MrChopin (2527) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Brad at Jackie O’s and Schroppfy for sharing the growler!
Dirty gold pour, thin white head. Nose is very fruity with tart peach, lemon, and some wheat. Flavor is sweeter, still heavy peach but less sourness and more of a fruit-malt balance. Heavily carbonated body, but the sweetness gives enough balance to keep this highly drinkable. Very enjoyable blend.
Schroppfy (2350) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2010 Original from 4/02 is here: 7/3/7/3/16/3.6
Sweet and sour candy; easy drinking, nice body (not too thin nor too slick). Has a funky aroma, just a little cheese/foot smell, mostly smells like a fruity tart funky beer. Flavors are sweet and sour plum, peach, nice acidic balance, not off the charts. Good beer, Brad, and thanks or sending my way for the partay!
Getting to know it better, 4/04/2010.
This is better than the score I first ascribed, up to a total of 3.9 - equal to the best couple of beers I had at the Sour HB contest in Detroit. . The flavor really is no one animal - there is fruit, especially peach for the sweet part and some rindy and pitty sweet and sour flavors, almost berry. Some of the unnameable "sour candy" I first thought. Very drinkable stuff, very enjoyable in good weather. The body becomes fairly still right away, but still generates a tiny bit of carbonation, like a cross between lambic and gueuze. I hope this is on tap now and some folks are enjoying it in Athens.