bb (6861) - 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 (5009) - 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 (6600) - 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 (1130) - 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 (2334) - 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 (6901) - 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.
douglas88 (6147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Last bottle of the night I believe in Boise! Pours a cloudy yellow color with a large white head. An interesting nose of lambic and citrus with light earth. The sweet tart fruity lambic is pretty dominant but there are some mushroom and earthy qualities. Very good. Dry finish. Tasty.
after4ever (6182) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750, corked and baled. Pours a crystal clear medium gold with a huge, surging platinum blond head. Head falls quickly leaving stringy lace. Huge funky nose, very forward and barnyardy. Sharp tea, mushroom, and lemon presence as well. Crisp light body with lots of funk and lemon, followed by plenty of old wet grass and hot wet hay. Mild finish. A bit much in the aromatics but a very good beer.
Sammy (8760) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Puckering sour yet fun, thanks for sharing Americo. Definitely some mushroom and rope with vinegar. Strong fruit and wild yeast aromas. Cloudy peach colour with nice small head. For tart fans only. 500th rating of the year.