amp811 (38) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I read "sour ale" and wasn’t sure what it would be like. I liked it, but more of as a novelty. I would never drink more than one, it tastes like it was brewed with Warheads. I know that sounds amazingly amateur, but what I mean is that the sour flavor and sensation you get from drinking this overpowers any other characteristics about the beer. I’ll give some other sour ales a shot first, then I’ll come back to this.
VertBaconStrips (2309) - Blerkablerka, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice golden brew with a very slight haze, small white cap, ok slippery lacing keeps a skim alive. Sour smelling with a weak citrus, yeast, weak pineapple candy, slight wood. Better smelling when warm. Tastes like a sour white wine. Very sour and yeasty, weak oak on the chew. Sour and tart in the mouth and very drying. Drooly finish, dry after taste. This is much better than I thought it would be.
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2012 Bottle shared by Frank! Poured a clear amber gold and an off-white head that dissipates nearly completely. Aroma consisted of sour apple and lemon note and a good amount of funk. Flavor was very sour with some tartness, notes of lemon and a bit of apple and funk. A nice crispness to it.
Yves (2821) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear goldblond coloured beer with lots of carbonation and a medium diminishing white head. Sour fruity aroma. Full sour palate. Finish is sour ending dry and spicy. Nice one.
zapprentice (314) - East Setauket, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting. Aroma of sour darker fruits. Taste of sour fruit and some hops. High acidity. OK nothing special
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A rather monotone ale. Bright nose of fresh cider vinegar and un-ripe pear mildly tempered by some sweet malt. The robust acidity never becomes too overbearing as it plays on the palate with malt fruit and a muted but substantial hop bitterness. When the carbonation works itself out this is very reminicent of a Rhone white. Well balanced, and enjoyable, excellent price for a sour. The wood seems to show in the finish as a lingering patron. 88
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very standard stereotypical looking beer gold body with a thin white cap. Aroma reminds me of white wine sour grapes with a hint of oak. I’m not sure if I like but I think I do. First sip was a horrible experience very sour and the flavour reminded me of vomit aftertaste. This is a very dry tasting beer its giving me pasties. This has lots of similarities to white wine with its sour oaky taste and sweet clean finish. Taste is light but bold. Never really had a beer taste like this before, very unique. I kind of enjoy this but not really, I can’t ever see myself buying this again.
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUN 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear goldenwith a big foamy white head. Aromas of berries, wood and sour dough. Flavour is tart with notes of rubber, spice, malt and wood.
smith4498 (3507) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear dark golden color with thin white head. I can smell the sour aroma from a foot away. Sour lemon flavor with a touch of oak. Thin body with moderate carbonation.
BuckeyeBoy (5830) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours out a gold topped with a off white head. Aroma of wood and sour fruit. tast of light sour and some fruit on the tongue a light tartness on the end. this one is a great first sour to try out. Pretty mellow.