Cavie (3746) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of bleeng. Very clouded banana yellow. Fair amounts of sedimentary chunks apparent. Lovely sour aroma with tart hints of citrus fruit with grain. Taste is mouth puckering sour. Causes the tongue to wrap up, disappear and come back for more. Finish wrinkles your innards as you plead for mercy but it is unrelenting. Duck, duck, goose....your soul is forfit.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy JMFG. Hazy yellow, white carbonation. Full spectrum funk and tart, from earthy barn to heavy sourness. Dry. Medium, balanced. Excellent.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to DuffManSW. Opaque straw colored pour with a small, loose, white head. Lactic aroma with a sweet, wheaty malt and a shot of fresh squeezed lemon. The flavor is grainy and grassy with some light sweetness, straw and tart lactic finish with lots of lemon zest. Very dry medium body with soft carbonation. I loved the delicate balance of sweet and sour in this.
egajdzis (5253) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2011 Hazy golden color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, oak, wild yeast, bacteria, citrus, toffee, and some apple. Taste of sour grapes, vanilla, wood, brett, and a sour finish.
Jblauvs (1339) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to the Guys at Julio’s for busting this out at the Tasting with Tomme, a Real treat.
Hazy yellow pour with a nice little white head. Aroma is great brett funk, some peach and pear, and a bit of tart.
Flavor is very funky, and some mild tartness. Great blending going on here. A bit of sour wood and acidity, finish is a dry lemon peel and hay tartness. Breathtaking. Good Job.
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 15, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy yellowish pour with slight amber tints and a nicely lasting small white head. Aroma is brett funk, some sweet nectar fruits, grapefruit, and excellent tartness. Flavor is quite acidic with an ever so mild vinegar quality. Loaded with brett character and some lemon-tart and grapefruit nectar. Palate is mildly effervescent with semi dry, slippery finish. Amazing.
bb (6715) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 15, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Amber beer with an off-white head. Nice sour aroma with light lactic notes and green apple. Acetic sour flavor with oak and green apples. Medium bodied. Lingering acetic, sour, and oak. Very nice.
brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - OCT 13, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Foggy straw-colored pour with minimal white head. Nose is vinegary and acetic, but with a very noticeable maltiness, backed up by some wonderful cheesy funk. Flavor is quite nicely consistent with the nose. Like the nose, there is a light bready sweetness that I was not expecting. Adequate carbonation pulls everything off the palate for a great finish. Wonderful brew, but not quite ’top 5’ sour material. Certainly try it if you can.
toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - OCT 13, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Samples at the Christmas in July and Stone Sour Fest. Pours a hazy yellow with a thin head. Aroma of funky tart and sour. Nice sour and funky tast with some citrus.
BeerandBlues2 (9356) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2010 GABF 2009 and again in bottle in October 2010. Pours hazy yellow with a small, fizzy white head, somewhat diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, hay, straw), average hop (flowers, herbs), heavy yeast (horse blanket, barnyard, earth) with notes of grape, wine, and wood. Medium bodied, mineral texture, lively carbonation, and a sour finish. Long duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and sourness.