DialSquare (2762) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2014 Shared by Josh at Hunahpu ’14 (big thanks!). Gold pour. Nice sharp lemon citrus and oak. Pretty sour. Juicy. Funk. Really good. 8.6
jbeatty (1039) - New York, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks to Nick, tasted on 01/31/2014. Pours dark golden orange, clear, light haze on the surface, thin ring of lacing. Aroma is tart lemon, apricots, sweet hay, vanilla, moderate barnyard funk, touch acetic, wood. Taste is bracing tart lemon, very acetic, vinegar, slick citrus overtones, vanilla, wood, sharp funk. Light body, dry. Not my favorite, but decent American sour.
czar (4531) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared by tom10101, many thanks dude. pours hazy light yellow with a small whtie cap, some retention and lacing. moderate funk, white grapes, slightly buttery, nice fruitiness - pears and peaches, grass, herbs, wood - hint of vanilla, hint of sweetness - candi-like, medium acidity - lactic, acetic and citric - almost puckering. average to moderate carbonation, light body - oily, silky mouthfeel, dry and tart grassy-herbal-citrusy finish. nice interpretation. just a little something missing, perhaps funk, or some almost overwhelming components like acetic acid and diacetyls, for it to be worldclass. still.. it is tasty and good.
mathieuc (1399) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge thanks to tom10101 for sharing this one, thanks again Tommy! This rating is for a bottle from batch 2. Pours a nice golden with a small white rim that leaves some lacing. Aroma is fruity and acidic, a bit of acetic acid but mostly just lactic. It feels like a genuine gueuze and begs for a taste. Taste is indeed tart and puckering, full of peaches and apricots. There is some slightly distracting acetic acid but other than that it is really enjoyable. Body is light, carbonation medium. Really nice and definitely a top-10 american sour.
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Alright you stupid dickwads, here’s the judgment - batch 2
Pours a golden ale with some etched tops of whites. Some lemon, some sweet wheat and a little....marshmallow?! There is a bit of flintstone vitamin chewables in the nose. Flavor follows plenty sour, lots of lemon, lots of lactic and acetic acid, mostly lactic. Theres a clean mildly citric character. Body is thin with moderately hi carb and a dry finish. I think this is a good beer, I’m skeptical to seek out more bottles.
OPIE788 (336) - Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. This was worth the wait. This could be the best sour I’ve ever had. You get a big sour fruity tingle in your nose when you smell it, then it wrecks your face. Tart, sour, bitter, funky, fruity, fizzy, sweet. You get it all. Plus the label is pretty cool.
zach8270 (3502) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(bottle - 750 ml) Clear gold pour. Huge sour and funky tart aroma without much else. No additional fruit required. Flavor is dry and punch your face off sour. This is what I want in a sour ale. Nothing extra needed, no apologies wanted... just enamel peeling sour goodness. I wish I had a case of it in front of me right now. Utterly phenomenal.
italarican (1481) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 bottle shared during some post-bus drinking at the Downtown Inn for RBWG. Delicious lemon sorbet flavor. Perfectly lactic and tangy with a hint of apple cider vinegar. Awesome stuff!
b3shine (5584) - Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle to snifter (Batch 2; generously shared by someone at RBWG. Looks good; a hazy light golden orange with white lacing. Smells and tastes tart, oaky, and funky. Nice and lively on the palate. Great stuff!
NikkTwist (1670) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Monks during a Lost Abbey dinner. Hazy peach pour with a ring of foam. Juicy Fruit gum. Sweethearts. Apricots. Peaches. Fresh oak planks. Orange marmalade. Huge fruity flavors with a nice sour punch. Fuller body and more complex than expected. Fantastic!