Steve_0 (2622) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Multiple pours at GABF ’12. Appearance is hazy lemon with a big bright white head. Super funky smell, bleu cheese, wax, a touch of urine and wood. Taste is funky, much like the smell, with additional notes of lemon zest, citric acid, tannin, white grapes, and peach, ending medium sour. Medium body with high carbonation. Well-made sour.
Glouglouburp (6004) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In short: A funky blond ale with complex refreshing fruitiness. Excellent
How: Bottle 22oz, shared with friends under the Vermont stars
The look: Cloudy blond body topped by a white ring of foam
In long: Nose is superb funky white wine barrels with fresh tropical fruits, if you like your barrel aged beers on the wild side you will love this aroma. Taste has a complex fruitiness, refreshing tropical and exotic fruits, a banana-ish wheaty sensation (not sure if this is wheat-based), a good presence of bright funk, some very woody white wine. Sourness level is in the mild-medium range with a medium acidity level. This Sour/Wild Ale is more on the ‘Wild’ side than on the ‘Sour’ side. Excellent beer that came out of nowhere to me, deserves more love and some hype. This is a great beer that Texans beer lovers can be proud of, but somehow only about a dozen people from Texas have rated it, not many people but still, that’s almost 3,600 pounds of ratebeerians.
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - SEP 8, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
light & refreshing, tart, slight sulfur, vinous aroma. nice wine character; the grapes aren’t too assertive or sharp. I can see how this would be a great base beer to play around with for blending. Easy-drinker, could put a few of this one away.
vyvvy (3961) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to Terminus for picking this gem up for me. Pours hazy yellow with a white head. The aroma has bugginess, chardonnay, dry fruitiness, spice, light minerals, nice sourness and some vinegar. Medium / light body that is husky and buggy with some minor semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with white grapes, chardonnay, vanilla, light oak, sourness and nice smooth melding of the flavors. The finish has even more wine presence, some vinegar, funk and bugs. Really nicely done sour ale.
arminjewell (6159) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, hazy yellow pour with thin to no head, aroma has notes of lemon, yeasty bread, hints of vanilla, touch of chardonnay, hints of oak and slight spice notes, nice smelling. Taste is a nice mix of mouth puckering lemon and lactic notes, some nice oak, sweet white grape and chardonnay, hints of earth, touch of slight earth and a hint of clean vanilla, finishing fairly tart and refreshing. Could drink a lot of this, very tasty.
Mora2000 (5667) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub.
The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is not too sour - I get some wheat and grain notes, with not too much else going on. The flavor is more of what I was expecting. I get some lactic tartness, as well as some sour wheat and lemon notes. I also get some oak-aged notes, as well as some subtle white wine character and some biscuit malt. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
djd07 (3506) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at brewpub. Pours a cloudy yellow with a small off white head. The aroma is sour fruit and cherry. Thin mouthfeel with a strong sour fruit and nice lingering tart finish. Easy to drink a very impressive sour ale from Freetail.
Terminus (3231) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at brewpub may 2012-pours hazy lite orange with no head. nose is wierd-lots of lemon, berries, and almost a woody coconut note-must be from the barrel aging. flavors are lite sour, lite tar yet shape in its delivery. hits the palate very nicely. pretty lemony and lite berry flavor. very nice cool looking brew as well. One of the best sours from the sampler. WIll revisit this rating from the bottle i have as well.
pantanap (3356) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Freetail ananke. 22oz bottle. Courtesy of mar... Pours a wheaty lemony
light brown hue and topped with a fluffy feathery white head... Aroma
of lactic acid semi-bright vinegar. Lemon and white grapes, grapefruit
citrus notes. Refreshing after the initial acidic bite... Flavors are
a continuation of the same with a grapefruit white wine influence.
Just shy of medium bodied. Nice after the initial bite. Reminds me of Cuvee de Castleton actually. Really drinkable
phaleslu (6401) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle shared by Jeff- thanks again, Jeff! 2012 vintage. Pours a pale, hazy yellow-gold with no head. Aroma of white grapes, lemon, herbs, funk, oak, lactic tartness, and yogurt. The flavor is pretty much the same but even cleaner and nicer. Light-bodied, with a tart mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Clean, crisp, and refreshing. And sessionable!