Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Gordon Biersch Rockville shared by yourefragile as a segway in the midst of the 2011 barrel-aged barleywine tasting. Quite a few pours into the SAVOR snifter. Maybe I should have gotten a bigger glass out for this one.
Initial pour is a hazy straw color with a good single-finger white head with good retention and a good dosage of lacing.
Nose is slightly lactic with a good portion of wheat and some light citrus in the background. Flavor hits all the right spots. Salt is a little on the low end but I won’t complain about that. Light acidity throughout and a nice light citric character to complement the wheat base.
Light body and good carbonation. Dry finish with a slight pucker. Really drinkable and sessionable. I could have killed the growler myself.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2010. Chattanooga, TN. Pours a nice hazed golden yellow with a fluffy lasting white head. Aroma is light tart, sea salt, bready doughy malts, hay, light citrus, spices, cracker, and some grassyness. Flavor is bready doughy, light coriander, toasted malt, light saltiness, and low acidity, lemongrass and crackers. Crisp clean and great finish. Nice.
swoopjones (6011) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2010, from Gordon Biersch Chattanooga, TN. spelled Goze. Light grassy yellow pour. little discernable aroma. lightly tart flavor, citrus, light spice. Pretty good
tmoreau (2485) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on tap at the VIP party before the Oak Park Microbrew & Food Review and to a small, Czech-pils style fest glass, with a hazed, light golden color. The head foam was modest but silky, and quick to diminish, leaving just some light spots of lacing. The aroma was light breadiness, a little yeasty funk, lemony tartness, and a hint of spice. The flavor mimicked these notes in a light body with a pleasant, spritzy mouthfeel. An unusual Sour Ale, and nicely introduced by Kevin from the Bollingbrook, IL. brewpub and restaurant.