brokensail (15764) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A: The pour is a clear amber color with a thin off-white head.
S: The nose is really cidery. Lots of apples, some white grapes, flowers, and some metal. There are perhaps some sour cherry notes as the beer warms up.
T: Gah, intensely metallic with apples, light cherries, and some definite cough syrup (which becomes more pronounced as the beer warms up). Maybe some banana flavors in there too, and a mild malty sweetness.
M: The body is light to medium with a moderate level of carbonation.
D: What a let down. Iíve enjoyed most of the New Belgium beers Iíve had, but this was not something I cared for at all. Iím glad I just got a small pour rather than splurging on a bottle.
Oakes (15490) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber, slightly hazy. Slightly floral, maybe pumpkiny and some other earthy notes. Tart, somewhat floral, maybe a light yeast note. Good balance. Rustic concept, the execution a little slicker than rustic, for better and possibly for worse as well.
chrisv10 (15184) - DENMARK - DEC 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Unclear amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, brett, fruit and a little caramel. Flavour is malt, tart, fruit, little citrus, brett, little dry and a little caramel.
Theis (15119) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at PapsÝís - Thanks. Clear amber - white head. Fruity, bretty, nutty notes, flowery, light wheaty, mild cammomile, bitterness. light light lacto, caramel notes.
jtclockwork (14717) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear orange apricot. White head. Nose of medicine, flowers and yeast. Taste of endive, edible flowers, lightly somewhat almost tart lemongrass and yeast. Alcohol is noticeable.
mcberko (14059) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 21, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz. bottle, split amongst several of us, pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of candied sugar, Belgian yeast and some floral notes. Flavour is a little more unusual, with strange spices, like the hibiscus and endives as indicated on the description, with candied sugar and sour metallic notes. Significant barnyard funk in there as well, but itís distorted by all the strange spices and sourness. Not to my taste.
bhensonb (13984) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from the Co-Op in Davis, CA. Pours clear orange copper with a large foamy beige head. Light fruit and floral aromas with just a touch of barnyard. Flavor is quite floral, and there is the barest hint of sour - but definitely some light barnyard. Pretty dry. Certainly an interest product. Arguably one of the better recent Lips brews.
Tmoney99 (13340) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a hazy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy sour tart fruit aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate duration. This is a solid beer.
Ratman197 (13094) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear amber with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of barnyard funk, straw and sour citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry moderatly tart finish. Flavors of straw, barnyard funk and citrus with a crisp dry tart lingering citrus finish.
HenrikSoegaard (13090) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy and sour aroma. Average bitter flavor. Some nice sour notes. Average moderate bitter nice finish. Oily palate.