holdenn (2063) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
FoBAB 09. Pours a hazed orange with a soapy white head. Barnyard nose with ashy wood that seems to fade after a couple minutes. What remains is interesting, odd, and the best parts of barnyard notes. Funky earthy, doughy bread malts with citrus, and oak. Full rich and tart. Citrus earthy leathery fruits. The citrus funk and oak are really interesting. Reminds me of LaFolie but with more punch. The blending of LaFolie certainly mellows some of these funky fruity flavors. Awesome, I love this beer.
pantanap (3323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Sheffields night before Fobab... Pours a golden murky orange brown with a quickly dissipating soapy head... Aroma is very gueuze like with a good degree of funkiness, must, old socks, and cheese. Very solid nose with lighter cherry notes but the funk dominates... Smooth flavors of Belgian like gueuze with mild funk qualities lemony citrus and very light on the cherries. So much less acidic and biting than tart lychee. Drinks very well and quite good actually.
angrypirate06 (1374) - Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Stone Sourfest 09. Hazy orange pour. Sour and tart aroma, with some lemon and other citrus. Flavor is a lot of tartness up front, then follows up with a great funk.
elihapa (1519) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - AUG 29, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Love barrel #13 on tap at Beachwood. Appears darker gold, verging on tangerine orange. Aroa is of lemon and other firm citrusy tart flavors. There is some funk that creates a wonderful swirl of sour flavors. Flavor strikes the palate clear, with sharp acidity. Citrus peel notes might be what keeps Love tasting bright, and almost “hoppy.” Finishes dry, with distinct funky notes. This was my favorite sour on the night!
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 28, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this on tap at Beachwood BBQ’s sourfest.
I really enjoyed this beer. Hazy yellow pour with a nice complexity of tangy, tart and fruity flavors.
iowaherkeye (2675) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Beachwood BBQ. Cleargolden amber with a small off-white head. Lots of lemon and grapefruit rinds in the nose with some light hay and caramel buttery sweetness behind, though doesn’t seem to me like diacetyl. Flavor follows suit with a dry finish, sourness peaking around a 4-5. Light body with light to moderate prickly carbonation. Quite tasty.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - AUG 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy copper/orange color with a white head. Nice tart cherry lemon, vanilla wood cinnamon aromas; lots to take in here. Medium tart throughout with sour cherry and lemon, with some vanilla and wood to temper some of the tartness. Very good. Draft@ Brouwers
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - AUG 21, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at 2009 Stone Sour Fest. On of my favorites of the fest. Yellow amber color. Sour lactic lemony aroma and taste. Excellent.
mkunz (19) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Stumbling Monk. Large head. Deep orange color with maybe a bit of amber. Hazy. Aroma was citrus, tart, yeast, brett. Taste was a big sweet flavor, peach, unripe pineapple, sour, dry grapefruit finish, very centered around the sour(exactly what I like in a sour). Great beer!
AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 25, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stone Sour Fest barrel #3. Cloudy golden orange. Really big nose, big funk, horse blanket. Citrus fruit up front, big funky presence, finishes earthy/dirty/musty. There’s also a sweetness to this brew that adds some complexity, making it a really great sour.