biggenius29 (155) - Hamilton, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ML Belgian bottle, poured into a Snifter. Pours black with a huge off white fizzy head that after a while shrinks away to a nice white foam on top of the beer leaving excellent lacing. The aroma is of a white wine followed by a sourness. Taking a drink the first thing I notice is a white wine character. Followed by a fruity grape, pear and apple. The finish is a slight sourness and acidic. The sourness and acidity linger for a while. The body is light to medium with a dry and watery texture and fizzy carbonation.
thedm (4984) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This bottled brew from the first beer at rbsg poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a typically carbonated transparent copper brown colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The nice aroma was citrus malty and sour. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of sour and malt. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.
brokensail (11998) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Good thing I wasn’t pointing the bottle at anyone as the cork exploded out of the bottle as soon as I took the cage off. Pours a dark amber color with a couple finger’s of khaki head.
S: An interesting aroma to this beer. Quite a strong vinegar presence along with a lot of oak which gives the beer a strong vanilla note. Some chocolate, strangely, and a bit of dark fruits. Some alcohol notes as well.
T: Dark fruits such as cherries and currants are prominent on the flavor and are really accentuated by the balsamic and red wine vinegar notes. A bit of a grape juice flavor and plenty of oak and vanilla. There is a minerally character to the beer, too.
M: Medium in body with a moderate to high level of carbonation.
D: This beer was really strange/interesting. I liked it for the most part, but it did have some slight harshness at points, particularly the alcohol on the nose.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to northernbrews. poured amber with an off white head. aroma was caramel, sweet, chocolate, and tart. flavor was caramel, sweet, tart, and fruity. light body with high carbonation.
Hair6a11 (1393) - Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; Steven’s 1st Annual Sour Tasting - Pour is clear copper with amber highlights - Nice off white head on this brew. Light funk, caramel malts, and cherry pits on the nose. Tart cherries, a general funk, sweet breads, vanilla; this was another sour that didn’t stack up to the rest, but was good on its own.
thirdeye11 (5670) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle thanks to northernbrews) clear rich amber-copper with lasting tan fine bubbles. Nose is very funky/musty, maple, caramel. Taste of maple, oxidation, tangerine, nice tartness, sherry, sweet red cherries, complex. Nice carbonation with a soft body and nice linger.
bu11zeye (12039) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle, courtesy of Northernbrews) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of oak, vanilla, cherry, and caramel. Flavor of vanilla, moderately sour cherry, oak, and some sourdough bread,
blutt59 (6067) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks to northernbrews, amber orange color with a sour balsamic aroma, spritzy sour woody balsamic and fruit flavor
mar (4971) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to northernbrews. deep amber with a cream head. nose is wood, bugs, vanilla, and a nice tartness. nice palate, vanilla, faint sourness, wood, and a bourbon finish?
obguthr (4216) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Immense aroma of oak, with light whiskey notes. Clear amber, thin head. Sour woody flavor, light whiskey. Tart malt finish. By far the woodiest sour I’ve ever had.
deyholla (7266) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled this over the RBSG weekend, I believe Jeff cracked this. Poured a hazy dark brown with a huge light brown head that dissipated slowly. Aroma was a dark with grains and some dark tart fruits. Flavor began with a bit of sweet dark grains but tart fruits quickly took over leading to quite a tart finish.