nightrider (751) - encinitas, California, USA - JUL 27, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewery during the July party. Hazy golden color with some white head. Great aromas of lemon and tartness. Solid but not overpowering sour qualities. Very tasty fruitiness of grapefruit and citrus. Great long finish and easy to drink. Excellent beer.
Hophead22 (2818) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taster at the brewery. Slightly hazy gold color. Nice tart aroma, very similar to Phuncky Duck. Flavor had a very smooth tartness as well, not too puckering, I could easily drink alot of this, good stuff.
yespr (26476) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
75 cl bottle, courtesy of AlohaC. Pours almost clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Shivering sourness. Crisp brett and fruity flavoured. Very vibrant. Dry and sour flavoured. Solid acetone dry finish. Lovely.
JohnnyJ (3571) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 26, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at lost abbey christmas in july. This is a really tasty sour. Pous is a cloudy golden orange, with frothy white head. Citrus, grass, leather, sourness, tart apple, and some oak and grape.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JUL 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2009 On tap. Much lighter in color and aroma than I expected. Flavor is predictably sour, with lots of vinegar, salt and a touch of white wine. Aroma was nasty. You call it funky, I call it diaper. This was better than other sours I have had, but a couple ounces and I moved on.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JUL 25, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fantastic. Light sour beers are by far my favorite beer today. Lots of flavor and yet still easy to drink. DDG has a fairly high acidity, consisting of mostly lactic acid, but with a wonderful level of acetic acid, much like cider vinegar. No floor cleaner ethyl acetate that I donít like, which Iím now thinking is only present in high ABV sours. A bit of lemon. Some throat burn like grapefruit juice. Another LA hit along the lines of CC, Isabelle, and YB. I could easily be fooled into thinking I was drinking one of these. Excellent formula for success.
alexanderj (3083) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap; poured a hazy gold color with a smallish white head, that did last a while. Aroma wasnít overly assertive with some funk, yeast, lemon and perhaps some citrus snuck in there. Flavor was very solid, if not amazing. Funky and lemon, with not a huge amount of sourness (or maybe I am getting more used to sour beers). Very nice beer.
StefanSD (1805) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 25, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1 pint glass at the brewery. Pours cloudy yellow with a medium white head that has fair retention. The aroma is mild with citrus, pineapple, melons and some funk. The flavor is overtly sour with citrus(lemon and grapefruit), melons, walnuts and sour grapes. The mouthfeel is silky smooth with lively carbonation. The finish is long with lingering sour lemons. Overall: It does not blow you away, its not a big beer, but still it captivates your interest and you want to keep coming back for more.
AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 25, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Stone Sour Fest 09. Cloudy golden yellow, decent carbonation, big frothy head with some lacing. Sour, funky aroma, hints of citrus. Funky flavor up front, tart, citrus, some earthiness/barnyard elements on the finish. Lingering finish a little off-not sure how, but a weird funky element (not usual sour funk) that may mellow on aging. Would love to try again in a few years--think this will be truly great with some more age on it. As it stands, very good.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stone Sour Fest, San Diego 2009.
Pale cloudy yellow in color. The palate was smooth and crisp but the overall aroma was funky sour and some citrus, but somewhat underwhelmed.