skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the 2009 Great Elysian Beer Festival. Otherwise known on their menu as ’Barrel O’Bitch’, this is Bete Blanche in oak for 10 weeks. There was big wood hints up front, but ended up being kind of watery. Good flavors though.
riversideAK (6260) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some tart sourness with a very light yeat spice on the nose. Lemon, rather sour smelling actually. Some generic pale maltiness as well. Golden pour with a thin head. A touch of tartness to start, grainy bready malt as well as wit bier notes. Brett funk, yeasty spice. A touch earthy as well. Earth and funk in the finish. Lightly sour. Intersting beer.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft @ Brouwer’s Big Wood - cloudy orange and spotty white head; very strange smelling and tasting beer; kind of a soured pale ale, but sour only in nose; off flavors and quite gross
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pint – Bottleworks – Seattle, WA
Aroma: Very light and medicine type smell.
Appearance: Golden in color, cloudy with a thin head.
Flavor: Not very much flavor this beer had issues. It was like a terrible infected brew. No help for this beer.
Palate: Dry finish, with whatever gets this out of my mouth feel.
Overall: Was supposed to be one of the better beers in the taps selection this would have never been tapped in my house. This was pure crap. A complete mess and they said it was a young beer sure a young infected beer that will only improve the pipes as it goes down the drain.
3fourths (9322) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft pour @ Bottleworks. Cloudy bright golden yellow body, white head. Instant nose of saccharin and sweaty band-aids. Some lactic cream and 7-UP cola flavoring syrup/aspartame in the nose. Highly carbonated and spritzy. Overwhelming saccharin and soured corn syrup flavor. Terrible. Couldn’t stomach more than a few sips.
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hands down the best sour I had from Elysian at their SBW tasting. Pours a red gold with a thin head and a good amount of carbonation. Smells of malts, vinegar, peppery hops and sour grapefruit. The sour flavor is balanced, with a sour apple taste mingling with a fresh taste of lemon and vanilla. Liked it quite a bit.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
light red with a thin head. vinegar and cloves aroma. mild sourness flavor and a well balanced palate.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tastes even better than the Avery Vogekbeck... Pretty excited for this beer due to its slightly sour taste -- as opposed to the super sour ale. Another fantastic beer from Elysian.