jinroh (2122) - ESTONIA - OCT 13, 2017 adam42381 (386) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 375ml corked and caged bottle into a Spiegelau tulip. Bottled on 1/10/12 printed on label.
Appearance: Pours a light honey gold with a 1-2 finger sudsy snow white head. There is a fair amount of sludgy buildup inside the bottle where the cork came out, but it doesn’t seem to pour into the beer. The head dissipates quickly leaving a small ring around the edges before finally disappearing altogether. Little to no lacing once the head dissipates.
Smell: Tart, but not overpoweringly. There is a hint of barnyard funk to go along with apple cider, sweet white wine, lemon, vinegar and a touch of oak. Extremely complex aroma which balances sweetness with tartness.
Taste: Wow, that’s one intensely tart array of flavors! Vinegar and wine grape hulls up front followed by sweet cider and touch of funk in the middle before ending with lemon zest and just a faint hint of oak. Aftertaste is bitter, tart and very dry with notes of earthiness, oak tannins and a little funk.
Mouthfeel: Light-to-medium-bodied with an very high amount of prickly carbonation. The mouth is coated by the puckering sourness.
Drinkability: Excellent drinkability. I could drink a lot of this beer if only I were lucky enough to have multiple bottles.
Overall: Excellent beer overall. Russian River really knocked it out of the park with this one. I can’t imagine a sour beer getting much better than this. I can’t recommend it enough.
Tasting at Tokyo Midtown. Batch 008. Light yellow pour, cloudy. Light acidic nose and some spicy oak in the nose. White currants. Taste has more barrel, woody and quite acidic. Feels fresh, bone dry, more white currants and spicy oak. Definitely a living classic. kathouse (1930) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - AUG 12, 2017
Nice golden color with just the right amount of tartness. Light and refreshing without too much sweetness. llkc (2653) - århus, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2017
duft funk abrikos citrus
smag malt citrus frisk abrikos lime alt i alt en ok øl PorterPounder (8226) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2017
Santa Rosa, Ca - on tap at Russian River,Hazy, light golden pour, fluffy white bubbly head, Solid sour aroma, some dried apricot accents, a hint of vinegar, in a good way, Bold, very puckering flavor, raspberries and apricots come to mind, Solid thick spritz to the mouthfeel. Rating #6 of of my 2017 Northern California vacation, MarcoDL (5294) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2017
Draft at the brewpub. Aroma of tart, horseblanket, citrus, vanilla, oak and funk. Rich taste of horseblanket, funky barnyard, oak, vanilla, soft tart, green apples and a long tasty dry finish. A true californian lambic.
tricksta_p (5009) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2017
From tap at Russian River, Santa Rosa. Aroma is Bretty with lots of funk, citrus, oak, lemon, barnyard, touch of grapes, apple, and apricot. Flavour is puckering sour with a dry finish. Body is medium. Delicious, drinks very much like a Lambic, with a complex fruity funky aroma and a tasty sour flavour. Amazing. ansalon (4102) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2017
Pours hazy orange with a low white head. Aromas of citrus, grass, farmhouse, earthy notes. Taste is fruity and sour with prominent oak and earthy notes. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation. kryon (3797) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2017
Pours foggy yellow with minimal head
Aromas tart of citrus, tangerine, lemons,
Taste has tart notes of green grapes, citrusy fruits, slightly herbal, wine barrel, stable klm1 (1780) - Bled/SF, - FEB 8, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2017 @RBB: pours golden color, haze, unstable tan head. Aro.a-flavor: peaches, citruses, grape, funk, salt, tart dry finish. Moderate body, soft texture and medium carbonation. bigtaster (1016) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2017
From bottle into snifter, apples, butter, white wine, some funk, a bit of barnyard. Yellow golden color, a bit of carbonation. Very acidic, slightly sweet. Okay finish, very nice beer.