Sourguy83 (40) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a friend....flat. May be stored badly or off cork??? Ruined the palate, and there was no aroma due to that fact. Taste really good. I am sure if I got a proper bottle or if it was stored properly it would be a 4.5+ hope I get another chance to retry and re rate
htnicholas (49) - California, USA - NOV 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (750 ml). 2012 vintage. Pours deep yellow straw color with a small poorly retained white head and some lacing. Aroma is slightly funky, with barnyard, oak and slight fruity notes. Taste is not too sour but with complex funky notes, citrus, oak, Brett and balanced sweetness. Mouthfeel is really dry, tart, and crisp. An outstanding wild ale. I loved it.
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mcberko (5228) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 Vintage. Bottle at Toronado, pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out complex oak barrels, some funkiness, and dried light fruits (subtle apricots). Flavour is very complex, with oak barrels, a mixture of dry light fruits, and low-to-medium tartness. Very elegant, with all flavours working harmoniously. Finishes on slightly vinegary notes, as well as light fruits and oak. Definitely overrated, but certainly a delicious beer.
adamah (213) - - OCT 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma- Lemon, must, & vinegar, not overpowering, just pleasantly present.
Appearance- hazy golden color with a thin film of head.
Taste- Light sweetness, and medium sour. Tart like cherries and maybe green apple, some nice lacto acetic quality as well.
Palate- Light bodied and lively mouthfeel.
Overall- Really good sour, wasn’t worth the 45 min line I had to wait in to get an 8 oz pour but none the less very glad I tried it.
deekyn (991) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - pours hazy glowing golden with low small bubbled eggshell head. S - agro straight from the bottle but mellows amazingly well. Nice sour lemons and vinegar with nice strong funk. A really nice sour after it sits in the glass for a bit. Honey and lemon meringue pie crust. Hints of sweet cream butterNeat. M - tart but not too much. Rounded and a nice balance of sweet and sour with funk. So nice. T - sour lemons and vinegar up front. Lemon tart with crust. Citrusy and sweet with a lacto tinge. O - a really nice American sour. I’m glad I stumbled into the release. 4.3
timfoolery (1122) - California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at the Toronado. Aroma was clean Brett, freshly-squeezed Meyer lemon juice, Rainier cherries, and a slight funk. Flavor was very much the same with maybe the cleanest palate on a beer I've ever had. So crisp, so refreshing... I could drink a ton of this superb beer.
whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
im gonna do to reviews in one here for my #100 we had the 2013 vintage on tap @toronado SF i will rate them soon which is top notch by the way. any ways it poured a glowing bright slight hazy yellow nose was grannt smith apples very tart nose and a mouth watering taste so crisp not over the top pucker but still a amazing sour brew. next we got to share a bottle of 2007 which was unreal really hadn’t lost and edge still well carbonated and nice fruit nose poured a little hazy off orange brownish taste was still tart and some nice green apple notes still held up
HonusWagner (1145) - Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The most recent batch is absolutely amazing, really tart but nice stone fruit characters and a good lightly funky character, just awesome.
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2013 Sampled from a bottle at Where the Wild Beers Are - October 5, 2013. Special thanks to weinando for the 411 on the sorta-concealed pouring of this beer. Yellow/orange pour with a white head. Lemony and fruity. Slightly sour, but not overly so. Light and crisp. Great beer!
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Review # 800
750 ml bottle served in a Lost Abbey Teku glass. 2012 vintage generously shared by kevanb, thanks Kevan!
A: Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head forming on the pour. A thin white head forms on the pour and recedes to a thick wispy ring.
S: Lactic and lemony. Minimal funky notes. Some straw with some lemon grass. Tart and slightly acidic. White grape notes and stone fruit flesh.
T: The taste pairs pretty with the nose, although the sourness gets amped up a bit. Nice little pucker with some great fruitiness. Lemon grass with a minimal tartness. Lactic sweetness. Sweet oak notes with a nice light fruity flesh presence. Vibrant stone fruit notes.
M: Light bodied with a great, lively carbonation. A little jowl pucker with the sourness. Dry finish.
O: Delicate, but vibrant. Delicious American Wild. The fruity notes that came out were great despite no fruit being added. Thanks again to Kevan for sharing.
Serving type: bottle