bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Swalden28) Pours a brown body with a small cream head. Aroma of roasted malt, light smoke, cranberries, and subtle artificial cherry notes. Flavor of roasted malt, herbs, bitter cranberries, and mildly acidic balsamic.
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 15, 2011
0.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
12oz bottle, from notes. Ah remembering the worst that Magic Hat offers. I saw that they were attempting a sour and chuckled. Pours out a pale medium yellow color. Aromas are off putting and metallic. Palate is jumbled and messy with some sort of woody harsh tartness. Too light to get any flavor from. A horrid beer.
johnnnniee (1823) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I picked up the 12 pack so I could try this one.
Pours a slightly hazy reddish brown with a thinnish beige head that dissipates quickly. Smells of prunes, cherries, brown sugar, sweet malts. Really doesnít smell like anything sour or wild. The taste is sweet with dark fruits, cherries and apricots come to mind. There is a tart character to the beer, but its more like tart fruits than anything wild. This almost reminds me of #9 but darker and more apricots. Tart citrus flavors start to come out as it warms. Medium body and carbonation. Yup another mediocre brew from Magic Hat. Drinkable, but really nothing special.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Reviewed from notes.
Why, why, why would you do this to anyone? This is a terrible, terrible beer. Just absolutely disgusting and I cannot understand why this would be released to the public. The color is an inoffensive brownish color with no head--likely because of the demons that lurk inside. Small is totally acetic and tastes like a beer that has been left out for days and days. In fact, I have a really apt description--this smells exactly like our kegeratorís drip tray when I get lazy and donít change it for a few days. I imagine the taste is along the same lines, but I donít want to subject myself to that.
They got the sour thing; maybe I should give them half a point somewhere for that? Likely not, as I think the tactic on this was just leaving the beer out and then bottling it. This is really acetic with a hefty dose of cardboard. Overall, just an epic fail. Please donít try this again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-14-2010
LetsGoState (545) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2012 Aroma is very "odd" and unpleasant. Taste is very tart with minimal bitterness. Overall itís too odd and sour for my taste.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A mahoganny amber ale with a super thick big bubbled moka head. Light aroma of lactic acid and light berries, some fishy off notes. In mouth, a rather weak example of a sour ale, woody (like fibrous wood chips), light nutty malts, puckering sourness, but no body. A miss, in this case.
rocbyter (1831) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUL 26, 2010
1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Light sour aroma with some spicy malts mixed in. Amber color with a small white head. Sour beginning that fades in the finish to a moderate malt flavor.
Damico (2210) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma of slightly sweet cherries in this sour ale. The clear brown scotch color looks unfiltered. The flavor is that of a typical sour ale, you get hit nicely up front with cherries.
DocLock (7198) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Caponeís. This one was dark brown, very under carbonated, not terribly complex and not balanced, and was hard to finish. I did not enjoy this one at all.
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.
IanHall (2) - USA - MAY 2, 2010 does not count
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Iím getting some sour cherry, with some cereal breadiness on the nose... the appearance is a deep amber-- reddish brown with some haze through out. When poured into the glass (a stemless burgundy glass) there was minimal head which dissipated quickly leaving no lacing... the bubbles in the head are quite large. The beer is med-full bodied in the sour style... some creaminess which imparts a nice velvety aftertaste on the palate, there is sour cherry, and a light molasses breadiness taste to the odd notion as well which finishes rather long... I would recommend something on the saltier side to pair with this beer: a salty beef stew comes to mind maybe a nice corned beef brisket... not bad for an American sour (although my experience is rather limited by this style) but definitely be ready for a sour beer!