sonnycheeba (4284) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with faint off-white head. Aroma is sour fruit, light malt, and caramel. Flavor is very sour; mostly sour fruit and light malt. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
Travlr (16429) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 8, 2012
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Murky brown color, small off white head. Aroma of sourdough and rye bread. Taste is soft sourness, but without complexity or character.
MrChopin (3726) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
hazy tan, thin white ring, small bubbled. Nose is light grain (rye without spice), acetic in cherry, playdoh. Flavor is more candy, cherry, acetic through the finish, thin sticky end.
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL thanks to MrChopin. Pours a tepid, clear, glowing amber. No head formation really. Acetic vinegar nose with hints of sweet tamarind and candied orange sections. Tate is hot acetic. Hot hot. Small tamarind and orange peel. Mild tropical notes but so hot. Sweat inducing ultra acetic character. Tough to get through this one.
ryan (3186) - 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 (10836) - San Diego, California, 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 (8348) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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 (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, 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 (10142) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2014 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!