dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear sparkling purple with pink-tinged, huge billowing head. Head remains throughout, lacing nicely. This is very reminiscent of Brute on the nose: dusty, earthy, sharp acidic sourness, but also faint berries, cereal grains, and oak. Incredibly dry and effervescent. Balanced sour and fruit elements, tannic grape skins, and funk. Blueberries do not dominate the more complex and interesting aspects of this beer, and instead play a supporting role, providing a touch of sweetness to balance out the dominant acidic and brett characteristics. Very high carbonation, crisp, refreshing. Another great sour from Ithaca.
koleminer20 (2439) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared at a tasting hosted by Steebo on February 13. The pour is a really cloudy and murky orange-ish pink color with a thin white head that fades quickly. The aroma is huge on the blueberries and a good funk. There is a lot of Brett here, and a hint of some floral aspects. The flavor is great. Nice sharp tart blueberries and a resounding sourness. It’s just great. The mouth feel is great as well. Light on the tongue, great carbonation dancing around, and a lingering sour blueberry aftertaste for days. Damn good.
JBPortland (1488) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle pours hazy pale orange with violet tint and medium small head. Nose and palate have some subtle soft interwoven tart blueberry and plum, hints of fruit spice with subtle straw grain and touch of crust. Finishes medium tartness with good acidity level and some soft funky grain. Holding up pretty well.
AirForceHops (6181) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle Batch number E!041, Bought this in a charity auction this past fall, finally opening it with friends. Spilt during Willrunforbeer’s blueberry sour comparison tasting. Sort of a dirty pink Amber color without much head in the snifter. Aroma is white wine, oak, full Bretty notes and very weak berry.
Flavor is spot on the aroma, the flavors are subtle and very integrated extremely well. The berries are here but an afterthought and complements the Brett. Nice level of carbonation that gives a tingle across the tongue. Very light lactic notes but no pucker in the taste buddies. Very nice brew.
WillRunForBeer (2269) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL shared by AirForceHops. Thanks, Chris! Bottled E41. Pours murky orange brown with an off white head. Aroma is floral, green apple, blueberries. Flavor is nice tart and lemony. A hint of blueberry skin in the finish.
djd07 (10018) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Hector. Pours a cloudy orange pink hue with small white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is blueberries,funk, lemon zest. Thin mouth with nice sour blueberry, lacto, nice puckering sour finish, really enjoyed this.
mikem409 (1982) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Color is murky rose. Thin head. Aroma of funky berry. Taste is crisp bubbly tart blueberry
slowrunner77 (10112) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Man - takes the stinky cheese to a whole new level. Wonderful funky aroma, musty cheese and fresh berry, similar flavor that just lasts forever. Excellent brew."
emacgee (4611) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy murky pour with reddish tint. Crackling off white head. Lots of berry in the nose and acidity with a light sweetness. Lots of acidity in the flavor, leaning acetic. Lots of berry flavor. Very acidic and dry finish.
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to whoever brought this to the Inaugural "Imminent Liquidation Bottle Share" Event. Bottle poured into a taster glass.
A - Pours ruby red with a small half finger tall white head, dissipating down to almost nothing, leaving small wisps of lacing down the glass.
S - Plenty of tart funk up front with hints of light blueberry, citric fruits, dry yeast, and some earthy oak. The tartness is a bit overpowering and doesn’t allow all the other flavors to come thru as much as I would like.
T - Huge blast of tart funk up front giving way slowly to a mix of light blueberry, dry oak, and some strong acidic fruit. Plenty of pucker in the finish, lingering for quite awhile. I was really expecting the blueberry’s to be more prominent but they were a bit muted. Still a very enjoyable American wild.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Nice crisp tart feel with plenty of pucker in the finish. Not too over the top but still quite tart.
D - Pretty good. I could definitely drink this one no problem but it really was very tart. It really didn’t tire the pallet like some of the others I have had, quite refreshing even.
RussianDragon (574) - - JUL 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a bright orange with a champagne-bubble white head that fizzes away quickly to a thin wispy edge head. Aroma is wild yeast upfront with sour blueberries muted in the background. Flavor is blueberries upfront this time, and is overall deliciously sour. World class balance of so many flavors here. Carbonation is high, almost distracting from the flavor. Crackling finish as the bubbles die away. Delicious.
From notes 1/23/10 (Geist Dark Lord Tasting).