GT2 (8927) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[ Tap ][ 4oz ][ FW Barrelworks ][ $2.50 ][ Tasting Snifter ][ 2.22.15 ]
>> Sour Opal. Clear orange pour, wispy white foam, effervescent. Nose is more funky than the other sours on tap at today, mild mildew oddity that isn’t the first time to rear its head in the tasting room today, tamarind, salted tomato, tamarind bean. Sharply sour beginning, lemon water end. As it warms up, this beer cleans up quite nicely to be more lambic-esque with leathery red grapefruit, sharp lime acid, oak, and tamarind bean. Sharply acidic throughout, but mostly citric/lactic. More aggressive than Feral One and more lambic than any of the others. Quite impressive.
arminjewell (6980) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, hazy yellow-golden pour with white head, aroma brought notes of tart lemon, oak, earth into a bit of white wine, more funky, cheesy notes into a bit of bretty earthy notes as well. Taste is a mix of earth, grass, bread, white wine, hints of funk into a bit of brett, cheese, tart lemon, finishing tart, funky.
peteinSD (1416) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ Barrelworks. Slightly hazy yellow pour with a scattering of white foam. White wine like grapes with clean sour and tart notes in the aroma. Taste is quenching sour with apple and tart notes and some sharper acidic notes. Clean and dry mouthfeel. Impressive sour.
daknole (9692) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy yellow, white head. Man this is badass. Sour, white wine notes, perfect amount of wood imparted. Lemony goodness with a bit of yogurt. Its quite sour but soooo drinkable. YES!
DesertDevil (576) - Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at the 2014 Boulders on Broadway Beer Fest. Nice nose of spicy wheat, Brett farmhouse funk, cloves, lemon zest, and citrusy esters. Pours a hazy lemon with a fluffy head. Perfectly tart taste of lemon, a sweet grassy note, and a light white wine note. A darn good refreshing Brett saison.
JPDurden24 (1623) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap for the Boulders on Broadway festival 2014, hazy orange pour, small white head. White wine aroma with some tart fruity notes. A nice and tart sour flavor and white wine notes. Phenomenal!!
ChinoSkillzian (173) - The Hills, California, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at FW Barrelworks. Pours a hazy orange color with minimal head. Amazing bouquet of lemon zest, acid, citrus, cut grass, and excellent 3F-like funk. The palate is juicy and drying at the same time, with an intense mix of orange-lemon-lime flavors, acid, and Sour Patch Kid. Looking at earlier reviews, I feel that this beer must have been released too young at the time or has been tweaked, because it is definitely one of the best American-made oak aged sours.
want1DIPA (227) - - FEB 10, 2014
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On draft at FW Barrel Works. Simply put, the best sour I’ve had to date. Extremely fresh grape tartness explodes on the scene with a great mild citrus verbena aroma. I’m still in shock over the perfection in this brew!
Bacterial (1826) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Slightly hazy yellow pour with a big thick white head at Barrelworks. Very nice hints of lemon and funk in the nose. Great taste - lots of flavors flying around, complex sourness, a touch of barnyard, finishing with sweet lemon and some other juicy fruits that I can’t put my finger on. Very well done.
BMan1113VR (7884) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours with a clear golden hued body with minimal head. Aromas are funky, earthy, dark fruit, tangerine, tamarind, oak and funk with additional toasty and nutty oak notes, medium funky and a light tangy note. Flavors are toasty, nutty, marmalade, low funk with tamarind, tannic, fully fruity and medium acidity.