Homer321 (4467) - Melboring, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share thanks to droofus. Pours a faint and cloudy yellow. Nose is full of funky and citrus. Flavor is the same. Very acidic. I feel heartburn. Very good
DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
The flavor is a little bit more tame in terms of the citrus peel profile, and, yes, far more tart than I expected it to be. There’s an immediate sharp flavor of lemon and orange peel, as well as a juicy, sour sensation of drinking fresh squeezed, unsweetened lemonade with spices added. Notes of dried leaves, ginger, tart grapes, roses, and herbs waft to mouth, producing a sensation that is delicious and complex. The finish is a little sweeter, with notes of vanilla and grapes, as well as an everlasting aftertaste of lemons, oranges, and fresh flowers. Very well carbonated, as far as the style goes - slightly syrupy and juicy enough to serve as a strong backbone for the excessive citrus within. Very well made.
Johnsense (1481) - - SEP 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lighter body, hazy yellow pour. Barnyard funk, assorted citrus fruit and rinds in the aroma. Sour lemon, mixed citrus, barnyard and straw.
Warped_Silver (124) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried at GABF 2013 and Ratebeer Gallery II. Pours golden with chill haze. Small, white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of citrus, peaches, moderate sourness, mild brett funk. Well balanced. Taste is initially tart/sour, followed by more of a citrus and hop. Sourness does not linger too long. The brett is very complimentary and not overpowering. Finishes with a slight hint of oak and white grape. Thin bodied lively carbonation, and a relatively short finish. Overall, great beer. IMO, Almanac’s best sour. I would buy again.
Brigadier (3605) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to tastybeer for cracking this alongside the #3. I think this one might be better but either is worth drinking. A fine sour balances the base beer against its vinous aspects to form a memorable experience.
Aroma / Appearance - The golden semitransparent base glows with a stiff white head providing contrast. Lemons, wet blankets, citrus, and dry yeast stick in the air like a fresh load of laundry alongside musty damp books.
Flavor / Palate - Lemons, dryness, and the taste of horse blanket fuse into a tart profile. Dry and bretty this has a dash of white wine yet still is mostly sour. The citrusy finish wraps up an excellent beer with style. I hope there are more of these and that I get a chance to try them.
nimbleprop (7792) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at GABF 2013. Pours a clear gold with some filmy, white head. Nose has some spice, some funk, pith, pepper, some vitamin C tablet. Flavor is the same, peppery, lemon, malt, pithy, spice. Balanced finish.
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - SEP 29, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Lemon soda not a fan of this one. citrus, alcohol, pale, golden, hazy, minimal head, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, light body, sticky, fizzy,
illidurit (2286) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Ratebeer Gallery II. Gold in color, white head. Aroma is interesting, exotic citric notes abound, citrus peel sharpness. Flavor is pretty sharp with lemon pine sol notes and a lingering astringency.
ajnepple (5661) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at GABF 2013. Gold with a white head. Tart citrus fruit aroma with light malts. Smooth sour flavor, very refreshing.
Sammy (11514) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pleasant lemony sour ale, from Craftshack. The citrus lends a nice complex citrus taste. Just great warm weather afternoon drinking.