merc7186 (1729) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Apricots, White Wine, Hay, Mild Lactic Acid
Appearance: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Thin White Head Ring, Almost No Lacing
Taste: Chardonnay, Champagne Yeast, Apricots, Hay, Orange Rind
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Tart, Mildly Drying
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
murky gold, thin oily white cap. Tons of pineapple and mango brett, moderate saddle, stark. With warmth balloon rubber emerges. Thin body is lightly acetic, tons of hay and brett across mid, bit of lemon, pleasant finish with appropriate balance and zesty carbonation.
AdamJackson (2099) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Funny story about how I got this one but to put it bluntly, this beer was totally a gift from a friend that was passing through my area. He gave this to me during the summer months and I had it in my cellar until this February and shared it with another friend who was passing by at 55F cellar temp in stemware.
A - This beer despite being upright for 6 months was insanely cloudy like the most cloudy, fresh off the UPS truck yeast sediment grossness cloudy but it was this bright orange gorgeous color that reminded me of a cloudy Fou Foune. Just incredibly looking. There was some pellicle particles in my glass and sticky-icky lacing that persistently had me scrubbing my glass with a sponge once done.
S - HUGE nose of lactic bright acidity, grape skins, earthy, tree bark, sweet fig newtons, lemon bars and cheesecake. Very acidic tartness and had me thinking this was going to be a vinegar forward Upland beer. Thankfully, I was wrong.
T - WOWWOWOWOWOW Barely a hint of vinegar like none. BOOM apricot, mango, floral honey-dew, rose hips and peaches. Most importantly, the most muscadine forward beer I’ve ever had. Maybe this is like some child-hood throw back but I used to eat these things growing naturally in Alabama as a kid growing up like growing out of ’strip pits’ and really gross conditions and this was like a muscadine beer. Straight up grapey, peach fuzz muscadine earthy beer with tart wine-like acidity that hits you hard at first and sticks around just incredible.
M - Explosive carbonation but has a 7up like soda carbonation that really blends well with the tart fruit.
O - This was easily my favorite American Wild ale ever made. Incredibly juicy, wine forward everyone should try this beer once and now Pizza Boy is on my must stop list anytime I’m passing through PA.
gendv138 (335) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared, poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy peach yellow with off-white head. Aromas of funk, tart fruit, citrus. Tastes of tart fruit, white wine, big lemon/lime citrus, stone fruit, vinegar, acidic. Medium body.
devman171 (713) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Terry pours a hazy orange. Aroma is more oak and wine than apricots. taste is fairly sour apricot with a sweet grape finish.
nimbleprop (4190) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle at the brewery. Pours a hazy yellow with some filmy white head. Loved the nose, I thought both the apricots and the white wine shine through beautifully, white grape, grass, light funk, a little grapefruit juice, nettles. Flavor is also nice, light fruit sweetness, some funk, sticky dried apricot, grass, straw, a little white grape. Refreshingly tart finish. Really good.
callmemickey (2252) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden-orange, thin off-white head, minimal lacing. Peach, apricot, lactic yogurt, must. Medium to light bodied, aggressive acidity, moderate carbonation, big puckering finish.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the source courtesy of Terry, thank you sir! Hazy golden yellow color, small white head with delicate lacing. Aroma of white wine, mixed summer fruit, mostly peach, slight lemon, pineapple. Taste is softly sour and funky apricot, peach, pear, citrus, with a bit of white wine and vanilla. Very tasty.
jbdpsu82 (95) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into snifter (and rest into wheat glass). Golden yellow with little head. Nice fruity and funky aroma. Biting dry mouthfeel. Apricot smell and taste. Delicious
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler shared by Nate. Thanks, dude! Pours a well hazed golden orange hue, well hazed with a frothy whitish filmy head atop. Laces ok. Good hazy body with healthy glow, mellow lacing. Aromas are firmly sour, apricots and peaches meet a big lactic kick. Yogurty, sour, a touch acedic. Nicely sour with lemon, citrus, puig peach/apricot. Initial is firmly sour, richly fruity. Good flavors show bigger apricot, peach, and some good lemony lactic zing. A bit acedic. Some good fruit and mellow body into the middle. Some good fruit presence, juicy and sour. Good flavors, rich lactic element meets tart sour fruit. Backend is sour, rich and fruity, some good flavors. Really good lingering sour peach/apricot without being acedic into the backend and finish. Really well crafted, young enough to stand up. Not overdone. Quite lovely. Nice beer.. really would love to revisit soon.