ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 21, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A - Pours a hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a fairly slow pace leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of tart lactic sourness, sweet caramel malts, funky yeasts, farmhouse smells, vanilla, oak, some light spices, a hint of dark fruit and a bit of brown sugar.
T - Starts off with a mix of sweet caramel malts with some tart lactic sourness, some light spice, some vanilla, and a bit of dark fruit. Through the middle, the oak comes through with some funky yeast flavors, a bit more yeast spice, farmhouse flavors, a bit of wheat, and some more bready malts. The finish is a mix of lightly tart and sour yeast flavors, a bit of funk, some sweet bready and grainy malts, oak, vanilla, a bit of dark fruit, spices, and brown sugar.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sour, tart, funky, and dry finish.
D - Very drinkable. Super complex with lots of different flavors mixing together, but the overall beer is excellently balanced.
ReggieDunlap (3085) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy amber with a medium white head...nice lacing. Aroma has some tartness...tropical fruits...passionfruit. flavor has nice light soury passionfruit and cherry...mild oakiness. Mouthfeel is light and the finish has dry oakiness and a bit of plum.
AdamJackson (2652) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Received this as a part of the Rare Beer Club. 750ML C&C enjoyed at 60F in a Hill Farmstead Glass.
A - Reddish brown appearance. 3 finger head that fades fast to half a finger. Lacing is nice.
S - A tart Rodenbach nose with hints of oak and cherries.
T - Up front is cherries and almost a sugary sweet mango taste. Middle is oak and dry vinegar. Finish is metallic copper and honey with a hint of dark fruits like raisins.
M - Heavy carbonation and a medium body.
O - This is a decent beer. It’s very drinkable, the alcohol is well hidden and it has a very nice tart balance. Maybe too much vinegar? I honestly can’t tell.
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
1pint 9oz bottle pours reddish brown with a billowing khaki head. Aromas of green apple lime citrus vinegar tropicak ftuit and some white wine grape must. Flavor is sour and grainy. Body is medium with a sour finish.
JoelMiler (13) - Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a 25.4oz bottle at the Fitz in Eagle River. Lightly tart and sour, with a good note of citrus in the nose. Just enough bitter to balance.
Stine (1584) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clouded clementine pour. Stony, golden kiwi and pineapple aroma; rindy as shit. Cheesecloth and gruyere. Some rustic spice; white pepper, and cinnamon, lending it an earthiness and works nicely with the punchiness of the fruit character. A light haze of funk blurs the lines nicely.
Flavor bursts with berries and stone fruits and cinnamon. Gravelly, and cheesy, but not heavily acidic, although there is a lovely champagne vinegar bite to it. Somewhat simple in its youth, but elegant.
Luxurious full texture snaps with sourness only in the far finish, where it gets dusty and dirty, with bitter rinds, raw spice, and earth.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet and tart nose with cherries and caramel. Taste is light to moderately sweet, lightly sour, with cherry, light vinegar, some raw sugar and cobweb-y yeast.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of BrainLair. Pours a hazy orange brown with light tan head. Lots of carbonation. Bready, doughy aroma with notes of grapefruit. Flavor is very tart up front. Grape and wine notes. Dry, lightly bitter finish. A tad acetic, but overall enjoyable.
GT2 (8464) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL thanks to BrainLair. Pours a chill hazed orange with a giant off white head. Huge volcanic retention and huge lace. Nose is quite nice: sour cherries, some red wine barrel, heavier Flemish red character, small acetic. Taste doesn't deliver: sticky, papery, little to no sourness. Leaves a lot to be desired. Paper, lemon tea, flashes of acetic heat.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
craftbeerdesign (2177) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
shared 750ml. tart green apple nose with light citrus. orange pour with a big white head. med body with tart apples, cherries and light vinegar. tart and soothing finish