patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. 22 oz. Split with Tom and his buddy. Pours a brownish ruby with a small, off-white, tiny-bubbled head. Aroma of raspberries, cranberries, pinot noir, stringent sour yeast, and some strawberry jam. It’s outrageously delicious; musty, oaky, full of vinious notes complex sour red grapes, and huge heaps of strawberry and raspberry preserves. Body is supple, and palate is tongue-cuttingly tart, and wonderfully dry. This is a tremendously well-rounded and balanced sour ale. Fantastic.
BOLTZ7555 (2969) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 31, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Acquired from the Clybourn location. Dark, murky cherry juice pour with a small white head that forms a ring and never completely fades away. Somewhat subtle aroma of unripened raspberry, blackberry, lemonpeel, horseblanket, and dust. Lots of brett funk, nicely soured, tons of pucker...green apple, lemon, and green raspberry. This one stays with you...lingers. Nicely carbonated. Opens with a pop. Yum.
egajdzis (5581) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky red color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, wood, berries, leather, and wild yeast. Taste of berries, vanilla, wine, and a sour finish.
Strykzone (5535) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Hazy brown with little head. Oh yeah, big sour nose with vinegar. Nice complex fruit, too. Fruit is tasted first and it is cherry, berries. This was nice! Vonegar did not get in the way at all?
craftycarl21 (2295) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to GT2. Pretty cloudy ruby pour with some definite sediment. Nose is quite nice, with tart raspberry jam and some definite acetic sourness. The flavor is intense and delicious, with more sour fruity funk. Excellent.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle:   Dirty caramel, slight reddish/pinkish hue, moderate sudsy off-white head, dies quickly, spotty
lacing.   Tart nose, slight berry fruitiness, little bit of what I would imagine to be Bret.   Smells very
inviting!   Rather tart on the tongue, dry, smidgen of berry like fruitiness.   This is better than I was
anticipating.   Normally think of Russian River as one of the best American Sour Breweries, and Cascade, but this
one is up there!   Not over the top in that its tart and not sour.   Luckily not acidic, very easy to sip.
Body and mouthfeel are moderate, a little bubbley.   Has a unripened fruit skin like flavor on the exit,
remaining tart.   I would call this a gateway sour.   Not over the top, simple enough to get people
interested.   I enjoyed this one quite a bit.   Thanks Bob!
GT2 (9360) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
651mL. The pour is a heavily carbonated clear jewel pink/dark orange with a larger pink head with soda retention and acid cutting. Nose is big acetic acid/pickle with small raspberry seed, more pickle, sour raspberry juice. Taste at first is massive spritzy carbonation, lemon, mild paper, not too much acetic heat, tons of dough, and big tartaric acid like sour warheads. Mouthwatering...fairly intense.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet berry and vinous nose with light caramel and some vinegar. The taste is lightly sweet and moderately sour, with a fair amount of acetic acid, lots of cherry/berry, some caramel and dark fruit.
Travlr (15918) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of GT2, thanks! Light purple color, large pink head that settles quickly. Aroma of dusty fruit and lemon peel. Taste is nicely sour fruit, good character and body.
GRM (3305) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown bottle, 650 ml, bottle 1234, bottled on 12/11/10, purchased at Goose Island Brewery, trip to Chicago with Louise, savoured on October 21 2011; eye: dark brown, hazy, no effervescence, pinkish head that disappears almost instantaneously; nose: Brettanomyces yeast, acidity, farm, horse, dark berries; mouth: Brettanomyces yeast, acidity less pronounced than the nose suggested, farm, horse, sour finale with fruit presence, medium-full body, good carbonation, mildly sour, slick texture; overall: quite fine
Bouteille brune, 650 ml, 6,7 %, bouteille 1234, embouteillée le 12/11/10, achetée chez Goose Island Brewery, voyage à Chicago avec Louise, savourée le 21 octobre 2011
œil : brune foncée, voilée, pas d’effervescence, mousse rosée qui disparaît presque instantanément
nez : levure Brettanomyces, acidité, ferme, cheval, baies noires
bouche : levure Brettanomyces, acidité moins prononcé qu’au nez, ferme, cheval, finale aigre avec présence fruitée, corps moyen-corsé, bonne carbonatation, moyennement aigre, texture coulante; en résumé : bien bon