SirLimpsalot (5021) - SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2018 superspak (6482) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2017
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 1/26/2017. Pours very hazy deep orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger foamy off white head with poor retention, that reduces to a thin ring of lace pretty quickly. Minimal lacing on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tart/tangy apricots, peach, lemon, lime, green apple, white grape, plum, cherry, hay, straw, pepper, toasted oak, wheat, and bread; with light musty/leathery funk, vanilla, apple cider vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, apricots, oak barrel, and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart/tangy apricots, peach, lemon, lime, green apple, white grape, plum, cherry, hay, straw, pepper, toasted oak, wheat, and bread; with light musty/leathery funk, vanilla, apple cider vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tart/sourness and light yeast/tannic oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour apricots, peach, lemon, lime, green apple, white grape, plum, cherry, hay, straw, pepper, toasted oak, wheat, bread, light funk/vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, apricots, oak barrel, and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/sourness balance. Minimal puckering after the finish, with no sour/tannic astringency. Light-moderate dryness from tart/sourness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/acidic/grainy, and slightly tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 7.3%. Overall this is an awesome fruited sour ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, apricots, oak barrel, and bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and pretty refreshing to drink; thanks to the mellow/balanced acidity/sourness. Very impressive and well rounded wild/sour complexity, with nice oak presence; and great malt balance. A really enjoyable offering.
@ Residence Inn, San Marcos 18-2-21:Fantastisk doft och smak med stor syrlighet och stor aprikos. I världsklass gyllenbock (10353) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2018
Bottle, thanks SirLimpsalot. Hazy orange with a small white head. Quite sour with apricot and funk. A refreshing one. thornecb (6229) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2018
Pours hazy gold into a tulip. Tan head with little retention recedes to nothing. Apricot and funk aromas. Tart with apricot and apple upfront turning to dry, tongue stripping lacto before the lasting marshmallow finish. sinfull (1889) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2018 Hazy , orange color, Thin, white head. Apricots, wood in funky aroma. Moderately sour with nice, fruity notes and dry finish. Bitterbill (2078) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 29, 2017
16 ounce Prowler bought at Liquor Shed in Casper.
Colour of the beer is like the fruit, small head of foam that dissipates quickly, no lacing.
Sour apricot smell with some oak notes that imply wood. Got my attention.
Yep, woody barrel notes to go with the tasty sour apricot flavour. For a sour fruit specific wild ale, this nails it.
Barely creeps into medium bodied, fairly light level of carbonation, Avery did, imho, a fine job with this fruity sour. As they usually do. Tip of the hat.
andrewje41 (4753) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2017
22 oz bottle poured. A golden orange pour, cloudy. Very tart presentation up front with aroma and flavor. Distinct apricot at first, fruity, juicy, and barely sweet. Then the sour rolls in strong. Big pucker, but the flavor underneath is on point. Tasty, juicy sour here. anders37 (28075) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2017
Sample @ GABF 2017. Pours a hazy golden pale orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity sour apricot aroma. Fruity sour tart apricot flavor. Has a fruity sour tart apricot finish. tmrmwel (2340) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2017
Inbreak (7002) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2017
Bottle, eight years before bbd. Pours hazy orange, with almost no head. Aroma is tart fruity notes of apricots and mango, as well as lactic acid, bretty wood and floral notes. Creamy body, with soft to average carbonation. Flavour is tart lactic acid, with fruity notes of lemon peel, berries and apricots, as well as floral bretty notes with lavender.
24.10.2017, 0,65l bottle @ home:tcon25 (1027) - Duvall, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2017
Nice fizzy-creamy mediumlasting head, hazy. Aroma is slightly dry sour-ish fruity, fruit stones, dried apricots, hay, minerals, oak, mild vinegar, grass, sawdust, old rope. Taste is dry sour-ish fruity, soda powder, unripe berries, fruit stones, oak, grass, sorrel, sour apricots, mild vinegar, old rope, hay. Medium bitterness, dry sour-ish mouthfeel. Nice.
Bottle pour, thanks Matt. Big apricot aroma. Golden pour thin head, little sweet, smooth sour flavor.