Ktwse (5870) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2018 TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12.7 oz bottle, B2. Misty orange brown with a clingy head. Nose is grass, lime, toffee, green apple and yeast. Juicy medium body with fuzzy carb and a lingering sour buzz. Taste is chardonnay, kiwi, grass and lime sherbet. Beautifully nuanced with muted sour and subtle sweetness.
Pours hazy deep amber with two fingers of white head. Aroma of grass, green grapes, grass, kiwi, gooseberries, just wow. Taste is mellow tart, incredibly balanced, grassy and crisp, grapes and a bit of citrus in the finish. Light and crisp body with soft carbonation. Hands down one of the finest examples of American sour I’ve ever tried! salvaticas (1071) - - FEB 24, 2018
Bottle pour. Incredible rich, slightly sweet and sour aroma of fresh berries. Pours a faded reddish amber. Medium light bodied, medium sour flavor with a tart slightly bitter finish. Not super rich. Not super sweet. Well balanced. pentaz (1337) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2017
Bottle. Pours hazy dark orange with a diminishing small head. Aroma is flowery (rose), mineral, toffee, tart Apple.Finishes tart with toffee. SlackerMads (3690) - DENMARK - DEC 29, 2017
Bottle. Light hazy golden with a small white head. Soft, fat and light grasy, but in a good way. White grapes, white pepper, white wood, light sawdust, light oranges, apricot. Medium body, smooth texture with mild sweetness and acidity. Long mellow finish. Speko (563) - DENMARK - DEC 29, 2017
Bottle 0,375 @ Slacker. Pours hazy amber with small off-white head. Mango, papaya, passion fruit, banana, faint notes of strawberry, dry and vinous finish. Medium to full body and average carbonation.
Marheb (6355) - MontrÃ©al, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2017
(Une bouteille à la source): Agrumes sauvages bien mûres, pêche et un aspect vin orange légèrement épicé. La texture vineuse glisse sur la langue mais reste aérien et souple. À la hauteur des attentes. jsquire (4753) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2017
Attractive amber with a frothy off white head. This isn't my thing. The nose hints at some funk. The taste is bad orange juice and pickle juice. RichTheVillan (8646) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2017
Bottle during HF tick fest; hazy amber pour with a thin off white head, aroma has sour and tropical fruit action, taste has smooth tropical fruits, mellow sour hit. pushkinwow (2984) - Ottawa, CANADA - SEP 11, 2017
On tap at FoFA 2017, believe it was B2. Hazy copper pour with an off white head. Funky lemon, oak, grass, orange rind, papaya and mango pulp, light chardonnay, moderate carbonation and full body, floral and some passionfruit, some brett and just a heck of a lot going on. Delicious. MartinT (10239) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2017
My Bottom Line:
Earthy tea, oranges and smoky phenolics meet deep funk in this memorable Barrel-Aged Wild Ale.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the hazy amber.
-Oxidation (voluntary, I presume) takes away from the advertised juiciness.
-Moderate acidity is pleasant.
-Citrus fruit character plays second violin, surprisingly.