IndianaRed (2957) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a slightly hazy dark amber brown. Modest off white head. Dark pitted fruit, apple butter and a little smoke on the nose. More brown sugar, sloghtly sweet malt. Sour trailer.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Dark mahogany color, light thin head and nice lacing. Nose of day-after-fireworks (sulfur), sweet candied cherries; obligatory yeast and ester. A bit of sage and rye, a touch of aged herbal yeast. The flavor is balanced with a balmy mouthfeel, plenty of spicy herbs, sweet lavender and wheat. Some special B licorice mug wort type of thing going on in the tail, tart and zesty. Nice, oak and cherry in the tail. Decent.
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Aroma: Lots of malt up front. Toasted bread, grainy malt, nuts. A whiff of oak and vanilla before the sour/funk come in. Lemon, green apple, dusty basement, and slight barnyard note. Appearance: Pours a deep and cloudy reddish brown. Off-white head was full and creamy with great retention. Great lacing. Flavor: Some lightly roasted maltiness upfront with flavors of bread and nuts. Sourness moves in fast, but isn’t overwhelming. Lemon, apple, cherry, dusty, and slight sweaty funk. Getting some oak into the finish. Palate: Medium-light bodied and watery. Medium high carbonation. Overall: Slightly disappointing. Regular Bam is a favorite of mine, so I had high expectations. Thin body and a flavor that never really came together. Maybe some age will help.
shadey (1996) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 9, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2008 November 2007. 12 oz bottle consumed fresh. Pour is black with wisps of white and a ring of white cream. Aroma is sour up front, but I also smell some creamy doughy malt. Interesting. The flavor is tantalizing, sour tingly, kinda grassy? Weird, but not boring. This one I actually wish I had in a 750 - I need more time. 6/4/8/4/17
ADD RATING: First bottling (12oz) of this special beer. Pour is brownish black with a thin head of cream and lace. The aroma is really showing the bret sourness. Nothing too funky, just sour. The flavor is well-rounded; beginning slight sweet and malty, and finishing with the smooth sourness, almost like sour cherries. Very easy to drink. 7/4/8/4/18.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with fizzy off white head. nose is oaky. lots a citrus on the mouth-feel, hints of brett on the finish.
drewbeerme (3902) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12/5/07, 12oz 2007 vintage, bottled a few short months ago. thanks to BlackForestCO for this. pours a dense auburn with off white creamy head. nose has some roasty, nutty, toasted grain, all laying on a bed of brett, cobwebs, and lemony hops. flavor is clearly reminisent of bam biere at first but it is not quite that crisp and this finishes with some toasted grain. flavor has some brett, oak, toasted grain, herbal hop notes with a dusty finish. a light mouth feel with lively carbonation making this is very refreshing. for me, it is an easy transition from bam biere.
BeerandBlues2 (10831) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 5, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle purchased at Liquor Max in Loveland, CO. Pours clear tawny with an average, fizzy, off-white head, mostly diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, straw), average hops (flowers, grass), average yeast (horse blanket, barnyard) with notes of green apple and cherry. Light bodied, thin texture, soft carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness and acidity, moderate bitterness.
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
PP Strong Ale Fest 07. 750ml from kp I believe. Pours brown copper with a thin tan head. Nose is very nice and sweet. Taste is sweet, ruddy, and a little thin, the nose was far better on this one for me.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Beer is slightly cloudy, medium-dark warm caramel brown. Head is initially small, off white, fizzy; diminishes almost totally but hangs in there in the end.<P>The aroma is minor keyed; autumnal. Malty with light toasted grain, bread crusts, trace of roaste peanut; Light lemon-herbal hop; Yeasty with light notes of barnyard, basement; Moderate miscellaneous notes of tree sap, decaying leaves, trace of tart apple.<P>The flavor is spartan. Trace sweet, lightly bitter with a long, trace acidic/sour, lightly bitter finish.<P>The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is lively.<P>Not sure where this little number fits in style-wise, but I like the moody, waning impression it imparts.
Ernest (6748) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium brown. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (roasted/toasted grain/nuts), lightly yeasty (cobwebs, barnyard), with notes of tree bark, autumn leaves, minerals, hint of lemon zest. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Light body, watery texture, lively carbonation. I’m kinda surprised the average score is as high as it is; this is a lean little monkey with not a lot of the typical attractors. It reminds me of a much lighter, watery Black Ghost or something along those lines. Stony, autumnal nose, and very highly attenuated (a little too much, even for a saison). Interesting, but not that compelling.