thome50 (751) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Beachwood SourFest 2011. Pours a hazy orange with some white head. Aroma is sweet with some peach coming out and mild sour notes. Taste is more sweet than sour but fairly well balanced. Peaches are distinct all the way through the taste but does seem artificial to some degree or at least more sweet than a peach usually is. Mouth feel is a little weak with nothing really happening there like I get from a lot of NB beers. Overall it was interesting and something that I would like to try from the bottle to pick up the difference but not something Iíll seek out aggressively.
skoisirius (1345) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
First time I had this was on tap at Brouwerís circa 2006. This rating is based off that experience, NOT the one from the bottle I tried recently, which, of course, tastes nothing like this original experimental brew from 5 years ago. I remember being quite WOWed autematically at the dry puckering sensation. Big and dry peachy nose. Flavors bring out dead hops, dried and fresh peach, slight slight hints at oak, and minor sour funk, all blended together fantastically. Long puckery finish that lingers forever. Dank at itís best. Wish it still tasted like this! You can tell the difference between the two so heavily itís insane. New batches must be in the barrel for less than a year compared to the older batches which were more than likely in there for 2+.
Strykzone (4196) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Clear golden. A bigger off white head. Sourness in the nose. Some peach and apple flavors. Sour but not overly so. Light fruit.
daleharshman (827) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber purchased over a year ago at Holiday Wine Cellar ($8.29). Pours a hazy orange-amber (peach color?) with one finger of white foam. Aroma is rather weak but includes notes of vinegar, spicy wood, and some peachiness. Flavor of wet wood, light vinegar, peach (mostly tart but with a hint of sweetness), and bits of caramel. Neither very complex (even after 14 months of aging) nor sour. But it does go down well on this warm evening. (398, 585)
alexsdad06 (3818) - Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle via trade. Pours a clear amber color with a small white head. The nose has lactose sourness, tart fruity peach, apple, and citrus with a mild sweet malt component. The flavor has the same lactose sourness, tart acidic citrus, peaches with mild sweet malts and vanilla. I had been wanting to try this for some time and was not disappointed. This was an easy drinking sour that I would gladly have again.
ben4321 (3343) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: Draft at Rogue Public House in San Fran, 5/12/11
Aroma: The nose is fairly malty, yeasty, with both sweet and sour notes
Appearance: The pour is hazy and amber with a beige head atop it
Flavor: It is balanced between sweet and sour upfront, but the finish is much more sour
Palate: The body on this one is fairly clean, it has a sticky mouthfeel, and a fairly dry finish to it
I liked this one. We donít really get any of the interesting New Belgium beers on the East Coast (just the occasional Fat Tire or Mothership Wit). Well this one was quite interesting, and a very nice offering.
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bomber. Golden-orange clear pour. Sour aroma with a touch of fruit. Hint of grainy malt with very light sweetness and lots of pungent tartness. Sour pie with touches of acetic acid. Dry sour finish (with no discernible peach character) Overall, pretty good, but a bit one dimensional. Label promised notes of vanilla, tropical fruit, and peach that were absent - those sorts of complexities would have really made it a lot better...
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a hazy yellow-gold color with a nice white head. The nose is quite nice, bringing a decent amount of lactic sourness as well as green apples and peaches. Other stone fruits present as well. The taste is ever-so-slightly sweet but mostly dry with good lactic action. I like the level of sourness and how it combines with the fruit flavors. Drinks quite well and is another nice sour from them.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-29-2010
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer is clearish tangerince color with a light white head.
Aroma is a nice balance of sweet and sour. Peaches come through with some nice sour.
The taste is the same, sour and tart with a balance peach.
SourNotes (104) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thin head with very low retention. bubbles are thin and seperated. whispy at best. Beer is crystal clear with a copper tint. I would expect cloudiness but iím thinking this is filtered/pastuerized
smell is acetic with hints of stale malt. peach and dried wood as well. mostly lactic and acetic.
taste is dry oak/sawdust a bit of fruity peachiness. there is a strange taste in here that just doesnít seem normal for style, like a bit of BMC swirled in. decent amount of sourness both lactic and acedic. rough around the edges though.
the mouthfeel is definately jaged. its not rounded or mellow, rough. prickly, acidic.
if it was smoother it would be incredibly drinkable. I think this is a hot weather beer. drinkablility might be its greatest acheivment and it does kill the sour crave which, for its price, is an awesome accomplishment.