jredmond (5334) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at GM with Chris and wall streets. Pours an orange tomato soup body with no head or lacing. Aroma is mango and vegetables. Mouthfeel is thinner than the body suggests - notes of mango purée, veggies, green leaf, herbal character and sharp grapefruit soda. Lemon/like character.
tectactoe (1871) - Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Murky, opaque tomato-ish orange hued, gray-tinted fizzly & bubbly film on top. Some juicy mango on the nose, generic tropical notes with the sharp acidity of the raspberry skins in the rear. Heavy cotton must, Brett yeast, & floral notes, too. Mild sweet-tarts. Smells more sweet than tart, though. Tons of that cottony Brett dryness & musk in the flavor. Woodsy, lightly floral. Hint of acidic raspberry, softer mango flesh underneath. Herbal, floral, & Brett-funk finish, heavy must & cobweb that settles with time & integrates itself to the fruits better. Lightly tannic, sharp, exceedingly dry mouth feel. Better than expected.
ineedbeer (738) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 750 ml bottle.
Aroma is very fruity with a lot of mango and raspberry character. Some light malt character with some medium light citrus and a moderate phenolic note of pepper and Thai basil notes. The phenolic character is interesting and reminds me of Asian cooking.
Pours a cloudy, copper red with some orange brown hues. Big, medium thick, rocky head that recedes fairly quickly. No lacing and faint legs.
Flavor has a slight acidity with quite a bit of mango and raspberry character. Some light, bready and grainy malt notes. Moderate phenolic notes of pepper, basil and some other spices. Light alcohol character. Moderate bitterness. The fruitiness doesn’t work well with the bitterness and phenolic notes in the finish.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low, but present astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a great aroma but the flavor doesn’t work well. The phenolic character is too strong fro the fruit and they clash a bit. As I drink more, my palate does adjust to the phenolic character and it gets more drinkable.
Travlr (11887) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at DC Epic Sour Tasting 2014, courtesy of GenDV138, thank you sir! Hazy golden amber color. Aroma of grapefruit soda. Taste is tart lemon lime.
Pailhead (4820) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of tectactoe
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate floral notes, light-moderate herbal notes, light raspberry, faint mango (could be power of suggestion), and a hint of lemon peel. It pours hazy (bordering cloudy) a small off-white that quickly fades to a minimal film. The flavor starts with light raspberry and a hint of mango. The finish has light-moderate floral notes, lime on peel, herbal notes, and a touch of pepper. It’s light bodied with mild carbonation.
slowrunner77 (2029) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pretty fantastic combo of fruits. especially on the nose, which is decaedntly fruity. Mango and raspberry. with just a hint of underlying funk. Very refreshing on the palate, even at 8%, and a little more spice & funk, and juuuust a touch less fruit, in the flavor. Wouldn’t mind getting this again..."
Jesterdeal (1887) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with the epic. Aroma of melon and rose petals. Pours hazy peach with light white lacing. Taste is mellow cantaloupe, rose petal, light biscuit, and a light brett/baking soda finish. Light and harmless but truly strange. Wouldn’t go out of my way.
crossovert (7403) - Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2014
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
750ml bottle. This seems super artificial, like a mexican-branded mango runt candy. Not great.
jcartamdg (1987) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an amber orange with no head. Aroma of berries, citrus and funk. Taste is raspberries, mangos, citrus and Brett. Very dry
DedicatedToFun (2543) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, orange pour, white head, nose is citrus, taste is citrus, berry, lovely to drink.