Travlr (14468) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of nimbleprop, thank you sir! Pours cloudy pink, scant off white head. Aroma of maraschino cherries, raspberries, dusty lemons, cotton candy. Taste has a sweet cherry candy start, then tart cherries, raspberries, hint of vanilla. Very tasty.
brokensail (12222) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: Pours a shockingly bright red/pink color with a finger of pink head.
S: Wow, this is quite funky. A big bacterial character and a lot of prickly pear (the fruit added to this beer). Smells slightly tart/lactic with quite a lot of fruit. The nose is quite interesting, if nothing else.
T: The flavor is surprisingly, and somewhat disappointingly, sweet. A big sweet, Jolly Rancher/candy flavor. There is a slight tartness to it, and a good prickly pear character. Lots of cactus, too, which I wasn’t really expecting.
M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation.
D: This one wasn’t as good as Ananke, but still not bad. The addition of prickly pear was an interesting choice and made for a very different sour beer.
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy and Swalden28) Pours a lightly hazy ruby body with a small light pink head. Aroma of sweet pickles, yogurt, and Indian curry. Flavor of prickly pear, pedio, lacto, florals, melon, and celery.
BeerandBlues2 (10447) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by nimbleprop. Pours clear strawberry with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with no lacing. Aroma is watermelon, strawberry, wet grass, light straw malt and low hops. Flavor is fruity, seedy, grassy, light malt, low bitterness, lemon, and a dry finish. Light body, low warmth, and medium carbonation.
jtclockwork (9992) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours cranberry pink with pink head. Nose/taste of sour strawberry milk, prickly pear, gogi berry, raspberry and sweet tarts. Medium body.
hopscotch (9895) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Lightly hazy, electric rose ale with a small, fizzy, white head. The nose is both fruity, acidic and funky – horse blanket, cherries and strawberries. Light to medium-bodied with intermediate carbonation. The flavor is sour and very sessionable. Fruity and nicely acidic – watermelon Jolly Rancher comes to mind. Finishes very tart, fruity, and then mildly dry. World class bottle of beer split with me by 50belair. Thanks, Matt!
adnielsen (9659) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF 2012. Multiples pours over the first two days. Pours a clear pink appearance with a pink head. Juicy watermelon jolly rancher aroma and flavor. Fairly tart, but this impeccably tasted like a fucking jolly rancher. Kind of cool.
hopdog (9453) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Poured a reddish/pinkish tinged and hazy amberish color with a small sized off white head. I’ll be the odd man out, just something about this one that wasn’t my taste ... it wasn’t bad, but it just wasn’t a huge stand out to me. Must be the pickles I was getting as I really don’t like pickles.
GT2 (9095) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 12, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
651mL thanks to nimbleprop. The pour is a glowing, hazy rose. Small white head. Nose is 100% dill pickle with the aceto vinegar, dill, mustard seed, everything! Uncanny. Taste is mild cherry, bit acetic vinegar character. Mild graininess and mash. Eh- not a big fan.
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at a tasting at James’ place. Pours a beautiful ruby red grapefruit color, mostly clear, with a soft thin pink head. Soft fruit, berries, goji berry, light tartness. Lactic on the nose. Gently carbonated, lovely fuzzy berry notes, nice acid. Apparently there’s prickly pear in here. Nice. Great flavor, a wonderful amount of subtlety. Lingering acidity with a touch of funk. Absolutely beautiful. Like a wonderful imperial Berliner Weiss.