badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - APR 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crystal clear golden color with a soft, pillowy white head with great retention. A great deal of effervescence in this one. Some lemon and citrus in the nose along with some funky cheese and a bit of acetic acid providing some sharpness. Lemon, hay, clove and pineapple are noticed on the tongue as well as some buttery notes. Fairly dry with plenty of carbonation; this one drinks quite well. For the price of admission, I’ll take another beer, but this is definitely good.
Low69caprice (100) - Yucca valley, California, USA - SEP 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tart green apple sour nose from dark orange pour. No head. Some fruit but mostly tart sourness with some oakiness and vinegar.
Mora2000 (6055) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 vintage. Hazy yellow pour with a white head. The aroma has some big tart lemon and light funk notes, as well as as bit of biscuit malt. The flavor is very similar. I get some lemon and funk as well as a bit of apple, some oak, wheat and biscuit malt. There is a bit of lactic sourness in the flavor that goes well with the other notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very happy I got to try this one.
Paigeturner (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Green apple aroma from flat pour. Taste like an old soured Chardonnay. Drinkable yes refreshing yes but just kind of one dimensional of wine like flavors.
StephTamiko (44) - Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2014 bottle shared by thebitterendaz. Cloudy yellow pour, thin white head that dissipates quickly. Slight lemon and faint funk on the nose. Tastes pleasantly sour, not too tart - lots of citrus lemon flavor and tart green apple that finishes dry, clean and crisp.
BiiruBierBeer (670) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sour smell and taste. Not much to it really. Medium body, medium carbonation, and slight foam.
OldMrCrow (2197) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Toronado Seattle.
Another beer I thought I might never try, but then Toronado Seattle came in, they have it in bottles, and it was just a matter of time. (My understanding is that it will pretty much cost you a left nut in trade to get it anywhere other than the two Toronados). Well, the time came. Beastie bought this one to celebrate the birth of Prufrock’s daughter. (Congratulations). They ever so generously texted me and asked me to join them, which I quickly promised to do in exchange for taste, which turned out to be a whole glass. Thanks, gentleman.
Beautiful yellow pour, modest head. Rich sour nose, not funky, just sour in a delicious way. The flavor is extremely accessible. None of the latrine or any of that business, just an enjoyable tartness that is far from the acidic overkill of many early American sours. I see how this one exploded to the top of the Ratebeer rankings! The sour is complemented by a lovely undercurrent of sweetness that rewards each sip through the late palate. Wow -- this is just so approachable. I don’t know that I could pick a better sour with which to introduce a friend to the style. Great stuff.
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - JUL 23, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wired murky reddish brown really flat no head. Smell of yeasty and lemon rinds. Kind of a acidic sour milk character. Will try again as well heard so much from this brew. May be stored improper.
Damico (2977) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours thick pineapple viscous golden orange with a small white head that dissipates quickly. According to Stephanie, Aroma brings old bar dirty beer glass, which I would say is accurate in a tangy fermenting head way, quite pleasant. Flavor brings tangy dry tropical fruit with a delicious dry tamarind ending. As good as the hype!
ctipping (354) - Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2012 bottle. Pours a hazy golden body with the briefest of white heads. Nary a collar as it settles. Fruity acidity on the nose. Some malt and oak. Fruit is like a light grape, white wine aroma. Sweeter than I expected. Oak is strong. White wine notes all over. Lactic sourness. Malty. Medium heavy body. Medium carbonation. Oaky and moderate sourness. Not a complex sour, but very well made. More than the sum of its parts.
knickskicks (946) - - JUN 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 bottle. Golden pour. Nose is lactic, some lemon rind, not very complex. Taste is lactic, some lemon, sulphur, slight funk.