tcon25 (172) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pour at Mammoth in Seattle. Golden pour, heavy sour taste with a smooth finish, really good sour.
zvikar (3902) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Pours orange with
no head, aroma of blueberries, wood, wine, fruits and brett flavor is sour with blueberries wood, brett, green tea, leaves, medium bodied, Amazing.
bytemesis (4063) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from 2012. Pours hazy burnt umber, small fizzy off-white head, dissipates quickly with nearly not lacing. Aroma is oak, raspberries, lemon, funk, basement. Flavor is light sweet, medium tart, medium funky, basement musty mushrooms, fruity, tart cherries, lots of oak tannins. Medium body, prickly carbonation.
Criz (176) - - DEC 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Celebrated Xmas eve with a vintage 2010 bottle. Pours a deep brownish purple with no head. Deep scented with oak followed with tart raspberries finished off with a musky sour smell. Being the bottle is over 4 years old it has mellowed a lot, has a nice tart finish but is not overly sour. Begins tart on the tongue then the middle of the palate is a nice medium high carbonation finished with a yeasty bread finish. Lots of complexities going on.
gregwilsonstl (1239) - Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2011 vintage. Pucker up. Tart. Huge raspberry aroma. Not my thing at all but i can see why people like it. Thanks tim.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2014 [6105-20131215] Bottle. Soured toasted fruit aroma. Hazy, amber brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Sour cherry raspberry fruit yeast flavour. Medium body. Very tasty, fruity and sour. (7/3/8/3/16) 3.7
(@ Abraxas, Miami, FL)
drainpour (30) - Santa Rosa, USA - DEC 7, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
2010 Bottle. Incredible hold up. Very well rounded flavors. Reminds me of hommage. Very lightly tart but tart, raspberries and spices then the raspberry fades/ lingers then fades leaving spices that lead into intricate oak flavors and funk. I like. Only critique. Mouth feel is a little light.
AirForceHops (4032) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle, 2011 vintage bottled on 11/12/11. Deep amber with a pink hue color, aroma is Brett and white wine with oak, as it warms the berry shows up. Some complex notes, Taste of tart raspberry, cherry skins, and herbal funk upfront. Tons of tartness with light vinegar tones in the back of the sip. Light wine notes are intermingled throughout the brew. The finish is extremely dry with a cotton mouth feel after a full snifter.
Overall more tart then true sourness, no pucker in the taste buds. Mild amount of funky oak. For me I’m glad it is more tart rather then sour. I have no idea if the quality of this brew suffered after the In-Bev take over this is vintage is extremely enjoyable!
glennmastrange (2379) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Moderate hay for the malt, light grass for the hops, light to moderately barnyard for the yeast, with hints of raspberry, vinegar, wood and sour apple. Head is small, fizzy, translucent white with some slippery lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear auburn, but murky on the last pour. Flavor starts heavily acidic and sour, then finishes moderately to heavily acidic and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is light to medium, dry with a fizzy carbonation and a tart and dry finish. This Sour Ale is not so overpowering as to be unenjoyable by me, very drinkiable in fact.
DCLawyer (1712) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 bottle->snifter. Orange-red with a small white head. Raspberry and peach, tart and funky. Bright, good.