MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Majoring pour sticky soapy white head 4
Some sour notes that remind me of druit touch Leather rasperry finish 8
Nice full pal 4
Really dry fruity finish almost like Iím licking a piece of wood the fruit is light some complexity here. 7
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange. Apple and orange aroma with a touch of caramel. Really nice but not much puckering sour. It ends a little watery is my main and only complaint. Otherwise the beer starts perfect and smells great.
madvike (3054) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Madisonís - Pours ruby red, with next to no head. Light bretty nose, with fruity raspberry notes, and a layer of funky dryness beneath it all. Taste is more of the raspberry and sweet malt that flows smoothly through the finish. not a lot of funk, but itís dried out nicely and a bit earthy. Smooth and slick with little to no carbonation. This was surprisingly easy to drink, and just fantastic.
Brigadier (3190) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap (guest)
The only thing better than world class beers are free pours of them. After securing a generous pint of Vanilla Bourbon County Stout I moved on to the main attraction - Goose Islandís excellent Belgian influenced sours. Every year they blow me away even though I prepare myself for the great samples. This is no exception and one that should definitely be on everyoneís radar.
Aroma / Appearance - The rose gold body shimmered and glowed with life. A thin head sat above the top until the very end. Raspberries, Belgian yeast, and medium grade brett snap the senses into full attention.
Flavor / Palate - Light raspberry jam is followed by an intense sour aftertaste. Somewhat lighter than a Cantillon or La Folie it still manages to eat at the throat. In many ways it reminds me of Madame Rose - another world class sour sitting in my cellar at the moment. Perhaps I should open it this evening.
Ughsmash (7279) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Madisonís. Poured warm, fiery orange with a nice cap of whitish head. The aroma picked up sour raspberry and oak upfront, with plenty of related funk to keep it moving through the nose.. engaging and excellent! The flavor held serve.. sour raspberry and oak throughout, with raspberry meat and complementary pale malts beneath.. again funky and engaging.. dry finish with oak, Bretty and lacto bugs, and more delicious raspberries. Medium-bodied and sour all the way through the palate.. excellent feel and flow.. loved it!
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 14, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Madisons for a GTMW pre-party. Pours hazy pink with with little to no head. Aroma is tart fruits, grapefruits and citrus. Flavor is tart raspberries, cherries and other fruits. Overall a very good sour.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served on draft at Madisonís in Madison, WI at the GTMW pre-party. Pours a hazy pink-orange with nearly no head. Aroma of tart fruits including berries, grapefruit and other citrus and a tart finish. The taste is tart cherries, berries and grapefruit. Medium bodied. Nice.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with friends. Dark amber color with slight reddish tints. Tart aroma with hints of raspberries. Flavor is sour but not overly sour, just about middle of the road sour. Refreshing and tart.
JulienHuxley (3936) - Trois-RiviŤres, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at GI Clybourne. Aroma: A fieldberry explosion, not only raspberry but blackberries and blueberries, accompanied with balsamic vinegar and light barnyard. Appearance: Red-orangish pour with a small ring. Taste: Very tart upfront with a sweeter fieldberry finish ans raspberry tannins. Palayr: Light bodied and medium carbonation, champagne-like bubbles. Overall: Awesome beer, Iíll see with my other bottle but I think I slightly prefer this one to Juliet.
50belair (2798) - Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Reddish amber pour with an off white head. Raspberry and mild funk aromas. Medium body with dry tart raspberry, cabernet grape, mild barnyard and funk flavors. Well done..