poisoneddwarf (2643) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - JUL 4, 2013
750 ml bottle with a mean-ass ugly-looking bear on the label. Bottled on 4/1/13; a little over three months old. Pours cloudy brown to burnt orange with a collapsing beige head; falls into a ring of big-bubbly foam. Aroma consists of vinegar, Brett, clove, wood. Smells really nice; I’m surprised at the low scores for this. Tastes good, too. Taste is lightly sweet and sour (4/10 on a sour scale). Along with the yeast and bacteria flavors, I get caramel, dark fruit. Body is medium, texture a little watery. Although I prefer my sours much more sour than this, it’s not too bad. It is thirst-quenching, as the label denotes. illidurit (2458) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 2, 2013
On tap at TAPS in Petaluma. Pours copper with very little head. Aroma is sweet artificial strawberries with a tart lactic tinge. Flavor is devoid of any tartness, rather it’s basically lactose and fruit juice. Some bready malt backbone to it as well. Misses the mark by a lot. brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Stone Sour Fest 2013. Murky amber pour with an off-white head. Nose is onion, banana, and metal up front. Oak, some grass, and really no acidic or acetic qualities. Some sweet caramel is present. The flavor is just as unpleasant. Heavy on the onion and banana notes. Sweet caramel, metal, oak, and some vegetables. onceblind (10542) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2013
At Avery Sour Ale Fest 2013. Hazy dark copper with a fast-dissipating white head. Aroma of sour earthy caramel yeast with a bit of a metallic tone. Flavor is rustic with earthy toffee and funky barrel notes as well as a bit of leather and earthy malt. lhns03 (103) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Pours with a thin white, quickly dissipating head. Aroma is bready with light citrus notes. Color is a hazy copper. Flavor is malty, orange with slight Brett funk. Finish displays nice acidity and tartness with a lingering bready and Belgian yeast flavor.
nellycale (213) - Caledonia, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Om tap at Capitol Beer and taproom. Pours reddish brown with a beige head and a slightly sour fruity aroma. There is a thin vegetable-like malt flavor with a very light sour finish. Not the beer I was hoping for.....
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone krumbum (1109) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 17, 2013
It looks a fine wood, It smells like a fine wood and it tastes like a fine wood. Like a deep mahogany, delicious flavors, I wish there was a bit more sour to its power but the taste that was there was delicious. coreyc1221 (319) - Truckee, California, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Kind of tart aroma. Dark amber color with a short lived head. Mellow tart feel with a bitter aftertaste.Zingy! cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Tap @ Avery SourFest 2013. Pours a hazy reddish appearance with a tan head. Garbage, tangy cherry, vinegar, lightly vinous aroma. Taste follows suit with a bit of oak, vegetables, vinegar, and dark fruits. Pass. GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Tap at The Salted Pig. Pours a low haze red amber. Weaker tan foam with spotty lacing. Nose is not good with some DMS notes, frozen vegetable bag, some odd sweet esters like fermenting banana. Taste is sweet and candy heavy up front (odd for style) finishing with paper and mild butyric stomach acid. No clean acid profile. If barrel aged it did not sour at all or at least correctly. Harsh palate wise. Could not finish.