DocLock (7214) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 cL bottle from Caponeís. Pours hazy deep coppery orange with a lot of carbonation and a 2-finger fizzy off-white head that laces well. Nose is tart sour mashy fruit, lactic acidity, earthy funk notes. Tastes extremely tart, lactic, citric, with fruit, a very crisp tart finish, and an almost Cantillon-level of tartness. The oak emerges late, but was subdued.
StephLJensen (15) - California, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear orange with bright white head. Nose is oaky, acidic, little floral notes, some stone fruits. An interesting almost smokey finish, sweeter at first then nice, sour finish. Not first choice for a sour beer, but definitely worth trying.
JohnnyJ (3906) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Mostly clear orange pour, with a small off white head. sweet bread, light oak, orange peel, stone fruit, medium amount of acid, and a bit of honey. Funny it does remind me of sweet and sour suave a little. Which isnít the most pleasant thing to drink. Not one of my favorite sours.
adnielsen (7595) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home. Pours a fairly clear, golden orange appearance with an off white head. Pretty fun aroma. Fairly funky, somewhat tart pineapple, light onion, somewhat oaky, peach, slightly floral hoppy aroma. Refreshing unripe peach/apricot flavor with the tangy, tartness following through with some woody, slight veggie/celery taste with a dull, dissipating fruity tartness thatís somewhat dry on the finish. Iím not a fan of the flavor near the finish and the actual taste disappears so quickly which leaves something to be desired. I enjoyed the aroma a lot more than the rest of the beer.
NikkTwist (1254) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Eulogy. Deep amber pour with a tiny head that disappears then bubbles back to life. Honey syrup body. Dark floral notes. Dried apricot. French oak flavors. Touch sweet. More than a touch sour. Bit of clean smoke. Nice and complex. Well blended and surprisingly smooth. Soft body. Gets a bit more juicy as it warms. Was not knowing what to expect here - a delightful surprise!
Ernest (5922) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (7.5% ABV).
Head is initially average sized, fizzy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (cookie, toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of sour apple, unripe peach, cherry, wood, gum, cinnamon, pear, honey, clove.
Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
All kinds of wonderful stuff in the nose, a real treat to sniff...fruity, spicy, oaky, honeyish, etc., so fun! Equal parts sweet and sour in the mouth, as the name suggests...I would prefer this to be a bit less sweet (and a bit more sour too), admittedly, but itís not even close to cloying. A little syrupy in the mouthfeel, but it doesnít fatigue. While just a little short of amazing for me, this is really solid and enjoyable, especially in the aromatic department...super complex and quite alluring. Jeffy and Mikey gonna likey!
Cunningham (3685) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Brown colour with a tan head. Rich sour vinegar aroma. Sour, fruity and intense vinegar flavour. This would be good in a sause for a jucy steak.
[The last one at Haand ōlFestival 2012]
Arve_Christian (2479) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2012 On bottle with friend
Aromas of red fruits
Medium/full body & high complexity
Good intensity on flavours, sweet and sour.. High intensity sourness.
KnutAlbert (5571) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, pale brown.
Vinegar and turpentine aroma. Sour, vinous flavour. Fruity, light body. IMHO perhaps a more malty and full bodied beer would have been better as the base for this?