Troupis (252) - - JUN 18, 2017
Super sour. Amazing fruity aroma. I mean the most sour sour ale I've had. Complex palate.
Great sour ale.
On tap at Warrens Ale House in Wheaton.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Had on tap at the Tasting Room Saturday August 8, 2009. Served in a small snifter. The fruit element is achieved through the use of olallieberries (pronounced oh-la-leh), which the bartender told me are grown along the Central Coast and are made of a cross of loganberries and youngberries.
A: A slightly hazy ruby-maroon color with a low-rising head that was slightly off white.
S: While I’ve never tasted an olallieberry, the nose immediately let me know what I would be tasting. The berry scent produced a nice nose, especially when combined with the sour notes, which were definitely prevalent, but not in a way that completely overpowered the fruit.
T: Sweet, acidic, slightly tart. Some slight earthy undertones. There is an undercurrent of berry taste throughout, with a clear overlay of sour and acidic notes. Being the first reviewer, I wish I had more sour experience to be able to better explain all that this lambic had going on.
M: Fairly light-bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Slightly mouth puckering, but nothing in the extreme.
D: Quite drinkable. A thoroughly enjoyable experience all around. Great tasting menu and the bartender was very friendly.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 08-10-2009 daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Bright reddish pour, white head. Sour, juicy and delicious. Reminds me of a nice sour cranberry juice. Nice lactic sourness, perfect carbonation. Great beer!! BiiruBierBeer (1051) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Sour berry smell and taste. I don’t know what those berries taste like on their own, but they add a very nice flavor to this sour. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Huge thanks to daknole for this one, wow now this is a perfect beer, big fruity flavors, multiple layers of tartness and sweetness with dryness. Huge complexity. This beer is amazing!!
djd07 (15067) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle thanks to Nick. Pours a hazy purple with medium frothy off white head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is strong berries, brett, and vinegar. Thin mouth, nice sour berries, currants, tart finish, really enjoyed this. HonusWagner (2191) - Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Really nice fruited AWA, with a good hint of berry sweetness, nice coloration, and well-balanced tartness. jbruner (4792) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Pours a bright purple red on tap with fluffy pink white head that leaves good lace. Aroma of big fruity sweetness that gets overpowered quickly with funky barnyard and lactic sour notes. Taste is even more of the funky fruitiness, amazing balance and flavor. This is pretty much the best American version I’ve had in quite a while, comparable to wicked weed, allagash, and cantillon. Christian (13678) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2016
Bottle, thanks to Torben. Hazy red with a small white head. Aroma of funk and red berries, with a touch of oak. Dry and tart fruity flavour with funk and oak IrishBoy (4210) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Draft at the brewery at the Firestone 14 Release Party. I assume this is the beer it was listed as Firestone Walker Lambic and was said by the brewer to have been in barrels two years and was listed as 5% ABV on the sign on the table. Nose was very oaky with lots of berry notes, fruitiness, tartness, yeast, and a little funk. Cloudy amber with a small beige head. Flavor was nicely tart with berries, light woodiness, and some slight horseblanket. First sour I have had from Firestone and quite good; would love to see it bottled.