Tmoney99 (9610) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap in snifter. Poured a hazy reddish amber color with an average fizzy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy sour and tart fruit aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer.
brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange pour with no head or visible carbonation. Lots of tart fruit aroma, particularly plums. Some citrus notes, a bit of stone fruit, and mild malt sweetness. A bit of vanilla, wood, and kumquat. Very strong plum, apricot, tangerine, and kumquat fruit flavors. Some toffee maltiness, a bit of wood, vanilla, and a nice lactic tartness.
daknole (8006) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 14, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
LCBS 2010. Thanks JW. Pours an amber color. Aroma is prunes, caramel malt, funk, light tartness. Flavor is tart, prunes, caramel, wood, yeasty. Interesting brew and pretty damn good!
blutt59 (5913) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap, golden orange color with no foam, lots of cranberry must and bretty aromas, flavors of stone cherries, tobacco, sour chalky, one of the best sours of the day for me
crossovert (5644) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
REally solid beer, plums, light tartness, very nice malt flavors, a very sturdy wheat wine.
marcus (5621) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy copper with a thin off-white head and an alcohol and fruit aroma. This does not taste a bit like a wheat wine. There is some sourness, but the plum has apparently overtaken the wheat in regard to flavor. The high alcohol content is well hidden.Nicely aged.
BBB63 (5603) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Snifter at brewery: Beautiful reddish and coppery multi-hued appearance topped by a small but lasting head. The aroma has notes of wild yeast, acidic fruit, oak, toffee, wheat, herbal hops, slight oxidization but in a good old school way, earthy and even a hint of black olives.
The taste is even more impressive with a big WOW factor that nearly left me speechless and perplexed on what to write. There is a wonderful transition between sour and sweet, fruitiness and maltiness, wheat and oak. The complexity just grows and grows with a lovely hint of Scottish and English old ale notes for backup. This takes the joyful interplay that the Pippenbock had and amps it up to 11. I am just floored by this,
Steve has knocked these non-traditionally soured beers out of the park. The mouth feel while warming does a good job of hiding the alcohol found within to a dangerous level, rich, oily and yet snappy and strangely refreshing. Brillant and I hope those at GTMW enjoy this as much I do... plan on having another snifter next weekend at the Anniversary party or even two! My second highest rated Livery beer to date.
deyholla (5397) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 22, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Livery 5th anniversary party. Poured a dark clear amber with a near white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was sweet and sour plum with a bit of a sweet wheat back bone. Flavor began with sweet plums and wheat and grew in to more of a tart finish with the sweet grain becoming less and less present.
TheAlum (4986) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on tap at the GTMW ’10 (Madison, WI). Pours a faintly hazed deep orange copper, small frothy white head. Aromas are lightly sour plums, a touch of darker fruit, wheat bread, bready and sweet caramel malts, wild bretty yeast leaves a light dusting of funk. Simple. Initial is fuller bodied, sweet and sour plums, wheat bread, sweet toffee malts. The dark fruit plum mentality is nice, decent to lighter sour, tart on the back of the palate with sweet malts, light brett and acidity sticking. Finish is dark fruit, tart plums, sweet malts. Big, but tasty. Alcohol isn’t necessarily overbearing, but the big remaining malt body seems stubborn, sweet. Tartness grows, almost a wine like finish. I rated the beer lower overall, but the plums do take over and give a pleasant sour tart bite on the backend, dark and more complex. Tasty, but why does it have to be so big ABV-wise? Perhaps the summer heat on this festival day is playing against this beer. Tasty but big with a transition from sweet malts, toffee and wheat bread, moving into a tart plum finish. Seems a bit young sour/wild wise (which seems odd after 22 barrel months).. But a nice beer here.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared by some generous souls at the Jackie O’s 5th Anniversary Extravaganza. Reddish amber pour with a thin bubbly head. Sour acidic nose with candied fruit and caramel malt. Sour and acidic flavor with tart plums and a dry fruit finish.