tiong (4645) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle from Ales by Mail
2011 vintage - Pours dark reddish orange with tiny head. Aroma of tart berries, sourness, hints of raspberries, vinegar and yeast. Taste is sour and sweetish with notes of juicy and tart raspberries. Finish is juicy, sourish and sligthly tart with notes of bretta and raspberries. Quite tasty and balanced sour ale.
olio (7426) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle. Bottled on 21.11.2011.
Pours hazy orange-red color with no head. Aroma of cherries, rose hip, mild raspberries, sour berries, some citric fruits and yeast. Flavor of rose hip, raspberries, sour berries, citrus fruits, grass and some wood. Sour and somewhat dry palate. Quite nice.
kryon (1829) - SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark red with no head
Exploding aromas of raspberries, caramel malts. Lovely!
Taste is dominated by raspberries, also has a nice malty base and liw to medium bitterness. Great!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DavoleBomb (1522) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a tulip. Big thanks to stevefinny for this. 2010 vintage.
3.5 A: Lightly hazed peach color. Fizzy soda pop head that falls just as quickly as it forms.
4.0 S: Nose on this is quite pleasant. Great mix of fruity, acetic, and funky. It’s tough to say which aroma is the focus, so I guess I’ll say that the nose is codominant. Raspberry fruitiness, vinous grape, slight vinegar, rotting wood earthiness. Mustiness underneath.
3.75 T: Taste follows the nose. Raspberry, vinous grape, mix of acetic and lactic acids, outdoors and basement funk. Slight tannic astringency. Not much pucker in this, but enough funk to make up. Herbalness that comes off as slightly bitter.
3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Not a lot of spritziness in this, which is something I could use some more of.
3.5 D: Tasty beer that is good enough all around. I’ve yet to be impressed by a GI sour, but I’m never too disappointed.
Serving type: bottle
rxeight (1855) - Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2015 2011 bottle. Very tart. Slight raspberry. A little too much sour for my taste.
Rerate, wasnt into sours at the time, lots of berry and sour. Slight funk
2013 bottle, feb 2015. Medium sour and tart. Berries. Acidic and slightly metallic.
fidelis83 (2167) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy reddish, burnt orange pour. Lots of seedy raspberry, earthy floral notes, cereal, and some tart funk. Flavor is Tart and earthy funk up front, fruity and planty notes and sweet and tart raspberries. Light, dry body, with a light, spritzy, sharp carbonation. Fantastic sour, tart, fruity and dry, perfectly refreshing and deeply entertaining.
joshmcg000 (370) - Iowa, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours amber. Aroma sweet raspberry. Very sour & pretty sweet raspberry with some oak barrel in there. This is a pretty fantastic sour, raspberrys are my favorite and this plays to all their strengths. It tastes like 7% ABV sour candy. Whats not to like.
djd07 (5889) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy ruby orange with paperthin white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is raspberry, funk and brett. Thin mouthfeel with light rasberry flavor and nice tart finish. A very impressive sour from Goose Island.
Lukaduke (2660) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle scored by Jstax Thanks ! Pours a ruby amber color with a trace of bubbles that settle quickly. The nose is funky raspberry right up front with wet wood and barnyard touches. The palate follows the nose with more complexity coming through in the mid to late palate... nutmeg, vanilla, unripe raspberry and vinous barrel notes linger with notes of chardonnay grapes.
MikeJslc (767) - USA - APR 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium copper, thin white head. Aroma of toasty malt, light sour cherries, raspberry. Flavor of bready and toasty malt, a little caramel, moderately tart cherries, raspberries, a little earthy spiciness and pepper-like heat late.