beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 23, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled on 1/22/2010. This sour ale pours a medium orange gold color from a 750ml bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity, tart, funk, hint of grapes and grape skins. A medium bodied sour/wild ale. The malts are fruity, tart and funky. Hints of Pinot Noir grapes and some grape skin tannins. The hops are earthy. Little to no carbonation, not sure it needs any to tell the truth. It gets tarter as it warms. Interesting beer. Love the funk and tartness. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is tart and funky.
phaleslu (5208) - 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 ’11 and opened at DLD ’12. 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.
AmEricanbrew (5205) - 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
douglas88 (5168) - Portland, Oregon, 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.
egajdzis (5119) - 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.
TheAlum (4989) - 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. It’s 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.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , 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 it’s 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
jredmond (4619) - 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 Paul’s 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 (4098) - 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.
nimbleprop (3914) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml bottle pours a crystal clear gold with zero head. Nose is all white grape, grape juice, light sweetness. Flavor is Welch’s White Grape juice. Watery finish. Totally forgettable.