brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy orange color with cloudy white head. Sour, funky nose with a bit of grapefruit. Musty, sour taste with some lemon peel. Quite acidic, but overall itís a very balanced beer and everything works well together.
DMRz (230) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Night of the Funk. Pours a solid cloudy yellow with a tall white head. Aromas of citrus, witbier-like spice, and a ton of barnyardy funk. The flavor is heavy on the lemon with cumin, more funk, and some white wine-like notes. There is substantial sourness here that cuts through the funk and reminds me of Cantillonís lambics. A very fine effort.
toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - OCT 21, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2008 Sampled at GABF. Almost the first ones into GABF and this was our first stop. Aroma of brett and other tart sour notes. Flavors of tart fruit and slightly sweet.
Phatz (225) - Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
I must first thank metallitone1 aka (deftim13) for this spectacular treat. A better man have only walked the earth once, since the beginning of time. Tim you a great man and good friend, and I feel honored to have made your acquaintance. I sure hope Tomme Arthur makes more of this beer. It is worth the price you need to pay whatever that may be. I *love* sour wild ales and this is a masterpiece.
This beer is quite different from but as good as ďSupplicationĒ [also provided by metallitone1]. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to share this beer with Hopdog, egajdzis, weeare138, froggyfrog, and Risser09.
Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with magnificent lacing on the walls of my snifter glass. The head is slightly off white and the carbonation is lively.
Smell: It has a huge bold sour cherries and Brettanomyces funky aroma that flood the nose with aged lambic like acidity is that the Pediococcus, I believe. Who cares! It is sensational. The citric rind, apple-cider vinegar woodyness and the plethora of magnificent indescribable aromas left me salivating like a dog.
Taste: How could the flavor live up to such a grand aroma? IT DOES! Sourness, abounds with fruits and sweet and tart flavors that run the gamut. Apricot lemon cherry wood and large sour apple with a funky yeast and Lactobacillus presence that gives its spectacular sour attribute. It makes my mouth pucker in pleasure on each and every sip. There is a spice element clinging to my cheeks in the aftertaste, like cinnamon, vanilla and ginger along with the sourness. Each tastes beckons the next.
Mouthfeel: The sour sting and the light carbonation a fairly acidic body give this a very lambic-like mouthfeel. Dry and long-lingering.
Drinkability: If the Egyptians had it right with their tombs. I want my sarcophagus placed in a conditioning tank full of Cable Car so I can drink it for eternity. Otherwise, I am certain this will be the flavor of my heaven. This is a beer I could drink day and night, if only it were available.
Hope this is helpful.
SpencerDB (223) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Carolina goes Sour thanks to ucusty! A real treat. Light orange/yellow appearance. Aroma of fruity grapefruit, tartness, and other citric fruits. Taste is sour tartness from sweet grapefruit and pineapple. Acitic mouthfeel that is light bodied and tart. Awesome brew. Has that sweet geuze taste. Thanks again Dave!
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.
adamah (212) - - 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, wasnít 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.
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - DEC 2, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance is a very light color. The aroma has a slight funk to it that is surrounded by that of peach and other fruits. The beer is much more mild than I expected. It is very drinkable. The taste is very similar to the aroma. It goes down smooth with plenty of carbonation on the tongue. Great beer
BrianK (200) - Livingston, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating 100. Only took a year and a half. This one is pretty descent. Nice funk character. Would like to have seen more funk though...dont know why but I feel like this one is lacking something...
drabmuh (194) - Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2007 Vintage. This beer is amazing, plain and simple.
Beer is yellow and slightly hazy. Forms large bubbles and a large but diffuse head of very large bubbles. Carbonation is steady and strong.
STRONG chardonnay like aroma. Very sour in the nose with a slight funk that becomes more obvious the more you smell.
Beer is medium to low bodied and has a slightly citric sourness to it. Nothing much in the forward but there is a definite and growing sourness in the back of the mouth. Drinkability for this beer is really high and mouthfeel is great. Lots of carbonation on the tongue contributes to the overall sourness and feel of this beer. Iím in love.
Serving type: bottle