KajII (763) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. The pour was a murky medium yellow with an average sized (1-2 finger) white frothy head that reduced to just a thin foamy film that hung to the sides of the glass thus producing some excellent sheeting of lace.
The aroma was harsh of a grain malt and a funky moldy yeast (Brett) with notes of peach, pears, lemon and a winey oak scent.
The taste was slightly sweet and tart with a note of peach in the beginning then quickly got extremely sour with a big dose of citrus and a hint of wine and wood at the end. The flavor stuck around for a good long while after the swallow with a nice sour citrusy taste left to lie on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was just a tad under medium in body with a nice dry creamy texture and an extremely lively carbonation.
Overall a seriously sour brew with great notes of citrus, wine and oak. Which all together make this a very delectable tasting beer.
brinehart (199) - Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
375 mL bottle, bottled on 5/30/2013. Beautiful pour - crystal clear deep gold with fluffy white long lasting head. Big lacing. Lively carbonation. Nose is somewhat restrained. Aromas of chardonnay, earth, and pie cherries. Flavor is bursting and much more complex. Mostly lemon drop type sour with some tart cherry, funky and musty in all the right ways. Finish is quick and leaves the mouth feeling refreshed and wanting more. Wonderful sour beer, one of the best I've had.
hotstuff (3732) - Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated on 4-28-2010 (Corked and caged bottle and Batch 003) This beer pours a large frothy white head that mostly diminishes, transparent/slightly hazy yellow body, fizzy carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is yeast, woody, buttery, sweet, fruity, sour, and tart. The taste is sweet, sour, tart, fruity, oak, buttery, and has a dry finish. The palate is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this beer is very sour tasting and it is too sour for my liking. If one likes this beer style, one should try this one.
pdx77 (922) - Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at 2014 CellarFest at Bailey’s Taproom. 2009 vintage. Deep hazy golden color. Lightly funky basement aroma with notes of lemon zest. Taste is funky yeast, green grapes, lemon, oak, and sweet citrus. Mellow sour and fruit balance. Belies its alcohol content.
Dogbones (117) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled on 05/30/13. Amazing yellow color with a thick white head. The funky Chardonnay taste really spills through on this one! Amazing horse blanket smell rocks though as you taste unicorn effervescence. Very refreshing and a must have in the very near future!
umich03jm (1482) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by tectactoe at Jeff’s. Thanks! Pours light yellow with a small fizzy head that fades to nothing. Musty aroma of citrus, grass, oak, barnyard and white wine. Taste is very woody and earthy. Nice amount of sour lemon, white wine, and funky barnyard. Not overly sour or tart which is good for me. One of the most refreshing sours I’ve had and it goes down really easy. Definitely my favorite RR sour I’ve sampled.
DCLawyer (1289) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle->snifter. Hazy golden yellow with bare white head. Brett, bright citrus funk, sour fruit. Very very nice.
Gurthnar (1107) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle kindly shared by Cuso, thank you! Aroma bubblegum, light brett. Lightly salty. Hazy yellow colour. Taste has considerable sourness, but not overpowering. Moderate to high intensity. White wine characteristics present. Refreshing, enjoyable. The wine is going forward with time. Finish of rather short duration. Enjoyable.
artmcd8 (1211) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared thanks to Chris. Pours a murky golden color. Aroma of white wine, grape skins, Brett, some stone fruit. Taste is slightly tart but not overpowering. Lighter body and medium carb.
olr1984 (835) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a straw yellow with a white carbonated head. Funk apples and lemon aroma. Taste is the same.
ModeEngage (101) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with little head to speak of. Smells of funk and citrus. Drinks smoothly with lingering sour grapefruit notes. Tastes of citrus, bread, mild funk, great sour bite. Finishes clean.