JaBier (7871) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Bottle purchased a couple of summers ago. Clear amber in color with a thin off-white head. Aroma of malt, oak and some fruit sweetness with some sour esters. Malty and somewhat herbal flavor with a bit of caramel character before a tart fruit finish. drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle, pours hazy gold with white head. Nose has a big fruity kick with lacto, raspberries, buckwheat, and maple syrup. Flavors were light, dull raspberries, grapefruit peel, lactic, and emergen-c. Thin body. MartinT (9852) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2012
My Bottom Line : BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
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 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. tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle: Slightly hazy, burnt copper body with not much "head" at all, just a gray tinted, lasting collar. Aroma of moderate vinegar, lemon, boozy cherry skins, faint earthy must, & a strong, yogurt-like lactobacillus sourness present. Taste is not quite as sour as the aroma would have you believe, but it’s still a bit tart. Lacto yeast, lemon, light vinegar acidity, sharp cherry skins, & a hint of dry, musky oak in the finish. A little bit of warmth comes through, almost in the form of booze, but it’s still mostly tame. Creamy mouth feel, but this could use more carbonation. A nice sour ale from Arbor, but Framboozled is better.
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUN 15, 2016
Notes from summer. Draft. Pours a dark amber. Aroma and taste are tart apples and cherries. Gription79 (2887) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Tasting in April 2011-750ml bottlebrokensail (16440) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 19, 2012
A: spicy, tart, funk
T: pils malt, not overly funky, sour/tart
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. peteinSD (1469) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle from Sean - thanks! Clear copper colored pour with a slick of light tan foam. Vinegar, green apple, tart, earthy grain, and lemon in the aroma. Heavy vinegar/tart flavor with apple, lemon, and light grain. Slightly watery mouthfeel. Decent. Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle poured a dark amber no head or lacing. Smell of green apple, lemon. Flavor of apple, acetone, apple cider vinegar. Not a bottle I should have opened by myself