beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a grapefruit red color. Tart but not over sour. A good taste of raspberry for my palate. Part of Walker’s Wild Ride during LA Beer Week.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught) Pours a murky amber body with a small white head. Aroma of vinegar, berries, caramel, oak, and burning rubber. Flavor of berries, pedio, wood, yeast, vinous, earth, medicinal, and brett.
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
5/10/12 notes: draft. Pours lightly hazy gold-orange, small head. Aroma is clean citrus pith, kumquat, citric acidity. Flavor has similar dry tartness, bits of residual fruit elements. Full flavored and surprisingly mature.
JohnnyJ (4306) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 26, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Stone sour ale fest 2012. Hazy gold/red with an off white head. Lots of berries, red wine grape, oak barrel character, berry skins, acidic sourness, caramel, and light graininess. I like it. For such a huge sour the abv is disguised amazingly well.
brokensail (10738) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a murky reddish color with an off-white head. Tastes and smells a lot like Fruity Pebbles. A mild vinegar note to both the aroma and flavor, too. A touch of oak, and ollaliberry, maybe some wood, and quite a bit of sweetness overall (I’m guessing from the fruit). Just okay, kind of a let down.
thome50 (1018) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Stone Sour Fest. I’ve been wanting to try this beer for over a year since I heard about it. Pours a golden, hazy blonde with a minimal white head. Aroma is slightly sour but overall not memorable or overly nice in the glass. Taste is initially slightly sour, then goes to a buttery, malt, liquor finish. No ollaliberry at all here. Also wondering if this beer is the same as described here as I really didn’t get the 11% on this one. sad face.
boFNjackson (4126) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Apex... Poured a hazy, reddish/orange with a moderate, light khaki head. Nose had acidity with mild funk and oak. Nice sourness, not overly tart which was excellent. Some fruitiness, earthiness, wine-like vinous tones, grapes, light cherries. Hints of wood and a light puckering sourness in the finish.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden orange with almost no head. Pleasant sour green apple aroma and taste with an overly tart vinegar finish. Too much sour not enough balance.
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ap. Pours a salmon pink no head.
Aro. Sweet and tart berry ,sugar.
Taste. Tart berry barrel metallic tart finish.
Mouth. Astringent, medium bodied with modest bubbles.
Overall: A fantastic stab at a sour from FSW.
BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap (listed at 11% info sent: a blend of big and little opal, down to 8%, aged in french oak vigonger barrels with bugs. enough ollaliberry added to create a lab tested alcohol of 11% -According to the brewer Matt B.) Pours with a hazed red body and no head. Aromas are spicy, red wine, french oak, huge berry notes, caramel, vanilla, tobacco, bright, light booze, burgundy, awesome! Flavors are bright and acidic, with funk, wood, light diaper, some alcohol, vegital berry and tannic oak in the finish. Dry and a bit thin. Low carbonation and a bit of astringent berry (and tannins) in the finish. Really well hidden ABV. Looking forward to the future (apparently a bright future) of FW sours! A very tasty start!