vvesside (149) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this on tap during San Francisco beer week. This one really blew me away. Just a phenomenal sour.
timfoolery (883) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Walkers Wild Ride event at Beer Rev. Aroma is cherry, coconut, and some Brett. Flavor is a more intense version of the nose. The amount of sheer coconut makes me think this was a different beast in 2012. Tasted like soured Sucaba. Good carb and smooth as all hell. Excellent beer!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
LtDan (1676) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours an amber brown with a white ring of head.
Aroma: Sweet tart candy, bready malt, grandmas house.
Taste: Bready malt ,tartness. Vinegar.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied modest bubbles.
Overall: I’m not the biggest DBA fan, this is slightly more interesting, but not one of my favorite sours they’ve been piloting.
dnstone (1984) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried this at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting but lost my notes...do remember it being a nice amber in color with lactic tartness.
adnielsen (6187) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Denver Rare Beer Tasting. Slightly hazy, dark orange appearance with a small, cream colored head. Dark caramelized, lightly tart, mild citrusy aroma. Dark caramel, tangy, funky, lemon, citrusy, light cheesy flavor with a tangy, funky finish.
womencantsail (6896) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The beer pours a hazy amber color with a thin layer of white foam.
S: A fair bit of oak on the aroma with a nice touch of sour cherries. There are some fairly pronounced vinegar notes to it with a little bit of peach. Some grassy funk with a very light earthiness and straw. Not the most pungent aroma, though.
T: There are some soft cherry and peach flavors to it along with the same vinegar tartness that existed on the nose. A light lactic character to it along with some orange pith. A light malt sweetness and a bit of oak.
M: Medium bodied with a medium level of carbonation.
O: This was interesting. A bit too much vinegar at first, but it sort of grew on me the more I drank of it.
thome50 (573) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - SEP 10, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Beachwood SourFest at Firestone Walker night. Pours a deep amber/brown color with a light tan head that quickly vanishes. Aroma is of sour and some slight funk going on but minimal compared to the sour notes. Slight malt presence but minimal at best. Taste is a medium sour that has a slight hop presence but quickly gives way to more sour and some malt. I really couldn’t pick up that this was DBA as a base but this probably explains the malt bill. The mouthfeel is excellent with it coating your mouth and leaving a very substantial lingering sour notes but not being overly syrupy. Overall, this once again proves that Firestone can make any style of beer excellently. I hope they can get some kind of sour out in bottles in the next year or two.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a golden-amber color with a thin head and a bit of lacing as it makes its way down the glass. The nose is really quite nice with some lactic notes and a bit of a light acetic character to complement the sweet pitted fruits and oak presence. Good acidity takes over the flavor as well and pairs well with the oak. Nothing overpowering, though certainly quite noticeable, becoming a dominant portion of the beer along with light fruit and some citrus. Medium body with good oak and acidity leading to a dry finish. A good experiment indeed.
deyholla (4787) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from the tap at EBF. Poured a near clear amber with slight golden hue and a white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was sour with some red fruits with a pretty strong acid note and a bit of leather. Flavor was quite sour with dark red fruits and a good amount of acid and a hint of funk in the finish. A bit strong on the acid but solid.
j12601 (5609) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at the Saturday sessions of EBF. Pours a hazed brown with a thin white head. Fuzzy musk, and sweet acid. Tangy and acidic, light old malt notes. Nice acetic sourness. It may be a bit too acetic, but still very nice with long tangy sourness on the finish.