theisti (3396) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle courtesy of beastiefan2k. Served straight out of the wine fridge at ~60 degrees. The pour is a clear yellow golden with a noisy one inch white head that falls quickly. There are Champagne like carbonation bubbles flowing up from the bottom of the glass throughout. Actually, the overall look of this pour is very Champagne like. The aroma is floral verbena, herbal, there is a light gentle saltiness present as well. The citrus that is present is very much lemon peel. Earthy. The taste is lemon citrus right away, moving quickly to the verbena floral, the herbal, and a leafy earthy, softly tart finish. The sour tartness clears pretty quick, and gives way to a refreshing lemon citrus and floral beer. The citrus, floral spice really linger, pleasantly so. The palate is medium to light bodied, soft natural carbonation and the lingering finish. Quite drinkable, fun beer. Thanks for bringing this one back for me from St Louis, Eugene.
AGAquino (663) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle from Binny’s Lakeview. Color is a slightly cloudy yellow amber with a small short lasting off-white head. Aroma of tea and spices with some notes of malt. Flavor is slightly sour and sweet with noticeable tea and spice again,
vyvvy (4536) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I thought this would be just and interesting experiment to try, but ended up really digging this one. Pours clear golden / yellow with a small white head. The aroma has sour lemon, funky tartness, herbal notes, potpourri and dry fall leaves. It has a light crisp biting body with lots of sharp carbonation. The flavor begins with lots of refreshing tartness, dry lemon/lime, rustic leaves, bugs and earthy rootiness. The finish is very dry, earthy, tart and sharply acidic along with some flowery floral traits. Excellent beer and lots of flavor for 3.5%. This would probably go well with lots of lighter fare food.
bb (7240) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden beer with a whitish head. Earth and light herbal aroma with light spice and tartness. Tart, light aspirin flavor with light spice. Medium bodied. Tart/sourness lingers with light spice, light earth, and light tea.
Strykzone (5342) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Hazed tan with a blotchy head. This is so fruoty and it is nicely subtle. Kind of a grape jelly aspect. Quite lemony. I love the abv. Nicely done.
marcus (7194) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours murky white gold with a pretty white head and a very funky earthy aroma. There is a carbonated fruity herbal flavor with a sour finish. This is a strange brew that one in likely to either love or hate.
oRos (1298) - sacramento, California, USA - OCT 23, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Marcus. Wow so aroma is mustard and funk. Color is yellow with white head. Taste is mustard at front of tounge with a funky sour taste to finish.
Freakout (16) - Alaska, USA - SEP 23, 2012
2.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Nice clear and bright light gold color with a huge white head..very tight/tart aroma followed by a pucker blast way to heavy on the kambucha side of things. Lemon, quince, mushroom, verbena..lots going on here. Well made but not my cup of tea. I like kambucha and lambic both...just not together.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - SEP 16, 2012
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Literally, I took only 1 sip of this beer. I could not stomach the horrible pickle and pastrami aroma. The taste was over the top funky and not worth fighting the aroma to get to. Probably the winner for worst beer of 2012.
DuffMan (7513) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hmmm, can’t remember where I picked this up, but a request was made this weekend by my in-laws for "something different and refreshing" from my beer fridge. After rummaging around, I found this. Seemed promising! Poured a murky dull brown with a fizzy head that retained poorly. Truthfully, it doesn’t look very good. Aroma is more promising: lightly sour, with yeast and softly spicy tea. Intriguing. The sourness stays mild on the palate, like real kambucha in my experience, lightly lactic, with the mainly tea, spice, and light leather as flavours. I quite liked it, and thought it hit the mark for refreshing, although it was a little watery.