mzaar (1224) - Varberg, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
På fat @ Bishop Arms Savoy, Malmö. Upp från glaset stiger dofter av stall, citron, örter. I smaken hittas citron, örter, apelsin, nektarin och pepprighet. Torr avslutning.
Brigadier (2605) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle (?)
This beer I found at Lizardville a year or two ago. It was a little expensive but worth purchasing. There are probably better sours from Switzerland but springing for BFM all the time is a great way to drain the wallet. That said if you run across this it might be worth grabbing if you like trying new sours.
Aroma / Appearance - The carbonated caramel base supports a pillar of fresh white head. Bubbly and active it surges like a shaken bottle of soda. Lightly sour chocolate from the checkout aisle of the grocery store brightens the air. Overall though it is mild.
Flavor / Palate - Cherries, malt, and yeast with a sour tang wake up the palate. This is bright and fruity as it opens on the tongue. While it lacks punch it does have a nice feel. I’d drink this again at the right price but won’t go out of my way to find more Trois Dames releases.
Damico (2210) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours unclear golden sandy in color with a lacey head. The aroma brings barnyard funk with a subtle berry malt profile. The flavor brings some fruity malt notes, the citrus almost gives a berry flavor. The body is a bit lighter, but still full enough for my palate.
Zymurgeist2 (738) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Harry’s Hofbrau. Sweet restrained sour and fresh lemongrass aroma. Pours a hazy copper-orange with full, massive light tan head that remains large throughout. Slight tart with restrained fruity esters. Slight biscuity malt. Finishes semi-dry.
JohnnyJ (3893) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Stone Sour Fest 2013. Pours a medium gold, with a white head. Stone fruit, acidic lemon, grass, light sweetness, and orange.
brokensail (9147) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange colored pour with a white head. Stone fruit aroma of peach and apricot. Golden raisin, grass, oak, white wine, and lemon zest. Some malt sweetness, too. There’s a decent fruit and malt sweetness to this with some tart fruits and lactic acidity. Lemon, tart apricots, golden raisins, and unripe plums. Grass, oak, white wine, and a dry finish.
oRos (827) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at hot city pizza. Aroma is funk and sour. The taste is really on the light side. Slight funk but not mouth puckering.
mcmd (284) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber orange with a good frothy white head. Almost no aroma whatsoever, soap and hint of lemon. Taste is grass, flowers, lemon, slightly sweet and only mildly sour with subtle funk. A bit disappointed compared to their other offerings. The sour in the name is deceiving.
NikkTwist (1239) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Monks. Poured a cloudy amber with a big frothy white head. Grassy. Floral. Only slightly sour. Pleasant notes of tamarind, celery, lemon thyme, kumquats, watercress, chanterelles. Bit earthy and musty. Not quite a sour. More a funky Sauvignon Blanc. May not be for everyone but I liked it more than expected.
BMan1113VR (7691) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours with a clear golden hued body with a white head. Aromas are spicy, sour, vinous, tangerine, citrus, lightly spicy, bready, marmalade oranges. Flavors are lightly bitter, moderately sour, kumquats, tamarind, medium acidity, some zesty citrus, black pepper and phenols. Fuller carbonation, dry.