changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This pours a pinkish color with a thin white head that yields some spotty lacing. A wild berry and very floral aoma, with some of that funky wet basement smell too. This isn’t all that sour; more sweet than sour. Flowery flavors are noted; picking up more hibiscus than any of the others. There’s a constant vegetation flavor throughout with a little bit of grapefruit or some tropical fruit cocktail element. Very easy drinking and a bit thirst quenching. It’s a little too fruit juicy; maybe could use a little more tartness or funk, but otherwise this is a good beer.
Jow (3725) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Gingerman I bought for Sunday night Patriots game. Pours cloudy pink kinda looks like grapefruit juice. Nose is floral and citrus with thin head but some lacing. Tastes of grapefruit, earth, Brett, grass, and floral. I get more hibiscus than the other florals. Very dry on finish and not as tart as I would think.
Drake (13171) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewery. Pours a murky rose color with a large frothy head. Good head retention and lacing. Kinda chunky, but it’s the last pour, just the way I like it. Bottled 5/12. Aroma of big floral notes, vegetal and earthy notes and a mildly funky finish. The taste is floral and vegetal notes, earthy notes, citrus and mild funk. Medium bodied.
obguthr (6007) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2012 Kumquat, cranberry. aroma. Rose orange colored, medium pink head. Pink grapefuit and kumquat flavor. Tart and fruity, somewhat vinous, but not really doing much for me.
Butters (4049) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Dan’s after Top of the Hops tasting. Clear pinkish body with a good pink head. Extremely floral and perfumy and rose petals and hibiscus. More floral than sour. But pretty enjoyable and a great name and label art.
jbeatty (1245) - New York, USA - SEP 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 09/20/2012. Pours a beautiful pinkish red, the color of grapefruit pulp, not much head and thin ring of lacing. Aroma of brett, mildly vinous, very floral- roses and elder flowers that become more pronounced with warmth; grapefruit, herbal hops. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, light tartness,rosewater, touch of brett funk, dry finish. Lively palate, easy to drink. Unique and well done, really enjoyed this one.
JorisPPattyn (9715) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick, lightly pinkish head, stable over orange-pink, clouded beer. Very fruity (& vinous) nose; cherry, but also other fruit - rosehips definitely possible. Quite some acids emerging in the nose: fruit-, lactic, but I seem to get also faint acidic. But intensely fruity and iniviting. Sourish, near-tart fruity flavour. Again sour cherry, pomegranate juice, rosehips, wild plums, and also the elderberries emerging. Finish is dry, with a spicy touch. Feels more carbonated than it looks. Dry, extremely refreshing, light body. Excellent fruitbeer. Really nice and aaaarrrrghhh ’more-ish’. Many thanks to Chris Kabouter and Freddy!
zdk (1898) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared by trevor (?) at campground brewdown: pinkish body with a nice white head. very floral with grapefruit citrus in the nose. Mildly tart and on the sugary sweet side finishes with effervensent with funk and florals.
tkrjukoff (4330) - SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 37,5 cl, tnx to rlgk. Pours hazy amber with nice off white head leaving some laces. Aroma is sour sweet stable wet blanket very floral fruity sour; very nice. Flavor is sour tart astringent sweet in front, bitter floral with sustained astringent and sour bits and somewhat nice malty touch finishing with peppery pungent astringent tart and dry floral aftertaste.
rlgk (18837) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, from a trade with Maxxdaddy. Hazy orange/copper color, small but lasting offwhite head. Floral aroma, roses, citrus, stable, leather, elderberries, yeasty, brett, vinous, citrus, woody, sourish, hay, some grapefruit. Vinous floral flavor, sour, elderberries, woody, citrus, grapefruit, roses, brett, leather, stable, tart, pineapple, some tea. Different from most beers, but very good. Floral grassy finish with leather, roses, tart and with some grapefruit.