KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Falling Rock.
Pours a deep, cloudy cheddar yellow with a nose of cherry-trash cedar that works. Flavor is a biting, mouthpuckering sour cherry with cedar bits. Leaves a lingering sour taste on the tongue. Very, VERY tasty.
jgb9348 (4732) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice hazy rich copper coloured body with a thick tan head, very chewy looking, served in a traditional white wine glass. Aroma of light hops, oak, sour grapes and a touch of vinegar. Light to Medium-bodied; Amazing sour grape and cherry flavours then showing a touch of oaky dryness, some light hop notes and a very mild maltiness. Aftertaste shows a lot of pungent sour characters that make the mouth pucker, but in a great way. Overall, an amazing flemish sour, definitely worthy of a sample if you can find it. I loved and savoured the glass I had, but would easily get it again if I could find it! I sampled this beer on draught at Falling Rock Tap House in Denver, Colorado on 14-February-2010.
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: A cloudy yellow-orange color with a bit of white foam.
S: Very fruity, too many fruits to identify, tartness, and a bit of earthy funk.
T: Very nice tartness up front, a mild sweetness, both of which are fruity. The finish is quite earthy and woody. Very complex and interesting flavors.
M: Somewhat light in body, low-moderate carbonation, dry.
D: The combination of sweet, sour, and earthiness makes this beer very fun to drink.
That1Guy (1934) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Crushed with Honkeybra at GABF. One of the highlights. Mouthwatering. Proves that New Belgium is capable of making good beer, just they don’t do it the majority of the time. Sour and awesome with some fruits and the hops adding some awesome flavors into the mix. Absolutely top notch.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep golden body with a soft white head. Big sour nose, earthy, bretty and dry. Flavor is tart up front, citrus and lots of brett character. Finish is rather strong on the acidity, notes of lemon and oak.
17thfloor (2430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Sheffield’s. Sweet nail-polish aroma, full of bright tangerines, some creaminess as well. Harshly acidic, crisp, bright, acetone, great tangerine flavor towards the finish, very harshly acidic, but I like that =p. Medium bodied, sugary, very sharp crisp fine sizzling carbonation. Love the aftertaste.
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 24/09/2009
Sour fruit aroma. Small white head. Golden coloured hazy in appearance strong in alcohol and sour with a crisp and dry malt finish.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBSG 07. Hazy orange, white carbonation. Very acetic, vinegar like sour. Plenty of earthy barn funk and hay, also. Medium body, balanced. Too acetic for my tastes, but a great funky sour. Would love to see this bottled regularly. From notes.
beernbourbon (1299) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 12, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
FoBAB. Pour is cloudy yellow with a nice white head. Aroma is mostly funky and sour with notes of grass, lemon, and a very tiny touch of hop. Flavor starts very sour with a very light sweetness underneath. The finish is as funky as it gets, bordering on spoiled flavor. Even more funky than I remember from past years. It does note in the pamphlet that this version is 3.5 year old aged wild beer that has been dry hopped and cellared for 2 more years. So I guess it’s the same beer year after year, just older. And it did taste that way. You might be thinking I did not like it, but I actually loved it. One more year may be too many though. I hope I get to find out.
nickd717 (3483) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Stone Bistro. Hazy golden color with a nice white head that fades to a ring. Aroma has some hops and malt but is dominated by funky, lemony tartness. Flavor is pale malt, tart lemony funk, earth, oak, and floral hops. Really prickly and lively on the palate with medium body and a dry, acidic finish. Very solid overall.