popery (1641) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer is an orange juice gold color. Smallish white head. Very cloudy. Head dissipates quickly. The aroma is big on apricots. Pretty good lacto note. Not much funk. Very nice juicy fruit aroma. The taste is very sour. You get some nice fruit but the acidity is just too aggressive for me. Big pucker. Fairly light body. Good but too sour.
deekyn (1364) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From short notes....
Pour is a murky bright peach juice with no head. Amazing super peachy nose. Very sour lemony tones as well. Sour and sour. Taste is very peach forward, but then gets buried in big lactic sour. Some yogurt and perm chemical.
ineedbeer (1164) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle. Aroma is fairly fruity with quite a bit of apricots. Light acidity in the aroma with some citrus and light oak notes. Hints of tropical fruit. Pours a murky, orange with a medium sized, moderately thick, white head that slowly recedes to the edges where it lingers. Light lacing and small legs. Flavor is very acidic with quite a bit of apricot. So much acidity. Light oak and faint malt notes. Hints of tropical fruit are hiding there somewhere. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringnecy and low alcohol warmth. Overall, this beer is way, way too sour. You are able to pick up the apricots but not much else with all the acidity. Really tough to drink with all the acidity.
PhillyCraft (3875) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, pours murky golden orange with small white head. Aroma is dried apricot, vanilla bean, oak, and other sour notes. Pretty pleasant, flavor not so much. So overly sour, acidic, and sharp that it’s not enjoyable. Back of your head sweats after each sip. Heartburn in chest immediately. If you like jester king or gross bruery sours, you will dig this. Someone told me that people were saying this is better than fou foune....those people need a thorough beating. Hype
kaser (4005) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange and bright and beautiful pour. 375ml bottle at side project ($25). White head. Makes your whole head suck in from the tartness. So dry. Burns your throat a little. I gues my higher rating is because I appreciate it. But it is crazy and almost hard to enjoy
fiulijn (16424) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasting at Matt’s
Murky orange-bond color, small head; the bottle is a bit of a gusher. Very nice aroma, apricots, grapefruit, lemon, hence sour. Abrasive sourness (a bit too much), but avoiding the acetone trap (a bit in the end); moderate fruity touch, mostly lemon juice.
Excellent aroma, less interesting flavor (with no elegance, just brutal).
Ferris (7581) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Nice nectarine and a slight funk. Cloudy gold with a decent white head. Tart nectarine, sweet, light acidity, make my teeth squeak but quite nice. Pretty good.
mcberko (9224) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375mL bottle, courtesy of Ferris (thanks a lot!), pours a cloudy opaque golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is lovely, with loads of fresh apricots, with oak and medium funk -- amazing complexity and fresh fruitiness. Flavour is no less remarkable, with fresh tart apricots upfront, followed by oak and a touch of funk. Remarkable depth to this. The apricots are amazingly prominent, with just the right amount of tartness and tiny bit of acidity. Phenomenal stuff.
Dr_Fellini (795) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks JP! Bottle to glass. Pours a cloudy golden light orange color with an off white head. Aroma is tart, apricots, funk. Flavor packs a sour apricot punch that lingers long into the finish. HUGE sour! Wonderfully tasty, but I think I still prefer thicket and fuzzy, a bit more balanced.
vyvvy (4625) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. The aroma has a blend of smoothness and tartness, fresh apricots, mild bugs, pepper, white wine and oak. It has a fairly light crisp body with snappy carbonation. The taste has more bite, nectar fruit, good amount of sourness, lots of apricots, spices and fleshiness. The finish is bright and fruity with lots of white wine notes. Another winner from Side Project.