adamah (214) - - OCT 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hmmm. Not sour or funky. Kind of a bland amber ale. More of a grainy aroma than anything. It looks like the standard amber color with average head. The taste was a dry bitterness but without any real hop characteristic that stood out. Medium to light bodied. Not sure what to make of this beer because I can’t really tell what they were going for but as far as my tastes go I didnt even want to finish my glass.
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Raglan in OB. Hazy brownish orange with a small off-white head, fading to a thick ring and island of foam before long. Not sure what to make of this--kinda apple cidery with some papery plum caramel notes. Not a very strong aroma. Flavor follows, still pretty cidery, maybe some citrus hoppiness added. Not much sweetness to be had, finishes dry and earthy with bitterness peaking at a 2-3. Low carbonation with a medium body. First beer from these guys I did t like--I dunno what they were going for, or if they succeeded. Way too cidery for me, or maybe it’s the weird combo of the brett and the hops? No sé.
skmikeg (835) - Poway, California, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a medium amber with a small white head which fades to some lacing. Aroma is of apples, sour fruit, toasted malt, pine, and a little funk. Taste is similar to the aroma but maybe and a bit more robust. Has a medium body with a slightly watery mouthfeel feel and a slightly bitter, medium finish. Overall, a very interesting, decently tasty, unique amber.
DedicatedToFun (2292) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at modern times in san diego, good sour beer, amber ale, brett for sure, nice stuff.
GT2 (8269) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 2, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at Modern Times. Full haze muddy amber pour. Nose is oxidized, vegetal, sugar. Taste is apple, sugar, soap, slightly tart apple. Probably not what was intended.
brokensail (10635) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 2, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap @ Modern Times. Turbid amber pour with almost no head. Smells like apple juice, green apple, cedar, and some hints of acetone. Light toast and pepper. Flavor is surprisingly bland/watery. Still lots of green apple, cedar, and pepper. Grass, light yeast, and a mild malt and apple juice sweetness.