BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
3.5yr version on tap at GABF. Pours with a hazed copper to golden hued body with a minimal white head. Aromas are of vanillin, wood, oak, tart, cherries, musty funky and very acidic with only a mild acetic bite. Flavors are super acidic, bright cherries, wood, dry and acidic. Lovely!
queenholly (2612) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap sample @ Midwest SourWildFunkFest. Tart lactic, sweet fruity raspberry aroma. Hazy amber with a small off-white head. Smooth tart lactic, oaky vanilla, light berry, vinegar, and spicy flavor. Medium body, moderate carbonation.
crossovert (6355) - Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft that was aged 4.5 years. Super sour beer, lots of vinegar notes, dryness, barrel funk.
nimbleprop (4200) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at GABF. Pours a hazy orange with some white head. Big, sour nose, brown sugar, berries, grass, vinegar. Vinegary flavor, apple, raspbery, grass, vitamin C tablets. Full bodied, acetic finish. A little too vinegary.
daknole (8540) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
GABF. Cloudy red pour. Aroma of sour raspberry jam, a little bit of lemon and a light cheesy, lactic funk. Sour raspberries, lactic sourness, fruity as hell, lots of wonderful things being made by this brewery!
NielsenRatings (8275) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
GABF 2012. Tried this baby a few times over two nights. Pours a hazy reddish appearance with an off white head. Big raspberry, a bit seedy, vanilla, like oaky, vinous nose. Super tart, raspberry, red vinous, funky, quite sour flavor. Very nice stuff.
madvike (2582) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at GTMW - Pours rosy amber with a ring of white head. Nose is raspberry--real fruit and seeds, with a touch of caramel. Mmm...a fruit bomb! Taste is mineral raspberry, light malt--real clean. Vinegar tart on the finish, with Smarties sweetness. Light and effervescent in the mouth.
Brigadier (2830) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at GTMW 2012
Circling around immediately to the Destihl tent I could not believe the line was so short. This sour was almost as excellent as the previous one though at this level I am just splitting hairs. Either are world class sours worth the drive to Bloomington, IL, to check out in person.
Aroma / Appearance - A sem-transparent reddish brown base was cloudy and murky. Raspberries fresh from the vine were almost as bright as a glass of 3F Hommage. This one holds nothing back.
Flavor / Palate - Raspberry jam on white toast hits the throat with raw power. Dry and vinegary it is almost too much to handle. Drunk in large quantities it might get abrasive but four to five ounces was the perfect amount. I definitely need to make the drive to their brewpub some time soon.
rbfishstick (141) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed at GTMW 2012. Pours a raspberry amber with a medium white head. Tastes of tart berries with a fruity, yet slightly metallic finish. Some buttery aftertaste but overall a good beer.
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
FoBAB 9. Hazy rose-amber body with a white, large-bubbled ring. Nose is acetic raspberry, reminds of Framboise d’Amorosa without the malt balance, thinner, light yogurty lactic promises to save. Seedy raspberry starts up the flavor, pleasant until the acetic character begins building, bright at first but burning by the finish, sticky and oily as usual with the enamel coating qualities I detest. Fruit almost worked here, acid unfortunately taking over already.