sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2009
October ‘09 O-Town Throwdown, courtesy of Solan.
Pours amber, beige head.
Aroma and flavor. plenty of good sourness, hints of fruits; on the cherry side adding a wine like palate from the Cabernet barrels adding a nice wood finish coupled with the fruit sour finish. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Aged with ucusty’s cell phone in part. Thanks for the taste, David. Huge body courtesy of bottle conditioning gone mad, with tons of head and an obviously prickly carbonation. Faintly pink color wasn’t what I was expecting, nor was the apricot and berry in the nose. Very clean, a bit thin, not overly complex, I found this one a bit perplexing and underwhelming. durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2012 Thanks to ucusty for sharing. Nice one, Dave. Pours pinkish purple with big ass head. Over carbonated, for sure. This was preceded by Hannsen’s Experimental Cassis, so it was a tough act to follow and I think my perception of this beer suffered for it. Nice tart aroma with some funk/leather/earthy characteristic as well as some raspberry and blackberry notes. Finished a bit watery, but a very nice beer overall. RERATE: January 2012 bottle tastes goooood. Cheers, CanIHave4Beers!
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2009
Thanks to Chicagobeeriot for the bottle! Batch 2 bottle... Bit of a gusher. Pour is slightly purple with a giant fizzy white head. Definitely over carbonated. Tart leathery aroma. Thin to medium bodied. Blackberries, oak tannins, and light spice. Tart and refreshing, far from sour. Clean dry finish. Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2009
Batch 2 bomber. Opened it a little too warm so i got a bit of gushing. These should definately be opened well chilled. Never the less, the pour is a nice one. A cloudy blood orange hued beer with a delicate frothy pinkish white head. Lacing is fair. Sedement evident in the last pour. Aroma is mild funk, lactic, sour creme and berries, mild wood and vinegar. Nice tart flavor upfront, heavy berry skins with tanic component. Quite tart, yet not over whelming, berry flavors return, lingering pleasantly. Slightly creamy body with dry, mildly tanic, woody finish. Berry flavor continues well into finish.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Courtesy pantanap. Blush/amber, white carbonation. Great sour brew. Wine and barrel notes, fruit, tartness, earth, funk. Bone dry. Medium body, balanced. Excellent. cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 17, 2009
Bottle shared kindly by fishingnet. Pours a rosy peach color with a little lacing and a fizzy head. Tart, dry fruitiness, peaches, berry and light spiciness. Finishes dry and light. Very refreshing. User29624 (1683) - - OCT 11, 2009
Bottle which I purchased from Goose Island Cly ($30) so I could quit looking for it in the stores. Pours light cloudy pink with a pink head. Aroma of blackberries, strawberry, light wood, and the wild yeast, slightly sour. The flavor is tart and finishes dry. I wish it was a little more sour, but still a fine beer. I just wish I hadn’t spent the $30 on it. beernbourbon (1592) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Batch 2 bottle. Pour is slightly cloudy with a purple hue and a large very effervescent light pink head. Lots and lots of bubbles with a few floaties. Aroma is strawberry, cranberry, blackberry, champagne, light wood, tannins, and wine. Really enticing and light aroma. Flavor is intensely effervescent and very true to nose. It really tastes like it smells with a dry finish. Love the berry and wine flavors. Not too much sour detectable, just very well balanced. tmoreau (4371) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Another GI offering that I forgot to review, but initially enjoyed at it’s inception when blended with marionberries, and brought to a pairing dinner in early 08 by Greg Hall in unlabelled bottles. Current, batch #2 bottles were brought to a GI tasting at Lunar Brewing Co., and poured to "on the rocks" cocktail glasses for sampling. The color was hazy, with just a touch of brown to the red tone, and a modest white foam that diminished to a ring and light, non lasting lace. The aroma was initial bready, earthy hints of yeast, with fruit, spice, caskwood and dryness following. The flavor was tart fruit and lively carbonation, which contributed nicely to the dry finish.