SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1.5 L bottle, shared by Kiel. Thanks dude! Pours hazy, light golden with a thin head. Definite bretta yeast aromas, sourish notes, young oak, a little funk and wet wool. Nice bitter, sour, astringent flavor, woody, green apple along with other sour fruits and old socks. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel and gentle carbonation.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear bright gold with a thin, white head. Nose very aggressively sour, some fruit and cheddar. Flavor is sweet, lots of cookie-ish malt, creamy and mildly sour. Vaguely cheesy, quite sweet, nice malts. Very good stuff, the oakiness blends in beautifully with the beer rather than overpowering it. Great stuff.
JK (4845) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2005 A light barnyard aroma, and a little oak, Cloudy orange beer. A very sour beer, with grapefruit and some wheat. I would have said I was drinking a Belgian gueuze if I didnít know better. Excellent.
badgerben (4565) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
MilkmanDanís MN Welcome Night: Hazy yellow color with a medium head. Sour aroma with some hints of nutmeg. Dry lemon taste with a sour finish. Some wheat lingering near the end. The is not nearly as up front as many gueuzes will be, instead it drags it out. Awfully nice!
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden with a nicely lacing white head. Aroma is dry, barnyardy, funky and nicely oaked with a touch of fruity tartness and brett. Very complex and balanced body has lots of yeasty funk and good tartness without being overpowering. Enjoyable white wine character with great flavor and a touch of cheesiness. A nice, authentic and unique beer. Russian River is fast becoming one of my favorite breweries.
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange with thin white head. Sweet sour aroma. Mild sour and vinuous flavor with smooth palate.
hopdog (9580) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared courtesy of TomDecapolis (thanks!). Poured a lighter to medium golden color and slightly hazy with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of brett, wine, lightly sour, and fruity. Tastes of some sour apple, oak, citrus and vinous. Lightly sour. Enjoyable.
TomDecapolis (4604) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma of white wine, apples and citrus. Flavor Iím also pickig up the white wine. Iím not a huge white wine fan, but I enjoyed this beer a lot.
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 1, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2009 batch 001 by way of enniskillen.poured a clear yellow with a nice head.aroma of apples,cider,and oak.taste is a mix of sourness,oak,and sprit wine.(BATCH 002)murky yellow with a small white head.aroma is brett,oak,and vanilla.flavor is a mix of the aroma.very nice indeed
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 28, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazey golden appearance, excellent head formation. Wild, cidery, yeasty aroma. Plenty of fruitiness on the palate, lemon and orange, sour puckery second half with plenty of acidity in the finish. Long sour fruity aftertaste.