BeerandBlues2 (9003) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Avery Sour Fest 3. Pours clear dark amber with a medium-large, creamy light tan head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is dates, plums, brown sugar, cookie, toast, and caramel malt, and spicy alcohol notes. Flavor is dates, spicy alcohol, plums, grapes, oak, sweet malt and a dry finish. Full body, medium carbonation.
onceblind (3575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a murky orange-brown with a thick lasting beige head. Aroma is mineral-like with some funky yeasty oak and an herbal floralness. Taste starts out kinda caramelly sweet before turning tart and oak-y, with some weird fruitiness that I still kinda enjoyed, ending with some dry bretty yeast tones and a little oak and bitterness. Lots of oak and candy flavors with a complex fruitiness and dry basement funkiness.
tennisjoel (1151) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lively on the tongue. Amber pour with a large frothy head. Alcohol well hidden. Mild tartness, I can detect the oak aging, Approachable for the style. Sourness balanced by some sweet sugary flavor. The sweetness is slightly artificial tasting but not offputting. Decent beer overall.
poisoneddwarf (1598) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUN 4, 2012
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle. Pours murky orange-brown with a thick deep-beige head with great retention; leaves some cobwebby lace. Aroma is bretty, doughy, yeasty, mineral-like. Taste starts out sweet before turning lightly tart and finishing with a dry bitterness. Flavor is strong in oak, with vanilla and artisan caramel candy flavors filling the mouth. Musty basement flavors are strong, too. An off-note of metal in the finish doesn’t bother me too much. This one really exceeded my expectations, given the reviews on here. It’s pretty yummy.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUN 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4/5/12 shenanigans. bottle and tap at azwine.
Dark crimson ow head.
A is big barrel stink... To the point it stinks of medicine and cinnamon....bs, umami,rich overripe fruit, apples,red grape juice, yeasty,cherry.
F is the same...very well balanced... Brett is very mild and only in the bckground. dries out crazy on the finish. Oak shows in the form of umami.
Picks up some sourness as it sits.
Cant wait to see what it does with some time.
tap version is more tart but far less funky.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap @ Star Bar. Reddish orange appearance with a cream colored head. Hay, slightly floral, tart, herbal, light fruity aroma. Flavor has a wild yeasty aroma reminiscent of Hiverrano- herbal, woody, a bit fruity. Tangy, a bit tart, toasty malty, light caramel flavor. Not very good.
craftbeerdesign (2138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Taster at Odell. Pours a deep red with an off white head. Oak nose with citrus. Med body - very smooth with a crisp citrus layer on top. Oak and vanilla soak the mouth with more lemon. Layered finish with more oak, vanilla and some light citrus Brett qualities.
maley1 (625) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 19, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Amber pour with reddish hue and small off white head. Aroma of hay, wood and yeast. Taste of cinnamon, not much more. any taste is overpowered by wood and plastic taste. Not good at all, very dissapointing.
tommyfrerking (5) - - MAY 6, 2012 does not count
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a huge fan of sours, am I, however this is a tasty sud. Good aroma, strong front palate, decent back palate, aftertaste is nice.
jake65 (2515) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - APR 29, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: Darker copper pour with a large sandy head. Not much of an aroma, but a little sugary sweetness and fruity bits come through. Dissapointing flavor is wet and flat. Maybe a bit musty. Some malt, light fruit, and not much at all in the terms of sour or tart. Got a little plastic at the end. Subpar.