Lukaduke (1675) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a rusty caramel color with no visible bubbles... still in fact. The nose is a mixture of oxidized caramel, toffee and layers of sour dark fruits, horsehair and vinegar. The palate follows the nose with a weird contrast between sweet old ale notes and acidic dark fruit and a long vinous finish. The two layers never seem to harmonize quite right making for a beer that has two good parts that don’t come together very well.
brnandersen (1542) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from tap, CBC 2013. Amber colour with a reddish hue, small, white head. Fruity aroma with tart, dark berries, hay, caramel malts, barrel and citrus-floral hops. Taste is light sour. Medium body, slick texture. Finishes tart, vinous and a good amount of caramel malts. Good sour.
Ktwse (1392) - SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ CBC, from notes. Pours brown with low eggshell head. Aroma of bretta, toffee, apples. Taste is bretta sour with fresh apples and a boozy finish. Body is light with soft carbonation.
coolpop (1367) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Poured a murky dark brown with a medium-sized tan head. Lots of nice lacing. Aroma and flavor were sour fruit, plums, cherries, light apple, some roasted malt, moderately acidic, quite sour and funky. Wood and vinous notes were quite restrained, particularly given how long it aged. Medium mouthfeel; soft carbonation. Very complex; great balance between all the elements. I want to try the rest in the series!
haukur (1164) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAY 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
CBC2013. Another really good sour from Westbrook. Very tart, some slight berries but very syrupy with a slightly oaky finish
kryon (1075) - SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@CBC from notes
Pours reddish with brown low yellow/white head
Aromas of sour yeast, apples
Not enough balance. Sticky.
icehawk (831) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours completely flat with no carbonation or head. Dark reddish brown. Nice funky, oaky aroma. Lack of carbonation makes for a flat mouthfeel. Extremely complex flavors; oak, funk, dark fruit. Fairly acidic finish, but with nice hints of vanilla and red wine. Dry finish.This is a unique and complex beer, and definitely something any fan of sours should try. The lack of carbonation is really the only knock I have on this beer.
Tinco (518) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Short review due to the massive amounts of beer I drank during the CBC13.)