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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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Originally cask only at the 2012 Reserve Society Initiation Party. Later Bottled.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (6259) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
750mL bottle, pours a hazy dark orange amber with a tiny white head. Aroma brings out citrus fruits, medium sourness, and a little apricot. Flavour is very juicy and fruity, with apricots, loads of oranges and other very citric citrusy fruits, with a tiny hint of sweetness. Extremely dynamic flavour profile, starting almost sweet and then progressing to very highly citric notes. Very fruity and citric on the finish. As good as the peach version. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Hazy yellow. You got to let this one warm up to let the fruit blossom. Kumquat bitterness from skin and juice. Nice. Extremely tart.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3076) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Tap. Pours a hazy pinkish amber with a medium off-white head and decent lacing. Aroma is tart cherry, funk, barnyard, citrus. Flavor is quite tart, puckering. Notes of citrus, fruity zesty bitterness. The kumquat comes out after the beer warms for a while - take a whiff and you smell one of those little bastards after you pop it in your mouth and bite down - a tart mix of fruit and rind. Medium body. Not bad, but I prefer the regular SiTR. The kumquats seem to detract from the complexity of the base beer, and add too much rindy bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7200) - Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Lemon lime soda aroma, flavor is better with a nice spice and sourness, the kumquats naturally worked well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle from RS. Aroma is buttered biscuits, orange zest, and lemon juice. Flavor is more citrus with a lot of kumquat flavor, lactic, and very sour. Palate is medium carbonation, some body, and pucker. Great beer, very enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2586) - California, USA - JUL 25, 2013
25 July 2013, bottle. Dark yellow, clear, no bubbles. Nose is slightly sweeter than sour in the rye. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Sugary, kumquat, tart. Lots of fun, though I prefer the normal sour in the rye. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamJackson (2515) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Very nice bronze and burnt orange appearance. Nice head which fades fast. Nose is bold and acidic. Very aggressive with lovely citrus and booming almond aroma. Taste is just as lovely. Taste is just as nice. Very smooth. I feel like Iím biting into a tangerine with grapefruit zest and a touch of kiwi. Very acidic and the rye is subdued. Honestly, I think the orange acidity and sweetness is great and it truly should be enjoyed fresh. Delicious and wonderful. A dang good American sour

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernbourbon (1297) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle. Pour is hazy, peach-amber color with a small white head. Aroma is acetic acid and light funk up front with faint hints of berry-like fruitiness and distant orange peel. Aroma is very nice, not overly complex. Flavor is very tart up front but then gives way to the wonderful orange-peel flavor that is kumquat. The finish is more tart kumquat with lingering sour notes . Even get some mild bitterness from the kumquat seeds. Itís sour, but I really like it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pailhead (4741) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists orange/citrus, light lemon, light floral notes, and a touch of tropical fruits. It pours a hazy dark orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. The flavor starts with moderate tart orange/citrus and faint tropical fruits. The finish has moderate-heavy sour lemon, light lime, and a hint of vinegar. It?s light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8332) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 13, 2013
750mL thanks to t0rin0. Murky brown pour with weak foam. Nose is butter, biscuit, cognac, grand mariner. Sticky. Taste is tangy, buttery, a lot of lemon acid, some rustic bread and honey. Heavy lemon lime palate. Lactic, no acetic acid.


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