MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line :
This dryish Sour Ale promotes cranberries and sour cherries on a bed of biscuity cereals, a whole slowly moving into diplomatic tartness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam sits atop the shiny mahogany.
-The soft but effervescent carbonation is rather pleasant.
-Citrusy fruitiness emanates from the tartness.
-This is not one of those bold Sour Ales we’ve gotten used to. It’s a beautiful introduction to these flavors, even if it’s complexity might be lacking.
JoeTheYounger (1153) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from DA. poured a brownish golden color with tiny head. Aroma was mildly sour grapes, sweet yet spicy black pepper. Taste was very similar being mildly sour with a touch of sweetness and spices. Very good stuff.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Once again from Todd... Pours a mostly opaque reddish
caramel brown with w thin and modest light off-white head... Aroma of
sour apple, grapes,and plum, ripened dark fruit with a sour tint...
Flavors aren’t quit as messy. Nice sour plum, mostly sour, some added
spice. Perfect for fall. Carbonation is light almost a little watery
and thin but fairly easy going.
phaleslu (6837) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by pantanap- thanks again, Kan! Pours a cloudy plum-amber color with a small, resilient beige head. Notes of spices (cinnamon, nutmeg), cranberry, plum, leaves, brown sugar, apples, nuts, and doughy malts. Light-medium bodied, with a tart mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Dry. Pretty interesting beer, I liked it a lot.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle shared by kan! poured murky orange-red with small white head. an interesting aroma of citrus, plums. sage, and earthy pitty fruit while the flavor has more tea charactericts of chamamile, sage, mint, with simble malty brown sugar undertones.
SrSilliGose (3270) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared by kan. thanks a ton, always happy to try more upright brews. spicy lactic dough and cranberries. dry. sourdough bread with cranberries in it. no, maybe more of a yogurt with walnuts, cranberries, and spices. neat beer. liked
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The nose is sour and spicy and full of sweet grapes and yet underneath it all is a very nice hoppy ale aroma despite the strong wine and lambic character. It seems to bring the best from all three areas. Clear copper brown body is topped by a decent off white head that recedes to a fine bubbled and lasting cover with some lacing. Flavour offers plenty of sweet and tart fruits - raspberries, cherries and blueberries especially with some boozy barrel-aged aftertaste. Medium light body with moderate carbonation. Tulip glass. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle purchased at Brewery Creek in August 2010.
mcberko (7236) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle, pours cloudy orangey amber with a small beige head. Aroma of sweet and sour berries, other fruits and yeast. Flavour of sour berries, some sweet fruits
3fourths (8238) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. browned bronze body, small off-white head. spice cabinet nose presents pumpkin and nutmeg (most likely coming from the saison yeast playing with the barley) with the woody/herbal/earthy quality of the grains of paradise present at medium strength (it’s certainly one of the few grains of paradise beers I enjoy right off the bat). medium- body, slight wateriness, but medium- to medium acidity adds a quenching character that saves it (I can see now that these upright bottles may not be fully developed at the time of release, and found that 6-9 months seems to be the sweet spot, esp. for the gose). medium dry finish, light woody spiced finish, mild to medium- peppercorn character (wouldn’t have guessed but I’m pretty suggestible). pinot character is non-existent, only the oak is noticeable. suffers from poor body structure/slow bottle conditioning, but should be there in a few more months.
BeefPocoroba (49) - Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
in Bottle purchased from UpRight Tap room. Nice version of a sour beer. More mild than UpRight’s Monk and Mingus and a better brew too. Easily comparable to the Belgian beers out there. Hold its own and then some.