illidurit (2279) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 5, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle sampled at Lost Abbey for RBSG 08. Poured into a wine glass. Clear gold color with a small but dense white head. Complex aroma with the obvious big peach notes, but also some wood and a weird chlorine-like note that I have to believe is a crazy brett influence. Flavor is just amazing, like a sour version of the syrup in canned peaches. The sourness is balanced well by the sweeter peach and apple notes. Great lingering finish and heavenly carbonation.
StefanSD (2307) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2008
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle at Lost Abbey RBSG. This was the Gold medal winner of the tasting at LA in my eyes. Poured a light yellow with a small white head. The aroma was magnificently complex with funk, peaches, sour grapes and spicy oak. The taste was well balanced and overtly sour with sweet ripe peaches playing a strong supporting role. Rounding out the sides were sour grapes, oak, chardonnay, and tart apples. The mouthfeel was full, silky smooth and malty. The finish was long with peaches and funk playing a sweet and sour dance on my tongue. Overall: This is my favorite sour so far to date.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Maybe the best of show for me at RBSG this year. What a great surprise to try it as well! Pours a cloudy gold orange with a small white head. Smells of sour acidic sweet fruits, tannins, grapes, and maybe some green apple. Some apple and cinnamon spice really jump out at me in the taste. Pretty intensely sour, but not so much where thats its only character. The peaches really stand out in the finish for me where their intricacies are obviously noticeable. Really kick ass brew.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 4, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2009 School bus yellow, tangerine funk nose with a sweet juicy backdrop. Flavors had tart sour fruit, chewy apricot & tangering..bright, super clean, but with the perfect amount of sweetness riding along. Nice cheesy funk going on too...especially in the finish. This is one tight fucking beer
wetherel (1860) - Cupertino, California, USA - AUG 3, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2009 Bottle at Lost Abbey’s awesome RBSG tasting. Yellow color. Small bubble head. Wonderful aroma with lots of sour and peachiness. Medium sour flavor. Super easy to drink. Nice twang on the tongue. A hint more tart and less drinkable than Cable Car, so I prefer Cable Car a hint more, but both are incredible.10,3,9,4,19:4.5
Rerate: Tasted from Sean’s bottle at Cantilon tasting. Still excellent, but similar to the many wonderful cantillons there.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 2, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Tomme & team for sharing this at RBSG 2008
The white peaches used in this ale complement the sourness nicely. The balance of sweet & sour makes this a very tasty brew.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - JUL 13, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 ML bottle hand written Yellow Bus. Thanks to toncatcher for sharing this one. Aromas of tart sour apricots, some peach, and other funky fruits. Flavor is super sour and super good. Lots of carbonation. Very good. Thank you Dennis.
toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - JUL 13, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml. bottle from the brewery. Pours orange-ish with a medium off-white head. Aroma of apricots and other summer fruit, peaches and plums. Flavors were apricots and peaches with lots of funky sour notes.
WeeHeavySD (3365) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 12, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle from Toncatcher via Tomme, wow, I’ve waited a long time for this, and it was worth it. Shared with Toncatcher, Padrefan, Fordest and AlohaC. Thanks so much Dennis. Pours orange with a half finger bright white head. Nose is super tart with notes of apricot and some peach. Taste is wow wow big time super tart sour and really very nice. Some fruit in there too some peach and some apricot. Love it.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 26, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lucky enough to catch this one on tap at the brewery. Cloudy golden with almost no head. Strong sour fruit aroma. Good sour bite and peach taste. Quite good.