bytemesis (4301) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Bit of a gusher on opening. Pours hazy orange amber with a small white head, which was surprising after all that gushing. Dissipates quickly, some lacing. Aroma is honey, hay, a bit fruity. Flavor is medium sweet, very light tartness, honey, hay with a bit of grassy bitterness. Medium body, high carbonation, lingering bitterness. Not sure where the aim point was, but this one veered left.
tmoreau (2846) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bomber poured to snifters, showing a hazed, orangey color, with a modest layer of off white, bubbly head foam, and light lacing. The aroma was light notes of yeast, fruit, and bubblegum. The light hop bitterness in the flavor was more prevalent than any soft sourness. Light bodied, with low carbonation. First ride with training wheels Sour, imo.
HonkeyBra (3688) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle from the Half Acre tap room. Pours a reddish orange with a small white head. Aroma of red fruits, some orange, light lemon, some berry tartness. Some caramel and bread sweetness. Flavor is mildly tart, mostly berry and fruity sweetness. Lots of cherry notes. Medium bodied, mild carbonation. Finishes sweet. Not the best sour.
arminjewell (8522) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, thanks Aaron, hazy orange-red pour with fluffy white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, slight spice, hints of grain, slight funk and hints of lemon. Taste is a mix of slight caramel, toffee, spice, slight grass, touch of grain, hints of biscuit, slight funk and weird plastic notes, finishing bitter, slightly dry.
BVery (7681) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2013 Bottle. Slightly hazy light orange pour. Smaller white head. Weak and muted everything. Bland and watery. Weak sauce.
drfabulous (4656) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle bought at brewery. Orange color. Some citrus. Some grape. Not really a sour beer or wild ale. Not getting any of that. Ok overall, but not one of my top Half Acres.
jstraw (1943) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Amber-gold with modest, white head, light legs / Soft, lightly sour nose of citrus, pine, honey / Light to medium body, soft carbonation, some sweetness, mild tartness, with low fruit but solid hopping with some astringency, and lightly bitter finish / Mild flavors of orange peel, grapefruit rind, bread dough, pine, grass / Really not at all a sour ale, with just a hint of sourness. Lack enough fruit for the insufficient sourness to play off of. Drinks more like a mediocre pale. Oddly disappointing from the always reliable Half Acre.
crossovert (8911) - Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild golden brew, some yeast notes, overall pretty mild, lacks a bit of complexity.
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Tap and Handle Fort Collins. Pours a bit hazy orange appearance with a thin white head. Tangy, orange citrusy goopy, spicy floral yeasty, lightly tart aroma. Hay, straw grainy, citrusy, a bit tangy flavor. Maybe a touch of tartness but not sour by any means.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at HA. Pours a deeper near red. Nose is fruity and herbal, light tartness. Minimal funk. Caramel and herbal hops. On tasting, fruity with cherries and stone fruit. Clean with a mild tartness. Definitely soft, fairly clean but the use of caramel here is really distracting.