madmitch76 (12141) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2013 31st August 2009
Tasting at Mes and Sims flat. Dirty looking orange beer. Typical lambic nose. Dry palate. Sour but mellow citrus. A little wood. Dry and slightly spicy finish. Drinkable but ultimately another overrated lambic.2.8
9th February 2013
Bruceís Birthday Bash at the Craft Clerkenwell. Tart whit e wine, a little sherry and lemon acid. Seltzer minerals bitterness. Light dry finish. Enjoyed it more this time around but never going to love this.
dylan88 (223) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750ml bottle, 2010 vintage, at Toronado SF.
Pours a clear yellow-gold with a thick and creamy white head.
Aroma is amazing with a perfect balance of sweet and tart fruit notes of apricot, lemons, and white grapes with light oak in the background.
Flavor is simply stunning with huge, tart fruit notes of apricot, blackberry, bluberries, green apple and lemons backed by sour, vinous grapes, a touch of vinegar and yeast on the back end.
Palate is lively, refreshing and sour at the same time with great carbonation and a dry and fruity finish.
For sure one of the best beer Iíve ever tried and loved the most (even if I am not a sour/wild superfan). Itís a pity that itís available only at Toronado, but probably this is also part of the appeal of this brew.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From notes. First reviewed 10/31/2011. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip. 2009 vintage. Thanks to Dunt for bringing this out to the whale tasting.
This has a nice hazy golden yellow color with a great compressed creamy off-white head.
The aroma is sour and funky. Lemon rind, peach, apricot, and grapefruit provide the fruity tartness, with a lot of great barnyard funk and hay.
Light pale malt flavor, and a flood of fruity sour notes start off the flavor. Apricot, peach, lemon zest, and some grapefruit toward the end. Lots of lactic sourness, a bit of oak, and some vinegar create a full sour flavor.
The mouthfeel is tart and quite acidic. Medium body with crisp carbonation. Lactic and vingeary.
The flavor is great and sour throughout, and each flavor note is so robust, I really enjoyed this beer.
DedicatedToFun (1540) - SoCal, California, USA - FEB 12, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
one of the best beers ever. A sour IPA so delicious you canít help but drop $40 a bottle at Tornado in SF. yum!
mtjoseph (244) - Murderapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2010 750ml shared at Toronado. Pours a light straw colored golden yellow with just a tad of haze. Wonderful subtle aroma of some barnyard funk, white wine grapes, hay, and some lemon citrus. Very nice. The flavors are perfectly balanced between some lemon rind citrus, wet oak, grapes, and some earthy grass. The acidity is perfectly balanced and is never too overwhelming. Sour, yet subtle and very well integrated. Well worth the $40 and a good start to seeing Pootie Tang later.
msante79 (2187) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared by an awesome BA at Toronado. Pours hazy golden with white head. Aromas of citrus, oak, grapes, and fair amount of tartness. Flavors of lemon, light wood, tartness and bit of white grapes. Nice amount of mouth puckering tartness. Nice mouthfeel and body. One of best sours I have ever had.
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2009 vintage. Cloudy and hazy. Very funky in the smell. Taste follows. Very smooth funkiness that sticks around for a while after the finish
vyvvy (3421) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at STLWillís 30th b-day tasting. Pours yellow/gold with a small white head. The aroma has sweet/tarts, bugs, pale malt, sharp fruit, tart apples and green grapes. Medium/light body thatís on the crisp side and very refreshing. The flavor starts with white grapes, buggy funk and fruit loops (in a good way). The finish adds lots of peppery phenolic spice. Very nice beer.
phaleslu (5158) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle sampled at STLWillís 30th birthday party- thanks again! 2010 vintage. Pours a clear gold color with a small white ring for a head after the initial big fizz. Aroma of white grapes, lemon, dry grains, oak, and earth. Flavor of lemon, white grapes, oak, sweet malts, and dry cereal grains. Medium-bodied, with high carbonation and a sharp, tart mouthfeel. Very good overall, but thereís something almost restrained in it.
jbeatty (846) - New York, USA - JAN 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
09 vintage, tasted 07/22/2011. Pours brilliant orange gold, thin effervescent head, looks great in the light. Tropical, sour fruits in the initial nose (think Starbursts), a solid layer of spicy funk and leather, some orange zest. Taste is very sour, with fruits coming first, then transitioning into some nice earthy funk, finishing dry with grape, oak notes, lasting tartness. Adequate body with nice carbonation, but the sourness cuts into drinkability for me. Wonderful and complex, one of the best American sours Iíve come across.