ashann22 () - New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2017 DrnkMcDermott (3099) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 vintage, bottled Aug 14. $16 @ Binny’s. Off to Thanksgiving weekend with my family, most of whom won’t be drinking. So I’m "laying down a layer."
Oops! Opens with a gusher that won’t stop pumping foam out the top of the bottle. Once it finally calms down in my Goose Vintage stem glass, I have a cloudy caramel beer, a bit pinkish,with loose sediment, a loose foam on top. Has a definite red wine nose, with faint berry background subsumed by aromatic malt. Taste is quite tart. Lacks the creaminess of New Glarus Raspberry Tart. Another pour now shows a nice, fizzy champagne head. Starts to drink more like a champagne, thanks to, I assume, a secondary ferment. Tartness grows on me, with a little bit of fruit. May be a little shallow, but a decent American sour beer.
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2017 Love this beer and could be one of my favorite sours I have had so far dukeandduke (264) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2017
750 ML 2015 Bottled 7/31/15, multiple pours into Goose Island Chalice. Clear copper pour, nominal white head, mild carbonation. Tart blackberry and grape aroma, Tate similar, tart sweet balance, blackberry grape sour taste. Very clear mouth feel, easy drinking. Very good sour/sweet combination, good offering by Goose Island. rdixon77 (2832) - Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2017
Thanks Carl! Nice sour. Blackberries and wine barrels shine through. Woody and sour and fruity in equal measure. Good stuff! Torrefacto (1675) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 9, 2017
Mora, aroma jugoso. En nariz la acidez es elegante y cítrica, pero ne boca es intensa y larga. PanMarek (438) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2017
Dark reddish amber pour with clouds, some debris, and a quick beige bubbly foam. Tart on the nose with good acid, some beery fruit and damp earthy notes. Light body with lots of fizz and a sharp, dry, vinous finish, though not as dry as Gillian or Sophie. The taste is tart, acidic with some complex earthy and blueberry flavors. The berry becomes more prominent as it warms. The fizz helps bring this out, somehow. A well-balanced, moderately sour ale. The vinous touches are subtle, but help moderate the tartness and resonate well with the berry flavors. Lacks some of the briny flavors of the other sisters and tastes more like a traditional sour. Unequivocally not a saison.
swimpm92 () - - MAY 4, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2017 Tart and fruity. Great in a small size but it would be tough to drink more than a few oz. Perfect for sharing or a flight wyatt_rb () - - MAY 4, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2017 Sweet and sour. Lot of fruit flavors. Not something I would typically grab and drink, but think this would be good with a meal. drsandman (1464) - New York, USA - MAY 1, 2017
Pours a nice pink/red, white head. Aroma is grape rind, lemon, oak, melon, berries, lacto. Flavor is jammy fruits, raspberry, lemon, oak, tannin, lacto, vinegar, grape rind. HeadyDE (843) - Delaware, USA - APR 23, 2017
Bomber pour shared at tasting.2012 edition..pours a golden tan color with minimal head, nose is funk n blackberries for miles..mighty fine..palate is funk n berries mixed with barrel goodness, easily one of the better sister offerings from GI, lots of stuff going on here all in a good way, like the fruit, like the funk, like the sour, not much to fault here, a well done take on a fruited Belgian sour/wild ale katrinaez (2019) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Very sour and tart, not vinegar but wow on the tongue. Grapes, raspberries, grass, and yeast. Pale yellow color. Had 2013 Bottle in 2017.