FlacoAlto (4045) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch APR 10 2014; Sampled August 2014
A soft pour into my teku glass produces a quickly disappearing, one finger thick, off-white colored head. The beer is a light gold color that shows a hazy, straw-toned hue when held up to the light. The nose smells tart with an acid spiciness up front, but finishes strong with a mix of oak and vinous notes. Spicy, peppery oak notes, tropical fruit leaning white wine notes, lots of meyer lemon zest, or perhaps it is more tart grapefruit zest. As the beer warms up the hop character takes on a dank, herbaceous edge to it that reminds me a bit of weed.
The beer is quite sour, and despite the quickly disappearing head, the beer foams up quite a bit as it first hits my tongue; effervescent, with a spicy carbonic bite, and the beer gases up as it slides down my throat. The beer is fairly light bodied, which matches well with the carbonation, it has just a touch of viscosity / texture to it, such that it does not come off as watery or thin. The hop character contributes a floral, aural, Meyer lemon notes lead into a solid grapefruit zest character, and a soft, lingering bitterness in the finish. The acidity in this beer softens up a bit as it warms up, it is lactic in character, with a certain yogurt like tartness for sure.
The hop character and lactic acidity melds quite well together in this beer. This is a really nice beer that I am quite enjoying; it is a pretty simplistic marriage of Lactic sourness with dry hop character, but it is well balanced, easy to drink, and something that I can drink without having to think about it.
Salmoniform (1252) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUN 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Golden hue with pillowy white head. Aroma is straw, lactic, stone fruit, grapefruit, peppercorn. Mouthfeel is great with a light body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry with a tart following. Overall this is a nice brew.
Bacterial (2454) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 bottle. A bit of work to get the cork out. Pale yellow pour, a slight haziness. Big white head. Slightly citrus and a hint of herb in the nose. Effervescent. Lightly sour. Wheat. Some citrus. A little rind on the finish.
beertholomeus (1366) - California, USA - MAR 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a white head. Tart, funk, yeast and malt aroma. Tart, funk, yeast, citrus, floral and wheat flavors. Light body and lively carbonation. Tart, funk and citrus finish.
merc7186 (2711) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Yeast, Soapy, Bubble Gum
Appearance: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
Taste: Yeast, Light Fruit, Apples, Mild Soapy
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle, batch Sep 27, 2013) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of vinous, wood, cheese, herbs, earth, yogurt, and horse blanket. Flavor of vinous, oak, lacto, earthiness, cheese, grass, and citrus with a moderately dry finish.
thirdeye11 (5860) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(2013 bottle) clear gold, fine white bubbles. Nose of cascade hops, lemon, moss, cellar floor, complex and fresh. Taste is even better, lightly hoppy, citrusy Brett, lemon, complex, light and refreshing. Touch of plain yogurt sourness.
Koskela (409) - Marysville, California, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A sour slight yeasty aroma withh the fruitieness of wine come from this hazy blonde ale with a white head. I taste at first a farmhouse ale taste then tartness of the wild yeast followed with good combo comes the fruitiness of green grapes. It has an almost medium body with a crispness and alot of carb. Overall a decent brew worth the $25 for sure.
Danyel (1501) - Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours light yellow with white head. Aroma is extremely ripe, tropical fruits. Tadte is very fruity, sweet, medium bodied. Good.
dfearnley (1415) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to goblet
Barnyard, lacto, lemon, grapefruit, sour grapes. Amberish yellow, thin frothy head. Starts with some sweetness, then the sourness, but nothing too over the top, some apple, lemon, and funk. Smells amazing, tastes good.