brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 6, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ La Palma Sour Fest 2015. Super carbonated beer. Massive white head on a yellow body. Some bread, a touch of grass, and a bunch of straw. Kind of bland, though. Thereís kind of an odd almond paste and almost banana peel flavor to it. Sort of meely. A bit of sweet bread, some lime/citrus, and a fair bit of yeast. Kind of grainy, too. Not a big fan.
ClarkVV (5858) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle, I believe one and only batch from 2014, shared by tectactoe on 7/25/15.
Very light blonde colored beer shows good clarity and is topped by a moderate amount of white head that recedes fairly steadily to cover.
Heavy acidity in the nose is streaked with barrel tannins, vanilla and oak-like sourdough notes. Pretty perfumey, or perhaps thatís just a euphemism for sharp. Not boozey, obviously, but just too much wood graininess mixed with heavy, dry acidity. Lime and pumpkin done well, though and are in the background (lime) and non-existent (pumpkin).
After really enjoying La Roja Kriek, I was hoping for something more along those lines. While that one is certainly sour, itís not like the recent Jolly Pumpkin trend of smash-you-in-the-face with barrel character. And itís not even the extreme sourness that bothers me, hell, Cantilon is my favorite brewery, so bring on the sourness, but there just isnít much else in the JP beers these days than a whole boatload of oak and sourness. All that said, this one isnít the biggest offender, and itís not so sour as to dominate, but it still just seems like a mouthful barrel and acids. Body is light, with some wateriness that seems appropriate. Minor astringency issues but hey, itís still worlds better than Crooked Stave!
AdamChandler (4540) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ML, golden yellow pour, nice head. Aroma is great. Tart wheat and lemon, lime, melons and wild yeast. Very peppery, herbal, chamomile and aloe vera. Decent taste. would have again.
AirForceHops (6284) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tectactoe sharing this 750, cheers! Bright gold, huge head. Aroma is light lime peel, dusty yeast, light bread.
The body is light, zesty, big lime zest shows again. Sourness is mild but tartness is alive and well. Lingering lime. Yeasty, bready finish ... Some botanical notes... Not to shabby, thanks Tony.
WillRunForBeer (2341) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle brought by tectactoe, opened at Ratebeer Farmhouse Magnum Tasting v1. Thanks, Anthony! Pours slight orange yellow gold with a white head. Aroma is pumpkin, citrus, mild funk. Flavor is sour wheat, pumpkin, pepper, a hint of citrus.
Chalumeaux (1063) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle thanks tectactoe. Pours hazy lemon with thin white head. Aromas of lemon yeast funk. Taste follows aroma with a nice lingering spice.
j12601 (9562) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at Where The Wild Beers Are 2014. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Minty and herbal on the nose. Medium bodied, tangy wheat, soft musk and funk. Chewy wheat, soft acid and funk, long musk on the finish.
burg326 (5384) - Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a cloudy golden color with aromas of yeast, funk, dryness, light pumpkin pulp and aromas touch of lime. Flavors are hay and pepper with some lime and a touch of pumpkin pulp light sourness not over the top but just enough to say hello.
djd07 (10500) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Adam. Pours a cloudy gold with large frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is funk, pepper, yeast. Similar flavor to nose with nice dry finish.
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at 2014 GTMW, pours a pale yellow with a very thin white head, the aroma has a little bit of funk and barnyard mixed in with each other, the flavor is kind of one note, a bit sour with a little bit of barnyard and yeast in the finish, not overly sour but has a bit of a punch not bad.