dcschiller (1994) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden color. Aroma is aspirin and sour fruit. Taste is pretty sweet with a slightly dry finish. Decent.
brystmar (455) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oaky. A woody sour, kinda plain otherwise. Mild, unremarkable flavor profile. Doesn't grab me in the way that others did. Still, this is a tasty American sour that should improve considerably with age.
hopscotch (8212) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Mostly clear, deep amber pour with no head. The complex aroma consists of fuzzy fruits, oaken/cheesy funk and horse-blanket accompanied by a lesser note of toffee and a suggestion of leather. Medium-bodied with Key West carbonation. Tangy, oaken, peachy and apricot flavor. Finishes tangy with a moderate measure of yeasty bitterness. Very nice. Pulls up just short of being world class!
Ibrew2or3 (5758) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours with a hazy opaque copper to gold-ish orange body that supports an off white head of foam. The aroma is full up crushed aspirin, lime peel acidic citrus and near vibrant vinegar. For the taste I’m getting a mix of acidic citrus notes, an island of vinegar goodness that somehow tempers the acidic to crushed aspirin tartness and then some lime peel like notes into the finish. Overall too acidic and tart to really enjoy and embrace.
50belair (1330) - Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Murky deep yellow pour with a white head. Crisp and clean with mild sour and wet wood notes.
illidurit (1629) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the Santa Cruz boxset tasting. Huge brett aroma. Really awesome mix of lemon, chlorine, horseblanket. Flavor is a step down, woody and tart but not a lot else. Combine this aroma with Track 3’s flavor and you have a 100th percentile sour.
daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange colored pour. Light vinegar, stone fruit, funky notes, a bit of roasted nuts, some dank wet woodsy notes and old basement comes to mind.
dreadnord (995) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep amber orange with a small white head. Nose is vinegar, lemon, rosemary, sage, vanilla, oak and cherry. Complex. Taste is even more so. An ever changing wave of sweet and sour with bitter dancing among them peeking out at random moments. Mouthfeel is soft at first, then goes crisp, body is light and the finish is huge. Wow.
BMan1113VR (7377) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a mostly clear copper hued body with a lasting white head. Aromas are hugely vinous, wine barrel, sour. Very musty and earthy brett character, feels quite aged, complex and very rustic with lots of oak, cobwebs and earthy. Nearly a touch moldy. Flavors show an aged musty intensity, bretty funk, attic, cobwebs, old books, damp leaves. Good acidity and red wine. Which ever barrel has the cobweb light funk might be a good blending barrel for a gueuze project assuming its not too dark. Possibly a touch moldy tasting is a slight complaint though. Medium tannin, very lively carbonation, dry, already feels old.
radagast83 (3104) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At a Lost Abbey Track tasting. Poured a clear orange color with a small off-white head. Aroma was some sweet character with a touch of ripe peaches. Some sweet notes.