thome50 (578) - 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.
trujahwarrior (270) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Brouwer’s cafe sour fest. Pours a slightly hazy orangish red color with a small white head that leaves light lacing. Smells of berries, brett, vanilla, and oak.. Mouthfeel is pretty light and smooth for a sour and finishes dry. This was my first Lambic and is have to admit it was really interesting but great. I like what Frestone Walker is doing with their Barrelworks program. It was cool to hear from the brewer on how their barrel program came about and all the process and time it takes to make a barrel aged beer.
peteinSD (959) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ Barrelworks. Murky golden copper pour with a slick of white foam. Aroma is light funk, tart, green apple and some gueuze-type features. Taste is tart and funky with lemon and apple and a bit of sour. Clean, crisp mouthfeel. Very enjoyable sour/wild ale.
bytemesis (1426) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Pours hazy amber, small white head, some lacing. Aroma is funk, lemon, wine, fruity. Flavor is the same, light sweet, medium tart, light funk, dry finish. Medium body, champagne-like mouthfeel. Very nice complex sour beer.
nimbleprop (3005) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Churchkey during CBC week. Pours a hazy, pink grapefruit color with one ring of white head. Nose is classic lambic, funky, tart, grapefruit, sweat, sweet tarts, berry, rhubarb, a little dusty. Flavor is well balanced, wood shavings, berries, tart blood oranges, light cheese, funk. Medium bodied, dry, tart finish. Really nice.
JoeinEscazú (1324) - San Jose, COSTA RICA - APR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright orange-amber with unsubtle oaky nose along with lemon and blackberry pulp. Lively beer with a juicy, broadly fruity tartness. Has that American-sour-tang of residual malt that just barely holds it back from being very lambic-like. Does fine on its own and grows on me with each sip.
vvesside (156) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasty sour overall. A little acidic with nice berry flavor. Had this one during Walker’s Wild Ride at City Beer.
GT2 (5661) - Riverslime, California, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Churchkey. Low haze orange pour, medium thicker white foam. Spotty lace. Really nice funky peach nose, small grapefruit, white grape, berries. Taste is leathery, lactic, effervescent palate. Dry, just a tad bland in the finish. Spicy acetic hints.
bird_machine (50) - San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA - FEB 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2 Year aged Lambic with Ollalieberries. Pours clear reddish/orangewith a huge amount of fizzy head that quickly faded as it settled. The aroma was mildly acidic, with huge amount of musty berries, slight vanilla and oak along with brett. Up front taste was extremely sour that made your cheeks pucker up quite a bit. The sourness settled out however and did not have quite the punch after a few sips. Very fruity finish with a bready after taste, some light "dusty" or maybe "chalky" qualities. Lots of wine character mixing with the fruit as well. A really well executed sour from Firestone Walker. I tried this beer once before during San Luis Obispo’s Sour Fest May 2012. Don’t recall a fruit taste at all in the beer... I like it a lot better now given some time. Well done!
timfoolery (885) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap for Walkers Wild Ride at City Beer. Aroma of berries and Brett. Overpowering sour characteristics and some berry in the flavor. The after palate is also quite acidic. Pretty nice sour.
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beersearcher (1956) - 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.