mar (4971) - 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 (1526) - 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 (2911) - 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
I’m unsure whether this was a rustychiles pour, or yet another one from sparky27, but I’m 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.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Aroma of pineapple, lemon, grass, hay, horseblanket, herbs. Flavor continues to be funky, tart from many different angles, complex, tangy, sweet-sour notes to go with the straight sour. A joy.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle- I think shared by Yobdoog at BCTC. Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a fizzy somewhat lasting white head. Aroma is lemon-tart candies, lactic acid, funky brett, barnyard, somewhat gueuze-like with surprisingly slight acetic vinegar like quality found in funky duck. Flavor is nicely sour- almost mouth puckering with sour lemon, slight sour peach, sour warhead candy, yeasty and phenolic, with some strange esters and acids, yet stays fairly clean throughout with a nice sour finish. Really nice.
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 30, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Impressive brew shared w/ Quiroga and Jordan at Blue Palms. Thanks C for hooking this up.
LilBeerDoctor (3507) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2009 Bottle thanks to Smokepot (thanks Joe!). Rating #1500!! Pours a cloudy yellow-orange with a small white head. Aroma is quite sour-- some barnyard, some sour candies. Flavor of much of the same -- lots of tart candies and mild barnyard. Sour but not acidic. Very pleasant and easy to drink for a sour ale. Excellent!