Minderbinder (3232) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours slightly hazy brown with low white head. Aroma is faro-like, candi sugar, fruits, somewhat oxydized. Taste is faro-like, candi sugar, some bitterness, sour. Palate: Medium body. Soft carbonation. Overall: Quite surprising. lambic-ish. Sourness not overdone. Over the hill.
JulienHuxley (5525) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared. Deep brown pour, almost clear, thin white head. Aroma is good, leafy, funky tons of oak, dusty. Taste is a tad watery/oxidized, light acidity, nice brown sugar, very light acidity, strong lambic character actually, a bit surprising. Palate is a tad thin, light bodied, light carbonation. Quite good, despite its age, tasty.
tom10101 (5067) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (375 ml). From cparles, thanks! Split 3-ways. Clear amber with a small tan head leaving little lacing. Aroma is really nice combining lambic-like funk, brown sugar, winey notes, berries / red fruits, earthy/mineral notes and mild spiciness. Taste is moderately sour and it definitely feels old, there’s brown sugar, berries and mild spiciness. Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. A bit watery. Aroma is very interesting and surprisingly lambic-like. I’m curious about how it was young. I liked it a lot!
tomthompson89 (1976) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
brown pour little foam, nose is funk pure and simple. flavour is sour mash, funk, little pit fruit. good beer!
slowrunner77 (9651) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"a nice surprise at Craft Reno’s 1st AV party. Mellow for Russian River, but distictly there’s. Tart, lactic sour, slightly vinous & acidic on the palate in just the right way, but easy drinking and refreshing. This makes a great intro to the style and is good enough for the snobs as well."
jackl (6814) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample @ RBWG Grand Tasting. Soupy brown pour with a tiny head. Not attractive, to say the least. The Nose is of red fruits and toasted compost. Some bread. Taste is of old leather, wood shavings, jammy buttered brown toast. Slight acetic character. Medium body, dulled.
dmac (5378) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by the SN rep during RBWG GT. Poured a medium bodied orangey brown under a smaller to almost not there head. Aroma is nice. Sour and tart with notes of cherries, funk, leather and wet wood. Bigger body than I was expecting from a sour, very light carbonation and a lingering acidic sour burn. Flavor of sour patch kids, leather, funk, cherry, green apple, band aid and lemons. So good I can almost taste the rar.
phaleslu (9255) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by the Sierra Nevada rep at the RBWG Grand Tasting. Wowe, didn’t think I’d ever see this one around. Pours a cloudy amber with small spots and rings of lace. Notes of apple, grapes, berries, oak, brown sugar, earth, leather, and funk. Medium-bodied, with low to moderate carbonation and a tart, funky mouthfeel. Good sour. Has held up well.
gyllenbock (7306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Toronado, February 2014. Sold as CBC Sour Brown 2011. (rating number 3900)
Hazy orange with a small head. Tart with oak, funk, berries, hay and some notes of wine. Fairly light with low carbonation. Easy to drink.
deyholla (9921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by the Sierra Nevada rep at RBWG 2014, thanks! Pours a clear amber brown with a tan head that dissipates completely. Aroma has a nice sour red fruit note with a good amount of acid with a bit of bread backing. Flavor starts with red fruits that grow in sourness with a bit of acid and a light bread backing.