riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some tart sourness with a very light yeat spice on the nose. Lemon, rather sour smelling actually. Some generic pale maltiness as well. Golden pour with a thin head. A touch of tartness to start, grainy bready malt as well as wit bier notes. Brett funk, yeasty spice. A touch earthy as well. Earth and funk in the finish. Lightly sour. Intersting beer.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft @ Brouwer’s Big Wood - cloudy orange and spotty white head; very strange smelling and tasting beer; kind of a soured pale ale, but sour only in nose; off flavors and quite gross
BrewDad (5004) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pint – Bottleworks – Seattle, WA
Aroma: Very light and medicine type smell.
Appearance: Golden in color, cloudy with a thin head.
Flavor: Not very much flavor this beer had issues. It was like a terrible infected brew. No help for this beer.
Palate: Dry finish, with whatever gets this out of my mouth feel.
Overall: Was supposed to be one of the better beers in the taps selection this would have never been tapped in my house. This was pure crap. A complete mess and they said it was a young beer sure a young infected beer that will only improve the pipes as it goes down the drain.
3fourths (8219) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft pour @ Bottleworks. Cloudy bright golden yellow body, white head. Instant nose of saccharin and sweaty band-aids. Some lactic cream and 7-UP cola flavoring syrup/aspartame in the nose. Highly carbonated and spritzy. Overwhelming saccharin and soured corn syrup flavor. Terrible. Couldn’t stomach more than a few sips.
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hands down the best sour I had from Elysian at their SBW tasting. Pours a red gold with a thin head and a good amount of carbonation. Smells of malts, vinegar, peppery hops and sour grapefruit. The sour flavor is balanced, with a sour apple taste mingling with a fresh taste of lemon and vanilla. Liked it quite a bit.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
light red with a thin head. vinegar and cloves aroma. mild sourness flavor and a well balanced palate.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tastes even better than the Avery Vogekbeck... Pretty excited for this beer due to its slightly sour taste -- as opposed to the super sour ale. Another fantastic beer from Elysian.