Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the Carolina Crew gathering in Greenville. Big thanks to Turdferguson for sharing! Very oaky and lightly sour funky aroma. Nicely sour and tart flavor. Dry finish. Very easy to drink for a sour ale - a style that I don’t have much experience with and I haven’t enjoyed much in the past. Really enjoyable beer! Thanks, Sam!
Homer321 (3551) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle someon passed around at Wakefield OG party. Nose is super lemon and acidic with a zesty note very cloudy deep orange. Very acidic and almost vinager. Rough on the throat and unbalanced in mouthfeel. Better as you drink but overly rough
jackl (6365) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour during the OG Party. Hazy amber pour with a small off-white head. Big oaky character on the nose. Buggy, plenty of must. Some salt and balsamic vinegar. Flavor is a bit acetic, sharp. More oak. Red fruit skin. Mild citrus. Somewhat tired, clearly on the decline. Soft carb.
kermis (8508) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at the Moeder Lambic cellar session 2015. Pours very hazy amber with a small off white head. Aroma of dusty funk, cobwebs, peppery notes and light tart fruits. Flavour is above light sweet and over moderate sour. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Lovely to try and certainly on of the best US sours I’ve tried at this time.
djd07 (7224) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
600th sour rating. Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with medium off white head. The aroma is funk, cherry skin, wood, brett. Thin mouth, lots of brett, nice funk, oak, tart cherry, stone fruit, low acidity, really enjoyed this one.
knickskicks (1028) - - JUL 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red-orange pour. Nose is raspberries, lacto, wine barrel. Taste is raspberries, tart, yogurt, a slight touch of cardboard on the finish that goes away as it warms.
ineedbeer (1474) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle. Aroma has a nice, bright acidity at first but as it recedes you pick up some older notes and some light oxidation. A bit vinous with some light oak character. Light tropical fruit and stone fruit notes, but a slightly rotting fruit character. Pours a very clear, copper amber color with a medium sized, slightly off white head with never ending retention. Medium light lacing and small legs.Flavor is fairly acidic with some light vinegar notes and some medium light citrus. A medium light oak character with faint oak tannins. Some light oxidation with a hint of malt notes. Some cherry and dark berry notes with hints of stone and tropical fruit. Some moderate bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, better than I thought it would be but it is also past its prime. Lots of fruit and more oak than I expected. Some light vinegar notes show through. A bit oxidized.
Beerman6686 (5830) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one poured an orange color with a white head. Aroma was of dark fruits, vinegar, and light oxidation. Flavor was similar, fairly sour, Americanized sour brown, dark fruits, and light mineral character. Can tell its old, but still good.
Art (2703) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared thanks to beerman6686. Copper golden clear pour. Aroma of vinegar and apple cider. Taste is sour with a slight raisin taste. A bit on the sour side. Still good.
charule (1981) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared thanks to beerman6686. Poured reddish orange min white head. Aroma light funk simple syrup tart cherry apple. Light carb med bod. Tastes fruity apple that drys. Not too tart sour.
tcon25 (383) - Duvall, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft pour at Brouwer?s, 10th anniversary. Burnt orange pour, tangerine, peace, lemon juice aroma, very sweet and sour at the same time in the taste, really nice beer.