cbfobes (2656) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rating #1000. So while waiting for Great Taste tickets overnight this past year I ended up sharing some bottles with some guys from California that were in town, well around 2 am one of them asked if we wanted to try something special, well this was it. Poured a hazy yellowish golden with a thin white head, the aroma was very tart with peaches and a good amount of vinegar and funk, the flavor has a good amount of sour peaches with a funky finish. I honestly don’t think I will have the opportunity to try this beer again, an absolute honor to have tried this.
nickd717 (3602) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, signed by Tomme Arthur himself, enjoyed during a game of beirut a.k.a. beer pong (I’m not joking), but mostly from a separate Lost Abbey glass rather than the red Solo cups. I honestly think the awesome force of rarity in this beer propelled me to sink the last cup in a stunning come-from-behind victory that had the crowd in awe (we were down like 7 to 2 at one point), and for that I have Tomme to thank.
Clear peachy orange color with a small white head. A bit less yellow than a bus.
The aroma is nice, rather peachy with other light fruit notes - apricot and pear in particular. Rather funky with nice oak barrel notes.
The flavor is nice if a bit subdued. Peach is fairly assertive, and there is some citrus/lemon. The sourness is restrained and there is actually a touch of sweetness in it. Tastes good, and rare. Medium oakiness.
Medium-bodied with carbonation a little on the lower side. Fairly long finish.
Overall, this is a very good beer, but maybe not quite worth the hype behind it. Maybe it’s faded a bit - who knows. I’m rating this objectively so I’ll refrain from the "A++++ BEST BEER EVER OMG" schtick. Thanks a lot to all who made this happen though. This is truly one of the highlights of my ticking career.
callmemickey (3511) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 Big thanks to Shadesofgray for this. Never thought I’d get to try this mythical beast.
A: Dirty yellow-peach body. Capped by a thin white head. Healthy chunk of sediment in all of the poors. No lacing.
S: Assertive musty-peach notes up front. Wet hay and other funky farmhouse notes. Mostly peaches though.
T: A nice interplay between sweet and tart peaches and lemons. Brett really starts to take hold with each additional sip. Light oak notes in the finish.
M: Low to moderate carbonation. Lingering sweetness in the finish. A bit muddled -- while the peaches are sweet and tart, there is not much "zing" or clarity to it on the tongue. It just sits there.
O: A really interesting beer with a tremendous nose and flavor -- but its a little off. Perhaps I am being overly critical in evaluating this mythical beer.
Doodler (316) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating #200. Thanks greatly to Bill for sharing this treat at Jason’s sour tasting. 750 hand-signed bomber poured into my Zeppelin snifter. Color is a golden straw with a sticky white head and rings my glass. NIce aroma of peaches, brett, and citrus. Flavors of funk and sweet peaches with hints of apricots jump right out. While I’ve been told this has faded a bit overall from where it was even two years ago, the taste is still funky and moderately sour with loads of citrus, peaches, woody, funky flavors and a sweet and sour goodness through the finish. Softly carbonated. A tasty sour and really nice stuff… =)
Ratman197 (10922) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle shared by Forgetfu (Big thanks Bill!!!)poured a hazy tarnished gold with a lingering ring of white foam. Aromas of peach, straw,vanilla, biscuit and light barnyard. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of peach, straw, vanilla and light barnyard with a crisp dry tart lingering funky peach finish.
MadIndian (2574) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Impressive golden/ orange color. Aromas of peach and sour fruit. Tart peach and spice taste. A good sour.
jrallen34 (3494) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The beer pours a hazy golden yellow with peach highlights, light white head, ok retention and lacing.
The aroma is super balanced. Great sour funk then lots of sweet peach really stands out.
The taste is the same, exactly what you’re looking for a wild. A very nice sweet balanced by just the right amount of funk.
Great beer, super lucky I got to try this, I would love to track this down again.
anders37 (18914) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Courtesy of andersand. Pours a hazy golden color with a small fast disappearing off-white head. Has a fruity tart vinegary funky fruity peach aroma. Fruity sour tart funky woody flavor with sweetish peach hints. Has a fruity sour tart woody funky peach finish.
brokensail (12519) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 2, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: The beer pours a cloudy golden orange color with a finger or so of white head.
S: I’m absolutely amazed at how much peach aroma is here. The nose is pretty damn funky with lots of oak, some slight grass, and peach skin. There’s a pleasant lactic sourness and even more peach.
T: A wonderful combination of sweet fruit flavor to go along with the tartness. Wonderful peach flavor that just dominates the palate at times. A great lactic sourness along with some tannic oak round out a very tasty beer.
M: The body is medium and so is the carbonation. Puckering and dry on the finish.
D: This beer was amazing. We opened a lot of good beers last Sunday, but none of them came close to this, in my suspect opinion. If only I could get my hands on a bottle.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JAN 29, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sample at LA. Rating #93. This was a complete surprise to me, I look over to see my head brewer holding up a glass of something with a big smile on his face and then seeing his lips mouth the words yellow bus, it was all I could do not to knock over every person that was between me and the beer. Medium yellow color with a small white head. tart peach aroma, lightly sweet and pretty fantastic. Flavor was very similar, more peachy goodness, not as dry as the Veritas 004, but still a little dry and fantastic, thank you LA for sharing. (1471)