BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GTMW. Red brown in color with a faint tartness to the aroma. A little funk in the body with a distinct malty flavor. More malt than sour with a mild finish.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ GTMW. Had high(er) hopes for this one as the Extra Medium I found to be very disappointing. Pours the standard Flemish Sour deep brown with the requisite amber highlights. Dusty aroma. Fruit peel, plenty malty, dry, but not sour yeast. Flavor matched the aroma. Too malty with not enough sour funk. Plenty of yeast presence, but again, more dry than sour. Also a big, sweeter malt presence that seems out of place for a sour. There was some lighter and almost sweet Bing Cherry notes. Oily body with low carbonation and a non distinct yeast finish. Oh well...
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Second beer sampled on draught at the GTMW ’08. Pours a hazy reddish brown amber brew with a thin and creamy off-white head that has some nice spotty lacing. Aroma of mild caramel malt, tart cherries, light apples, some Belgian yeast, and a hint of honey. Taste is mildly sour, medium bodied, some carbonation with flavors of caramel malt, tart cherries, and some Belgian yeast. Finish continues its mild sour aftertaste of light cherry and some caramel malt. Not as distinct as its base Extra Medium but still a decent sour to enjoy again.