rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, purchased in North Carolina, sampled immediately after a 2011 Upland Kiwi Lambic. Slightly hazy gold, thin white head. Nose is zesty citrus acidity - tangerine & grapefruit, with light fruity hoppiness and caramel maltiness. Flavor is great fruity tartness, acid & bubblegum, tangerine/peach & clementine. A bit of honey/caramel comes out towards the finish.
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by badnewsbeers. Slightly hazy golden orange body, thin off-white head. Lemony, herbal nose. Sweet body with herbal leafiness and tart pixi-stix-like lemon and starfruit notes. Quite nice.
boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a orange color with a thin head that dissipates quickly. Has a hoppy apricot smell to it. Taste is very similar with some peach notes in the back and finishing tart.
KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 11, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2011 AROMA: hoppy (cascade and amarillo), yeasty, sour - lactic acid, seems to have some apricot going on there;
APPEARANCE: orange and hazy
TASTE: very well rounded (Oh Wow!), sour but robust, hits the whole tongue, has a bitter edge and aftertaste
PALATE: a little creamy, slightly spritzy, medium body, longish finish
OVERALL: Its an experience. Almost a homerun. Best I ever had though was a trial run by an amateur brewer who shall remain nameless.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at the VT BA Meet-up on 8/6/11 - Pours a murky dark orange in color with a medium white head. Aroma is funky and medium sour with plenty of fruitiness... citrus and berry mostly. Flavor is earthy and slight of the barnyard funk. Fruity and light... other raters mention peach and that definitely comes through. Mild hoppiness that compliments the sourness of the beer.
Tmoney99 (13063) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a clear orange color with a mostly lasted frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy sour, yeasty and resin hop aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sour flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer for style.
emacgee (4567) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pouring this one on tap right now, awesome. Pours hazy straw yellow with one finger of white head. Absolutely wonderful nose, a blend of overripe mandarin orange and pink grapefruit flesh. Notes of hibiscus, pepper, and acetic acid. Tart and zesty. Flavor is nice and resinous. Oily citrusy notes with some zest and a nice acidity. Dry and zesty palate with a lingering tartness and slightly resinous finish. Bossome.
Nickls (2282) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap, Leon’s Decatur, GA. Generous frothy pure whie head, on a light clearer orange body. Yeasty, dank berriness, hay, slightly funky, and lemon zest in the aroma. Slightly citric at first, then fairly earthy and kinda funky in the flavor, dry, slight berry-like presence. Medium body with bubbly carbonation. Nice
jtclockwork (13246) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Victor’s tasting at Paul’s. Pours gold. White head. Nose/taste of lemon, tart hops, wild yeast, oak chips and light vinegar. Moderate tartness in finish. Medium body.
nearbeer (4670) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. Hazy orange-topaz with a lasting film of foam. Aroma of sour peach, vinegar, resin, eucalyptus, and beeswax. Taste is tart peach and apple cider vinegar, menthol, and resin. Medium body is smoothly carbonated, watery, and salivary gland-puckering in its dry tartness.