devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from chase, thanks! Pours amber with a nice head. Aroma is tart and vinegar, taste is tart, cedar with a nice finish.
jredmond (7132) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Vinny and Frank. Pours a clear amber brown with thin off white lacing. Aroma is light overall - vague fruits, light vinegar and juice. Mouthfeel is light - eveverscent and almost soda-like with notes of fruit, juice and maybe some spicy vinegar.
JStax (4531) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle shared. Pours a lighter copper with a soapy white head. The aroma is big on earthy vinegar and has some cheese notes. Interesting, but a bit lacking in complexity and the type of sourness I look for in a sour beer. Very sour, donít get me wrong, but one dimensional, and not a dimension I prefer.
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Tom with Shin and Jan. Pours chestnut clear with a foamy pale tan head. Aroma of ocean, lightly cooked brown sugar, vanilla, lactic acid, subtle cherry, oak, and faint cinnamon. Taste is sour cherries, vanilla, oak, and some lemon sourness in the finish. Not too sour, but sour enough to carry the sweetness of the cherry notes. Excellent.
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Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wowie. Aroma is wonderfully ripe peaches, plum, and tart white grape. Pours a dull red with nice fizzy carbonation, though not much head. Taste follows suit with crisp peaches, white grapes and a hint of candied apple. Mouthfeel is just the perfect balance of tart, sweet and funky. I canít praise this beer enough.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with a thin head mostly dissipating. Nose is yeasty with some fruit aromas. Very creamy with good carbonation. Taste is very tart, of cherries, plums, apples- tart enough to pucker your mouth. Very light hop note on finish. A specialty beer best for summer sipping. Too tart and fruity for my tastes but can be a treat for the right palate.
ICEatALAMO (1243) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, í13 vintage. The pour is a nice rich amber with a full head. The aroma mostly sour with only faint fruit. The taste is big sour upfront, then mellows. Not overly sour which is nice since I am not a huge fan of the style.
reggiedunlop (3623) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a medium tan head. Aroma has good tartness...almost vinegar...damned if it isnt a bit like a pickle...some caramel. Flavor has caramel and lots of oak...very tart...earthy/soury fruit...woody...definitely sour plums. Mouthfeel is light and the finish is dry and soury plums.
brokensail (15203) - San Leandro, California, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home shared by Jake. Amber pour with an off-white head. A touch metallic on the front end. Cider, sour apple, wood, and some caramel. Kind of funky, a touch acetic, maybe some maple. Flavor is sweet up front with a cutting acidity on the finish. Sour apples, grapes, vinegar, and plum? Moderate funk, lots of wood, and caramel.
DrewFace (965) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2013
2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2014 I hope this was only the 1 bottle that I opened but this thing smelled like dill pickle juice with a slight amount of funk. Taste was almost pure pickle juice. No idea whatís going on with this beer, maybe itís what I drank before or maybe this one particular bottle. After the initial pickle subsides, it does have a nice lactic sour flavor but doesnít balance the pickle. Will re-rate on next bottle.
1 year later, this thing still smells like pickle juice, although more subdued, and tastes the same...it has definitely mellowed and more of the lactic sour character comes through, but still, this is just not right.