Nuffield (3732) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2010
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This is just bad. To confuse this with proper sour ales, if it meant that you gave up on the style, would be a serious mistake. This takes like a brown ale or something fairly standard that had a terrible infection and went bad, with a vinegar sourness and unappealing mash of malt notes. Sweet/sour, but mostly just "gone off" sour.
zach8270 (3690) - 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 isn’t 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 can’t identify. Quinine? Very bitter and lingering although the flavor goes away and just leaves a dry bitter taste. Awful.
HonkeyBra (3586) - 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 you’ll ever try.
thegreenrooster (3371) - 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 that’s what i think happened and it did not work.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - NOV 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Andrew BMan for alerting this to me via a trade offer, I found a 12 pack box today in Dallas at Central Market with 3 of these in there enough for me to have one and a new sour tick which is cool. Honestly this wasn’t great but it was far from shite. Pours brown with a tan ring. Nose is tart. Taste is sweet, slight funky interesting, not horrid and drinkable.
Elwood (3336) - 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 isn’t a good one.
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. There’s 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.
tgncc (2956) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Odd beer really. Definitely not in the comapny of the great sour beers out there. The aroma is salt, vinegar, mustard. The falvor follows exactly, and the finish is no different. This beer has a wierd quality of being the same all throughout. No complexity to this whatsoever. The appearance is a nice dark brown, with a tan head. Strange. Ok, but maybe these guys shouldn’t try their hand at sours anymore.
alobar (2951) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown color with a white head. Aroma of lemon, fruit, and vanilla. Flavor is largely sour with some sweet vanilla undertones. Different for sure. Not a true sour ale.