Rustyham (1707) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the East Nashville Beer Festival, ’11
Sour, light, crisp. Very clear, like a triple color, flavor is very balanced but simple, like the New Belgium Verienden or a soured Pilsner. It’s not bad, but I wish I had some other flavors to hang onto rather than just sour.
patrick767 (3332) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap at Trion - Pours amber with a small, off-white head. The aroma is of bourbon with a little underlying fruitiness. It’s interesting to read other reviews that differ as I think the bourbon really dominates the flavor to the detriment of a much subdued sourness. It has an enjoyable medium bodied, bubbly palate. Good, but at the price point I expected better.
1FastSTi (3270) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours to a deep coppery wood colored body with a thin creamy white-ish head. The aroma is oak, cherries, vanilla, and Matilda-like things. There’s a nice Belgian yeast there. The flavor is basically a more sour Matilda with some chocolate and vanilla notes. Medium body with a light sourness.
Scopey (5267) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Rattle N Hum. It pours amber with almost no head and carbonation. The nose is red apple, red grape, candyfloss and sweet pear. It is quite thin and taste is dominantly of sweetened cranberry, red apple, lemon sherbet and red grape. I expected it to taste sour and as such was left disappointed with the overall sweet flavour.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap into a tulip at the brew pub...A medium copper, clear. A light tan head with really good lacing and retention, really attractive beer...There’s a ton going on in this aroma, wonderful combination of vanilla and bourbon. A little wood, lactic notes, very interesting overall. I was told this was sour matilda, still surprised ba didn’t wreck this beer...The taste is nice bourbon, vanilla, a little spicy. As you drink the flavor almost shifts per drink, but the vanilla and bourbon does begin to drain your taste buds as the beer itself if light flavored and doesn’t really stand up to the other strong flavors.
Interesting and worth trying.
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Waterfront ale house. Poured a dark clear amber. Nose is slightly sour with spices and a hint of bourbon. Rich creamy mouthful. Interesting mix sour, spicy, with hints of the bourbon. Tart and sweet. Interesting.
jredmond (4847) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at RnH with Linh. Pours a amber orange body with no head. Aroma is fruity, oak, and slight vinegar notes. Mouthfeel is thin and slick with great notes of cherries, wood, bourbon, and vinegar. I really liked this sour. Another great offering from The Goose.
arone12 (905) - Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a brownish orange with a thin off white head. Smells heavily of bourbon. Taste is fruity! Sweet and sour with the hint of bourbon at the finish.
dogfishho (583) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ RattleNHum The aroma is light, herbal, and dominated by cherries. The mouthfeel is slightly oily but interesting and fun. On the palate the beer is quite complex with notes of cherries, oranges, vanilla, cedar, mild sugar, and very little hop bitterness with well hidden alcohol. Overall a fun beer, but not one I’d kill myself to run out and get.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Happy Gnome. Red orange appearance with an orangish white head. Wild, sour, red fruity, bourbon, and some dark malts in the nose. Slightly sour, wild Belgian ale flavor with sweet bourbon, oak, vanilla, and even a hint of the stout remains. Very complex and mostly tasty beer.