ACHops (1606) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2016
On tap @ The Yard. Pours slightly hazy golden amber with thin lacy off-white head. Aroma is clean oaky dank pale malt; crisp berry tartness comes in on the back. Taste is crisp clean light caramel malt up front, then big dry oaky notes right after, light red berry tart notes on the finish. Interesting blend, tons of flavor, clear that lots of work went into this. ClarkVV (6825) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 18, 2016
Draught at Deep Ellum, 2/7/16.andrewje41 (4085) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Deep copper-golden beer has just a hint of rose to it and is topped by a small, moderately-well retained white head. High clarity.
Smells of simple sugar mixing with pineapple, sweet apricot and with a touch of cellar mustiness. Moderately sharp esters permeate.
Saccharine-sweetness is very prominent in the flavor. Mild pixie stix, waxy crayons and sharp, out-of-place esters prick at the palate. Bare acetic acid is not integrated at all in to the rest of the beer. Sweetness does not evolve much, having a very simple, saccharine/table sugar-like character to it. Some fruitiness, light vegetal character and indeed some green apple (why would they want that?). Like most De Proef beers, it’s overly sweet with compound flaws.
Draft pour at the Burgundian. Pours a cranberry juice red color with a short bubbly head. Aroma full of spice and dark fruits. Very complex flavor with some raisin, plum, apple, cranberry, and a full array of dark fruits. The majority of the flavor is very bold, and doesn’t show any sweetness at all. Very nice beer here. Loved it. falco242 (398) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
So good. I’ve been sitting on a bottle for 2 years and it has mellowed really well. Sour tart is perfectly balanced with the Wild ale and is so sippable. Need to get my hands on some more Hair of the Dog! Gription79 (2891) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Poured from a 750ml bottle. This is fantastic, tart, apple, melon, slight maltiness, fruity.
slowrunner77 (12460) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Dry, with a tropical fruit and apple tartness. Not overly sour, but not exactly mellow eiter. The base beer works well here. This sour was a great food compliment, though they are scored the same, I’d pick Michael 6 times in 10 :)" solidfunk (9205) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Brewed 2002. Very nice. Pours cloudy orange with ok head and lacing. Some raisin, plum, apricot and light bretta. Sweet and sour finish. Great stuff. Bottle thanks to Donny at Epic Sour Tasting. GenDV138 (7470) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle (Brewed March 2012) shared from me at DC Annual Epic Sour Tasting. Honey yellow with off-white head. Aroams of dark fruit, tart notes, tropical fruit, raspberries. Tastes of dark fruit, tropical fruit, citrus, tart notes. Medium body with a dry finish. Tasty. Iphonephan (7075) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
From a bottle shared at the DC Epic Sour Beer Tasting. Thanks GenDV138! Pours a hazy orange amber with an off white head. Caramel nose. Tart cherry flavors. Nice. EricTeusink (700) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Great back story to this rate. I was meeting up with HeffIam for an in person trade. He and some buddies were in town for a bachelor party. I introduced him and a few of the celebrants to Dave Blanchard, owner of the Brick Store. He proceeded to show them the Brick Store cellar and pop one of these bottles on the house. Glad he did. Marvelous beer. Pours a just hazy red with hint of brown. Big white head. Scent is cranberry, sours grapes, and tart candy. Well balanced sweet and sour flavors. Lively with a light medium body. Bottle - Brick Store Pub - Decatur, GA