AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - NOV 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours attractive deep and clear ruddy brown. Nose is tart and slight oak. A bit of berry in the flavor with the funk and barrel influence. A bit single faceted. Not much of a barrel influenced finish either.
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at crunchy's tap takeover. A bit sour and a bit tart. The blackberry finish really elevates this beer.
Beerenberger (1591) - Fischer, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Notes of Brett, barnyard, and wood rise from a cloudy ruby grapefruit pour which produces a thin none-lasting off-white head and no lacing. The taste is very tart. Brett, sour dark fruit, tannins, wood, with hints of pepper/spice. A rewarding meld of flavors with a long lasting sour/tart aftertaste. Light body and crisp carbonatin. Crisp, tart mouthfeel. Overall, this beer is a winner. Well crafted, complex, and exceedingly enjoyable.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle courtesy of thirdeye11, 2009 vintage.
Deep, cloudy red pour with some fluffy white head. Aromas or ripe berries, oak, and funk. Flavor is tart and woody with a great sour finish. This is delicious!
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good, but not as good as Lolita. The fruit flavor here is more nuanced than in Lolita, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but has a more difficult time fighting the tartness. Perhaps a quibble tho.
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SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy pantanap. Blush/amber, white carbonation. Great sour brew. Wine and barrel notes, fruit, tartness, earth, funk. Bone dry. Medium body, balanced. Excellent.
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
reddish caramel almost no head aroma sour hay straw yeast. flavor light sourness bretty acidic lemon tartness oak. subtle but good sour
italarican (1539) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a very vibrant red (cherry cough syrup red) with an abundance of fizzy pink head. Aroma has funk in the forefront with lemon, yeast, and plum in the distance. Flavor is primarily funk/horseblanket with a touch of plum and sour cherry. Dry up front with some subtle tartness in the background. Oddly enough, the finish is flat and flavorless when I sip immediately after agitation. Only shake this one to smell, not taste.
trevor211 (1538) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brouwer’s for Migration Week. Pinky orange. Tart nose, wet flavor. Not really getting blueberries here, but it’s nice and dusty, with white wine and a decent pucker. Not bad at all.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber shared with my bro on nye 2010 to 2011. Pours a light reddish brown with a glowing pinkish hue, small quickly fading white head. Aroma is funky barnyard, nice fruity note. Definitely some woody wet earthiness along with the light fruit notes. Flavor starts sweet and mild, nicely soft and fruity before picking up some funky notes, then a sharp citric lemon tartness. The tart notes linger with the blackberry definitely up front. Medium body and a sharp carbonation. Very nice beer, happy new year! Many more beers to come! :)