wedgie9 (2228) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted on 12/2/12 from a capped 750mL bottle given to me by a very generous member of the beer community. Pours clear copper-orange with a very thick and fluffy white head that slowly recedes to thick, but even lace. The nose is lightly tart with some spices, perhaps cardamom, and a bit of caramel malt with some candied orange peel. The flavor is quite a bit more sour than I anticipated, with plenty of citrus peel, the same spices from the nose, and the malt a little lighter than the nose. The body is light with lively carbonation and a long, sour, and lightly bitter citrus peel and spiced finish.
UrbanCaveman (89) - Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Beer Kitchen No. 1 in Kansas City, served in a snifter.
A: Arrived as a hazy orange brew, with a thick white head of tiny, tight bubbles that left not only good lacing, but distinct level markers for each sip.
S: Alas, I was at a restaurant with a kitchen, so my olfactory was running with a skeleton crew at best. What I was able to pick up were heavy citrus notes, sour and tart, and some hints of a wheaten grain bill.
T: Yes, definitely tart. This opens with a mixture of citrus fruit notes with the full sourness one would expect from such a medley, and that sourness does not relent. Orange, lemon, grapefruit, and tangerine roll through, with some subtler hints of apple and green grapes, before a swell of farmland-esque funk comes in the middle. Beneath the tartness, there are notes of spices, the usual suspects for a mulled cider, though faint and muted. The finish is Mojave desert-level dry.
M: To be honest, I couldn’t really tell around the sour and tart, so I’ll just say there’s no issues there.
O: Intense without sacrificing complexity to do so, this is an interestingly sour biere de garde. Would repeat.
ContemplateBeer (1608) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Apple cider vinegar, caramel, cinnamon, slightly nutty. Appearance: Slightly hazy dark caramel color with a whipped bone head that settles into a creamy tuft. Flavor: Like a tart, cinnamon topped caramel apple at a fall festival; nuttiness only shows up a bit in the finish. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: Loved it; a beautiful beer all around.
bmsulliv (193) - - DEC 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly sour brown which turns out to be a little flat and blamd. At the beer belly in Albany
Schwarzbart (52) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not what I expected after reading the description, but it is good. Sour, orange, pale-amber malts and light grains with pineapple, citrus, light spices and a good amount of funkiness. Looked nice also with awesome lace.
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MadRobin (2119) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Scion in Silver Spring, MD.
Clear, sparkling, copper-orange with a large off-white head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of caramel, pineapple, oak, nuts, berries, spices and funk.
Taste of tart grapes, caramel, oak, wood duff, spices, strawberries, nuts, pineapple yeast and funk. Definitely on the sour side, but with enough malt and sweet fruit flavors to give it some balance. Very tasty.
Medium/light body and medium/low carbonization.
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Headbanger (3415) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle 11/10/14 (Payless Liquors #9-Indy)-40° in Trappist Glass-Pours amber with a small white head. Aroma of oak, caramel, malt, and funk. Taste of the same with spices. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty.
hopwine (427) - Bend, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Peppery funk, toasted nuts, mild astringency, pineapple, moderate tannins, mineral water. Really nice
rougeau13 (2056) - Richmond, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma of wood and sour fruit. Taste is a little tart, a little wild, and slightly sweet. Medium bodied. Quite nice.
Petkus331 (290) - Redford, Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma of oak tannins and apple sourness. Appears orange brown, plenty of lace. Taste is amazing, tannic, sour, and roasty malts. Overall, great.
firstsip (519) - Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2014 Tap. Scattered lace. Crisp red-brown. Great sour nose. Crisp body of sourness, malt, some spicing. Tanic. Easy drinking and excellent.