markextrae (3335) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle shared by a friend. poured an amber / orange colour with a white head. nose of nose is a mixture of sweet and sour, sweet raspberries, cherries, oak, vanilla, citrus, slight spices, oak, yoghurt, sour tart finish. dry aftertaste. pretty enjoyable american sour
TEJA (2121) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Karl Meyer thanks. Lasting beige head. Clear solid yellow color. Big but mild acidity. Fresh and good taste.
thornecb (5365) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep amber into a tulip. White head with excellent retention recedes leaving scant sheets. Dark pit fruit and cardamom aromas. Sharp cherry and plum upfront turning dry in the lasting bitter pith finish.
lightbias (438) - USA - MAY 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a tulip, the aesthetics are immediately pleasing. Roasted almond in color; capped with a head two fingers deep and eggshell in hue, the beer pours slightly thick and swallows its own foam blanket in minutes. - The aroma is oak, dark plums and a nip of lemon, but seems tame; delicious, but quite mild. Curious, I pull at the rim, letting the beer slip between my lips and over my tongue, flooding my mouth. I close my eyes, as not to dilute the sensory experience. Woodsy, earthy flavors drift with the brew, as silky and drinkable as Iíve experienced with a sour ale. Iím missing the jaw-cracking explosion at the back of my mouth, my tongue almost hungry for a little abuse. Despite the expectation of finding, in this bottle, a little something that would bite me back, the beer is delicious. - The finish is dry and lightly tart; each quaff from 44 degrees to 60 is consistently succulent at the draw and sere at the swallow. At the second pour, itís a warmer beer, and the foam rises to a soft, but very respectable three fingers. The last bit continues at the bottom of my glass as I finish it off, leaving just a bit of a pillow to fill the dimple at the center. - A lovely experience, this Agrestic, and despite my dashed expectations, a brew worth the moments Iíve spent embracing it.
copestx (61) - Vesterbro, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Briís in Encinitas. Reddish-brown, oak and vanilla flavours, mild tartness, not too sweet. Well done.
b3shine (7861) - Indiana, USA - MAY 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle to snifter (thanks Ferris). This batch is 6.8% abv. Looks good; a very slightly hazy caramelish burnt orange with lively carbonation and ample fluffy off-white head. Smells mildly semi-sweet and moderately tart with notes of oak and brett. Tastes like it smells with a soft berry-like presence as well. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and pleasantly tart. An enjoyable AWA.
Ungstrup (33781) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazy amber beer with a beige head. Tha aroma has notes of over ripe fruits, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of brettanomyces, malt, caramel, and straw, leading to a dry finish.
FlacoAlto (4133) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 7/15/15; Sampled January 2016
A steady, soft pour produces a three-finger thick, pale tan colored head that slowly grows to fill the rest of my glass and start to peak over (over 6-fingers). The foam has an almost raspberry like fruity taste to it. Tart smelling with an underlying citrus and herbal note, it almost seems hoppy. There is soft funkiness here that suggests at a bit of mustiness, and perhaps a hint of muskiness. There is a hint of nutty, caramelized malt character, though this is quite subtle.
Tart with a soft grapefruit like character, the finish has a crispness to it that is mostly acidity, but also something that is sort of herbal, sort of citrus like in character, and definitely woody / oaky. The body is fairly light, but has a tannic structure to it that makes it stick to the palate just a bit; there is a balancing carbonation that isnít quite effervescent, but definitely prickly. The oak character plays a big role here, in addition to the wood flavors, there is a hint of vanillin, and some peppery wood notes.
This is a tasty sour, not as complex or funky as a Lambic (my preference in sours), but still quite enjoyable.
thepatrickman (679) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - APR 18, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a trade. It makes sense that the base beer for this is DBA -- itís a darker, reddish color than most American wild beers, and the extra malts give it a slightly deeper malt and oak flavor. Moderately sour, a little fruity, and full of great funk flavor -- it reminded me a lot of Allagashís Coolship Resurgam. Really excellent.
TheBeerGod (5919) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 375mL corked and caged. Batch No. 002. Bottled 07/15/15. Murky copper with a medium, foamy tan head. Very funky and sour nose. Wet wood, sour fruit, funky yeast, spice notes and wet leather. Taste is surprisingly sweeter than the nose would let on. Sweet fruit notes, wet oak, funky yeast, yogurt, leather, faint vanilla and light spices. Body is medium with a soft carbonation and a light acidic feel. Soft dry feeling on the palate as well. Finishes with more wet oak, funky yeast, yogurt, sour fruit, unripe fruit, sweet malt, light spice and faint vinegar.