BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque cloudy light orange, no head. Nose is sweet candy and tart fruits, light funk, fairly underwhelming. Taste is all up front with sour tartness, apples, pears, cider, hints of lactic sourness and berries/lychee in the middle, finishes with mouth puckering tartness. Medium body, high carbonation. Overall a spritzy and tart sour ale with hints of lychee and similar fruits, quaffable for a sour.
HonkeyBra (3249) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at FoBAB 09. Murky orange beer with some head. Funky, sour aroma. Flavor is sharply sour with fruit and some discernible spice. Nice peach, cherry, and lemon notes. Almost grapefruit like. Nice mouthfeel. Basically, absolutely delicious.
BeerBunker (709) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
FOBAB 09. Pours murky orange with a white head. Looks like murky orange juice. Aroma is of citrus, funk, and peach. Not much more to pull out of the aroma. Taste starts over very sweet with a good amount of peach and citrus. There is also a lot funk to it as well, but it doesn’t clash with the citrus flavor. It blends well for a soldi flavor. It wasn’t very sour, just very acidic and sweet. Lingering peach flavor. Came off as insanley drinkable.
SrSilligoose (3220) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 8, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2010 FoBAB 2009- this was a big surprise for me- my favorite beer of the day. Pours a muddy murky orange with a small white head. Nice floral aroma that was quite interesting with notes of hibiscus, cream, peach pie. Flavor was tart cherries and lemons. Awesome balance of fruit, wood, sourness, funk. this was frickin awesome. a stand out beer.
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - OCT 28, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I think the name could sum up my rating, with the additional note that I love tart/sour and that this to me has an incredible balance of sweetness, tart, fruit, funk, acidity and a modest complexity. Served rather chilled and perhaps a bit too much for the glass (thanks, Draught House for hosting the amazing New Belgian duo). I would have loved to have more, but as I was there with my daughter and needing dinner.. well that and we were outside and it started raining right as I finished my glass. Lovely stuff.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a heavily hazed peach.
Nose of lychee, lemon, oak, yeast and funk.
Taste is lemon, citrus, oak, spices, hints of hay, and slight funk.
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Stone Sourfest 09. Hazy light brown pour. Aroma is sour, cranberries, oak. Flavor is primarily sourness,lemony.
alexanderj (3297) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Beachwood. Color was a dirty yellow; almost like dish water actually. Aroma was fruity, a bit strange; woody and not too sour. Flavor had a lot of interesting notes; almost grapefruit, lychee, wood, spice and tart. Quite nice and unique.
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy apricot with no head. Smells of vinegar, citrus and spice. Taste is nicely sour with lemon and, of course, lychee notes. Finishes tart and crisp. Keeping the score a little low is the fact that it has a bit of a powdery mouthfeel that lingers.
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - AUG 29, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
8/28/09 notes: on tap at Beachwood during Sour Fest. This was an immediate hit for me, much like NB’s Love. Pours dirty gold with little head. Aroma is of clean acidity, lemonade, and faint oak. Not too much brett here, IMO. Flavor matches aroma, pairing a firm acidity that swirls around lemon-citrus and woody flavors. I couldn’t detect any lychee per se, perhaps that hint of sweetness through the mid-palate. But that is stretching it. A lot of fun to drink!