thornecb (4779) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours blood orange into a tulip. White head with medium retention crackles as it recedes leaving trailing scant sheets. Sour cherry aromas. Tart with cherry, pit fruit and rye front to back and into the lasting lactic finish.
argo0 (12033) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Small white head atop murky amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Brett, some lacto, vinous. Taste is moderately sweet, lacto/lemon, some vinous, Brett. Medium-full body, some stickiness, acidity.
craftycarl21 (2295) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Churchkey. Pours a light brown/mahogany, hazy, with small white head. Nose and flavor bring big acetic vinegar notes, along with touches of raisin, booze like brandy or cognac, and light hints of rye malt base. Pretty good and not offensive in any way, but pretty one-dimensional as well.
jdskinns (209) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. This one opened with foam slowly pouring out the top, not a gusher though. Cloudy orange color with off white head. Aroma was vanilla, rye, barnyard, apricot, and sour. Taste was the same with some barrel and a slight sweetness. The rye fits right in with the sourness, giving it a little bit of spice.
Beermogul (28) - USA - FEB 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is strongly funky and complex. Wild animals and vinegar and cheese are up front with hints at fruits, oak, champagne and rye. Using rye in a sour is so smart. The bold and clean funky, sourness blends perfectly with the rye-tartness. To say this is a dry beer is an understatement. There are hints of fruit, flowers, oak to back up the vinegar and barnyard flavor. This is a legit, top-notch sour.
mikesaum (630) - Newark, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a copper tone with a thin white head. Aroma is fruity and a bit farmhouse smelling, slight must, rye is mild. Taste is sweet upfront. then goes to tart peach skins , vinegar ,background of oaky vanilla hints, sour citrus, only a slight rye spice that’s barely though, finishes giod and dry. Good sour.
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012, almost exactly a year old now. Pungent, intensely flavored nose & palate start to finish. Rye grain has faded (thankfully!), replaced by soured yeast and malts. Damn, this has turned into a fantastic American sour.
oRos (1342) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from capitol beer. Color is Orange with white head. The aroma is funk! The taste is tart with a horse blanket finish.
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - FEB 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sour. Clean. Sweet tarts. Tart Citrus. Good body. No Brett. Mouthwatering. Refreshing. Clean and enjoyable. Solid sour.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
b3shine (6502) - Indiana, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Bottle is dated 112312 Lot 55, and is 7.8% abv. Looks good; a fairly transparent amberish-orange with white lacing. Smells and tastes tart, oaky, and funky with some clove. Pleasant on the palate. Good beer!