BeerandBlues2 (10390) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the brewery. Pours lightly hazy gold with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is black walnut, oak, grapes and lactic notes, lemon, apricot and peaches. Flavor is lactic fruits, light malt, no hops or bitterness with peach and apricot notes, and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
artmcd8 (1926) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy orangey gold. White head. Aromas are of wet hay and burnt rubber. Maybe a hint of apricot but not much. The taste is quite mouth puckering sour. Too over the top.
Beerman6686 (4873) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a hazy orange with a white head. Aroma was of apricots, lemons, hay, white wine, and wheat. Flavor was mainly apricots and mouth puckering lactic acid, very very sour and hard to find complexities.
jtclockwork (9869) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At brewery. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose and taste of oak, fresh peach, funky tartness and white wine. Medium body
conway (1781) - - MAY 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from brewery. Hazy orange with no head. Aroma is apricot, peach, barnyard and lacto. Taste follows suit. Tart but not over the top. Vinous note on the finish. Slight pucker action. Relatively light carb. One of the best sours I've had. Incredible balance and supremely drinkable.
merc7186 (2334) - 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 (3474) - 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 (3077) - 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 (2458) - 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 (1122) - 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.