brokensail (13278) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy copper pour with a white head. Intense wine aroma, mild vinegar, dark fruits, and a solid acidity. Dry wood and earthy funk, berries, and perhaps just a hint of Worcestershire sauce. Combination of acetic and lactic sourness on the tongue. Lots of berry, hints of cherry, and a strong wine note. Drying oak, mild earthy funk, and a fairly sour finish. Interesting beer.
daknole (10281) - 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!
GT2 (9360) - 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 (8632) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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.
BMan1113VR (7904) - 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.
marcus (7564) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours dark golden with a modest off-white head and a sour fruit aroma. There is a sour malt flavor with a tart oaky finish. Complex and tasty.
slowrunner77 (7105) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
they call this a geuze there at barrelworks. good good beer. got 2nds. lemony tartness and oak and acidity. very approachable and delicious.
TheAlum (6297) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft on tap at the ICBG FoBAB 2012 Brewers/Sponsors Dinner (Chicago, IL). Pours a rich ruby coppe hue, a more hazy middle with deeper glowing edges. A frothy offwhite head dies to a firm film, laces ok. Aromas are a richer sour slant, oak and lactic sourness, citrus and gentle cherry, bit of berry mixes with richer oak, big white wine grape, gentle funky brett grows on the nose. Touches of bready malts, cherry, white wine. Initial is firm lighter end of the fold body preaching a bold sour edge. Lactic, sour cherries and grapes, berry, and white wine hit the palate firmly, taking the middle by storm with citrus, gentle funk grows with touches of melon, some more oak, gentle toasty oak, some bready malts. Richer sour grape and lemon, lactic acidity, moving into a lingering rich funky and sour backend. Gentle carbonation, funk, and spritzy edge gives some nice life. A touch cheesy, some dryness, but a sour light liveliness really sets the table here. Finish is cheesy, a bit more funk ridden, lingering grapes, oak, sour lactic twang. Really nice beer here, giving solid flavors, firm sourness without overiding, good complexity, and a great drinkability without growing into the acedic realm. Well done.
onceblind (5490) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Semi hazy copper with a thin dissipating head. Nose of a subtle tart sourness, a certain oak funkiness, and some acidic apple ester. Flavor is much more tart (though less acidic), with a dry bretty oak tone and lots of sour fruits. A little spiciness hanging around.
nuplastikk (5072) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Top notch US sour. Lots of yeast depth. Not sticky, thick, leathery. Easy going for the ABV. The yeast is well incorporated, Really comes together well, closer to a Belgian feel than most US sours. Lots of awesome tropical fruity tones. Pretty excellent stuff.