dionysus (1473) - Arizona, USA - FEB 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of daknole. Bottle pours deep brown with a khaki head. Aroma shows notes of chocolate, raisin, and sour black cherry. Flavor shows the same, with plenty of lactic goodness supported by a fairly signifcant caramel backbone and rounded out with candi sugar and some berry sweetness. Also present are touches of vanilla and a decent amount of oak. Pretty well balanced for the most part.
juiceisloose (1163) - Windermere, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle, batch 1. Pours a deep, dark mahogany brown color that is topped by a small layer of tan colored foam that quickly fades to a thin film and leaves steaks of lace on the glass. The aroma shows notes of sour dark fruits, caramel sweetness, some Bretty funks, tannins, and wet oak. There is also some acetic sourness and vinegar as well. The flavor follows with more sour dark fruits with plums, berries, and dark cherries being prominent and followed by some oak tannins, acetic funk, and a touch of caramel sweetness. Medium bodied with balanced carbonation and puckering on the mouthfeel that leads to a dry, tart, and fruity finish. Solid sour ale that shows a wide range of flavors.
chinchill (3227) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Large shared bottle.
Pours very dark brown with a minimal head. Nearly black in the glass.
Very tart ... even smells tart.
High ABV according to the flavor, but this is not evident in the medium body.
Very flavorful. Near puckering tart.
JorisPPattyn (8659) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small greige-reddish head over deep garnet beer, well-carbonated. Mint, lavender, chlorophyl chewing gum. Sourish, faint vegetables, mango. Finish is mint again. Very carbonated, body gets hidden by the CO≤ & sour character. If they didnít print the blurb, one would be afraid to ask what they did, here. The mint is weird, but in the end, the beer presents some charm.
drowland (7103) - Georgia, USA - JUL 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2/21/15. Bottle during RBWG 2015, and older vintage Iím told. Murky caramel pour with a small khaki head, mild lacing. Funky aroma, tart acetic acid, balsamic, caramel, toasted caramel. Doughy flavor, caramel, but also light funk, oak, acetic acid. Interesting, not bad.
Art (2418) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a murky brown with an off white head. Aromas of vinegar, acetic acid, some cocoa powder. Taste is sour with an underlying roasty flavor. Really surprised me. Thought this would suck but didnít.
Beerman6686 (5481) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a semi cloudy lighter brown with an off white head. Aroma was of dark fruits, light acetic acid, and eminent juice. Flavor similar, but sourness is toned down significantly from their other sours and leaves room to appreciate the other complexities of the beer.
radagast83 (5954) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Somewhere between a 2 and 4oz bottle pour at SAVOR 2015ís Saturday night session. Poured a cloudy reddish-brown color with a small tan head. Aroma was notes of hay, citrus, coffee. Flavor was roasted, dark fruit, with a light funky character.
tmoreau (3054) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 750 ml bottle poured to snifters at Timís 40th. Displayed a murky, brownish mahogany color, with a modest layer of tan head foam, and sheet-like lacing that didnít necessarily stick, but left some light spots on the glass. The nose presented sweetness, but was mainly sour, with subtle spice, light bretty funk, and some woodiness & tannins. Medium+ bodied, aided by lively carbonation, the taste also contributed tart fruitiness as berries, dark cherry & plum, well integrated alcohol, and finished with a pleasant dryness. Very nice!
tmongoose (1798) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampler that poured a brownish to red tints white head. Had nice funky aroma Brett sweet like candy and dark fruit. Wasnít overly sour but had a nice punch of dark fruits funk Brett and a slight woodiness to it. Overall very tasty.
Travlr (16923) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Finally, Iím rating an Upland beer at the Upland sour fest. Deep brown color, fluffy tan head. Aroma of dark fruit. Taste is sour plums. Very tasty.