some biscuity maltiness. Nice tart lingering sourness.
DalzAle (1966) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by BDR. Slightly hazy yellow pour, very sour peach/apricot aroma. Flavor is plenty of sour lemon with no sweetness, biting aftertaste of lingering sourness. Loved this one, highlight of the night for me.