Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Another big thanks to Ditmier for sharing this. Pours grapefruit juice with weak white head. The aroma has muted notes of cotton, hay, spices, herbs and yeastiness. The taste is pretty smooth with some apples, tart un-ripe cherries, herbal notes, a modest level of tartness and slightly chalky yeasty notes left clinging to the inside of my mouth. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2011
750ml bottle. Thanks to Adam for sharing...pours an orangey brown semi-hazy hue and topped with a soapy white head... Sour fruit and gin aromatics with peppery raspberriness upfront, somewhat sweet in the middle. Middle of the road. Tame... Flavors are sour and puckering at first with raspberry and grapefruitiness, some lemony warhead accents provide some character. Mild sourness but def kind of enjoyable. Ok I kind of dig it. A somewhat more assertive bottleworks 12 with less raspberries and more of a grapefruit citrus feel. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2011
750 ml pours a lucious darker amber orange hue, healthy glow, with frothy brighter white head dies to a film, laces ok. Aromas are very fruity, with mangos and citrus, some touches of pear and apple, melon, raspberries and grapefruit seems to take a focus, lots of tropical fruit roll into the fold. Fruity pancake melange. Initial is a decent sour kick up front throwing a decent lemony lactic kick, moving into yogurt, wet oak, and touches of berry fruit. Bread, raspberries, and oak. Some wild brett, though lacto seems to take over. It’s not all that sour, just a decent edge up front dying into yogurt, and a very drinkable sour Blonde Ale. Pretty nice, nothing overbearing, actually sour (unlike a good deal of the Arbor beers). A very fruity nose, solid sour kick but very drinkable. Raspberries and tons of grapefruit, solid sourness. Not real bretty, remaining vibrant and fruity, my favorite Arbor sour to date I believe. 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. flatmatt (1576) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2012
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.
arminjewell (9636) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2016
Pour on tap at HopCat, hazy golden pour with white head, aroma brought notes of sour fruit, grass, bread, slight tart lemony notes into a bit of grain, slight oak. Taste was a mix of bread, grass, tart fruit, some sour stone fruit, finishing slightly sweet, slightly tart. douglas88 (9178) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2011
750 ml bottle thanks to Eric (Ditmier) at the tasting. Pours a murky orange almost brown color with a large off-white head. The aroma is oak, funk and citrus. Sweet and dry, lots of fruit, citrus especially, some light sourness and oak, sort of funky. Not acidic but more of a oaky Flemish Brown sourness here. Quite interesting. badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2011
MiBG Summer Fest 2011. reddish orange body with medium off-white head. aroma of sour funk, citrus, orange, and oak. flavor of oak, heavy lemon, and some funk. musty, dry finish. 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 stuffAGAquino (667) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 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.
750ml bottle courtesy of Sammy. Cloudy burnt orange colour with almost no head; slight fruity sour aroma, more apples than cherries; much more noticeable tartness in it’s flavor.