ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Big sweet and heavy acetic acid nose. Taste is similar. Heavy and goaty. Bleh.
vandemonian (32) - USA - JAN 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sour aroma with some carby aroma. Sour kinda vinegar flavour. Too sour for me.
BeerandBlues2 (9003) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with no head. Aroma is sour spicy rye, citric fruits and cookie malt. Flavor is malt, light hops, sour fruits and spicy rye and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.
deyholla (5851) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Sean, thanks! Pours a hazy amber yellow with a grayish head that dissipates to the edges quickly. Aroma has a good amount of acid with some backing acetone and a decent amount of backing funk. Flavor starts with sweet grains backed by sweet bread and some sour fruits with a hint of backing rye. A bit of acetone.
wnoble (1207) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle generously shared by sournotes. Pours pale caramelly with a complete haze. Nose is funky oak with some malts and strong lactic and slight acetic sour qualities. acidic beyond the first sip. A good sour even though I didn’t get much rye character. Glad to try this one.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2011
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Pours murky and caramel-colored with a small, fluffy, off-white head. The bouquet is just bursting-at-the-seams with toasted oak, funky sock acidity and caramel – just a hint of rye spiciness. Full-bodied and creamy with soft carbonation. This baby is sour as Hell – totally unexpected from a 10% abv whale of a specialty grain beer. There’s some spiciness from the rye and silly yeasts, but really, it’s all about the s-o-u-r. Finishes (you guessed it) sour and caramely with just the slightest trace of butter at the wee end. Totally wowed by this world class beer. Thanks go out to giarcsr for shipping this baby my way!
biggsbowler (180) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Hopscotch. Pucker up and get ready for a wild ride. This beer is full of awesome sourness. First I didn’t taste or smell any rye, but I didn’t care. From nose to mouth, I would say it was like sour tasting pop rocks in your mouth. The higher abv really helped give this beer some extra body but without the booze taste. This is a Top 3 American made sour and I would love to have another bottle.
markwise (4175) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks kiefdog for the share. Pours hazy yellow-orange with a tiny off-white head. Nose is malt, vinegar, oak, a bit of sweetness (vanilla?), lacto and some bugs. Flavor is similar with wood, vinegar, tartness, and vanilla. Medium in body and full of flavor from start to finish. Very nice sour.
pantanap (3335) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sour in the rye. 750ml bottle thanks to stfun sharing at the Jackie O’s release party... Pours an apple cidery reddish
amber hue with a skimmish fading light head... Cidery vinegar sour
cherry aroma. More solid than what’s described here for fairness sake... Flavors coincide
with the aroma with apple cider and acetone, somewhat acidic, decent
carbonation with somewhat of a boozy finish. Enjoyed.
dionysus (1449) - Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours orange-gold with an eggshell head. Aroma shows notes of caramel, vanilla, white wine vinegar, oak, apple, and cherry. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of funk, clove, and a hint of strawberry.