TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle via trade from womencantsail. Thanks, Andrew. A very white wine/Chardonnay pour that is faintly haze, nice glowing white grape and gentle golden body. Well carbonated, a small whitish head atop dies to a mellow ring, laces small. Aromas are white grapes, gentle wine, oak, sour fruit, melon and gentle citrus. Lactic and winey, touches of spirit driven wine, gentle honeycrisp apples, touches of tart fruit and melon, tangerine. Richer oak, yogurt, mellow brett and straw. Initial is firm sourness up front, rich white grape, a touch acedic off the bat but that tapers off. Rich lactic and white grape elements surround the palate, tannic skin and oak, gentle sweetness, some bread, straw. Firm brett, rich white grape elements. Gentle sweeter honey, apples, and melon. Touches of honey and earth, rich yogurt presence. Big lactic element that is a touch harsh up front but becomes inviting. Apple and a bit cidery, the middle shows that very element, a touch of nail polish remover, apples, white grape as it gets a bit harsher in there. Backend shows lemon, grapefruit, melon, tons of white gra[pe. The Chardonnay element really asserts itself although the beer itself seems some acidity within itís elements. Fruity and oaky, mellow sourness and rich white wine elements into the backend and finish. This beer was a good idea that got a touch out of hand at times. A bit of acedic qualities linger within but it doesnít ruin the beer. Itís fun, richly flavored, and has a big White Wine element as adveritsed. Some fine tuning could turn this into something fun. Solid as it.. a bit flat as far as carbonation, some Champagne like life could make the acidity a bit less harsh.. upping itís overall quality. As is, itís ok.
blklab2007 (1963) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2013 Bottle poured a honey golden in color with no head or foam and a fairly still look in the glass. Aroma has crisp chardonnay grapes, sweet alcohol, and oak. Mouth feel is medium and has a nice texture but unfortunately this is totally flat. Flavor has thick chardonnay juice, oak, light sourness, lemon, sweet tropical fruit, and a finish that struggles to the dry side. There are some gauze touches but it is a bit rough around the edges and the lack of carbonation does not help the cause.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured into glass. Thanks to Randy for sharing this bad boy. Had all the qualities of a sour that I was expecting, coming from the Bruery, but with a chardonnay-esc dry finish. Was very similar to a wine in the mouth feel and after taste. Interesting and intriguing.
DesertDevil (525) - Arizona, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours incredibly clear light golden color (reminiscent of Chardonnay). Aroma of sour grapes and sweet juice (odd mix). The sweet and sour taste is perfectly balanced. Heavy Chardonnay tones. Lovely crisp palate. Awesome.†
madvike (2729) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared Tooch4321...thanks Adam! - Pale yellow pour with next to no head. Lemony citrus, white vinegar, white grape, and a decent amount of tartness. Real sweet citrus, with white vinegar, sweet white wine,and a really tart finish.
JPDurden24 (1579) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear gold pour, no head. Aroma of grapes and lots of Chardonnay, taste is also very similar. Tasty and beautiful.
50belair (2234) - Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear pale yellow pour with no head. Smells like cat piss after a rain shower. Huge chardonnay, no wait, all chardonnay. WFT???
PhillyCraft (3222) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle with some heads, poured a slightly clearish yellow color with medium white head that wasnt lasting. Notes of lemons, chardonay, vinegar, butter, weird funk, tart berry, and some medicine. Not a fan of this one due to the sweetness and overly tart finish.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow. nose is white wines, grapes, white wine vinegar, lactic tartness. Flavor is sour grapes lactic lemony sourness, light funk. flat. some tongue biting sourness. Not bad. good grape and sour complexities.
jbeatty (1022) - New York, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 10/26/2012. Pours a brilliant golden color, thin white head is burned away quickly, leaving a still surface-almost looks like a chilled white wine. Aroma is tart white fruits, pineapple, butterscotch, white grape vinegar, yeast, wood. Initial taste is puckering pineapple, lime, green apple, softening into chardonnay character- sweetness, vanilla, oak- still some funk in the finish. Medium palate, quite drinkable for this level of sourness. Not too bad.