Homer321 (1870) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nose of berries and funk. Taste is similar but muted in the fruitiness. Definitely sour forward. Pretty good but the fruit is lost.
beechner224 (665) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share thanks to Homer. Pours golden yellow, white head that left immediately. Aroma us tart, sour. Taste is sour, tart, ok. Sourness doesn’t linger.
olr1984 (1060) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml bottle thanks to justin pours a hazy straw yellow with a large white head. Acidic and slight raspberry taste.
queenholly (2919) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Mashmaster. Tart funky barnyard and very light berry aroma. Cloudy straw gold with a large, quickly diminishing white head. Sour, funky lactic, lemon-berry flavor, with a light salt-like finish. Light crisp body, lively carbonation, dry finish. Very nice.
RobertDale (3408) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours a light golden orange with a decent white head. Aroma of fruit and funk. Taste is citrus, berries, funk, and grass. Nice.
JohnGalt1 (480) - , Idaho, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Original batch provided by Ditmier tonight .. Thanks buddy. Pours a hazy pale yellow.. foamy white head... good lacing.
Nose is big lactic... almost yogurt like... raspberry is way in the background..
Flavor has a fair amount of tannic notes with berries that almost seem "old"... pretty tasty, but seems way past prime... a bit of oak on the finish.
Light body.. good bubble... very drinkable despite my above negatives.
Thanks Eric... There cannot be too many of these left in cellars.
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Poured a hazy golden color with a smaller sized head. Yeast, fruity, earthy, citrus, and berries.
Mudwhomper (52) - Madison, USA - APR 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Slightly cloudy, light orangish color with a thin white head. Fruity, funky nose - a bit of raspberry there. Flavor is great - a bit sour and funky with a solid raspberry backbone. Not too prominent but it’s there. Some citrusy sourness. Good carbonation, kinda creamy mouthfeel. Great sour fruit beer!
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled at EBF, 3/22/14
Ruddy orange-amber body is lightly hazed and sports a small, moderate to poorly retained off-white head.
Brett is strong in the nose adding cherries, blackberries and light lemon skin. Raspberries are nicely reserved and very authentic, adding black pepper like spiciness, touches of nutmeg/cinnamon spiciness and strong acidity. Some light barrel woodiness but nothing overdone here. Lactic dryness lays overtop of everything and takes away some of the potential brightness, but in turn is interesting.
Lightly sweet honey and caramel malt notes add plenty of body while the sournesss slowly crescendos. Plenty of pepper, light citrus and raspberry seediness contributing bright acids, black pepper and vanilla. Sticky texture and somewhat bigger than what the flavors seem to call for, with medium carbonation. Barrel tannin and wood add nuttiness and oak dryness, working against the force of the light lactic notes and playful fruitiness. Strange, certainly not unenjoyable, but I think a little too ambitious for its own good.
demmbonz (522) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle to snifters. Thanks a million Justin. Pours cloudy light orange with a very active head. Zingy sour without being overpoweringly mouth puckering, which isn’t my thing for the record. The wine and raspberries are very subtle, but present. Creamy mouth feel with some bite from carbonation. Delicious.