stevoj (3774) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from a share. exemplary brew, still getting my taste for sours, but this one was great, Superlatives all around.
Vestergaard (1588) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Bursprak! Pours a cloudy orange with a small, white head. Aroma is leathery, slightly hoppy, funky, slight raspberry, cheese, extremely sour. Taste is burning sour as well, very sparkling, fruity, champagne with a hint of raspberry, oak and vanilla. Gets more fruity as it heats up. Very complex and very tart. High carb and crisp, sharp body.
bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(375ml bottle, 2013 vintage) Pours a hazy pinkish orange with a small pink/off-white head. Aroma of raspberries, oak, green apple, and lemon. Flavor of raspberries, minerals, oak, cherry, raisin, and lemon with a dry finish.
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear pink, berry and oak funky town, very tart but not vinegar at all, very nice sour, berry, and oak finish, excellent
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JUN 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love the bright pink color of this beer with the off white to light pink head. Full, raspberry nose with the same full flavor. Very effervescent and tart throughout.
JulienHuxley (5525) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to chebyshev, shared with Luk. Bright pink pour with thin pinkish head. Aroma of fresh raspberry paste, jammy fruity notes, light citric (lemon) notes. Taste is tart, very fruity, fresh raspberries, nice fruity sweetness, light lemon acidity. P.alate is light, quite dry, good carbonation. Tasty
BiiruBierBeer (932) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smell is super nice raspberry sour. Taste is pretty much the same. Lots of raspberry sour deliciousness.
jkwood04 (5244) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy slightly reddish amber with an off-white head. Aroma of raspberries, some sourness, light oak and wine, some light malts, and hints of funkiness. Flavor the same with a nice blend of the raspberries and the sour beer. Average texture. A really good beer.
TURDFERGUSON (4043) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ok. Finally here at 4000. I took almost all of 2014 off from rating and definitely have been slowing down since 2012 or so but here we are. The past few years have seen the sprouting of some many different and awesome sour/funky/wild/barrel aged themed breweries that Russian River has often gotten lost in the mix, even though they were one of true innovators of the sour style becoming so en vogue in America. So here we are. This beer is everything I want in an American fruit sour. Super funky while still retaining lots of fruit character. You can tell it’s a sour. But you can also tell what kind of fruit was used in it. Another great one here from Vinnie and the gang who helped to start it all. One day I will visit you, one day. And just say thanks.
krumbum (925) - truckee, California, USA - FEB 27, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing sweet raspberry fragrance. Glowing pink with lasting thin white head. Sweettart sour raspberry flavor of awesome. Even leaves the powdered residue.