Sarlacc83 (766) - Oregon, USA - JAN 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
375mL bottle consumed 1-25-13. Batch 006
A: Pilsner type clear gold. Foam vanishes. Bubbles lift and push the liquid.
N: drying brettanomyces. Lemon and biscuit. Clementine orange. Some sourness is evident. Bleu cheese for sure.
T: Very dry and musty. Lemon juice, horse blanket, and tons of brett. Sour vinous chardonnay grapes. Very floral; hints of standing in a field. Oats and granola. This is extremely complex at this age - hits all parts of the tongue. Sulfuric acid/fatali peppers.
M: Crisp, dry and light, but it’s not refreshing. No, no, definitely not the last part.
O: This is crazy infected and it adds brilliant character to the beer. Almost becomes too much, but I finished the entire bottle and wanted more. Get some.
Cory (330) - , California, USA - SEP 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 bottle. Aroma is a little funk, straw, sour, and a little plum sweetness in the finish. Very light body and a clean finish. Delicious beer. Brett did it’s job adding a little to the nose and flavor over time.
decaturstevo (5072) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lightly hazed almost pale yellow/gold pour with white head. Aroma is bretty tartness. Flavor is brett but not so much tart. Medium bodied with light carbonation. yes I could drink an entire bottle
RedSox2004 (1276) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale straw yellow with a slight haze, dense off-white head and modest lace. Aromas of lemon and ginger with a healthy dose of funky brett. Taste is tartness, featuring lemon, white wine, grape, ginger, and doughy bread. Full body, oily mouthfeel, generous carbonation and a dry, tart finish.
orangesol (868) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle of batch 5 via trade with nickd717 thanks again nick!
A - Pours hazy golden yellow with a nice bubbly one finger tall white head, dissipating down to a light film, leaving light webs of lacing down the glass.
S - Smells of lemon, tangerine, bretty earth, and some light funk. I really liked how much fruit came thru in this one. It still had plenty of funk to go around but it really played second fiddle to the fruit. Nice and subtle.
T - Starts off with a big dose of bretty funk giving way quickly to a nice mix of bright citrus fruit and strong puckering sourness. Finish is a mix of lingering sourness and light citric acidity. Nice light sour that was very easy to drink. It wore me down quick tho. Overall it was pretty good but it got to me over the course of the bottle. Much stronger than it feels.
M - Medium-Light body and flavor with moderate carbonation. The funky feel is quite soft with plenty of it lingering for some time. It was quite easy to drink.
O - Very nice. I think I still prefer temptation overall but I really liked this one. Just a bit too strong on the funk at the moment. I could see this developing beautifully over the next year or so.
htzpah (96) - - SEP 2, 2014
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A blonde style wild ale. Very light and almost like a subtle wheat ale. Soft sourness makes it very drinkable.
SupperHopped (12) - - AUG 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really amazing sour ale. Very tart right up front and lingers the perfect amount.
JHeath99 (968) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared. Pours a hazy golden with off white head. Sour tart aroma. Taste same with funk. Very nice.
OldMrCrow (1841) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Chris. Delighted to try this one RR missing from my ratebeer history.
Aroma of lemon and apricot, brett leather and sour funk. Sweet champagne grapes. A heartening sweetness as well, unexpected in the nose. Aggressively carbonated, exploding on the tongue. The flavor brings lemon juice and leather, along with a characteristic Russian River neutrality. Brett dominates the sourness; this is not an exceptionally sour beer. A touch of butter. Little of the sweetness that comes forward in the aroma.
Tide (1793) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Russian River. Hazy orange color, white head. Sour taste with citrus, earthy notes, ripe fruits, yeast, acidic notes, apple and grass. Sour finish with citrus, yeast, earthy notes and apple. Excellent sour ale.
maneliquor (3126) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2014 Bottle thanks to Edge and Margy for opening this. Pours cloudy yellow with a tight white cap on top. Nose is very lemon forward with plenty of shortbread and a very prominent sourdough note which works very nicely. Quite light sourness but very much comes across as a sour farmhouse type. Taste is dominated by lemon biscuit and that familiar sourdough note. As Elliot pointed out it’s almost like a pizza base. Sounds odd but it goes really well with the mild bretty notes and bright citric in it. Finish is dry. A straight down the line beer with no rough edges. Solid as hell