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 (4043) - 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 (1602) - 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.
neepsntatties (1754) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Got to try some of this thanks to, "hannont". Colour... light golden-straw with no head. Nose... acetic and citric with a slightly astringent quality. Palate... PUCKER FACTOR!! I think my sphincter just puckered-up, too! Geez, my salivary glands are on overload! Gobs of apple cider vinegar, lemon, quince, kiwi skin, alum and one incredibly long, tart finish! Woo!!
DietPepsican (1586) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JAN 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
light, murky amber pour with a small white head. Aroma is heavily oaked with lemons and funk. Flavor is lemons, oak, orange citrus, a touch of nail polish remover. Finishes very clean for the style, minimal funk. Minimal carbonation kind of brings this one down a tad.
emacgee (4593) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks smokepot23. Pours a bright cloudy peach amber with a one finger frothy white head. Nose is estery and fruity, peachy, some fingernail polish, phenolic. Flavor is tart and acidic, phenolic, fingernail polish remover, yeasty. Palate is one dimensional and tart. Very nice upfront but quickly sinks into a single dimension wraught with phenols.
thirdeye11 (6044) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
( 750ml bottle thanks to mar) Pours murky orange with creamy head and nice lacing. Nose is funky, Belgian yeast, spices, and sour cherries. Taste is very tart (puckeringly so), cherries and cranberries with some light funk. Palette is nicely carbonated, tart, and refreshing/creamy.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate. Bottle at Chris Oís Kook Fest tasting.
Yellow colour with a deep haze and a thin white head. Yet another highly rated U.S. sour that I find not quite worthy of the hype. Donít get me wrong though, itís certainly a very tasty brew. Very pleasing on the palate, yet strangely thick. Very juicy and citric with bags of orangey character. Brimming with sharp bretty goodness and erm... thatís about it. Very one dimensional and generally too orangey for crows. I have another bottle so letís see how that goes.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of TampaBrew. Pours a hazy golden color with a thin white head. Aroma is grain, yeast, vinegar, overripe cherries, smoke, hints of wood and sweet fruits. Flavor is overripe fruit, funk, sour cherries, vinegar, some hints of floral esters. Medium body with a sour fruit finish. Interesting ale.
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 17, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
bottle through trade rating number 1000! color is a bright golden with a thin white froth at the surface and a fizzy carbonation cracking at the surface. aroma has medium acid, sweet white grape, light barrel wood, citrus rind, a little yeasty funk, and some almost fruity hits. absolutely wonderful and a rival to the best cuvee castleton bottles i have tried. mouth feel is light and crisp with just the right carbonation . flavor is firmly tart but there is a countering sweetness, dry white grapes, citrus, yeasty funk, peach skin, and a lingering dry finish. makes the mouth water and the sweet and acid play well with one another. this will be one I will remember for a while!