bhensonb (12322) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from the Natomas BevMo. Pours ruddy copper with a foamy beige/tan head. Rather odd smell - kind of sour, kind of milk? Med body. Flavor is arguably tart, but it’s quite fruity. I think diacetyl is in the mix. Took that aroma for milk. Odd drink. Sour. Diacetyl. Caramel. Tartish fruits. Not saying it’s a great beer. But, had it not been rushed, perhaps it might have been. I’ll wager this could be tweaked into something very good. But for now, I suspect haste made waste. As is, it’s still head and shoulders above many pale lagery things.
bu11zeye (12150) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, bread, fruit, and leather. Flavor of caramel, earth, grass, grapes, some butter, and minerals.
BeerandBlues2 (10713) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 15, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours clear tawny with a medium, creamy light tan head, medium retention and good lacing. Aroma is diacetyl, caramel malt, light fruit notes, and not much else comes through over the diacetyl. Flavor is diacetyl, lightly sour fruits, malt dominant and a sweet finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
jtclockwork (10663) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Max’s tasting. Pours reddish brown. Nose of plum, malt and dog food. Taste of apple vinegar, cranberry and malt. Odd.
daknole (10255) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2011
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Smells and tastes like horrible rubber bands. This is so insanely awful. Holy hell. Holy shit. Holy fuck.
GT2 (9273) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 16, 2012
1.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
651mL thanks to beerandblues2. I saw this in California two months ago and scrolled past. Well here it is again. A flat, clear red pour. Nose is sweet grenadine syrup with toffee and diacetyl. Taste is mild diacetyl quickly overtaken by stomach acid- probably the rarest but most god awful brewing flaw that exists: acid and vomit character. I’m about to throw up just writing this review having to remember how gross it was. Easy 1/10 for taste and 1/5 for palate.
DSG (8367) - Tel Aviv, - JUL 8, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at the 1st Israeli Sour Tasting. Thanks Dagan. Clear amber-brown. Malty smell, somewhat oxidized, with caramel, and some cardboard and sherry. Sourish flavor with some slightly sweet malt and fruits. Medium-bodied.
BMan1113VR (7903) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 25, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours with a lightly hazed penny colored body with a head that fades quickly. Aromas of caramel, biscuits and raspberries. Light mint. Light vinous notes. Flavors are kind of nasty. A bit of a burn in the back of the throat. Rotten garbage. Caramel, some acidity, some red grapes. Short duration. Sourness seems to be all lactobacillus. Some appricot. Light carbonation. Not horrendous but not worth the calories.
j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Max and Jess’s place. Pours a clear orange gold with a thin white head. Nutty, sour acid, and some touches of vegetables. Sweet caramel, toast and a touch of acid. Muddy malt flavors. Very odd.
marcus (7473) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 3, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from BevMo. Pours clear copper with a thick beige head and a sour malt aroma. There is a carbonated sweet and sour pale malt flavor that tastes a little off.