barn0216 (359) - California, USA - JAN 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear, pale orange/golden color, no foam or lacing. Tart cherry aroma with some funk. Sour cherry flavor, green apple tartness, dry, oakiness from the barrel aging, very slight funk. Very clean.
tcane7 (1576) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle split with Chris at Toronado. Poured a murky orange-amber with thin off-white head. Nose of tart lemon, lactic acid, and some mild sweet malts. Very tart with flavors of oak, peaches, lemon rinds. Really tasty
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Holzig-säuerlicher Beginn. Fruchtig, leicht nach Kirsche, rund. Die meisten Aromen verschwinden recht schnell wieder, die Säure wird milder, breitet sich dafür aber gut im Mund aus. Mild aber gut. 8/10/12/10/12/11
McGrupp612 (139) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2007 bottle. Gold with a nice white head. Aroma of vinegar, leather, hay, sour apples. Not as sour as expected, hay, lemon, lactic zing, general funk in the flavor. This was a great American wild, but it fell far short of the hype.
Tmoney99 (10087) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by brew3crew. Poured a hazy golden color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy sour aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky tingly 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 for style.
VsXsV (1896) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at the Toronado. 2010 vintage. Clear, golden liquid with big fluffy white head. Aroma of sour apples, barnyard, lemons, lacto, fruity brett and some light oak. Delicious and balanced. Taste is dry (or very light sweet) with medium sourness and notes of apples and lemons. Also very balanced. Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Nice to have tasted but I’ve had many belgian sours that’ve been better.
b3shine (4440) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml to snifter (BIG THANKS to brew3crew for bringing this to the tasting!). Looks great; yellowish-orange and hazy with ample carbonation and white lacing. Smells excellent; citrus, sour, and some oak. Tastes great too; much like it smells with a great mouthfeel. World class!
CitizenMeow (18) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vintage 2010 @ toronado SD. Yellow/golden in color, big white frothy head. Tart smell, very pleasant. Picking up some wine notes. Taste is amazing, increadible balance between the sourness & the sweetness. Leaves with oak flavors, marries well with the rest.
madvike (2582) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2007 bottle shared by Puddintane at Muckfest III...thanks Dave! - Pours hazy amber with a ring of white head. Lemon rind on the nose, tart and pretty puckering, with a creamy, yogurt malt base. It’s very mellow, with hints of wood, but overall it’s pretty simple, which is fine by me. Really smooth taste, citrus and pale malt, creamy yogurt, and a nice tart citrus rind finish. Super smooth in the mouth, with velvet carbonation. Glad I got to try this rare treat.
stevencon (398) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drowland’s 4000th! thanks: light hazy orange no head some floating yeast. tart funk aroma with fruity apricots, taste of fruit apricots, leather, grass with strong roasted lemon, juicy. this beer is complex but very subtle. I let it sit to warm up in the snifter, more aromatic, perfumey, with tart sour taste. This beer was great but not as good as i hoped.