jkwalking05 (3050) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is of corn and malt. Taste is tart with citrus and some corn.
zach8270 (3047) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2010
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Murky copper pour with a very thin layer of white foam. Almost no lacing or carbonation. Aroma isnít a sour ale. Aroma is dirty and muddy smelling. No Brett or sour funk at all. No sourness at all in the taste. Some cocoa, cherries, and something else that I just canít identify. Quinine? Very bitter and lingering although the flavor goes away and just leaves a dry bitter taste. Awful.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Studio Square at their Fest during craft beer week: Very deep bronze-brownish pour with hardly any head. Some cranberry tart notes in the aroma- some apparent oxidation as well and a toasted barley note. Light body with an oxidized flavor. Some papery barley and a tart fruity note of cranberry with a toasted note on the back. Thereís also a hint of vanilla oak in there. A bit papery and one dimensional.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy brown-red-orange, off white cover. Aroma is an ugly sweetness, metal. Taste is light tartness, cherry, sweet mostly.
thegreenrooster (2975) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 19, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pour is a brown with a average white head. Aroma is a bit earthy with some sourness. Flavor is a bit of chocolate with some cherry and a minor sour aftertaste. Nothing really sour and it seems the brewer was trying to gimick this up. Can you make an artifical sourness? If so thatís what i think happened and it did not work.
Elwood (2909) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle. Pours brown with a decent off-white head. Faint nose with slight sour notes. The taste just strikes me as odd. Light on the tongue with strange sour notes. Finishes relatively clean though. In terms of sours, this isnít a good one.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2011 Bottle from Kegs & Barrels in Plano, TX. Pours a nice looking murky brown with light tan head. Aroma has a light tartness ith subtle hints of oak and slight funk, not bad. Flavor has a light tartness, faint oak, a little funk, faint vanilla. Mouth feel is light-medium body, watery, lively carbonation. Overall, an easy drinker. Not bad.
HonkeyBra (2858) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Watery amber pour with little head, lots of visible carbonation. Very grainy aroma. Flavor has the slightest hint of sourness. Very watery with husk notes. Watery palate. I dunno, seems to be one of the lamest sours youíll ever try.
LinusStick (2700) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2010
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Blah. Awful beer. Aroma was very medicinal. Sour cherry and yeast. Pour was a flat non bubbly brown with no head. Taste, again, very medicinal and weak. Cough syrup without the consistency and no aftertaste. Little carbonation. They really messed this beer up.
NachlamSie (2536) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2009
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
bottle. Phil. I told you. Magic Hat and I are through. I donít want any more of their products. Why did you give this to me? I warned you in a previous beermail that I do not want to consume any more Magic Hat beer. I was straightforward and clear about that. I gave you good beer. rare beer. Nonetheless, you placed Magic Hat Odd Notion "sour ale" in my possession. You guilted me into drinking it. Boy, the joke is on me. What the hell is this? It smells remarkably like Budweiser, just times two. I actually didnít realize just how sour BMC smells and tastes until its character was amplified in this ramped up "sour ale." I mean, I like good sour ales. I drank some pretty good sour ale with you at Union Jackís. The Bam Noire. Remember that? That was pretty good! It had some distinct bretty funk, some fruity complexity. . .this. . .this Odd Notion. . it sure is odd. One dimensional. . .sour corn dimension. God. I do not want to drink this. I am never paying money for Magic Hat again. Yes, this was free. I felt obligated to try it. Man. Dammit. Phil, please, next time I tell you not to give me Magic Hat, just do me a favor and spare me.