sitzds (318) - - JAN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle shared during #bottlecherwednesday at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach. Poured into a tulip. Golden-yellow slightly hazy appearance with a thin white head that quickly fizzes down to nothing. Aroma is lactic funkiness, citrus, tropical fruit, bready malt, and oak. Taste is tart/sour tropical and citrus fruit, grassy hop bitterness, oak, buttery, and vinous on the finish. Medium-light body, smooth, thin texture, fizzy carbonation, dry finish.
PhillyCraft (5474) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Pours hazy yellow gold with tons of carbonation and white head. Notes of lemonade, lemon lime, oak, yeast, light rust, lemongrass and spruce. Light bodied. Nice gear
boisebeerguy (194) - boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 28, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From 750ml bottle. This is probably one of my favorite year round apothecary beers. It is a little more tart than sahalie and the high ABV is very well masked.
ctipping (1108) - Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Originally reviewed 2/25/2013.
Golden yellow body. Nice white head. Great surface foam and retention.
Wine barrel aroma is strong. Bready malts. Slightly hoppy. More hoppy than I expected.
Wine barrel is strong in the taste, too, but sweet pale malts and a bready malt character that dominates. Hoppy flavor blends well. Interesting merger of styles.
A touch too sweet. Well carbonated.
Another interesting offering from Ale Apothecary. Similar to Sahalie, maybe less crazy.
beernbourbon (1520) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Brandon. Thanks man! Pour is hazy Gold with thin white Head. Aroma is funky and lemony. Flavor Lightly Sweet with wine funk and oak. Interesting.
AirForceHops (5960) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 vintage 750 bottle thanks to AdamC. Slightly hazy gold, full white bubbles of head. WOW, the aroma is full of oak and citrus. Musty basement and Mild Brett.
Taste is very nice, lemon, Oak staves, very mild Brett yeast, light notes of grass. The texture is dry, light and refreshing. Wow, this is really good. $26.00 a bottle good? You be the judge.
Heather_B (246) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 5, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy yellow pour with minimal light head. Smell is citrus and earthy and funk. Flavor is notes of lemon on a funky good beer.
FlacoAlto (4133) - 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 (1272) - 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 (2775) - 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 (1649) - 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.