Lagunitasfan (1309) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 23, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Stone Sour Fest barrel #3. Hazy orange yellow. Champagne bubbles. Smoky tart nose. Deep tart and leather. Big sweet taste. Big tart thunk. Dark and full in the mouth. First flavor splashes bright and light at the end. Some honey and citrus show up to the party. Great brew.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - JUL 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the 2009 Stone Sour Festival. New Belgium did not dissapoint with the samples of beers they provided to the event. You could definetly detect the begginings of all the good beers this one lends itself too. Loved the wood, sour fruits.
ajm (1057) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Stone Sour 09. This puppy was an ordeal: hands-down the most hot, stratospherically sour beer I have ever had and that includes 3F Vintage Geuze. Nose is like hot peppers without the spice, just the heat. Also strawberry and citrus, but soured. Flavor is hot like stomach acid and pickles. Wow. Just keeps coming in rings and waves. Gives way to a green apple juiciness, but keeps all previous impact. Really unreal.
danielcurtis81 (1517) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 19, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at 2009 Stone Sour Fest. Love Barrel #3. Pours a brown gold. Sweet oak, Brett tart, almost Gueze-like, sweet tartness. Real nice.
badlizard (5525) - 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 (2144) - 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 Iím 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 (1254) - 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 Brouwerís sour ale fest. Poured a dark orange with a thick off-white head. The aroma really wasnít what I was expecting - soapy vinegar, with some tart citrus. The flavor came through in a bigger way, with peach, apple, and fuzzy apricot - itís a very warm-flavored brew, with a wet mouthfeel and a vibrant carbonation. It doesnít hold a candle to Le Terroir. Interesting, but underwhelming, and a bit too tart in a way that wasnít 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 Brouwerís 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.