callmemickey (1835) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Orange-red clear body. Moderate sized off-white head, visible carbonation. No lacing.
S: Lemon and orange acidic notes. A bit of acetic and lactic sourness. Light musty oak.
T: Orange, tangerine, and lemon acidic notes. Delicate must and funk. Well integrated but not particularly memorable.
M: Lively, but well matched carbonation. Strong tartness towards the back end. Refreshingly clean finish.
O: Call me a heretic, I just didnít see what was "special" about this beer. It was tasty, but not particularly unique, memorable or interesting.
50belair (1718) - Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle. Oh my goodness. This is the shit!!!!! Hazy burnt orange pour with a frothy white head. Wonderful funk, brett, and mild barnyard aromas. Tart but not overly sour and very refreshing. Lemon zest, wet barrel, sour cherries, bret, a hint of oak and vanilla. Dry and crisp. Out-freakin-standing.........
thirdeye11 (5336) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
(750ml bottle with huge thanks to AmEricanbrew - Rating # 3100!) clearish orange/ruby with a film of white bubbles on top. Nose is funky, toasty grain, tangerine, popcorn, currant. Super complex and delicious smelling. Taste of tangerine, toasty, grain, tart cranberry, lemon, funky, wet barrel, sour cherries and just very tart in general. The absolute perfect amount of carbonation and palate linger. Iíve maybe not ever had a better American made sour, this one is truly world class and shows no signs of going downhill anytime soon. I sure hope i get to try another of these in the next few years. Thanks eric!
arminjewell (5143) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Finally getting to rate this, awesome beer from an awesome hook up. Awesome lemon, funk, acidic sour, sharp cheese, barnyard. Taste is delicious lemon, funky cheese and barnyard, some sweet grain notes, slightly sweet and acidic finish. Not overly complex but awesome, balanced, and delicious.
CLevar (375) - Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared with the MN crew. Thanks for tracking this down Greg! Hazy light orange with copper highlights, little head, little lacing. Big white grape and fruit sour notes, quite dry and tart smelling. Some wood and tannin. Flavor is awesome. Not overly complex, but amazing tasting. Tart, fruity, tannins...just about the perfect sour. Not overly funky. Moutfeel is lively, slightly mouth coating. Very nice. Glad I got to taste this one. A great beer.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared by drabmuh. Served in a snifter.
Pours a golden-amber color with a short white head that sticks around for a bit and leaves some nice lacing on the sides of the glass. Quite bubbly and a bit hazy. The nose is really great with an immediate tart funk coming through along with some dark and stone fruit plus a bit of citrus. A bit of barnyard, but the sourness is more pronounced than the funk. Hints of dark cherries there as well. Mild oak presence.
The taste kicks it up to the next level with some great fruit notes accompanied by a beautiful sourness. Mostly lactic with a bit of acetic acid. Cherries, stone fruits, and black grapes come through. Good funky presence here along with a bit of oak tannin. Really complex and full. Mouthfeel is quite sour with lower levels of carbonation and a great sour, dry finish. Drinkability is incredible. This is certainly one of the best sours Iíve ever had.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-28-2011
BuckeyeBoy (2314) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml Bottle with a HUGE thanks to JohnGalt1 for sharing this white whale at the white whale tasting. Pours out a light cloudy golden topped with an off-white head. Aroma was barnyard, oak, Brett, funk, oak, light citrus notes, and some apple. Taste was as the aroma very nice with a ton of stuff going on the funky, barnyard, some leather, light fruit notes, and some vanilla.
drabmuh (194) - Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thanks Chris for providing this for the Russian River sour tasting at Mattís. A very special treat for all of us.
Beer served in a snifter. Beer is yellowish to amber with a mild haze to it. Forms a momentary head that fades away. Carbonation is low and there is some lacing left on the glass.
The aroma is complicated. Very citric acid leading with decent lactic and a biting acetic note later. There is more acetic in the nose than I expected. There is some oakiness to the whole beer as well. Appropriately leveled sourness for the entire beer.
This beer brings the sour and finishes with the tart, it hits me in the back of the mouth pretty hard. Pretty light in body overall, some mild cherriness to the finish. Strongly acetic though, lactic and citric up front. This was a blend of PH1 and batch 1 supplication, two beers I have not tried individually, this could be one of my favorite sours but if it gets more acetic it may turn the corner on drinkability.
Serving type: bottle
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2011 Bottle shared by Nate at out most recent tasting, served into a tulip...Pours light copper peach with an off white head, really good retention but the lacing is a little lacking...Medium aroma that is very musky to start and shows off a lot of oak, very similar to most RR (think consecreation and supplication)...The taste is very oaky as well, some tartness comes through but this is not overly oaky. ...A wonderful feel, full, tannic, grape skin...Easy to drink.
cpetrone84 (1011) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Shared with a group of friends in December of 2010.
A-pours a hazy dark amber color, almost cider like. the head is fluffy and pure white in color with a fair bit of lace left behind.
S-dusty oak hits the nose with touches of sawdust from the barrel. sour notes present with a perfect integration of brett. a blast of peaches, tart lemon, and red grapes accompanies the aroma with tons of juicy dark fruits. well integrated and balanced with a deep complexity.
T-the tartness is right up front with a fair bit of sourness. juicy red grapes and a nice dry oak comes in. the brett plays a little stronger in the flavor as the juicy red grapes are nicely sour lingering on the back of the palate with a note of tart blackberry. This has an amazing balance and integration of flavors. the brett has become a hint strong dropping it just under perfection but the subtly and balance makes this the best beer Iíve ever had.
M-the body is medium with a lively carbonatio and a spritzing feel in the back. very tart and dry but not puckering at all.
D-damn near the perfect beer, the balanced and complexity are off the charts with an integration of flavors fit for the gods. the brett is starting to make a move but still holds up just about perfectly.