markwise (4545) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to the kind soul at the last Tampa Tasting that shared this one. Degarth, maybe? Pours a murky orange-brown with a white head. Nose is funk, vinegar, caramel, slight funky and earthy berry. Flavor is similar with funk and earthy berry. Medium in body and funky; I think I remember this one gushing like Old Faithful.
BeerandBlues2 (10099) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by CaptainCougar. Pours cloudy amber with a medium, bubbly white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is barnyard and earthy notes, bright fruits, light spicy hops and biscuit malt. Flavor is tart fruits, barnyard and earthy notes, malt backbone and a dry finish. Medium body, low warmth and high carbonation.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity red berry and apple juice nose, light toffee. Taste is moderately sweet and moderately bitter with a light tartness, lots of baked pear, light black berry.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle: pours a clear effervescent dark orange with a stringy-lacing off-white head. Has a semi-sweet light cherry nose with some vinous oaky complexity. Starts with pretty good fullness and light biscuity malts with a sweet and sour cherry flavor and some oaky balance before a drier slightly puckering finish. Pretty true to style and complex.
sonnycheeba (3770) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark, hazy copper with average, fizzy white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is sour fruit, caramel malt, floral hops, and light spice. Flavor is balanced malt and sour fruit esters with faint supporting hops; dry finish. Light body, high carbonation, and medium warmth.
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle number 2 shared blind by Barrythebear, thanks Barry. I had no idea what this one was, but I liked it quite a bit. Muddy brown pour and a gusher. Nice flavor. Kinda a sour mix.
madvike (2907) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 2 of 480, shared by BarrytheBear...thanks Barry! - Hazy amber pour with a thin-bubbled off-white head. Nose is grapefruit, sweet light malt with tropical fruit notes. Some sweet sugary candied fruit. Lightly tart and funky, with lots of citrus and a light maltiness. Nice tart citrus rind finish. Well-carbonated and full-bodied. Very nice stuff.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Rating #32. Brownish orang pour, a little hazy with s great looking off-white head. Tart aroma, light fruits, apple and berry. Mild sourness, more apples, pretty good. (2283)
brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - MAR 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2012 Insane gusher. Cloudy amber with a light tan head. Dusty, rustic, funky, wild, yeasty nose. Taste is dry, funky sourdough and caramel apples. Medium light body with lively carb. Finishes lightly bitter and funky. This is more saison-like than sour, for sure. Very interesting brew. Something about it just makes me think it is going to do a real number on my insides, so this is only getting sampled.
Damico (2693) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours orange cloudy amber with a nice white head. The aroma is light sour and a bit zesty citrus. The flavor has light but delicious sour yeast notes with spicy saison notes and some farmhouse grassiness as well. Pleasant flavor and body overall.