GJF (1154) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2008 On tap at the brewpub. Cloudy yellow/honeyish with a white head. Sour aroma, sour,funky, and citric flavors--lots of grapefruit--with a tart finish. Softens as it warms a bit. Balanced and satisfying.
Ramenen (463) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - APR 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours like a spumante, fizzy with a fast disappering white head. Golden/Hazy color, light bodied, taste of vert tart fruit.
ghawener (1428) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - APR 26, 2008
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Thanks to Ramenen. Bottle: First try of this Champaign like style. Nose is awkward, extremely fizzy body and taste is like mineral water with Alka Seltzer. I´ll have to explore this style further to appreciate it.
fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted at Pre-DLD party. Pours a hazy golden color. Smells like a grapefruit tart. When I tasted this it reminded me when I was kid and I like to buy these atomic sour candies. When you bite into it it bites back with a scourge of sourness throughout. That is the best description for this brew and I like it!
elcaballo (101) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - APR 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold and hazy with a thin quickly dissapearing head. Tastes of cirtrus with a hint of wood mixed in. Its interesting and nice to have bottle stored away for when i am in the mood, but could not drink it often. But I loved the sour flavor left on my lips.
FoolishMortal (982) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 23, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375mL bottle. Hazy pale yellow color with a small white head. Very bretty aroma, musty hay and barnyard aroma, with tinges of acetic sourness. Musty beginning flavors, subsumed by a pronounced but soft sourness. Hints of citrus rind meld with horsey flavors. Citrus and appleskin in the finish, with a lingering tartness and phenolic character. Mouthfeel is light, rather dry.
Lothore (276) - California, USA - APR 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- Pours a cloudy peach color with little to no head.
S- Mostly all brett, some funky sour tones along with some barnyard funk.
T- By far the most sour of the recently released RR sours. Starts of with a strong sourness which subsides and brings forth apples and citrus notes followed by a bit of grape.
M- Medium viscosity, not a lot of carbonation.
D- My least favorite of the RR sours but still a good beer thats worth trying.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy pale body with a small white head. Sweaty foot, funky nose with lots of cheese, some melon, lemon and horseblanket as well as plenty of citrus. Taste is light to moderate sourness, fairly dry with grapefruit, citrus rind, melon, yogurt, pineapple, blue cheese and lemon. Medium body is round with moderate carbonation. Finish is long and tart with a massive pithy bitterness.
TAR (2380) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2008 Darkish yellow. Vigorous pour raises merely a thin cap of head which fully retains its tightly packed ring. Boisterous lemon, peach, melon, pencil eraser, musty cedar, horseblanket, and pineapple aromas. Relaxed, fluffy carbonation. Slippery body. Soft yet forceful iron- and lemon-tinged acidity is quick to buckle the cheeks as lustrous yet brilliantly composed oak gently grips the tongue before depositing a body-enhancing texture of creaminess. Remarkably radiant from the get-go. Soft, cleanly defined straw-tinged malt generates delicate sweetness as well as a touch of body while enhancing the acid which steadily, yet ever so lightly, tightens its clasp. Coarse acids stimulate the appetite and scrub the throat while sliding down the gullet. Body beautifully teeters on the verge of dryness, as it’s brisk and somewhat chalky, yet equally dense in its succulence and bright explosiveness. Impeccable cleanness of the beer enables background notes of sherbet, peach and fresh lime and lemon juice to exude vividly. Finishes artfully balanced with spicy brett, juicy flashes of fruitiness and clingy saliva-inducing acids swirled with lingering inklings of pineapple, lemon, dusty oak and bitter peach skin. Yet another world-class creation from Russian River. Imagine that!
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 21, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2008 375ml bottle. Pours a cloudy, light orange/yellow color with very little head. Smells yeasty and fruity with a little bit of straw and wood as well. Tastes citrusy and lemony. Yeasty and pretty damn sour towards the finish. The sour really lingers along with some funk flavors. Full bodied for a sour I guess, coats, pucker sour.