5000 (6599) - 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!
GT (9982) - Oceanside, 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 (21203) - 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 (3698) - 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 (5862) - 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 (12802) - 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 (924) - 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 (2837) - 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 (6052) - 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!