badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at Stone Sour Fest. Hazy orange with no head. Barn yard funk and dry straw aroma. Sweet. tart pear and sour apple taste with an acidic finish.
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Collins. Pours cloudy orange with a thick pale yellow head. Aroma of lemons, with a dot of sour cherry. This is a seriously sour beer, like oak-aged lemon juice. I like this, but I’m not crazy about it, A bit too sour to be really enjoyable.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2009 I mean seriously. What an appropriately named beer. The bracing wood soaked tart aroma makes me smile and proud to have such a moment. Really. Sublime complexity, fresh and pure with each new sip. I want to get a growler and see if I can ever get tired of it. Sharp powerful citrus, pain in my jaw, rush of endorphins. Magical.
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Malt & Vine. pours an attractive orange with ruby hues. Nice cream head with great lacing. Nice citrus aroma with hints of currants and cherries. Great complex sour taste that hits with a nice sweet and sour start, leading to a strong sour finish. Well balanced, though not sure how many my tastebuds could handle.
trevor211 (1471) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Left over from the Brouwer’s sour ale fest. Poured a dark orange with a thick off-white head. The aroma really wasn’t what I was expecting - soapy vinegar, with some tart citrus. The flavor came through in a bigger way, with peach, apple, and fuzzy apricot - it’s a very warm-flavored brew, with a wet mouthfeel and a vibrant carbonation. It doesn’t hold a candle to Le Terroir. Interesting, but underwhelming, and a bit too tart in a way that wasn’t exactly refreshing.
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Brouwer’s Sour Fest. Pours mostly clear dark orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is sour cherry/apple and vinegar with a little bit of honey. Taste starts sour and becomes slightly earthy with a cookie maltiness. Very smooth with a tart, slightly malty finish.
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap for SBW Sour Fest; one of 16 tried. Orangey peachy red, bubbly but no head. aromas of burnt sugar, grapefruit, apple and cherry. Too carbonated for my taste. Has a bit of a funk with a tart finish.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Brouwer’s for sour fest. Pours a clear orange with a thinnish ring of head. It comes with a strong sour taste and a sweet pucker sour taste, somewhat appley.
stankenk (130) - Maplewood, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2009
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Firkin Fest 2009 ~ Golden hazy in color with a little white head. The nose has fruit & oak notes. Comes across the palate as apple, and pear notes; very malty. Sweet tasting. Medium bodied. Tart finish. Very drinkable. Very enjoyable. I could sip this for day.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at NOTF. Golden hazy in color with a little white head. Fruity acidic oaky aroma. Apple, pear and cherry notes. Malty and fruity flavor. Vanilla and plum notes. Sweet tasting. Medium bodied. Dry finish. Very drinkable. Tart. Very enjoyable.