marcus (10682) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 30, 2011
On tap at Drakes Barrel House. Pours hazy copper with a thin beige head and a sour fruit aroma. There is a delicous caramel malt flavor with lots of mellow sour and an oaky finish. Very well-aged. ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 26, 2011
A - Served a hazy copper-orange color with a finger of off-white head sitting atop. The head faded slowly leaving behind lots of lacing.
S - Aroma is bursting with sour and tart grape. There is also a bit of other light fruit and just a hint of malt mixed in.
T - Starts off with some strong sour and tart grapes with the Chardonnay barrel flavor making very noticeable contributions. Through the middle, some other lighter sweet fruits show up in the background with a bit of malt. The finish is big and tart and sour with just a bit of the booze coming through.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The beer felt fairly smooth. The finish was very tart and the flavor hung around on the tongue for a while.
D - Very drinkable. The beer was not quite balanced, but the super strong sour and tartness is what I enjoyed most about it. The Chardonnay barrels also contribute in a nice way. beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Tasted on tap at the Celebrator Anniversary Party on 2/20/2011. This wild/sour ale pours a hazy brown color from the tap. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is sour, tart and funky. A medium bodied sour ale. The malts are fruity and tart, fruity and funky. The hops are herbal. Nice
Carbonation. A nice balance between the fruit, caramel, tart and funk. This one is in the upper percentile of sourness, but is balance pretty well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean, crisp and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sour.
joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Celebrator 23rd Anniversary party 2011. It pours cloudy amber orange with an off white head. The nose is sour, sweaty, and alcoholic with overripe fruit and a hint of barrel. The flavor is potently sour with some vinegar, whiskey, oranges and leather. The brett is not as noticeable as I expected. I don’t pick up much funkiness, just throat thrashingly sour. It does have enough fruity, caramel like sweetness to give it a semblance of balance. The finish is alcoholic. Fun, challenging beer, but not the best sour I’ve had from Drakes. AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Over ripe peaches and plums, funk, acetone, and some fruit skins fill the aroma and flavor. Finish is dry and some grain. Lively mouthfeel.