BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours with a clear golden body with a small white head that slowly fades. Aromas of raisins, vanilla, coconut, brett, lacto, yogurt, and cotton candy. Flavors are sweet up front with hints of cotton candy, and vanilla with a good amount of lactic acid on the finish. Some funk. Light bubbles and a dry finish. Interesting.
A tasty beer, but I think I preferred the normal Pharaoh to this one.
brokensail (12498) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The beer pours a hazy golden color with minimal head formation resulting in just a thin layer of white foam.
S: First thing I notice about this is the sweetness, of which there is a lot of. Heavy on the sugar and vanilla, but there is a nice citrus note to it. Plenty of lemon tartness along with some green apples.
T: The flavor is somewhat light, but still good. Quite fruity with a lot of pear (almost candied), along with some vanilla and sugar. A bit of oak and more citrus. Despite the sweetness, it’s still got a fair bit of sourness, some of which is vinegar.
M: Medium bodied with carbonation that’s on the low side of medium.
O: Certainly not the best of the Bruery sours, but it does have some nice qualities to it and I enjoyed the pour of it.