travita (4639) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to AmEricanbrew. The smell is tar, fruits, yeast, sour, and funky. the look is amber in color with a decent foamy head. The taste is tart, fruits, tasty.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - MAY 9, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sample from 750mL bottle at Lost Abbey. Wow. What an excellent beer. I’m really enjoying this new generation of 6%ish sours. By far my favorite beer of the nights. Fairly high lactic sourness, Huge fluffy head, which was suprizingly wonderful, though I think this beer would be excellent flat. Yellow color. Not so much like La Folie,, except for the fact that it they are both sour and excellent. More along the lines of Deviation, Veritas 004, etc.
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Bottle] shared by Skyview. Pours a glowing gold with a soapy white ring of foam. Aroma is super funky, lots of cow manure, some lactic acid, and wheat malt. Flavor is really tart, nice brett character, gritty, and some apple skins.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to AmEricanbrew. poured a cloudy orange with no head. aroma and flavor of tart cherry. light body and low carbonation.
beastiefan2k (3044) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL shared by theisti, thanks so much Tim. Pours is a small head atop a thick orange body that one cannot see through. Aroma is strong burnt tire, nothing like La Folie with a bit of aceto (nail polish). It isn’t too strong but there. There is a bit of faint cherry as well. Taste has more tartness coming through with lots of cherry and aceto. Its got a little bit of a La Folie feel but in a dirty stepchild kind of way. The acetic stuff is there but worked well into the beers profile. Its good stuff all around but not at the level this beer is going for. Really glad I got to try it, thanks again Tim.
DietPepsican (1571) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - APR 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to COKEBOTTLE for giving me probably the only chance I will ever have at this one. Cloudy reddish amber pour, small white head. Very tart cherry aroma with toffee and oak. Flavor was even more cherry, oak, caramel, vinage, lemon peel, orange rindr. Tart, acidic finish. This one was just coming together, wish I had a six pack.
theisti (3651) - Kansas, USA - APR 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle kindly sent to me by bvc. Pour is orange ruby hazed, not much of an off-white head. Aroma is lemon citrus, bright sour, funky musty spicy yeastiness and some dusty floral element behind that. Taste is bright sour, funk earthiness, orange juice, mostly very acetic. Bright, big sour - much more sour than tart, though it is certainly both of those things. Palate is medium, surprisingly drinkable for this big of a sour. Overall, this beer seemed like it was somewhere between the La Folie and Foerder in terms of sour character. I like both of those beers, so this one was all good. Thanks for grabbing this one for me Brandon, I am glad I got to try it.
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - APR 30, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle, with thanks to thesti for the chance to try! Pours a hazy golden orange with a nice off-white head. Aroma is funk and tart, sour grape and cherry, with more that I can’t describe. Flavor is more of the same. Some similarity to La Folie, and found this one to be right there with it. Thanks for sharing Tim!
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: Bottleworks X
Date: April 24, 2009
Appearance: opaque burnt orange, wispy beige head
Aroma: very musty aroma, nice spicyness, jut a hint of base sweetness
Flavor: big tart flavor, light caramel sweetness, woody tartness, light spicyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
badgerben (4720) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
SourFest II. Courtesy of... BDR? Hazy orange color with a thin head. Aroma of dry grains and horseblanket. Light cherry flavor, heavy malt. A bit of oaky wood and vanilla. Dry and tart. Solid.