Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big thanks to mdfb79 for opening up this brew at a recent tasting. Served in a Captain Lawrence tulip.
Pours a clear straw-yellow color with a small white head that diminishes pretty quickly. Sparse lacing. The nose brings a light bit of straw and grain with a very light earthy presence. A bit of cherry and peach there, as well as oak. The flavor hits with some pitted fruits and a bit of oak plus a fairly strong acidic presence. Average duration and moderate acidity. Light body with light carbonation. Dry finish. Pretty good, but nothing mind-blowing.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-25-2011
mrhoppy (1181) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAY 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really enjoyed this. Very similar to a Berliner weisse. Tastes amazing considering itís a small beer. I donít taste any rye. Big tart flavor like Sweet Tarts burning your tongue. A nice roundness and delicate flavors behind the tartness.
brokensail (9128) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 4, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: The pour is slightly cloudy, but itís a pale straw color with a nice fluffy white head.
S: An amazing amount of fruitiness on the nose. Lemon, lemon zest, white grapes, apples, and perhaps even strawberries are all there. A sort of grassy funk to it with a little bit of straw in there as well.
T: Very fruity in terms of flavor as well. Lots of citrus notes. I get grapefruit, lemons, and perhaps even some lime. Maybe some more underripe strawberries and a little bit of apricot. Grass and a hint of oak seem to round things out.
M: Quite light in body, but in a good way, with a high level of carbonation.
O: One solid, light, and easy to drink sour. It had the lightness of a Berliner weiss with a lot more complexity. Really awesome.
Ratman197 (8479) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle poured a hazy gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of straw, barnyard, light leather and light citrus. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a lightly tart finish. Flavors of lemon, straw, barnyard and light leather with a smooth dry lingering lightly tart funky finish.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Rating #12. Hazy gold pour with no head really. Real light aroma, hard to discern anything else. Real nice drinker with a touch of tartness, very nice. (1562)
TheEpeeist (3047) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
25.4 oz bottle. Misty orange brown with traces of white foam. Nose is yeasty, funky white wine and rose hips. Medium body with a tangy bite. Taste is lemon, apple and pith. Simple, semi-sour with a hint of toffee.
JohnnyJ (3893) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml c&c bottle. Clear golden amber pour, with fizzy small off-white head. I thought the aroma on this was better than the flavor. Almost entirely apples... applesauce and tart green apples, slight amount of leather and sweetness. Very drinkable, but not very complex.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle, Batch No. 68) Pours a clear yellow body with a small fizzy white head. Aroma of watermelon Bubblicious gum, peach, passion fruit, and yogurt. Flavor of yeast, watermelon candy, cantaloupe, peach, and light funkiness. Refreshing summer beer.
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Wholefoods. Hazy deep yellow with a fluffy white head. Malty slightly sour fruit aroma and taste with green apple notes up front and a musty earthy finish.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2011 Cider and honey nose with light green grapes. Taste is lightly sweet, lots of apple, some light sugars, a touch of lemon.