lb4lb (2570) - 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 (1208) - 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 (3533) - 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.
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to fishingnet for this one! Light, tart and fruity. Nose is slightly funky and lactic berries. Flavor is subdued and slightly watery. It is a good flavor, I just wish there were more of it. Sour berries, mostly.
decaturstevo (5342) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light peach/cherry color with lite fizzy head. Sour cherry aroma. A sour dry cherry/berry flavor dominates. A tad thin but still an excellent beer.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Noogfest High 5. Sample from a bottle thanks to unclejedi. Dark caramel orange, thin white head. Aroma is fruity, malt, tart. Taste is fruit, cherries, berries, tartness.
jcwattsrugger (11348) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@Noogfest High5-22oz bottle-pours a white ring for a head and hazy amber color. Aroma is light malt, fruit-sour, yeast. Taste is light malt, fruit-sour, yeast, puckering.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark gold with moderate white head. mild sourness and fruity/floral nose. moderate to low carbonation for the style. very little initial bitterness before some floral hops and fruity esters come into play, some brett-tartness, but nothing overwhelming at all. if told of the blackberries i can discern some presence, but overwise I would just consider it part of the hops flavor. not sour enough and not enough depth to the flavor. somewhat disappointing