rayOfBeer (656) - El Cerrito, California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap: hazy burnt orange with smallish white head. Aroma is tart/sour with yeast funk a little caramel and orange blossom. Flavor is a rather smooth, creamy sour grape/tart cherry with a touch of caramel and some light bisquity grain notes. Overall, rather easy drinking for a sour with lots of flavor, I like it.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Clear reddish golden with a fizzy white head. Green apple, caramel, vanilla and oak aroma and taste with a tart dry finish with a bright crisp palate.
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Beer Rev Tastival. Aroma is of sour, yeasty bread and slight vinegar. Taste is more hops and sour, some saison characteristics. Palate was average. Good beer.
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joeneugs (3106) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Barrel House. It pours amber with a small orange head. The aroma is straight up balsamic vinegar with some notes of berries. The flavor is the same and extremely acetic with some off notes of nail polish remover. Burns the throat on the way down and is in no way a pleasant sour ale. Palate bruising with some nicer notes of dried apricots and balsamic vinegar. I give it a few extra points for ambition. This may suffer from extended aging in the barrel.
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on tap at the Bistro Barrel Aged Beer Festival on 11/15/2008. This sour ale poured a medium brown color from the tap. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel and soft, fruity and bretty. A medium bodied sour ale. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet. The hops are earthy and floral. Touch of funk, horse blanket and must. The funk is kind of subdued but adds a nice presence to an amber ale. Not as funky as I thought it might be but it works. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly funky.
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - NOV 27, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2009 A favorites from the Bistro Barrel Fest, pours beautiful reddish brown with no head. The nose is Brett funk, sweet malt and caramel. The flavor is the same, with the Brett standing out and a sweetness following. Lively on the palate and a great oak finish.
bb (6715) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Rich amber beer with a big cream colored head. Malty, yeasty, tart aroma. Tart, malty, yeasty, lemony fruit flavors. Medium body. Tart, malty, fruity (lemon & stone fruit) lingers.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JUN 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from rodger. Still as its straight from the barrel. Very vinous and winelike. Sour undertones. Nice.
marcus (6318) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Toronado. This dark amber ale poured with a thin beige head and a sour aroma. The sweet caramel malt base is overwhelmed by the brett-induced sour fruit flavor. However, the result is very pleasing to the palate.
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - APR 19, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Hamilton’s 4/18/08, during CBC insanity. Shared with Bikesandbeer, my girlfriend Cyn, WeeObese, Darkelf, and others. Pours cloudy dark red with a bright white ring. Nose Bretty, sweet, and overall nicely tart. Taste is bretty, sweet, sour, and overall a big mouthful of yum. Towards the end of the glass some of the amber of the original beer begins to come out. I really liked this, it was a big ole sour pucker fest served in a pint glass.