chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle which I purchased from Goose Island Cly ($30) so I could quit looking for it in the stores. Pours light cloudy pink with a pink head. Aroma of blackberries, strawberry, light wood, and the wild yeast, slightly sour. The flavor is tart and finishes dry. I wish it was a little more sour, but still a fine beer. I just wish I hadn’t spent the $30 on it.
beernbourbon (1370) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 8, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch 2 bottle. Pour is slightly cloudy with a purple hue and a large very effervescent light pink head. Lots and lots of bubbles with a few floaties. Aroma is strawberry, cranberry, blackberry, champagne, light wood, tannins, and wine. Really enticing and light aroma. Flavor is intensely effervescent and very true to nose. It really tastes like it smells with a dry finish. Love the berry and wine flavors. Not too much sour detectable, just very well balanced.
tmoreau (2820) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another GI offering that I forgot to review, but initially enjoyed at it’s inception when blended with marionberries, and brought to a pairing dinner in early 08 by Greg Hall in unlabelled bottles. Current, batch #2 bottles were brought to a GI tasting at Lunar Brewing Co., and poured to "on the rocks" cocktail glasses for sampling. The color was hazy, with just a touch of brown to the red tone, and a modest white foam that diminished to a ring and light, non lasting lace. The aroma was initial bready, earthy hints of yeast, with fruit, spice, caskwood and dryness following. The flavor was tart fruit and lively carbonation, which contributed nicely to the dry finish.
tgncc (2998) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Wild the Wild Beers Are 2009. Aroma is tart fruit, only slightly sour. The appearance is red, hazy, white head. The flavor is tart fruit, bread. The finish is again tart fruit, but is slightly sweeter than expected. Decent.
Kevin (2148) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 3, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
hazed light red with minimal head. tart scent with some strawberry skin notes. really tart sour flavor that is really good. berry flavors work well with the sour acidity. barrel/wood is there, but laying dormant. everything works well for me in this slightly jaw tightening good beer.
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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 (2035) - 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 (4860) - 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 (11678) - 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 (4484) - 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.