beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at the 4th Annual Bistro Barrel Aged Beer Fest on 11/14/2009. This abbey triple pours a medium orange gold color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, yeasty and bretty. A medium bodied triple. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are herbal and spicy. Lots of the tart, musty, funkiness going on here. Lively carbonation. Seem to change from sip to sip as well, the only constant is the tartness. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is tart, vinous and funky.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - NOV 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the 2009 Bistro Barrel Aged Festival. Holy nail polish aroma! The brett got a little angry at this beer in the two years it spent in the barrel. There is also a vinous and citric tartness and some oak, but it all comes out a little too harsh in the end. Thankfully the flavor doesn’t suffer much for it and brings a nicely sour and vinous body. Carbonation is high. As much as I think the aroma sucked, I still enjoyed this. Weird, ya. I’d like to give it another go with some more time to let it open up and hopefully get rid of some of that solventy character.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009 Bistro Barrel Aged Fest. Poured dark hazy amber, citrus, wood, acetone, tart fruit, little funky.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft @ Bistro Barrel Aged Festival. Pours a murky, orange-brown color; light-tan head with patchy lacing. Huge amounts of nail polish, acetone, and citrus / grapefruit tartness in the aroma; huge nail polish notes without being awful. Strong amounts of tart citrus, oily fruits, and (following the aroma, definitely) nail polish / acetone notes; good levels of carbonation and tartness, but the honey doesn’t make the nail polish go away; quite rough. Medium finish: toasty, citrus, acetone, odd.
bhensonb (12303) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the Bistro BA Fest. Pours hazy amber with a few bubbles. Wonderful sour aroma. Medium minus body with little carbonation. Flavor is sour, bretty, paint thinner. Finishes that way. It’s a f***in wonderful drink. Unique.
marcus (7445) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bistro Barrell Aged Fest. This reddish amber ale poured with a decent beige head and a fruit aroma. There is a very pleasant sour apple flavor with lots of oak and, of course, brett. It has a very winey feel to it.
nickd717 (3623) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 14, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bistro Barrel Aged Fest 09. Amesome beer, one of the best of the fest. Intense solventy aroma that really works well somehow. Yeasty and spicy with floral hops. Flavor is awesome - intense tartness, red wine, berries, sweet malt, oak, and spices. Acidic and very lively on the palate with medium body. High drinkability for a sour ale. Good baseball player too.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Stone Sour Fest 2009
Poured orange with a brown tint.
Nose was peach, fruits, and faint yeast esters.
Taste was not too bretty, lots of peach, slightly sweet with a very nice dry bretty finish.
bu11zeye (12147) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours a cloudy amber body with a small white head. Aroma of leather, barnyard, mustiness, and florals. Flavor of vinegar, brett, orange, candi sugar, and some oak.
JohnnyJ (4870) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stoen sour ale fest 09. Amber pour, fairly dark. Citrus, candy sugar, fruit, a note of oak, and orange. It’s okay.