beerbaaron (2046) - Arizona, USA - DEC 19, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2013 Pours a cloudy, light reddish amber. No real head. Fruity, berries.. Wild, good yeast character.. Sour. Little funk, barnyard. Wine barrel. Nice collection and balance of tart, sour, fruity. Nice sensations on back of tongue and throat. Not too dry. I like that the fruitiness was not overtaken, kept a excellent balance. Great initial berry. The shared glass went fast! DalzAle (2038) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Bottle. Dark tan/reddish pour a little carbonation and a very sour aroma of fruity blackberries and wine. Flavor is also very tart berries, woody with a dry sour finish. Definitely good, but not $20/bottle good. RCL (2032) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 3, 2009
Not super tart, just lightly tart and funky. Reminds me of Orval a bit. I bit of woodiness comes through. Pretty nice. mikem409 (2029) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours brown with medium white head. Aroma of funk and berries. Taste is fruity tangy. Styles (2016) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Pinkish/purpleish minimal head. Aroma rather muted, light sour cherry, light funk. Flavor on par, sourness comes through a tad more. Well attenuated. Decent overall.
bluejacket74 (1995) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2012
22 ounce bottle, it’s a 2012 bottle but there’s no bottling date printed on the label. Served in a Unibroue tulip, the beer pours an orange/red color with a half inch head that fizzled away quickly. Not much lacing at all. Aroma is nice and sour, it smells like tart berries, oak, and red wine. The taste is pretty much just like the aroma, except that the berry flavor tastes more like sweet and tart blackberries, and that the sourness is stronger in comparison to the aroma. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it’s a bit slick with a good amount of carbonation. I liked this beer, it’s tasty and tart so I can’t complain about that! $15.99 a bottle. Jesterdeal (1986) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2013
To me, the best of the GI sisters. Bottle shared by Jeff. Aroma of fresh berry, funky cheese, vinegar and lemon zest. Pours hazy light peach with a great champagne bubble to it but no head to speak of. Taste is full and funky but super tart. Tart berry, red wine vinegar, apricot, stilton cheese, and pear. The oak comes through just a litte. This is a great blend of funky and tart and a near perfect wild ale. Love this one. hombrepalo (1972) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2009
Poured amber with a too much head, extra carbonated. Aroma was barnyard funk, rye and wood. Taste was vinegar, small berry flavor and rye with a decent finish. Very easy to drink but lack a bit more of a kick. jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Dark rose with fair white head / Sour nose of blackberries and orchard fruit, oak, and brett / Light to medium body, tart and woody, with good balance and dry finish / Clean, mostly straight-forward flavors of fermented blackberries, apple, pear, cedar, straw, and a decent dose of barnyard funk / As always, I would prefer less new oak, and while it lacks the complexity of the best (Jolly Pumpkin), it is a fine brew. Pwn3d (1958) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2010
bottle shared with gallagher. pour is a sunkissed hazy amber with fluffy white bubbly head atop. the aroma is a delicious soft belgian spice with cornacopia of gallant aromatics... wild yeast, berries. taste is epic.. blackberries, tart citrus, sour, some vanilla. carbonation is ultra bubbly, like champagne. awesome! expensive as all hell but worth it!!