aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - OCT 10, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells like chardonnay meets bret. So delicate and lively it is as if the angels are peeing on your tongue. Soft white fruit and candy come thru with the amazing sour character that can make a grown man cry.
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - OCT 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Orange/yellow tint, small head diminishes to lacing only. Sour/barnyard nose. Complex flavor profile with "bret" sourness, fruity notes, and underlying oak flavors. Good amount of carbonation. Great.
jimvy (131) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - OCT 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF 2006. Hazy blonde color, thick head. Aroma is dominated by sour notes. Flavor - sourness dominates but still very smooth, nice. Med-light body. Overall, a really good sour beer--good amount of sourness. Nice malt.
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a very light color with a white head. Had a sour aroma and flavor. Flavor had a little oakiness. I am always skeptical with sour beers but this wasnt to bad.
IrishBoy (4102) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 18, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2015 Bottle from Odeed;Batch 001, Nose of tartness and you can hint the oak barrel; clear gold with a small but longlasting white head; flavor of tart apples and grapes and a little citrus malt.
I have had additional Batch 001 bottles over the years including a glass from a 9L Natalie was pouring at the RR 5th (?) party and everytime it has been wonderful. A couple years ago I drank my second to last 375. Now a rating on the last Batch 001 375. Nose is hints of green apples and Asian pears with light bits of oak and white winey notes. Crystal clear gold with no head at all, looks like a sherry wine.. Flavor is wonderfully smooth with fruitiness and very slight sour note, which has seemed to smooth out and partially disappear over these years. Next update will be when I imbibe my 3L Batch 004.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very,very nice brew. Man the nose was that soured fruit .No oak but sour yeasty loveliness. the wine and oak do not seem to defined but it doesn’t matter this is a great brew. Sip on this and enjoy.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - SEP 15, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2008 12.7 oz bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar: Chill haze golden color with a full off white head. Aroma is acidic and kinda white wine vinegar like. Flavor is fruity, citrus tart up front with some wood and the finish is dry and rather sour/acidic. Medium bodied and champange like with lively carbonation.
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - SEP 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber color – white frothy thick big bubble head – nose of woody (cedar) , fruity sourness , bread yeast , malt , antiseptic , grains and citrus– taste of sour red fruits, sour green apples , malts , yeast , cereals , grains , and citrus – acidic bubbly raw body , and dry – aftertaste slightly bitter , and sour chalk very short
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Columbus tasting shared by my santa. Clear gold with an off white head. Aroma was tart and sour, with a bit fruitiness to it. Flavor, sour, some light fruits, lemon, grapes. Really good brew.
feedmec00kies (49) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
golden honey color, white yead. smelled funky and sour, a bit like damp wood. tastes like pickles, apples, damp wood, and wine (i don’t know wine enough to specify). refreshing.