Silphium (3179) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Crunchy’s, East Lansing. Hazy, murky medium orange-brown body, medium clumping buff head. Tart/sour fruitskin nose with cherry pit and hints of funky esters. Tart, sour but dry body of cherry and dusty esters, light malts, and a bitter, tannic finish with lingering cherry pit and grassy notes. Nice full tartness. Great beer.
bhensonb (11489) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 1, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Capped 750 from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Bottled 05-03-2012. Pours slightly hazy copper with a transient beige head. Aroma is sour. Sour berries; sour light pitted fruit. Med body or better. Frothy carb. Flavor is sour light pitted fruit - perhaps with some citrus. There’s some earthiness in it. A sour ale deserving of the descriptor. Finishes sour. Very, very, nice.
KyotoLefty (6695) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Beachwood, Wood Shop 7. Pinkish-brown-orange, with a nice head. Fruity, passion fruit, cracker malt nose. Very interesting dry fruit flavor. Not very sour, though funky. A bit weird, but interesting and tasty.
flatmatt (1155) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Ann Arbor location, for my 800th rating. Pours a red amber with an off-white head. Aromas of red fruits, like raspberry, very tart. Flavor is very tart and sour, lots of red fruits, cherry, raspberry, kind of a red fruit flavor I don’t recognize, maybe cranberry. Dry. After a while, a slight coffee/dark chocolate finish builds up. Very, very nice.
boFNjackson (4171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at a recent bottle share... Poured darkish, reddish/amber with an eggy, light tan head. Aroma of tropical fruits. Barrel notes and funk, not so much sourness but definitely some flavors that probably came from critters. Citris and acidity with sweetness and light fruits.
DYCSoccer17 (3354) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle purchased and enjoyed at The Davis Beer Shoppe. The aroma has very restrained tartness present, but with plenty of funk. Some light cocoa hints are present with some lacto character. Really quaffable stuff. Moderately hazy orange-amber body with a strong off-white head present with good lacing. Starts tart, lightly lactic, and funky. Some light sweetness and fruitiness is present in the middle. Hints of olive later, before a little more funk comes in. This has a nice, light fruity tartness later on. Very drinkable and pretty fucking awesome.
deyholla (6953) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the A2 brewpub. Pours a clear deep ruby amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice tart red fruit note with and underlying dark grain and a bit of bitterness. Flavor begins with tart red fruits with a bit of acid that mellows to a dark grain and roasted finish.
brokensail (11529) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks, GT! Pours amber in color with a khaki head. Light tartness on the nose, somewhat acetic with balsamic vinegar, leather, and oak. A touch of malt sweetness, mild fruitiness, and faint funkiness. Similarly basic/simple in terms of the flavor. Tart fruit and a bit of vinegar. Light malt sweetness, oak, and maybe some leather. Dry on the finish.
MacBoost (1399) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to pepsiedcan. Bottle. Pours a murky amber with a white head consisting of fine bubbles. Aroma of fruit, bananas, oak. First sip reveals a very easy drinking beer. Low carbonation. Not over sour or cloying at all. This is a nice change of pace. Easy drinking entry level sour that hits all the right spots. Like.
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a murky reddish color with off white head. Aroma is tart cherry peel, funk, leather, and is pretty earthy. Highly carbonated and is real lively. Tastes like it smells and is a bit green right now. I think this is solid right now and will be even better with a touch of age on it.