orangesol (600) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on-tap at the Bruery Line Party...I mean the 2011 R.S. initiation party. Reviewed from notes.
A - Pours murky yellow with a huge two finger tall white head, dissipating down to light film, leaving light wisps of lacing down the glass.
S - Smells of citric rind, most notably lemon and orange, light sweetness, and some dried fruit. The tartness is there but it isn’t really over the top like some others in this style.
T - Flavors are pretty similar to the nose with hints of citrus fruits, light caramel sweetness, and some dried fruit, most notably apricot. The sourness comes thru a bit more here but it never really becomes overpowering, more of a light funkiness. Nothing too special, just a solid wild.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Light puckering feel with some lingering acidity on the pallet.
D - Pretty good. I enjoyed this one but when you compared it to sour in the rye it was really no comparison. Still pretty good tho.
brokensail (9806) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The pour is an almost milky yellow/straw color with a big white head (so much so that they were decanting it and pouring from pitchers).
S: It’s definitely fruity with some notes of apricot, peach, and lemon peel. There’s a slight sweetness to it, almost like caramel, with a mild oak character. The tartness is there, but it’s light.
T: Fairly dry and tannic, which is good. There’s again some lemon zest to the beer and a slightly fruity flavor of apricot. There’s a mild tartness to it as well, but it’s not overly flavorful, I must say.
M: The body is medium with a high level of effervescence and a dry finish.
D: This seemed sort of like a take on Hottenroth, but not quite as good. It was like a beginner sour beer, one might say.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Bruery Line Party. Hazy golden orange pour with a small white head. Big tart and lemony aroma with maybe a little wheatiness, like a Berliner weisse or something. The flavor is somewhat lactic and mildly tart with a lot of lemon and orange, considerable herbal notes, maybe some spices or grains. Medium-bodied with slight acidity and average carbonation. Pretty solid stuff overall.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this at the party. Rating #6. Extremely cloudy, milky yellow, very strange. The beer overall was very tart in a very good way, it was a small sample, but I quite enjoyed it. (1455)
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Initiation bash. Light orange reddish colors. Light mouthfeel with light tart flavors of fruit. Peach, apricot, lemon, and sour apricot. Flavors finish pretty quickly in your mouth. Refreshing,easy to drink and tasty.
kbutler1 (1345) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Bruery Reserve Initiation party 2011. The only description for this one was "Sour and Delicious", lets see. Pours a murky light apricot amber orange color with a nice bone white head. The aroma has some fruit notes like apricot, peach, raisin, and grape jelly. The taste is really nice but is rather sweet with flavors of peach and white raisin being most prevalent. Some sourness. Light mouthfeel.
hamilton23 (590) - Alpine, California, USA - JAN 9, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Bruery Reserve Society Initiation Party. Golden/orange color. Smell of lemons and some tropical fruits. Sour, but not too sour. I am not a big sour fan, so after drinking some of the sweetest beers on the planet, this missed the mark for me.
BMan1113VR (7769) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at RSI2011. Pours with a hazed orange body and a white head. Aroma is leathery and phenolic with further notes of honey suckle and lemon. Funk. Flavors are harsh on the acidic side (maybe even acetic). Lemony with also a bit of a butyric acid flavor (vomit) in the finish. Lively bubbles, dry and very acidic.
kegbear (437) - Orange, California, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Bruery Reserve Party. A mouth puckering sour with pineapple and citrus. Some vinegar in the finish. Nice.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this beer on tap at The Bruery’s 2011 Reserve Society initiation party at the Phoenix Club.
It’s an opaque gold pour that starts out sour and finishes smoothly.