GRM (3375) - 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
Boutip (5266) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of GRM: Poured a cloudy reddish color ale with a nice foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of sour cherries and raspberries with sour notes, light oak and barnyard. Taste is a nice mix between some lacto, sour cherry and sour notes with light vinous feel and a strong barnyard finish. Body is quite full for style with good carbonation. Very well brewed with nice level of complexity while retaining good drinkability qualities.
Lubiere (11379) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazed cherry amber burgundy ale wit a thin quickly dissipating pinkish head. In aroma, a funked cherry and balckberry, Brett, corky notes, quite nice. In mouth, a smooth sweet cherry malt, berries, light lactic notes, sour cherries, light and smooth. Tasted Oct. 21 2011 with GRM and Boutip. Merci Sylvain.
JoePeesie (919) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not my favorite style but I felt it was worth trying at a bottle share to see what the fuss was all about. Pours reddish pink color with a fizzy white head that laces nicely. Nose and taste is tart with notes of cherries, spice, and wine. For those who enjoy this style I am told it is a great beer. For me, I can appreciate where they were going but its just not my thing.
Shag (2717) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 4, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ah yes, I’m ready to give Juliet the GOOSE! This poured a reddish pink color with a white head. The aroma contains cherries, apples, and vinegar. The flavor is sour with more cherries, apples, and vinegar. Some spices notes show through. Overall I dig sours and I dig this too!
Suttree (5644) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Just really, really good. Oh, sure there is a laundry list of flavor and aromas, but just listing all the components wouldn’t do justice - really, the sum is much bigger than the parts. Tart, refreshing, even a little savory. I really liked this stuff. Thanks to Illinismitty for this one!
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at BBQ with some buds. Was pretty excited to pop the top on this one. Ruby red color with very minimal head. Aroma was pretty intense. The fruit and citrus really jump out at you. Flavor is semi sweet with a nice sour tartness that hits you in the back of the jaw. A very stellar beer.
jstraw (1946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark rose with fair white head / Sour nose of blackberries and orchard fruit, oak, and brett / Light to medium body, tart and woody, with good balance and dry finish / Clean, mostly straight-forward flavors of fermented blackberries, apple, pear, cedar, straw, and a decent dose of barnyard funk / As always, I would prefer less new oak, and while it lacks the complexity of the best (Jolly Pumpkin), it is a fine brew.
Beerman6686 (5484) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a nice dark red to light purple with a small pinkish beige head. Aroma was of nice tart blackberries, raspberries, bretty funk and definately vineous too. Flavor was a nice blend of fruity sour tartness, with some reddish wine notes, as well as light to medium funk. My favorite of the GI sours.
joeneugs (4453) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours red with a disappearing pink head. The aroma is very juicy and tart with blackberries, raspberries, red grapes, and a nice wild yeast funk and faint notes of oak. The flavor is at first very fruity with tart berries and then the brett funk and sour hits the back of your throat. Nice complexity with the oak coming through toward the finish as well. Pretty potent yet approachable. Good one from GI!