beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At the Beercentricity event at Barbara’s at the Brewery. Pours a light orange. I get a blast of dill followed by a light butter note. As it warms that fades off and more stone fruit notes start to pop. Very tart. Wine barrel notes come at the very end for me.
joeneugs (3498) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at Drakes. It pours a rather clear pale yellow with a great nose of sour stone fruit, peaches, apricots with supporting pinot character and hints of coconut from the wood. Floral and a little sweet fruitiness to slightly set off the intense sour. The flavor is really great. Peachy, sour goodness with present pinot and barrel. Brett and funk is subdued but adds a nice complexity to the finish. Little to no vinegar. It has a punchy, lactic sour finish with a hint of spicy. Wonderful. Maybe the best sour I’ve had from Drakes.