Ataraxia (589) - California, USA - SEP 3, 2016
Golden hello, mild white head. Peach, apricot, brine, lemon, and funk. Tart and fruity. Moderate carb, light body, and juicy. ineedbeer (2331) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 2, 2016
Poured from a 750 ml bottle.
Aroma is very fruit forward with lots of apricot, peach and some lighter nectarine and apricots. Light oak note with a bit of wheat. A bit of acidity and citrus.
Pours a hazy, pale, yellow straw color with a medium sized, thin, white head that recedes quickly to the edges where it lingers for a bit. No lacing or legs.
Flavor is moderately acidic with a medium light wheat note. Light oak with a bit of tannins from the oak and fruit. Moderately strong fruit notes with apricot being most prevalent followed by nectarine and peach. Also some citrus and pineapple.
Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a nice fruited berliner. Not too acidic with nice strong fruit notes that still allow the oak and wheat to show through. JaBier (8445) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2016
Bottle shared by a friend. Hazy and chunky orange pour with a thin white head. Aroma of funk, peach, apricot and lemon. Tart peach and apricot flavor before a sour lemon finish. GT (10001) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 12, 2016
750mL from brainlair/DG Keepers. Hazed straw color with soda foam. Rich fuzzy apricot aroma. Taste is prickly carbonation up front, light-bodied, medium acid, no sugar, medium lactic acid yogurtiness. Thankfully not too sour like other DG beers of late. Very solid overall. Stone fruit flavor isn’t there at all. Maybe some small sugar would help allow them to pop.
jcartamdg (3539) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2016
Pours a bright (yet hazy) golden orange with no head. Aroma of oak, funk and stone fruit. Taste follows, very sour, wheat, oak, funk and stone fruit.
Steve_0 (3818) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2016
Bottle at home with friends. Pour is hazy golden with light yeast chunks and a small white head that quickly dissipated. Big cheesy, funky, biscuity, salty, fruits skins, apricots, some lemon, and grass in the aroma. Taste is again lots of blue cheese, lemons, peaches, biscuit - lots of acid - some salt, vanilla, and heavy wood with a big acidic sour finish. Light body with crisp carbonation. Not bad, but way too much acid for my liking. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Bottle at the brewery taproom t (Tillamook, OR). Pours a hazy yellow golden bright color, potent glow and color with frothy whitish creamy head atop. Frothy and thicker ringer atop stays as a firm layer, solid lacing as that thicker ringer. Aromas show a touch of oakn sour peaches and apricots. Gentle tartness, tannic oak and subtle sulfur type stinky appeal. Initial is tart and fruity, nice apricot and pit fruit sourness. Peach, softened and not overwhelming sour tangy punch. A nice sourness doesn’t overwhelm here as that lactic punch grows into the back. Spritzy, smoothed over sour yogurty punch. The sourness grows, enveloping the palate with fruity life. Earth, cobwebs and nice fruity appeal on the palate. Backend is dry, smoothedovver and firmly sour. The fruit presence here never ends up sweet or too fruity, but sour overall. Juicy, fruity and firmy sour. Dry and twangy, light and spritzy. Really dang good stuff. jredmond (8965) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Allen and Frank’s December 19th, 2015 tasting. Pours a hazy golden body with lots of sediment. Nose is sour vanilla yogurt. Mouthfeel is acidic with a strong tart character hitting you in the back of the jaw; notes of peach, passionfruit and sour lemon. MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2015
[ 75cl bottle ][ 6oz ][ @Tasting ][ $ ? ][ tulip ][ 12.27.15 ]cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2015
bright, murky sun gold, large fizzy white head gone fast. Nose is an absence of fruit.. aka straight de garde error. Buteric with heavy paper/plastic elements, light manure, citric acid. Frothy front palate, DG body again too large and overwhelms with co2 bitterness. Mid is an off-mess of sour stone fruit alongside wet leather and moss, slick finish with filmy brett-dominant end. This is so many DG fruit beers, just no fruit sweetness to hide behind.
Pour is cloudy peach with a white head that dissipates rather quickly. Nose has a fair bit of brett, mostly dry leather funk, acidity seems to drown out the fruit, a bit thin in the nose, very subtle. Flavor is similar, less funk, still thinned out flavor, moderate leather, a touch of peach, co2 and acidity, light bitterness. High carb, heavy feel.