egajdzis (4896) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[RBSG11] Hazy golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of grapes, brett, wood, wine, light bacteria, and vanilla. Taste of grapes, wine wood, brett, lacto sourness, vanilla, and a wild, tart finish.
AmEricanbrew (4868) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Foggy light amber color/ no head. Nice barnyard dung, dry hay, musty cellar, wood, grape aromas. Medium bodied with light co2. Light to medium tart flavors of white wine, wet wood, musty cellar, sharp caramel--very good not overly tart/sour
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by bmanning. Served in a tulip.
A ridiculously-hard pour yields not even a quarter-inch of head. Only a few bubbles sitting on top and these quickly fade away. After there, there is a very, very thin collar. The nose is really quite vinous and reminds me a lot of fresh Cuvee de Castleton. There is a bit of grapes along with some moderate lactic sourness. A slight vinegar presence is there as well. Slight pucker factor leads into the taste, though itís not incredibly sour. It definitely needs some time to dry out and hopefully add a bit of funk to complicate things. At the same time, this definitely gets better as it warms up and I enjoyed the last sip of the glass much more so than the first.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-20-2010
deyholla (4787) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from the tap at EBF. Porued a clear gold with bubbly carbonation visible and a white head that dissipated completely. Aroma had a dry white wine note with a slight sour apple note and a bit of acid. Flavor started with a sour apple and a bit of acid and ended with a dry white wine finish.
douglas88 (4479) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - FEB 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another awesome bottle thanks to Eric. Pours a cloudy orange color with almost no head, very light carbonation. The nose if huge vinous and woody notes. The flavor is rich sour sawdust, grapes, more wood, very sour but fruity not acidic.
phaleslu (4450) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle traded for at DLD í11 and opened at DLD í12. Pours a mostly clear orange color with a small eggshell white head. Notes of grapes from the start, with lemon citrus, oak, bretty funk, pale malts, and peppery spices. Light-medium bodied, sour and tart all the way, with medium carbonation. Another nice sour from these guys.
TheAlum (4289) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of womencantsail. Thanks! Pours a ruby hued glowing orange hue, well carbonated. A loose white bubbly head that dies to near nothing. Nice color, no head. a good haze and glow. Aromas are a good lactic acid, lemons mix with a healthy red grape, grapeskins, and fruit. Touches of oak, red wine, bread, and more lactic acid. Touches of dry brett, the grapes grab the nose in my book though, sweet and tart. Touches of raisin and more grape, with some crisp bread. Light yogurt, fruit. Initial is lighter bodied, perhaps a touch heavier. Offering sour grapes, some red wine dryness. Lactic acid mixes with lemon, fritzy carbonation makes the body more effervescent. Some funky brett into the middle, with dry stale grains, cobwebs. Lingering grapeskins into the backend, a splash of red wine, and a pretty nice lactic and lemony sourness. Bread, dry malty crispness is covered by lingering grapes and light red wine. A sturdy sourness, a touch metallic. Finish is lingering grapes, grapeskins, a bit juicy and dry, striking a nice balance. Itís not overly sour, just giving a bit of a strange feel on the pallate. Enjoy the grapeskins ans grapes on the back of the palate, a bit juicy and red wine splashed. Lemony lactic, perhaps just a bit harsh up front with that metallic kiss. Not bad. Aroma is good, flavors are enjoyable, and I feel the beer works for the most part aside from that twang. Maybe a light complexity factor for the style. Not bad. The cheesiness as it warms a bit more is quite pleasant on the palate.
jredmond (4023) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at Paulís Dec 3rd tasting. Pours a light golden body with nice carbonated lacing. Aroma is fresh, ripened grapes, sour fruits, and wood. Mouthfeel is tart and nicely carbonated with notes of sour grapes, other fruit, wine barrels, and champagne.
markwise (3803) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to the kind soul that shared this at the So Long Sea Bass Tasting. Pours a hazy yellow with a small white head. Nose is vinegar, tart, white wine and a dry oak. Flavor is very pinot with dry wine quality and a slight tartness. Light to medium-bodied and finishes with lingering oak and pinot.
TURDFERGUSON (3567) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBSG. Thanks! Nose of apple, grape, funk, farty yeast. Flavor is strange and slightly sweet with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, oak, light funk.