DialSquare (4321) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ oldsmar. Murky yellow pour. Light lemon citrus and funk in the aroma. Tastes are subtle roll of citrus zest and vinegar. Sharp cutting acidic carbonation in a good way. Nice. New to the sours still - but this one rocks a bit.
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pression @ OTH.
couleur orange brumeuse avec qcq bulles perçant la surface.
Arôme est rempli de chêne avec cet aspect aigre à souhait, On ressent bien le mélange de la saison athène tout en gardant ce côté de fût de chêne/bois.
En bouche, le chêne est de suite présent tout en ayant un énorme profile vinaigre, le tout se mélange avec des notes de fruits et de fleurs d’hibiscus, Reste épais en bouche avec une effervescence qui est minimale et en arrière plan un peu de sucre de cane.
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tampa Weekly Gathering @OTH-thanks Tony, Stephanie and of course Bob-on tap-pours no head and murky brown that leaves a sheeting film. Aroma is tart/sour fruit, medium malt, some nail polish remover/vinegar (in a somewhat pleasant way). Taste is wood/spice, tart/sour fruit, sweet medium malt, with some vinuous notes at finish. Gets better as I go.
gnoff (9594) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
First tasted from a friends glass, then sampled at Tap House in Oldsmar, on Feb 1, 2011
Hazy yellow color, very small head. Oak and sour vinegar scent. Sweet at first taste, turns sour and aok after, finishes mainly fruity scidic. Some coconut aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, low to very low bitterness.
I’m glad I had the chance to sample this during my last night in Florida, though as many times before I find that even though I like the acidicty and sourness from Lambic and Gueze, the sour ales tend to not be among my favourites. Nevertheless, this marks my 4000 rating. Cheers!
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tony’s Cuvee poured up on tap at Tony’s Oldsmar Tap House, thanks Tony! Pours murky brackish copper-brown pond water with really no head at all. Love the looks of this beer. It almost attains a deep olive green hue too. The aroma is abusive and easily detected from feet away while still cold. I get earthy vinegar, bright white wine like fruity tartness, green apples, wood and yeasty like spices, dried pork and heading into earthy sweaty chlorine-nuanced T-shirt pit stains and port wine. Wow. This aroma is deep and involved and I pick up something new and usually oddly unexpected with each pull. The taste is full and pushes you back from the glass with near vibrant vinegar, sweet green apples, some sweet sweetness, brown sugar dissolved in balsamic vinegar, soured citrus soaked dried pork and quickly moving into tart and sour like drying notes. I need to try this again because I still can’t tell whether I like this or out right hate it. This brew offends and pleases all at the same time. There’s certainly merit in that. Thanks Tony and Bob.
markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Tony for sharing this one. Pours a murky brown-orange with a small white head. Nose is insanely complex: grapefruit, flowers, cinnamon, spice, pepper, vinegar, sour cherries, and vinous character. The barrel tops of the deal by making it a bit more tart and giving it a hint of wood. There is a great spice in here that is very unique and plays very well with this blend, but I cannot put my finger on it. Dave said the body looks like pond water, and I am inclined to agree. The flavor has a good deal of vinegar with the awesome spice, slight tart cherry, and wood. Medium to full-bodied, unique, and very enjoyable sour. Kudos to Bob on this one.