marcus (7296) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 16, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Toronado 22nd anniversary. This hazy golden ale poured with a decent off-white head and a strong citrus aroma. There is a sour lemon flavor from the brett and a nice oak finish. It sticks to the palate in a very pleasant way.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at MuckFest 09! Not a huge fan of ther sours but this wasn’t horrible.It was more tart than sour.It had some barnyard funk to it with a tart finish
JaBier (5286) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch 2 bottle sample at Muckfest 2009 Day 1. Cloudy orange pour with a thin white head. Tart citrus aroma, but not offensively funky. Reminds me of a really good Berliner Weiss. Super sour (but still not overly funky) flavor with some nice crisp lemon presence and an acidic finish. Not a fan of sours, but this one is one of the better I’ve had. Crap! I rated a sour a 4 or above?! Dammit, I think I’m actually starting to maybe like this style. Or at the very least I can appreciate when it’s very well executed.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at Muckfest 2009 in Lancaster Ohio. Aroma of spoiled bread. Flavor was sour apples, brown sugar, hint of vanilla, and sour tarts. Not nearly as horrible as I was expecting for a sour. But not sure what all the fuss was about this beer.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Sparky27 at Hellbilly’s tasting. Yeasty, sour aroma. Gold body with a white ring around the glass for a head. A sour beer but somewhat waterly. Maybe a bit overhyped.
BBB63 (6392) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at 2009 DLD: Honestly not many notes on this one, I think I got distracted by someone. Hazy golden hue, good head. Sour cherries and apples, some brett funk and oak. The taste is acidic and fruity with some barnyard tones towards the end. The mouth feel is soft and lets the beer sit upon the palate quite awhile, dry finish. Very nice brew.
nickd717 (3601) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Toronado for Belgian-Inspired beer dinner. Hazy golden color with a white head. Funky aroma with Brett, wood, and dry white wine. Flavor very sour and funky with lots of lemon, unripe white grapes, and barrel notes. Low carbonation, medium body with sharp sourness on the palate. Good but a bit overhyped.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
batch #2 bottle shared by sparky27.
pale orange brown pour with a smidge of a white head which doesn’t want to stick around.
it smells...smoky. i wasn’t expecting that at all...intoxicating.... woody, tart, dry crisp white wine and just a touch of stink.
loads of barrel toast/soft smoke in the flavor as well... tart grapes, white wine/leaning on ml chardonnay, yeast, tart lemon and a pineapple-like sourness which grows as it warms. the tannins fight the tartness and battle it out on my cheeks.
very low carbonation... almost nil which makes it insanely smooth and lux. unusual for sure but i really dig it! 9/4/8/5/17/4.3
BOLTZ7555 (2938) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 2, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Sparky27 @ Hellbilly’s Holiday Tasting. THANKS ERIC!!! Batch 2. 14 karat pour with a razor thin white head that left very little lacing. Aroma that hit me initially was one of cinnamon, spice, and unripened citrus. Minimal carbonation and somewhat thin, this one is dominated by sour lemon zest, lime juice, and oak. Another solid sour.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Sparky27 at hellbilly’s holiday tasting. Pours a hazy peach color with a small head. Funk, vinegar and sour fruit in the aroma. Flavor is all of the above with a bit of wood and lemon zest. A great sour! Thanks Eric.