markwise (4545) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by the Atlanta crew. Thanks, Grant and company! Pours a hazy brown- orange with an off-white head. Nose is vinegar, balsamic, some light wood, some funk and hints of citrus. Flavor is similar- vinegar and tart fruit meet with some slight funk, but mostly a sour assault. Nice, medium-bodied sour that is doing very well.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle shared at the Brick Store with the usual suspects.
Pours a hazy golden orange that gets cloudier with each incremental pour and sports a small thin beige head that recedes quickly to a thin collar.
The aroma is funky up front with the brett making its presence felt earlier alongside some acidic notes. There is a light tart cherry note with some oak.
Taste has an initial funky kick with a combination of brett funk and acidic tartness. There is plenty of oaky tannins in the background with some orange zest and green apples. The finish is funky but dry and leaves the tongue completely dry after each sip.
The mouthfeel is light with decent carbonation and very dry and acidic in the finish.
We drank quite a few excellent beers tonight and this was one of the best. An excellent sour from New Belgium.
nimbleprop (5212) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle pours a hazy amber with one ring of white head. Nose is fruity, apple cider, caramel, some solid wood. Flavor is sweet, tart, caramel apple, lemon, brown sugar, toasted bread. Medium bodied, sweet, brown sugary finish with some light acid.
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks GT2. Hazy orange pour with a thin white veneer. Nectar and doughy funk in the nose with massive dark fruit and acetic acid in the flavor. Cherry to the max, with a super acetic mouthfeel and a dry finish.
craftycarl21 (2254) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to ygtbsm94 for bringing this! Nose and flavor hold plum, pear, sour cherry, and a very very dry tartness. Good sweet malt with cheesy dough, more tart dark fruit in the flavor. Nice, but not outstanding.
BeerandBlues2 (10099) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2011 Bottle shared by GT2. Pours clear amber/copper with a medium, fizzy off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy lactic, horse blanket, barnyard, grapes, and cherries. Flavor is lactic grapes and cherry sourness, light caramel malt, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation with low warmth.
GT2 (8755) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL thanks to Sean9689. Pours a clearish, glowing candy orange with a short lived, denser, white head. Rhubarb and mushroom nose with small green veggies. Taste is sharp, very sour, citric, giant lactic backend. Wickedly salty and mouth watering. Muted but presence acetic heat. Very tough to get through. Disappointing.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange yellow pour with a white head. Some bourbon and oak on the nose. Lots of sourness. Dry and very acetic. Fruity, maybe cherry or grape. Bitter finish.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very acetic, some light goat and smoke. Taste is similar, lots of vinegar. Couldn’t drink more than a few ounces of this.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94: pours a slightly hazy deep bronze amber with a stringy-lacing off-white head. Has a lightly sweet caramel toffee nose with lots of tart fruity notes and vinous oak. Starts with good effervescence and tartness with a touch of light malty sweetness before a drier puckering finish with some lingering oak.