Westmeister (2006) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
HMOG 2015. This one won the most sour beer of the day for me. Whoa. Murky brown/mahogany. Big tart aged cherries, vinegar, bit funky.
tectactoe (3072) - Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Swampy, murky copper & burnt amber, fading khaki head turns quickly to a foam. Aroma of cherry, balsamic vinegar, cinnamon spice, acetone, & lactic acid. Flavor is heavy acetone, white wine vinegar, wood, acidic lemon, perfume, & modest cheesy funk. Kind of heavy on the senses.
olr1984 (1249) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle pours a hazy Amber brown with an off white head. Caramel oak and slight funky cherry finish.
weihenweizen (2058) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle corked and capped from queenholly poured into a tulip. Dark red with small/medium with small/medium beige head. Aroma is tart cherries, medium body, well/medium carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is dark candy sugar, tart, some subdued cherries, some vinegar, and some bourbon. I prefer most of the other Uplands selections I have had.
deekyn (1331) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 18, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ugh. Bourbon and upland. Brown sugar, leather, grape juice and painful acetic acid. The bourbon is offensive on this "epic" flander. Pickles buttered popcorn. No go.
Hair6a11 (1423) - Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; Pour is murky brown, with a hint of amber into this snifter - The head is fine bubbled khaki, with two fingered head that retains fairly well here. The nose is deep cellar, caramel and brown sugar, moving to feint earthen oak presence. Itís a touch jarring, frankly. Thankfully, the flavor profile is more appealing by my estimation. It is initial light tart, with some acetic presence, moving to dark cherry notes, moving to oak tannins. Some lactic notes come through, with lingering spice and caramel toffee notes. Bourbon presence is meek at best - but I suppose thatís alright - Anyway - itís a nice attempt.
jmagnus87 (2888) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Sour. Tart cheries and a hint of oak. Pretty good.
Atom (1668) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle pours a murky dark brown with a small sparse bubbly khaki head. Fairly large oak and bourbon presence in aroma, sour lactic, raisin and caramel. The flavors of the sweet oaky bourbon work really well with the tart and sourness, caramel and brown sugar with light corn in the finish. Pretty interesting stuff!
Sarlacc83 (1214) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a recent tasting. Thanks for splitting. Listed as Gilgamesh.
A: Brown coloration with a creme colored head. Lacing.
N: Acetone, vinegar, grapefruit, lemon zest, and a hint of cocoa and maybe coffee, leather, and tobacco, as befits a blacker sour.
T: Tart. Somewhat sweet.
M: Medium body, medium carbonation, no alcohol.
O: This works pretty well for a dark sour - which I tend to find have too many factitious sides. This one works pretty well, emphasizing the tart over the bittersweet elements.
vtafro (4484) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle during upland share. Dark brune pour with tan bubbles. Very tart fruit aromas. Regular sour red tones, sour tones.