MarinEvelyn (595) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma a little tart, a little green apple.
taste similar. sour, sweet, tart, almost fizzy like.
Iím not a sour girl, but this one isnít bad.
madvike (2905) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Pours deep rosy brown with a huge, quickly dissipating foamy off-white head. Nose is oaky, with citrus rind and sour apple, sour cherry and light vinegar tartness. Taste is bitter, unripe dark fruit, light red wine vinegar tartness. Vanilla and wood on the finish, along with some citrus rind in the back of the mouth. Thin and soft, with ample carbonation. Good but not great, though I could see this one getting a little more interesting with a touch of age.
crossovert (7909) - Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
All I;ll say is I had it on draft and fuck it. Its fucking good, I know people donít want to give too much hype to this brew but its sour, acidic, tons of oak, really a prototypical flanders. It flat out rocks.
nuplastikk (4708) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle split with Anndiesel. Glowing orange body, respectable off-white head. Quite different than I was expecting, there is a real pronounced green plum flavor, sour and and mouth puckering. Very clean, watery malt base lets the sour flavors shine. Fruity, tropical wildness..cherry, raspberry. Unique, but fits right into the NG sour line up somewhere between Enigma and Cranbic. Very cool beer.
demmbonz (590) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle share. Slightly funky aroma. Dark reddish brown with a thin light tan head. Taste is fruit and oak and plenty of malt. The sour is by no means overpowering. FWIW I am not a fan of sours and I like this one.
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a bit of light frothy head. Notes of yeast, vinegar, and sweet dark fruits on the nose. Taste is sweet with a sour crisp finish. A light faintly oily body. Overall a great beer and love the thumbprint series
beastiefan2k (2525) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2013 12oz bottle shared by Brandon, thank you very much really wanted to try this. Pours an oily red and orange color and a small white lace. Aroma is a crazy mix of cool berries and faintest acetic and nice lactic notes. Itís like a weird cranberry and crazyberry (made that up - akin to cran and gose berry mix). There is a sweet and sweaty musky character. Flavor is earthy dirt berry with milky lactic touches. Kind of the oily feel to the beer. Finishes with a long tart and dry with a bit of sourness.
notalush (5000) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light red pour with a slight haze and a compact white lace - nose is equal parts sweet and sour - a lot of nice touches from the oak - vanillins, light tannins, touches of coconut - sweet notes of pie cherries and more acidic notes of apple - light acetic character - the nose is pretty dang awesome - the flavor is more sour than sweet, but has enough malt sweetness to balance moderate acetic and very mild lactic notes - sour apple, semi-tart cherry, light vinegar - mild vanilla and plumy sweetness late before a dry, oaky finish with lingering acidity and a very mild funkiness - closer to a Flanders Red than an Oud Bruin (was hoping for a bruin, but oh well) - a tasty, balanced, and approachable sour - and at nine and change for a four pack, this is a serious deal for a sour ale - I only bought one four pack, but I will have to snag some more before leaving Wisconsin.
cbfobes (2344) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a clear light brown with a little bit of red mixed in in the light with a bubbly off white head, the aroma is pretty impressive, has a nice touch of sour raspberry mixed in with some apple, caramel and vanilla, the oak has a nice sweet touch to it on the nose as well, really nicely done, the flavor has a good amount of sour green apple with a touch of vinegar in the finish, not overly sour by any means but it packs a nice subtle punch that makes a point, the oak really shows in the finish too with a little bit of a vanilla sweetness, I really dug this, looking forward to see how this one changes down the road.
sherm1016 (1178) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle from Downer Wine and Spirits. Pours a clear, reddish-brown color with a thin, off-white head. Aroma is fruity, cherry, raspberry, oak, vanilla. Medium on the palate with lively carbonation. Flavor is sweet and lightly sour, tart, sour cherry, oak, a little nutty, with a light sour finish. Certainly sweeter than other sour ales out there, but really approachable, and very tasty.