BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 Bottle sampled at Noogfest High 5 thanks to unclejedi. Poured amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma of tart fruits. More tart fruits in the flavor with a backing of light malts and a hint of spice. Medium body.
malrubius (1709) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUL 31, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Time to catch up before BCTC. Bottle at PilsnerPeter’s Spring Throwdown. Thank to everyone who brought great beer and ribs and pickles and everything! Cloudy orange with ring head. Sour woody aroma. Woody tart orange barnyard hay farm, but no real horse balls. Awesome dry finish. Excellent.
JK (4433) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not as sour as I hoped, but it is a good beer and sour enough. Pink color. Yeast in the aroma and flavor. A little bit sour. Moderate berry flavor, and it is real fruit because this is quite dry. Some brett in the aroma. Good. I believe Skyview shared this; thanks Bob.
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Noogfest High 5.
Poured a hazy dark orange copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with virtually no lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy sour fruit aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sour flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate to long duration.
This is a standout beer for style.
vtafro (3425) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2009 Bottle @ Cuvee de Castleton release. This sour just pushed my anticipation of the release. Really nice sour, will ry to get my hands on a bottle of my own. Many different flavors that come together well.
lb4lb (2546) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by xpimptastikx. THanks! Pours hazy amber. Smell is dry, funky and tart. Taste is dry, sour lemon and fruit and earth. Body is medium to full for a sour. Solid.
BrianK (200) - Livingston, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared by VFerg. Thanks. Light tart easy drinking fruity kinda thing going on. Very sessionable. Not a whole lot there though in the flavor department. Consumed next to Sophie which I felt was a better crafted beer.
brentfeesh (1207) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Noog 5. One of the various sour beers I was lucky enough to taste. Orange/red grapefruit like color with a bit of hazy and a wispy head. Bready aroma with hints of fruit and tartness. The flavor is nicely tart as the aroma suggests but not particularly strong. Just a remnant of peach and strawberry like notes with a wet finish. Pretty good overall.
CanIHave4Beers (3264) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 13, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big thanks to the Goose Island people for bringing this to Des Moines Brew Fest. Pours a nice hazy pink with some odd perfectly round floaties, berry seeds? Weird yeast? I have no idea. Aroma has some berries, they used blackberries eh? I guess that seems about right, I caught some raspberry in the aroma, along with plenty of funk and oak and a little vinous character. The flavor is dry and sour with a nice fruitiness from the berries, it’s funky and tart and beautiful. I need more of this.
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, courtesy fishingnet. Reddish pour, creamy white head and thick lacing. Nose is tart, some cider, nice dry hay touch. Lactic, acidic, etc. Flavor is big tart cherries, smooth acidity. Very drinkable.