Aquilo (599) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iím so happy that I got to try this! Sour Monday at Triple Rock. Nice sour aroma that permeates the sinuses. Yellow raisins and cranberries. Flavor is pleasantly sour without being vinegary. Little bit of a funky aroma in the finish. Very complex and very good.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Ethan for sharing! Hazy gold pour. Aroma of lemon and leather. The body is sour. Lemon, oak,and light funk. Great American sour
Ughsmash (7506) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Blake for bringing the bottle! Poured hazy peach with a short, sticky cap of white head. The aroma picked up wet, funky, foot-like notes, peach rind, and vinegar over a non-descript pale base.. quite funky with more peach on the back of the nose. The flavor opened with peachy vinegar and wet oaky notes.. more sourness and woody notes across the middle.. a touch on the metallic side.. wet earthy notes and more peach sourness on the finish. Bitter and bracing on the palate, and it doesnít let up until 10 seconds after the finish.. just what I was looking for.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2011 Fresh: Some horseblanket, hay, cheese and lots of lemon in the nose. Flavor is moderately tart, very funky, good amount of lactic acid. A fairly decent lambic, good amount of citrus. 8/4/8/4/15 = 3.9
One year old sample on tap. Heavy acetic acid in the nose and flavor, extremely sour. Some solvent notes in the nose. Biting acetic finish. 7/4/6/3/12 = 3.2
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle shared most graciously by a perfect stranger at Churchillís during my recent trip to SD. i normally write long winded reviews but my notes pretty much sum this one up...
BEAUTIFUL BREW! sour, lemon peel, orange zest, peach jolly rancher, brett funk, sweaty barnyard, cedar wood, and a hint of berry.
this one was truly delicious and i hope to have a full bottle for myself someday.
GT (9933) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL courtesy of Joey at Southbay! Pours a cloudy bright yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is sweat, balsamic vinegar, horse blanket. Taste is white sushi vinegar, salt water, funk, some light citrus. Fairly disappointed with this- and compared to Temptation or Beatification....itís very average.
Travlr (20320) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 5, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of tarheels86 - thanks GT! Cloudy golden with very thin white head. Aroma of seawater and hay. Flavor begins with sweetish lemon and progresses to a salty, vinegar type of funk. Interesting and complex, but slightly thin. Good, but not outstanding.
SpencerDB (223) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL Shared by Glenn at a little local tasting. Had this side by side with Cuvee de Tomme. This poured a light grain yellow with little head that left spotty lacing. Aroma of citric, grain, yeast, and slight astringent. Flavor was pretty sour, but not in the league of la folie or beatification. Smooth and tasty. I was glad I got to taste this. And this is definitely my favorite beer bottle of all time.
TURDFERGUSON (4039) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this back in July and again earlier this week shared by Glenn. This is a solid American sour, but itís just very messy. Acetic, nail polish remover, vinegar torture the palate which seems much too heavy for the "style."
MeadMe (1594) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My favorite label of all time.
A: Light straw yellow hue with a nice white head. Light retention with some mild lace.
S: Lots of citrus, mild funky cheesy notes, with hints of earth and hay.
T: Citrus forward in flavor as well. Nice zippy lemony tartness leads the way. Lactic acid, peaches, apricots, and light oak notes.
M: On the lighter side of medium. Nice light tingly carbonation.
D: Darn tasty.