skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the 2009 Great Elysian Beer Festival. Looked good on paper. Wasn’t as good on the palate. The ideas were there, just a bit watered down with malts.
michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light golden, clear color with lots of thick head that sticks nicely to the glass. Aroma is moderate, mostly malt and a bit of hop. Taste is balanced sweet and malt, not heavy at all. Moderate lingering bitterness. Overall a reasonable, somewhat interesting, very well balanced winter ale.
smprochak (23) - Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I did not like the underlying tones of this beer, but it did have great hop taste. Bigger fan of the BiFrost.
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2009
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2010 On tap at Elysian Fields for SBW. Aged in cabernet barrels, I believe. Pours a hazy golden with cream head. Fantastic aroma with citrus and grapes that makes me think I’m about to dive into a nice cab. Wine is the dominating flavor that tastes very bitter, leaving my mouth incredibly dry with a finish that lingers much longer than I could have wanted.
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’m a fan of sours but this one did nothing for me. It’s a peachy brown pour with lots of lacing. Aromas of sugars, orange, a bit of grapefruit and faint smell of yeast. You can really taste the alcohol on this one, overpowering its citrus hops. Bitter finish.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Fields for Seattle Beer Week, this is a version of the bifröst soured with Brett yeast. It pours a cloudy pale orange color with a muted sour tart aroma. The flavor is slightly woody and bitter, almost a red wine like quality to the nose and palate.