Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2012
In short: A not-too-sour very oaky fruity blonde ale. Refreshing and easy to drink for the style. Good stuffflatmatt (1576) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2012
How: Bottle 750ml, consumed when approximately 8 months of age (8 months after first rating, I’m assuming it was only brewed once). Bottle sent to me by sarro, thanks a lot Kyle
The look: Cloudy orange blonde body topped by an off-white ring of foam
In long: Nose is very oaky, lots of wood but also plenty of fruits like oranges, apples, mangos. Not a lot of bugs showing in the aroma. Taste is pleasantly not too intense. There is a nice fruitiness with grapefruits, young red apples, pineapples, raspberry seeds, tart lemons, even some strawberries. Medium lactic acid, plenty of wet oak, low-medium sourness level. Finish is astringent and with an after-taste of wet-oak. The beer intensity is relatively low compared to most American Sours nowadays. These days I find myself more often than not having a hard time drinking a full 750ml of an American sour, because the emphasis seems to be more and more on intensity. Not the case here, this was easy to drink and very enjoyable even if not overly complex. A good beer, and enjoying good craftbeer is one of the many benefits that come with being a heterosexual Caucasian man.
750 mL bottle at Ashley’s Ann Arbor. Pours golden with a white head. Sour raspberry, apple, caramel aroma. Fruity sour flavors of raspberry, lemon, perhaps cherry? Dry, sour finish. Very nice. dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Shared by daknole. Bottle pours hazy orange/amber with a thin head. Aroma shows peach, lemon, oak, and light funk. Flavor shows the same with a slight herbal quality as well as grassy/floral hops. Overall body
is light to moderate and the finish is dry/tart. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Cloudy light brown pour. Very small head. Aroma is nice and tart, fruity, yeast. Flavor is fruity, sour, light lactic tartness, yeasty notes. Damn good shit. Thanks to flandersned. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Bottle thanks to GRG1313 (and I also have one in a trade thanks to tytoanderso). Pours with a hazed golden body with a small white head. Aromas are floral, estery, rose water, sour, stone fruit and lemon juice. Acid more than funk on the nose. Flavors are sour, strong acid, lemon, floral and medium tannin. Very light funk. Lively bubbles, dry and mouthpuckeringly tart.
brokensail (16444) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 19, 2012
The pour is a golden orange color with a a tall white head. There’s a light tartness to the aroma that is quite nice. A good fruitiness to it as well as a bit of malt flavor and sweetness. There is a light flavor of Sweet Tarts to the beer as well as some tart pears, lemons, and apples. A little bit of sweetness and a hint of straw and oak. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. 50belair (3643) - Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Bottle shared by hopscotch. Cloudy burnt orange pour with an off white head. Peach and orange aromas. Dry and effervescent with orange and peach notes. Well done.. hopscotch (11078) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Cloudy caramel ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The aroma furnishes peach, fallen apricot, oak and gloriously funky barnyard notes. Medium-bodied and creamy with airy carbonation. Nicely soured. The fuzzy fruits really dance here. Lightly sweet, but quite puckering as well. Finishes tart, fruity and mildly dry. World class effort! MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2012
My Bottom Line : chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Cherry and white grape fruitiness precedes this Sour Ale’s lactic sourness for an easygoing, quenching experience.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A veil of foam surfs the cloudy dull amber.
-The prickling carbonation remains easy on the tongue.
-The flavor profile might be linear, but it is quite pleasant and very drinkable for a sour brew.
-Fruitiness is also quite citrusy (bacteria).
-The oak barrel character is well balanced and harmonious with the rest of the wild flavors.
Bottle. Thx for sharing, Eric!
bottle... bright dark orange, medium clarity, off white ring forms... a bit sweet for a sour, reminds me of faro, barley, wet oak, and hay, it works... again mostly sweet but more tart than the nose implies, I’d sat this is a great faro, easy to drink, smooth, nice bite, quite enjoyable and probably the best Arbor beer I’ve had