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
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.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - OCT 14, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2008 Sampled at the 2007 GABF. This was by far my favorite of the festival. I had several samples.
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - SEP 17, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle, Batch 1, with a huge THANK YOU to Davecooks for the first of two awesome rare treats! Pours a hazy golden yellow with a minimal white head that drifts to a whispy covering. Aroma provides a brief glimpse of barnyard funk, must, and some citrus rind. Flavor is only lightly sour, with almost some white wine qualities, white grape skins, lemon rind, only the slightest acidity. Very light and drinkable. I hesitate to call this a disappointment, but would put more than a few sours above this. Thanks again Dave for the chance to try!
Vestergaard (840) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - APR 28, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @Dangerous Bottleshares 10th Anniversary, thanks to Baron! Vintage 2012, 75cl. Pours a nice, orangy amber with a tiny, short lasting white head. Aroma is very oaky with leather, dust, sour, unripe pear, gooseberries, slight hard cheese or parmesan. Taste is very dry, sour, citric, vinegar, green apples, leather, vanilla, again slight cheese, leather gets almost smoky. Grape fruit peel. Average carbonation and a light, crisp body. Really good! I get the hype on this one!
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Damned near perfect. So sour, and purposefully so I realize, but overwhelmingly at times. Otherwise, pure magic in a bottle. Very thankful to the bartender who went out of his way to try and hook me up with this bottle which for awhile didn’t seem like it was going to happen. Funk, apples, lemon, sourness all in the nose. Apples seemed to take over in the flavor department. So good.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Toronado. Pours with a nice hazy yellow color. I had it after the RR 20th Anniversary, probably the wrong order. It is mellower than the the20th, more fruit in nose and flavor. Some Belgian yeast and banana before a citrusy tartness takes over. Faint hints of oak as well.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light orange hue, large white head sustains, fair clarity and lacing. Nose of highly acidic dark fruits, tart sourness, farmhouse. Flavor is lactic sourness and sweet fruits, strong bret funk quickly transitions to oak, spices, vanilla, finishes sweet. Medium-bodied, smooth texture, moderate-high carbonation. Big sour ale that hits fast with sourness and yields slowly to a sweet fruit balance, smooth finish lingers on the palate.
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Surprise bottle brought to PP San Clemente by my bud Deb.......didn’t expect it. She brought it ’cause she knew I liked brew.....she had no idea what flavors it brought to the table, and--consequently--she hated it. I, on the other hand found it quite intriguing. Poured a very cloudy gold (shaken a lot during transit I suppose). Big sour nose...and in the taste...yeasty, musty, wow, this one has it going on. Nice acidic fruity tartness......a real smacker....quite a contrast to the Double Doheny and Speedway I drank over the past hour. Great brew....maybe I can find another bottle to enjoy without all by itself.
Nik925 (770) - USA - FEB 21, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bright and clean sour...crisp and fully fermented like champagne like. Dry with clean fruit flavors coming through. Fewer tastes to pick through than expected. So clean and controlled fermentation leads to a very clean sour. It looks sharp but is a tiny but flat. Great on the palate.