NachlamSie (2737) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 form Rite Aid, bottled on March 24, 2014. That was a really rapid trip to the shelf. The pour is a cloudy yellow with a fizzy white head. The aroma is great and I have a good feeling about this one. Itís wild, cheesy with tartness like lemons and a subtle backdrop of earthy hops. The palate is a little spritzy and dry. I like a lot of what is going on here in the flavor: subtle earth and wood suggestions, aggressive citrus and vinegar flavors. But the sourness is very sharp and flirts with being chalky or like straight acid even at around 50 degrees. But it improves the warmer it gets and at close to room temperature itís nice. I do still enjoy the aroma more.
tmoreau (2324) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and dispensed to a snifter showing a hazed, orange hue, with a thin layer of white foam that vanished, leaving no ring or film, and just fleeting spots of lacing. The nose offered just a hint of yeasty funk, then light spice, tartness, esters as citrus & orange, and a touch of grain & malt on the edge. Light to medium bodied, the taste was almost sour, but lightly checked by the malt, no funk, continued esters & spice, a soft texture, but an inviting spritz to the effervescence. Not all that complicated, but a nicely approachable Sour.
BrewBoxer (1886) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy orange color with a nice acidic sour taste. Vey good saison/sour style beer
clovell24 (2) - - JUL 24, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy, golden color orange hue. Light lemon scent , oranges, usual funky sour smell. Quite sour! Lemon and orange flavors come out, spritzy and dry, a little bitterness, hint of salt. Not too prickly of a mouthfeel, lingers for a while. Highly recommended sour.
hopscotch (8904) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2014 Bottle... Cajun Cafe Sour Beer Festival 2014... Lightly-hazed golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The bouquet is bready and a touch acidic with a fruitiness that I canít quite place. Medium-bodied, dry and snappy with brisk carbonation. The flavor is fruity and lightly tart, offering notes of both grapefruit and plum. Carefully balanced by crusty bitterness. Refreshing, crisp and cleanly-brewed.
douglas88 (5839) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle thanks to Craig. Pours a clear orange color with a small white head. A zesty, almost hoppy, fruity nose, sawdust and lemons. The flavor is more lemons, zesty tropical fruit, woody, vanilla, a bit of mango. The overall beer is refreshing and decent.
writerljberg (656) - Oregon, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: Cloudy orange with a fluffy white head. Good lacing.
N: Pineapple, papaya, spruce, biscuit, honey, grapefruit, lemon.
T: Moderately sour, light bitterness, some sweetness.
M: Medium body thatís a touch oily and chalky at the same time.
O: This is odd, but in an enjoyable way. Itís definitely all over the place, and fortunately it seems intended.
lambicboy12 (43) - salt lake, Utah, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1-coriander, bitter orange, some malt toast, no hops 2-Straw to golden with a lacy white head 3-A medium sourness blends with the toasty sweetness and also a rosey floral aftertaste 4- A medium body with a lively carbonation and some slight astringency 5- A very good sour beer that is perfect for a hot summer day. Crisp and tart, refreshing.
UDBeernut (1625) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
rake number 1600. Pours golden amber, slim white head. Sour from beginning to end, some cereal, grapes, apples, peach skin. Light body.
Beerenberger (1379) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Subtle aromas of barnyard, polite funk, citrus, and apples eminate from a cloudy light yellow pour. A non-persistent white head provides no lacing. The taste is predominately citrus with a strong sour middle and finsh lasting well into the aftertaste. There are also some barnyard notes present. Medium-light body and crisp carbonatin. Overall, this is the pucker that keeps on giving! Enjoyable!
PigMine (27) - San Angelo, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A 4.3 rating upon first glance seems high for this brew but it may deserve it. Lets see about that right now! The best by date is printed on the 25.4 oz. magnum sized bottle. Pours slighty hazy, with no head to speak of. Its basically flat. The smell is sour, with a bit of spicy notes hitting the nose. The sour notes dominate. Unlike other farmhouse ales this is not giving off any coriander, and thatís a nice change! It smells like a small, sour batch made special for me! It is a bitter, pucker-up sour, light bodied brew. It swallows easily, kind of like lemonade. It is nearly as sour as apple cider but without the apples. It goes down dry and crisp! Lemon and orange and citrus dominate, It is very refreshing and so unlike most brews it gets a high rating based on uniqueness and quality alone. This reminds me of a shanty, similar to the UFO shanty from Harpoon, only milder and less carbonated, and predominately sour, citrus-like. This brew is flat but youíd never know it after a swallow. Like a farmhouse ale likely should be, this brew has more complexity than any shanty likely would. The pucker-factor makes you forget it is a flat brew. It is a great brew! Coriander does not have to be in a farmhouse to make it a Farmhouse ale. This one skips that, and skips the Belgium yeasts it seems, thankfully this time! To sum it up, this is like drinking a glass of spiked Lemonade, one which is sour as can be!