LtDan (1676) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - SEP 13, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pours a cloudy pastel yellow with a creamy thin cap of white atop. Leaves sparse sudsy lacing.
Aroma: Fresh lemon and lemon drop candy.
Taste: Lemon, lemon pepper, vinegar, finishing with tart notes and bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Modest carbonation, juicy.
Overall: I really enjoyed this beer.
BMan1113VR (7380) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. An old batch 1. Pours with a white head with surprisingly good flocculation/clarity. Aroma is of wheat, grapes, lightly tart, white wine and lemon. Taste is pretty magnificent; very nicely balanced. Aroma is fruity, mango, lychee, papaya, peach sorbet, lightly tart with nectarines in the finish. Really nice and fruity. Lively and dry mouthfeel. 12-16 more months in a white wine barrel and this would be a legitimate Cuvee de Castleton clone. Really a pretty good young sour!
alexanderj (3054) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at brewpub. Poured a gold color with a white head. Aroma of grapes, vinegar, yeast, and a bit fruit. Flavor wasnít really sour, pretty carbonated, yeast, fruit and a bit of sugar.
iowaherkeye (2636) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Blue Palms. Hazy straw with a one finger white head, fading to a thick ring andthin film after a couple minutes. Light lactic acidity atop lemony wheat, light cereal grains--pretty mellow thus far in the nose. Flavor follows suit pretty well with some fruity bananas and just a tinge of acetone toward the finish. Also got a hint of almond--dunno what thatís about. Sourness peaked at a 2-3, semi-dry with low bitterness. Livy to moderate prickly carbonation with a light body. Hope this fool ages well--as it is, itís just interesting as Iíve not had a sour this young before.
can8ianben (1229) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy bright yellow beer with a thin whispy head. Aroma of candy and lemon. The flavor is sour, but not obnoxiously so. This is a very drinkable sour beer - maybe more like a "too sour" wheat beer. Lots of citrus, spice, and a faintly sweet syrupy flavor in the finish. Really interesting.
beersearcher (1956) - Glendale, California, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours really yellow. aroma is faint but a little fruity. sourness is minimal but the acid does leave its mark. very refreshing. one of my favorite sour ales so far because it doesnít try to pucker your mouth into a grimace
mastabass666 (277) - California, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Unclear golden with thin white head. Aroma-slight sourness, peach, muscat. Taste-champagne, fruit, some sour lemon notes. Good flavors, but thin and light bodied.