Jblauvs (1337) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Local Option.
Pours a deep, opaque red brown. Very small fizzy head. Aroma is tart fruit, cherry, loads of oak, brown sugar. Mouthfeel is moderately creamy. Flavor is classic HOTD rich maltiness: brown sugar, chocolate, and rich oaky creaminess. The tart fruit is evident and balances out the sweetness. A nice heart brew with a good balance between sweet and sour.
jbmanz (74) - Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft into tulip .. Poured cloudy/amber/orange with nice 1-inch head in the tulip, head faded relatively quickly. Funky tart dry but good-interesting aroma.
BeerandBlues2 (8454) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is tart and acidic cherries, oak, funky Belgian yeast and light earthy hops. Flavor is tart and acidic cherries, light hops and bitterness with sweet malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
JohnnyJ (3893) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Semi cloudy reddish bee pour, with an off white head. Sweet malts, oak, apple, light cherry, light tartness, and caramel. Pretty sweet not overly sour, overall decent.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.
Pours a very cloudy, pale orange color with tangerine edges and a one finger, frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lace left behind.
Earthy barnyard aroma with a musty brett presence and lots of horsey funk along with acetic vinegar and citrus acidity. There’s a very strong lemon juice character along with some musty hay, lactic funk and earthy oak. The lambic notes are prominent but the don’t overpower the golden ale characteristics.
Tart and puckering with some sour acidity but it’s not harsh at all. Very refreshing with earthy oak, musty brett and other bugs. Again, there’s a really strong citrus/lemon juice presence along with some grapefruit and other tropical notes. Slight creaminess with lactic and barnyard funk balancing things out. Underneath, there is some light fruit sweetness, subtle peppery spice and sourdough bread flavor. Very faint acetic vinegar presence lingering in the finish. This beer is blended with lambic from the Flanders region but it’s very delicate and not as aggressive as a typical Belgian sour. It kind of reminds me of a bretted saison just a bit more tart.
drowland (5686) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
9/16/12. 750mL bottle thanks to Walt! Hazy burnt orange pour with a nice fluffy khaki head that lasts in half for quite awhile and laces plenty. Light funk and puckering lemon tartness hit my nostrils first as well as a touch of what reminds me of cleaner, followed by wood, green apple, and orange peel, on top of bits of caramel and molasses. The flavor hits tart and sweet up front with lemon, caramel, orange, green apple, and more. There is a funky, tart middle and a dry backend that somehow lingers a bit thick and sweet at the same time... hard to describe. Tasty!
nimbleprop (3852) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle pours a clear orange with some creamy white head. Nose is musty, vanilla, almost dusty, malty, light vinegar, flower pollen. Flavor is lightly tart, honey, some red wine vinegar, some orange pith, grapefruit. Medium bodied, lightly acidic finish.
5000 (5606) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Dark golden, dirty, reddish hued, large sudsy off-white head, decent lacing.   Odd beef vegetable aroma, slight unripened cherries.   This smells like soup, no joke.   Well, soup that has some tart unripened cherries mixed in. &nbps Much better on the tongue, yet still has a weird off-flavor that can best be described as some beef vegetable soup.   Otherwise tart, unripened cherries.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes dry, tart, and thankfully not as soupy as it started.   Seriously, this beer has a vegetable beef soup aspect that I have never experienced in a beer before.   Thankfully its not as strong on the tongue.   Maybe its a little like potato salad.   WTF is going on with this brew?   Tastes better than it smells thats for sure.   Lingering tartness, unripened cherries, with faint beef vegetable stew.   Seriously....
adnielsen (7576) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Republican Minneapolis. Pours a glowing, hazy orange appearance with a small white head. Tangy, orange, light vinegar, spicy yeasty, a bit woody aroma. Tangy orange/lemon, juicy, slightly juicy, blood orange, a bit funk flavor. Pretty fun stuff to drink.
BelgianBeerGal (2869) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh bottle from Belmont. Really cool and complex beer. I think the best way I can explain it is by listing the multitude of aromas and flavors I found here: green apple, passion fruit, light sourness, bright hops but only a hint of bitterness, and a light honey-like sweetness. Very pleasant and easy drinking.