bulldogops (2250) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
4 oz sample from Bruery visiting brewmaker. Hazy reddish brown pour, medium white head. Aroma is super bretty, lots of yeast on the nose - sour cherries, wildflowers, honey, soapyness. Mouthfeel is clean, medium carbonation. Quite complex, lots of sour cherry notes, but a woody vanilla texture is present, as well as a nice clovey peppery bite in the finish. Cool Bru, Bru.
bp (888) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: pours light brown with a thin white head, aroma is sour/tart, taste is the same, not too sweet with a nice puckering finish. This is a really nice wild ale.
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml Bottle. The pour was a hazy brownish orange with a small (1-2 finger) off white fizzy head that receded down to a very small collar with super light spotty lacing.
The aroma was of grain and bread malts and a funky cheesy yeast with a note of fruit (apple, cherry and apricot), a light spiciness, a mild vinous scent, a hint of oak and a definite tartness.
The taste started off sour and acetic with a light wine presence which lasted throughout with the finish mellowing slightly, having a mildly sweet fruity taste along with a light spiciness towards the end. The flavor lasted a good long time following the swallow, with the bold sourness giving way to a mildly sweet-tart fruity taste that lingered on the taste buds for a while longer.
Mouthfeel was a few steps above light in body and dry in texture with a solid medium carbonation.
Overall this was a very tasty and enjoyable brew that possessed a nice tart flavor which blended so well with the fruity spicy taste, that it allowed for a smooth and easy drinkability. I have to say that there is no surprise here, just another exceptional beer from this brewer...
Experiment_Ale (1096) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 at my place with group. Pours clear orange. Aroma is great sour apricot. Taste is medium maybe heavy acidity sour, very nice. Finish is medium long and acidic.
Brouwerij (959) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2014 3/14/2014:
2014 bottle, not a phony. Pours very hazy copper orange with off-white head. Settles quickly with a little lace. Aroma is quite tart, acidic, fruity, apricot, fig, big buttery oak. Flavor is moderate to strong tart, fruity, cherry, apricot, with a big buttery oak finish and lingering sour, oaky finish. Even more sour/tart and oaky as it warms. Soft carbonation, medium body, smooth texture. Very good, similar tasting notes to last time. Unsure why my initial rating was so low.
2013 bottle thanks to Jesse. Pours a hazy burnt copper orange with quickly settling off white head. Minimal to no lacing. Aroma is oaky, vanilla, tart, strong lactic, vinegar. Flavor is moderate to strong tart, vinegar, oaky, very mild rye, mostly masked by sour and lactic acid character. Moderate carbonation, medium light body, and dry finish. Rather enjoyed this one, more so than expected, mostly due to minimal rye character. Rating: 3.6
esp0r (2729) - NORWAY - SEP 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Vinspecialisten Aalborg enjoyed at home
Copper brown, murky, tanned head that falls down quite fast. Smell of berries, funk, rye, oak, all in all quite refreshing. Moderate sweet, malt flavors and rye, moderate to medium sour, tart notes, fruity berris, oak. All in all quite complex. Moderate bitter finish. A fantastic sour. It got it all; nice berries, oak and a solid malt base with lactic acids and brett. Very nice
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into Tulip. hazy Amber pour with a mildly lacing white head. Nose is tart oak and some wine characteristics. Very smooth full mouth feel with oak smoothness, vinegar, tart, sour fruit rinds.
Pailhead (6403) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of sweet and sour cherries,lemon, light cola, a touch of vinegar, and vanilla. It pours a cloudy reddish-orange with a two finger orange-tinged off-white head that quickly fades to a thin film. There is a decent amount of thin webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of light cola, caramel, and faint sweet cherries. The finish quickly turns to moderate sour lemon, lighter sour cherry, light oak, a touch of vinegar, and vanilla. Itís medium bodied with moderate-heavy carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1008) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep gold with a finger of off-white head that fades fairly quickly. Aroma seeps across the room of pleasant, smooth, strong sourness. A bit of old cheese and grass. Body is medium, with medium light carbonation. Flavor is medium-big sourness, no acetic, light and round sweetness, a little, subtle grain spice that blends in very nicely. Very good sour. I found it went down quickly, although the effect of the rye was subtle for me. Iím not sure if it merits itís own beer.
pintbypint (3327) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rating #2100. 2013 bottle. Orange pour with a slight pinkish tint. Pretty clear in the glass. Head dies out quickly into a tiny ring that eventually fades out. Aroma has red wine, bit of funk, vinegar. Taste has tart cherries, red wine,vinegar big sourness. Quite tart and sour in the finish with sharp sourness, light barrel/wood. Medium body, tight and pointed/prickly carbonation. Overall super enjoyable, very drinkable, highly soured. Rye? Not really finding ii and I donít care.