markwise (4089) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to kiefdog for the share on this one. Pours a clear yellow with no head. It almost makes me wonder if the Bruery is making wines now. Nose is huge chardonnay with some tart grapes, some light malt, and earthy yeast notes. Flavor is similar with chardonnay, tart grapes, slight malt, and big vinous character. Light to medium in body with chardonnay all over and a lingering vinous tartness. Interesting beer overall.
Blairgus (2183) - California, USA - JUL 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
17 July 2012, bottle. Light, almost fluorescent yellow, clear, no bubbles. Nose is hugely sour, can't say it smells of Chardonnay grapes. Maybe there is some Chardonnay mist. Smelling it makes a tingle in the back of my throat. Thin body and slightly fizzy. Very tart winey but sweet enough so it doesn't quite set your teeth on edge. A lambic that has faint sweetness and unique grape taste. Very nice.
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DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured into a tulip.
2.5 A: Mildly hazed urine yellow color. No head forms and there doesnít appear to be much, if any, carbonation at all.
3.5 S: This definitely has some strong Chardonnay notes. Vinous tart grape, strong melon, vanilla, oak, and plenty of acetic acid. This is both quite tart and almost as sour for those who can relate to my usage of the words. Also some earthy notes with rotting wood, apple orchard, and some musty basement. Not a whole lot of complexity, but good enough.
3.5 T: I kept waffling between a 3.0 and a 3.5 for this. Itís got some good qualities, but also some bad ones with lack of complexity being foremost. Acetic acid sourness. Tart white grape, vinous, melon, vanilla, and oak. The sourness dominates though. It totally overpowers the fruit and funk. Also lots of tangy lactic acid. This is quite tangy.
3.0 M: Medium body. Almost no carbonation. Iím okay with this not having carbonation as it kinda tastes like wine anyway, but it would be much better with some. It would help cut the sourness anyway.
3.0 D: 3.0 here to make up for the 3.5 I gave the taste. Itís not a bad beer, but it lacks depth while overemphasizing the sour.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-03-2012 06:35:08
jcartamdg (1418) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light gold, still in carbonation. Aroma of sour grapes, wine like. Taste follows, taste like a lambic, very easy to drink, great beer for a wine drinker.
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JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by a friend at the 3rd Annual Sour Town tasting on 5/26/12. Clear yellow pour with no head. Aroma of white wine, malt and a bit of sourness. Malty flavor with some spicy sourness and a white wine finish.
burg326 (2707) - Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle shared from GT2ís table at the Berliner Bash, poured a cloudy hay yellow color, aromas of light tart citrus, and a dash of tropical fruit. Flavors are sour citrus, light salt water and vinegar. Interesting sour overall, enjoyable, but donít know if I could do a hole 750ml bottle. Thanks again for the share.
dcschiller (2153) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Norm with the share! Pours a hazy golden color with no head. Aroma is fruit, vinegar and sour. Taste is sour and vinegary. Thin bodied and a dry finish. Awesome!
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very much like wine. Big Chardonnay character. Slight acetic, tart, and sharp in the mouth
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL thanks to Thorpe429. Full hazy white/straw pour. No carbonation. Starfruit, peach, saltwater, Cable Car style nose with acetic/lactic blend and Brett C pineapple. Not too bad. Taste is salty, acetic, heavy white vinegar. Phlegmy palate. Lactic/acetic acid blend.
Travlr (9808) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of thorpe429, thanks! Bright cloudy yellow, scant head. Aroma of very sour lemon meringue. Taste is sour grapefruit and lemon curd. Nice.