EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy orange yellow pour. Thin white head. Lots of piny hops on the nose. Some citrus and a touch of sourness. Sour and dry on the tongue. Light tartness with lemon. Very hoppy. Very interesting and unique.
kassner (1389) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I am not a fan of New Belgium with all the earthy tastes that dominate most of their beers, but this is a great balanced example of a sour, with plenty of subtile fruit taste, nice look with cloudy dark honey color and nice head
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught. A better sour from New Belgium. Finally a beer that’s not overwhelmed by their house yeast profile. There is plenty of damp rag mustiness to go around, however. Once you get past that initial slap some pleasant stone fruit notes settle in, followed by strong sourness and the soft bite of spice in the finish. Pours a slightly hazy light orange-gold with a thin, fine white head. An interesting diversion.
topherh (1914) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 16, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours a hazy orange with a thick white head. Aroma is fruity hop with a bit of sour funk. Flavor is tart cherries and wood. Very enjoyable
rubbishystuff (1909) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Guest tap at Haymarket. Quite nice beer looking forward to trying again. sour but it is mellowed a bit. Cider/Wine like characteristics. Serving: Tap
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brilliant beer. The hops on this brew add an entirely new depth of character onto an already-complex style. I find it quite nice that, in the milliseconds between the beer first hitting your tongue and the sourness kicking in, a huge, instantaneous swipe of hops dashes across your palate. Fleeting, yes, but oh so delicious. Then the beer comes across with a pronounced tart cherry and lemon soul, but is never in danger of overpowering you with face-puckering sourness. The finish mingles tartness with oak, and leaves you ready for more. Granted, I can’t pronounce the name of this beer without sounding like an idiot, but that won’t stop me from ordering more.
SudsMcDuff (6338) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 11, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a medium tan caramel, light head and lacing .. . delicious light summer aromas of hay, wood, barn, and light spring day in a meadow in france .. . a light refreshing brew with a beautiful touch of sourness- this is amazing stuff .. . quite complex in the mouth some light funk, orange skin, light fruit, wood, and happy thoughts .. . been wanting this for over half a decade and it was better than i could have imagined - pure quality! .. . wishlist cross off, originally put on: 5/12/2006 .. . buy this if you see it .. . So then did the American yum yum clown monkey also represent the FCC?
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this one bottled thanks to Wyl! Slightly hazy, dark yellow pour, no head, slight citrusy hoppy nose, excellent for the style.
mitchgt (65) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bomber from Green’s. Cloudy orange pour, nice 1/2 inch enduring head. Delightful nose, all flowers, hops, spice and peaches. Nice lacing as she goes. Pretty damn good. Like a jv de dolle special reserva. We’ll let’s not go crazy. But I’d buy it again.
zizzybalubba (1538) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap from several samples at WBF 2011 in Raleigh. Pours burnt orange with minimal head. Aroma of sour fruit mostly with hints of vinegar and tart apple. Excellent sour flavor with some lactic notes and lots of apple cider vinegar. Really nice.