Scopey (5530) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2013 bottle at Octobachi, Charleston. It pours cloudy red-brown with a small beige head. The nose is red berry, tanginess, mild vinegar, sweet red grape, jam and sour wood. The taste is smooth, dark fruit, dried berry, faint sourness, damp wood, brown sugar and earth with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Perhaps more on the sweet side than sour.... Tasted fine with spicy food, but on its on so-so.
cards04 (1459) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice reddish brown pour. Sour cherries and oak on th nose. Some dark fruit too. A bit watery, but not bad.
poisoneddwarf (1622) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle with a mean-ass ugly-looking bear on the label. Bottled on 4/1/13; a little over three months old. Pours cloudy brown to burnt orange with a collapsing beige head; falls into a ring of big-bubbly foam. Aroma consists of vinegar, Brett, clove, wood. Smells really nice; I’m surprised at the low scores for this. Tastes good, too. Taste is lightly sweet and sour (4/10 on a sour scale). Along with the yeast and bacteria flavors, I get caramel, dark fruit. Body is medium, texture a little watery. Although I prefer my sours much more sour than this, it’s not too bad. It is thirst-quenching, as the label denotes.
illidurit (2051) - Petaluma, USA - JUL 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at TAPS in Petaluma. Pours copper with very little head. Aroma is sweet artificial strawberries with a tart lactic tinge. Flavor is devoid of any tartness, rather it’s basically lactose and fruit juice. Some bready malt backbone to it as well. Misses the mark by a lot.
brokensail (9943) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Stone Sour Fest 2013. Murky amber pour with an off-white head. Nose is onion, banana, and metal up front. Oak, some grass, and really no acidic or acetic qualities. Some sweet caramel is present. The flavor is just as unpleasant. Heavy on the onion and banana notes. Sweet caramel, metal, oak, and some vegetables.
onceblind (3673) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Avery Sour Ale Fest 2013. Hazy dark copper with a fast-dissipating white head. Aroma of sour earthy caramel yeast with a bit of a metallic tone. Flavor is rustic with earthy toffee and funky barrel notes as well as a bit of leather and earthy malt.
lhns03 (68) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a thin white, quickly dissipating head. Aroma is bready with light citrus notes. Color is a hazy copper. Flavor is malty, orange with slight Brett funk. Finish displays nice acidity and tartness with a lingering bready and Belgian yeast flavor.
nellycale (171) - Caledonia, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Om tap at Capitol Beer and taproom. Pours reddish brown with a beige head and a slightly sour fruity aroma. There is a thin vegetable-like malt flavor with a very light sour finish. Not the beer I was hoping for.....
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krumbum (402) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It looks a fine wood, It smells like a fine wood and it tastes like a fine wood. Like a deep mahogany, delicious flavors, I wish there was a bit more sour to its power but the taste that was there was delicious.
coreyc1221 (258) - Truckee, California, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kind of tart aroma. Dark amber color with a short lived head. Mellow tart feel with a bitter aftertaste.Zingy!