gonzosauce (196) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Opaque red brown; wonderful aroma of sour red berries that borders, but doesn’t quite touch vinegar. Vinegar shows up in the flavor, bot not detrimentally. An enjoyable, impressive, sweet & sour ale. BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle shared by the brewer while attending day 1 of The Livery Anniversary party, much thanks! This is a shocking surprise in a very good way. The sourness is right where you want it, not over the top but not underwhelming either. Not funky like a gueze but clean acidic and lactic bite with moderate oak barrel tannic dryness as well. You still can find the base malt under it all. Utterly refreshing. I will seek this out the next bottle release. OUTSTANDING and for this day every bit as good as many RR offerings. alliance100 (1169) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Draft at Hopcat , aromas of sour oak , wonderful tartness , love it , wish they made more
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone hopscotch (11236) - 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! 50belair (3682) - 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..
jgb9348 (6476) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2011
I didn’t know this was so rare, but I’m happy to have sampled the whole of my bottle. Hazy deep copper coloured body with a nice off-white head that fades relatively fast with a bit of yeast sediment noticeable on the bottom. Aroma of sour cherries, tart raspberries, a touch of oak, some very minor malts and a good sweetness. Medium-bodied; Assertive sourness noticeable up front with cherries and raspberries both noticeable and a good tart puckering maltiness also around. Aftertaste shows a more well-rounded, complex note with some light malt, sweetness and more fruit flavours. Overall, a very nice representation of the style and a great beer to sample if you haven’t had the style much, especially from a brewery in the states, especially Michigan. I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from Merchant’s in Dearborn, Michigan on 28-April-2011 for US$15.99 sampled at home in Washington in celebration for my birthday past on 10-July-2011. Newk (299) - - AUG 8, 2012
Poured from 750 into a tulip. Pours a medium gold color with a foamy head.
Very good depth and complex aromas of funk, sour cherries, sour citrus notes, and some tart green apples.
Really good medium body feel with good depth and notes of green apples, sour cherries and sour citrus’.
This was a great beer. Got this from a friend and am very glad I got it. Really good depth across the board with a real nice tartness to it.
joshwoodward (575) - - NOV 15, 2012
Wow, the barnyard on the nose almost bowls you over, which is awesome if you’re into that like I am. The puckery sourness is also almost over-the-top. This really blurs the line between a super-bretty wine and beer. Only for true sour lovers! drowland (9057) - Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2013
7/6/13. 750mL bottle thanks to mibirder! Looking through past ratings, I didn’t know that Arbor ever had any problems with sours, and this bottle certainly didn’t seem bad. In fact, I was surprised at how good this beer was considering myself and basically nobody at the tasting had had it before or really heard much about these guys. Hazy golden orange pour with a nice fluffy off-white head. Lots of acidity, sweet tarts, and sourness on the aroma and flavor. Super sour, lots of acidity, but I dig it. I thought this was pretty damn tasty stuff! superspak (6004) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2013
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2013 vintage. Pours lightly hazy light orange amber color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clingsaround the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big sour apple, cherry, lemon, pear, grape, clove, pepper, hay, straw, vinegar, oak, leather, musty funk, white wine, herbal, light honey, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of oak, malt, and wild yeast esters; with good strength. Taste of sour apple, cherry, lemon, pear, grape, hay, straw, vinegar, clove, oak, leather, musty funk, white wine, herbal, light honey, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy/fruity acidity on the finish; with lingering notes of sour apple, cherry, grape, pear, lemon, hay, straw, vinegar, oak, clove, pepper, leather, funk, white wine, light honey, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and balance of oak, wild yeast, and malt flavors; with a great acidity/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately acidic mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent sour blonde ale style. All around great complexity and balance of oak and wild yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on with moderate acidity. A very enjoyable offering.