iowaherkeye (2636) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dunno how I haven’t rated this, and I also dunno how I still have a bottle in my fridge from the 2012 release. We shall see how it held up, and see if the "unique souring process" (per the label) has progressed. 12oz bottle. Nope, it didn’t, really, but it sounds like the bugs were killed as I see there was a sour mash done (not on the label, just read above on this site). Clear effervescent straw with a small 1/2 finger fizzy bright white head, fading to a thin film of fizz. Small lacto sourness up front in the nose with some Belgian fruity esters (pear, apple) and light spicy clove and vanilla behind. Flavor has the lactic acid again, which is pretty light, but so is this beer. There is also some old grain character that tells me I shouldn’t have sit on this beer. Truth be told, it was in the fridge the entire time in my possession, since whenever the hell it came out last summer. More tangy apple than pear in the flavor, getting less phenolics as well. Flavor kinda fell flat for me. Light to medium body with fizzy moderate carbonation. I’ll redo my rating with a fresh bottle this year, but FYI, don’t age.
Leighton (6903) - London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Funky 8, Brooklyn, NYC. Plenty of pale malts, dashes of citrus, hay and cereal. Nothing really wrong with this one, it’s just pretty simple and not especially exciting. Pleasant to drink.
peteinSD (955) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Semi-hazy yellow pour with a slick of white foam. Aroma is light clove/banana, wheat, slight tart, orange, and a twinge of sour. Taste is tart wheat with clove and minimal sour through the finish. Clean, nearly crisp mouthfeel. Well made and easy drinking beer.
hopscotch (8212) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle… Mostly clear yellow ale with a mid-sized, fizzy, white head that dissolves fairly quickly. Lots of spices, esters and phenols in the bouquet – clove, pear, coriander and green apple among them. There’s also a grainy component and an off-aroma that I can’t quite pin down. Light-bodied and dry with lively carbonation. The flavor offers heaps of clove, light acidity and cereal grains. Finishes tangy, far too spicy and dry. This one is not at all my thing… much like Auburn football. Bottle courtesy of JoeTheYounger!
fata2683 (2162) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle pours hazy gold with a medium white head. Aroma is crisp pale malts and a citrus/estery note that is kind of hard to place. Flavor is crisp and clean pale malt, crystal and cereals. Ends with a nice green apple fruity tart yeast flavor. Very refreshing.
Mr_TBone (168) - Hollywood, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice golden w/some head that slips into minimal lacing. Smell is slightly yeasty and a touch of clove and a big hint of citrus w/a tough of lacto. Taste is refreshingly tart, but not very complex. I get a lot of citrus and lack a lot of the good belgian yeast flavors. Easy drinking beer, though.
jgb9348 (3962) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy golden and copper coloured body with a thin, very fast-dying one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of light yeast, bread, coriander seed, a touch of lemons and curacao and a bit of whole oranges. Medium-bodied; Assertive yeastie flavour with some wheat, a little candy sweetness and a hint of alcohol peeking through. Aftertaste is mostly sweet with a good citrus taste, some lighter spices and a bit of complexity - nothing bitter nor agressive here. Overall, a nicely crafted summer beer with a lot of flavour, but not a heavy body nor deep flavours to weigh down the mouth. Nice to try if you can find it! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Tustin, California on 01-August-2012 for US$2.29 sampled at home in Washington on 22-August-2012.
AmEricanbrew (4868) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden color with white sheen. Light pit fruits, pale malt aromas. medium body. Mildly tart light pit fruit flavors with spicy belgian yeast, mild lactic--good
J_man (535) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy orangish yellow with a wispy white head. Has a bready aroma with a slightly musky scent and a faint vegetal/herbal component. The first thing you get is a fairly strong and lemony tart sourness that really wraps around the tongue and tickles it. This is followed by a lightly sweet bready malt flavor that takes over the flavor except for the cloying sourness on the tongue. Seems to evaporate at the end leaving a slight bready/cooked rice aftertaste, but mainly that sticky sourness. I would have liked this more with a less pronounced sour component, but this was a really nice summer beer overall.
anders37 (12664) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Select Beer Store, Redondo Beach, CA. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity spicy lemongrass and clove. Fruity malty spicy yeasty citrus and clove flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty citrus finish.