Bule (195) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Collin's Pub in Seattle. Pours an reddy brown with not much of a head. Strong tartness that dies away quickly. Plum flavors.
DocJitsu (307) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear copper with a tan head that attenuates to a thin cap. Has a raisin and mild olive aroma. A sour taste that lies somewhere between green apple and a little less than fully ripe grape. To be fair, this is not my style. I intend to develop my palate a little more to better discern good from bad wild ales.
JPDurden24 (1094) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 Bottle. Dark red pour with an off white head, aroma of sour and tart cherries. Taste is sour and tart with cherries, oak and a little apple flavor. Great beer!
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber--- tulip. Pours a deep dark ruby with a nice one finger off tan head and spotty lace. Mildly funky aroma with a hint of cherry. Slightly leathery taste with some tart cherries and lemon. Pretty slick palate with good carb, but not fizzy. I could have stood for this to be a little more sour and/or funky, but definitely enjoyable.
cthomas2390 (117) - Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark copper pour. Very fruity on the nose along with a bit of funk. Sour hits you at first but is complimented by apple and cherry fruit notes. Nice clean finish, like most sours.
JesseLara (5) - San Jose, California, USA - MAR 20, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma nails your nose and tells you it's going to be good. Little to no head, no lacing. Not as sour as I was hoping. I think the 2012 might be a tad better.
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Emeister84 (442) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2013 Aromas of apples, cherries, raspberries, and wild yeast. Hazy bronze with a minimal, off-white head. Dry, fruity, tangy, and tart. Medium body, sticky, lively carbonation, and with a sour, fruity, but abrupt finish.
jibby (12) - California, USA - MAR 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque brown. Small head.
Aroma: balsamic vinegar, gingerbread cookies, cherries, caramel, milk chocolate, vanilla. Biting acidity, but balanced with some malt sweetness. Finishes off dry.
Similar in flavor to what I would call "New Age Flanders Ales", like Lost Abbey Red Poppy, Cascade Sang Royale. Differs somewhat from the granddaddy Rodenbach in its gingerbread quality. It is a fine beer, with good balance and drinkability. Still, it doesn’t quite reach Rodenbach elegance or the Lost Abbey comforting mouthfeel.
jbruner (1129) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 Lips of Faith bottle thanks to Coleman! Pours a hazy golden brown from the bottle with thin ring of lacy off-white head. Aroma of tart fruits, brett, and slight caramel sweetness. Taste follows, more tart than sweet and just a hint of the yeasty esters. Pretty solid, well balanced and not overly sour.
BENRAT (2) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 14, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not a beer expert by any stretch of the imagination.. And am new to the whole sour been scene.. This is amazing.. For me it's petrus sour, farm to bottle and this.. So sour, so good
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