Warped_Silver (11) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours straw colored with half a finger of foam that quickly dissipates. Aroma of sour apricot, hay, and mild Brett. Taste is moderately sour, complex, with hints of apricot, oak, floral notes. Did not fast olive as described. Medium body with a tiny bit of sour that lingers. Very drinkable. High on the list of sours.
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adamjackson (1316) - Canaan, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Reserve Society shipment. Enjoyed at 50F in a wine glass.
A- Bright hazy orange / gold. Poured flat with a small head forming.
S- I can smell vinegar from 2 feet away. Sigh. It has this faint peach/oak/honey nose that you get from a Gueuze. It really is reminiscent of 3Fís Oude Gueuze but the acetic cider vinegar is pretty apparent.
T- HOLY JOLLY RANCHER. Up front, incredible sour, so simply just a big vinegar bomb but then that fades away revealing a sauvignon like dry grape tannic taste with some oak and grape skins. I get a full peach taste but still too much vinegar for my liking
M- Thin, oily and dry
O- This is no beatification and especially no gueuze but itís pretty good. I can drink a 75CL bottle of 3F Oude Gueuze by myself. This 75CL bottle is going to take a bit of work. The sour is wearing on me after just a few ounces.
beernbourbon (1161) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is hazy gold with a small white head. Aroma is lactic acid, faint berry, light white wine, and some notable funk. Flavor is assertively tart up front with some lemon and light glue notes. Also mild funk. Drinks very easy. Whatís not to like?
olr1984 (334) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle pours a hazy gold with zero head. Oak and funk aroma. Sour apricot and vinegar.
jkwood04 (2402) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle in a cup. Pours Cloudy golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma of of sweet tarts, light oak, some light malts, and More sourness. Flavor the same. Sparkling texture. A really good beer.
jredmond (4104) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled at WtWBA Brooklyn 2013. Pours a light, hazy yellow body with thin white lacing. Aroma is sour lemons, vinegar, light oak and additional funky sour fruit notes. Mouthfeel is thin bodied with notes of lemon, must, vinegar, tannic astringency, and a bit of grain in the finish.
podey (553) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle at Proletariat. Pours golden yellow/orange with a medium white head that dissapates fairly quickly. Aroma is all wood/oak, funk, light citrus (lemons) and a bit of vinegar. Taste is quite tart with huge notes of lemons, vinegar, white wine and barnyard funk. Quite acidic, dry finish. Low carbonation. Nice.
jbaker67 (23) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy, extremely light yellow color with a white head. Mild apple vinegar on the nose. Moutfheel is nice for the style. Citrus sweet tart flavor.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured into a tulip.
3.5 A: Well hazed dark yellow color. About one finger of frothy white head. Retention is a touch below average and a short ring of lacing is left.
4.5 S: Like just about all other Bruery sours, the nose on this is full of acid. Lots of acetic and lactic acid. Plenty of funk to go along with the sour though. Musty basement, barn full of hay, dry, dusty wood, and maybe a bit of horse blanket. Lots of lemony fruitiness. At first I thought it was a bit too acetic, but the funk comes through well as this warms up and it turns out to be quite balanced.
3.5 T: Taste is good, but it isnít as impressive as the nose. Acetic acid forward, with more sourness under that, and another layer of acetic acid. Mild-moderate tangy lactic acid. The funk doesnít come through as well as in the nose. It might be there, but if it is, itís hidden under the sourness. Moderate amount of musty funk, but not a lot of complexity. Lemony fruitiness, oak, and a mild tannic astringency. Not bad, but you have to be an acid fan for this one.
3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation, but low on spritziness. Smooth enough for how acetic it is.
3.0 D: This is another acetic Bruery sour. Thatís what it is. I predicted that before I opened it and, of course, I was right. Good enough.
Serving type: bottle
daknole (7209) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy pale yellow. Flavors of oak, funk, lemon, hay, earthy notes, white balsamic, nice fluffy texture.