jeremytoni (2834) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle poured a slightly hazy straw color with a small amount of head. Nice strong tart flavor with a lasting aftertaste.
Pailhead (4236) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: The aroma has lots lemony sourness and mustiness. It pours a hazy dull yellow with a minimal white had that quickly fades to a ring sound the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with a very quick dose of yeast and is dominate with a big lemony sour finish with a hint of mustiness. Light bodied with a spritzy mouhfeel.
Butters (3583) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared with the guys over at maniacs apt after the Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ festival. Really great. Like very tart acidic lemonade.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Pours deeply golden with a mid-sized, white head. Tart cherry and caramel nose with a notation of apricot. Medium-bodied and sticky with middling carbonation. The flavor is tart and biscuity with a rumor of sour cherry. Tangy, dry finish.
TheEpeeist (3052) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
25.4 oz bottle. Clearish pink with white froth. Nose is lemon, funk and faint oolong. Medium light with a dull sparkle. Taste is yeast, lemon and tea. Starts tart but smooths out with woody tea. A refreshing brew but not all that interesting.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Kan which to I took to Peter’s 2nd annual spring gathering. Pours a milky gold with a medium sized white head. Lavender, rosemary, soft tea aromas. Lovely light floral sour, with hints of tea. Smooth and crisp. Absolutely delicious and easy drinking. Wish that this was available nearby and not just in Chicago. Loved this.
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taste at PilsnerPeter’s 2nd Annual Gathering
Thin brown-red appearance, ring for a head. Cherry and oud bruin nose, some creamy peach in there somewhere. More malt in the flavor, some biscuit, light brett, and faint cherry. Very aggressive, sticky and puckering, but nothing here comes together, quite a bit of it all over the place.
italarican (1148) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Peter’s RBSG courtesy of Jay. Pours orange with a pinkish hue. Aroma is classic dry sour ale: barnyard complemented with lemon and sour cherry. Really nice nose. It doesn’t taste as sour as the aroma would suggest, but the barnyard dryness and lemon are there. Nice stickiness. Subtly tart finish. I really enjoyed this.
DocLock (7201) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Craft and Capone’s. Pours turbid deep dull gold with big 3-finger off-white head. Nose is tart, orange zesty, citric, with hopcitrus, and a very tart, hopcitric, orange zesty flavor.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2010
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a cloudy dark golden orange color with golden yellowish pear hues when held to a light source and a one finger white head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. Not much in the way of lacing.
Very earthy aroma with hints of soil and grass along with a strong tea leaf presence. Peppery spice with hints of cinnamon, peppermint and possibly some licorice. Slight lactic cream in the nose. The dank earthy tea leaf presence completely hides any of the lambic notes, if there are any. Not very funky with only a faint vinegary presence underneath. Very odd smelling with possibly some earthy hops.
This beer has a medium body which is on the lighter end of the spectrum and tastes more like a lambic than the aroma suggests. Very spicy up front with tight carbonation and hints of zesty pepper along with a slight puckering tartness which quickly fades into a slightly creamy lactic center. Dry finish. The vinegary presence from the aroma is the only sour/funky element of this beer but it is overpowered by the heavy spice presence and earthy tea leaf flavor. Also, some slight acidity. The tea leaves provide a slight tartness but really is just very earthy and unpleasant. An interesting idea that doesn’t work so well.