fiulijn (16166) - 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 (7013) - 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 (8691) - 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 (770) - 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 (4573) - 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.
jtclockwork (10432) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. NEED LABEL - Pours gold white head. Nose/taste of apricot, sour funk, oak, lemon zest, funky acid and chardonnay - medium body.
vtafro (4488) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Really hazy golden pour with white head. Apricot and funk aromas. Tart apricot and sourness; wine and barrel tones.
Hair6a11 (1423) - Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle; Pour is murky golden, with a very modest, frothy white head into this glass - it dissipates quickly into nothingness - perhaps the clear negative present from my pour - The nose is heavy acetic, grasses, nectarine, earth barrel presence. The flavor profile busted my face - going off of memory, it trumped the fuzzy experience from that perspective - making this variant more one dimensional in comparison. But again - that’s my limited memory talking. The shot to the face hits the jaw in an upland manner, but there’s far more depth here in comparison. Heavy acetic, very light lactic in comparison to fuzzy (memory), with stone fruit skin and juice, bitter grass, with wine barrel, lemon zest, riesling, feint pepper - It’s nice. And somewhat ridiculous
arminjewell (8470) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour out of bottle at FOBAB 2014, hazy golden-orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of big acetic, lactic acid with some malic acid from the apricots, some stone fruits with peach, touch of oak, slight white wine notes with some funk. Taste was a mix of funky earth, vanilla, peach and apricot into some very tart lacto, acetic notes with a hint of white grape, oak, finishing very tart.
beernbourbon (1370) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Side project cellar. Pour is hazy Gold with a small white head. Aroma is biting sourness with loads of stone fruit and some raw apricots. Flavor is super tart with Lots of stone fruit and Light funk. Really tart but smooths out in the finish which makes it quite drinkable.