pinkie (318) - New York, USA - SEP 6, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was one of those rare and perfect beers.
Pours a clear, vibrant gold color with a pretty orange hue. Streaming effervescence. Looks like a glass of white wine or champagne except for the fat head of white foam. Delicate, tight bubbles that cling to the glass and fall off slowly to a cap and thick ring. Couldnít be any prettier.
Nose is chardonnay wine. Has a nice crisp wine like scent with a touch of sour lemon. Brett and barnyard. Wet grass. The nose has just a touch of the oak and a dryness from the brett that also seems to be a little sour. The malt is faint on the nose and not much more than a breath of biscuit. As it warms the lemon becomes a little sweeter.
Taste is divine. Itís tart and sour. The mouth waters from the first sip. it tastes of the chardonnay and oak. The bubbles make it sparkle on the tongue. It has a mineral quality and a itís a little edgy too. Bold and daring. The malt is light, fluffy and biscuity bread. The drink is dry and warming. So fruity, so juicy.
This is one of the best beers you will have. The chardonnay character and the brett go so well together. The oak is understated but adds depth and the malt is superbly light. Crisp, fresh, billowing and ample. This is a beer you can linger over and really appreciate itís indulgence.
tleaver33 (58) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 31, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from the bottle into a tulip. Pours golden yellow with a white head that leaves amazing lacing on the glass. Aroma of lemon, bret and oak. Taste is very tart lemon and oak. Very refreshing without being too light. Excellent balance!
Errl (1103) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
TAP at brewery..Pour is golden with a thing white head..Nose is nice barrel, funk, fruits, grape skin..Taste is dry, grape skin, dry oak, brett, nice sour tartness..very nice
ClubGonzo (3198) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a clear pale yellow body with a large, persistent creamy white head. Nose is smooth brett tones, with a moderate horse blanket-factor and more of the citric peel, lemon juice and sawdust approach. Hints of hay and tart red berries in the back. Taste is clean brett notes, citric peel, oak, sawdust and hints of sea buckthorn-like tart berries. Dry mouthfeel, moderate to high carbonation. Crisp, clean and very nice. The wine BA doesnít show much except in some dry wooden tones, I guess the strong brett presence takes over. Still, a really fine sour beer in all respects.
hopwine (64) - - AUG 24, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours blonde. Flavor is comprised primarily of sharp, acidic lemon tempered by light oak and chardonnay character. Super dry on the finish. Not the most complex of their sours but one of the most focused, controlled sours Iíve ever had the pleasure of drinking.
BVery (5134) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the brewpub. Clear light orange pour. Tart and sour lemon, oak, and white grapes. Crisp on the tongue. Fantastic!
Beardaxe (127) - - AUG 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really at odds over this one. Puckery sour with a strong lemon bent. The clean lemon sour of the beer is somewhat unique to me and stands out. Yet it kind of overwhelms everything else. At a loss for finding the wood or other flavors within it. Nice mouthfeel and excellent carbonation.
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Concealer (458) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Clear, pale yellow with a frothy, clean white head. Aromas of fruit possibly from the chardonnay barrels, oak, funk, and yeast. Flavor is sweet and tart fruits, oak, yeast, and a dry funky end.
vvesside (256) - California, USA - AUG 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Blond sour with heavy chardonnay notes and french oak from the barrel aging.
Meilby (5538) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Russian River Brewing, Santa Rosa, CA
Pours clear deep golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, tart, funk, white wine and oak. Taste is light sweet and medium sour with a vineous and dry finish. Body is medium, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.