kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best sours Iíve ever had. Pours a straw yellow with minimal head and lacing. Aroma is brett, funk, lemon, citrus. Flavor is such a clean sour and the palate is absolutely perfect for the style, high carbonation but not too much. Fantastic beer.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle shared by rustychiles in the great big bottle showdown 11/27/2009.
pours like an unbalanced arnold palmer... really pale brownish yellow with a soft white head... just like the man himself.
initial blast of flowers in the nose... not florals, flowers... mixed with instant lemonade powder, mineral, wood, earthy umami and lactic sourness. actually, it smells like it is going to be sour.
it tastes of really poorly made lemonade... someone forgot the sugar... lemony, milky, slate/minerals, lots of herbs and grassy outdoors-y goodness. itís really tart.... almost overly but it finishes clean leaving behind a wild yeasty tinge.
the body is medium but the abundance of sour keeps in feeling thinner. there is a chalkiness in the texture as well. 8/4/8/4/17/4.1
harrisoni (14682) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Chrisoís Kook Tasting 09. Typical American sour aroma, sour with lemon, but no real depth. Just too uncultured. Too much like lemon juice.
sloth (2600) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beer of the evening supplied by GMCC2181 Thanks Gabe! LA does a nice Sour. All the lovely fruity, citric, woody, right on tartness, earthy, yeasty, funkiness i,ve come to expect from them all well put together in this lovely sippin Sour. One minor complaint was the co2 level (imho) but hey, i can get past that. Nice brew fellas. Thanks again Gabe!
mar (4997) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
cloudy gold color with a white head. nose is wood, tart, wild yeasts galore and a whole lot more. very nice on the palate with a great sour/acidic flavor that will make your mouth pucker in a heartbeat. great tart finish, would love to have more of this great beer.
GMCC2181 (1548) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Hophead22, thanks tim! Hazy yellowish in color, decent head. Nice aroma of tart grapes, some lemon and straw. Lots of flavor, a nice overall tartness, white grapes, lemon and some light straw. Texture is light and fluffy, nicely carbonated. Overall this isnt my favorite style but I liked this alot. Thanks tim
eaglefan538 (2920) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 19, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
These LA guys, man, they sure do some good stuff! This bottle was shared at SL by GMC2181, and it was impressive. The pour was hazy golden yellow to amber-ish, nice white soda-poppy type head, ok lacing. The aroma was full of sawdust, fresh from the chainsaw, lighter fruits of white grapes, apples, some lemons, all supported by a wheaty and funky base. The flavor was all of that with the sawdust melding more subtly with the other action going on. Other notes of light phenolic, spice and yeast may have been there too, differing on each sip. This thing was highly drinkable, not a mouth puckering gueuze, but certainly sour with lambic qualities. The carbonation was fine by me, but perhaps a tad ligher than other gueuzes, although sloth was wanting more of it for sure. Otherwise, the mouthfeel was as expected for the style. Gabe, thanks for sharing this one. A very nice brew!
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample courtesy of rustychiles. Had a fermented aroma and sourness. Good sour like the rest of them. Will have to revist this one for sake of better notes. Thanks Rusty
nbutler11 (1267) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iím unsure whether this was a rustychiles pour, or yet another one from sparky27, but Iím just happy I was there. Thnaks, guys! Pours almost apricot in color with a fair head. Smells funky, for sure -- full of barnyard aromas and underripe fruit. Tastes of "horseblanket", peach pits, grass, and LEMON JUICE. Highly acidic, but equally interesting. My palate was wrecked after this one.
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Eric. Thanks E! Pours light amber color with white head. Aroma is tart, lemon, grass, hay, barnyard, funky, and just smells real acidic. Lively mouthfeel. Flavor follows the nose and finishes real tart and acidic. Great beer.