vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2014
(Backlog) Draft at blind tiger for eyedrinkale’s birthday 9/14/2011. Brune pour with no head. Cherry, oak, tart sour fruit tones. hivemind (914) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2011
On tap at Blind Tiger with Andy, Streets, James. Ruby-red pour with not much lacing or head. Dry, tart aroma with a lot of sugar. Palate is red fruits and some slight hoppiness - or maybe just high carbonation. Either way, it’s very refreshing for the style. punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Cloudy iced tea colored pour with no head. Very murky and clearly very little, if any, filtering has been done to this beer. There is a overall dry, grainy hay malt quality with notes of apple cider vinegar, some caramel like sweetness, various light fruit notes and a moderate tartness on the finish with subtle hints of cherry. The body is crisp with a medium mouthfeel and effervescent carbonation. Drake (13662) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Sampled on draft at GTMW 2011. Pours a clear amber color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Tart aroma with faint earth and musty notes. The taste is sweet malts, tart finish and faint fruitiness. Medium bodied. zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Tap at BT for Mike’s Bday bash - dark brown pour, sour old fruit in the nose, with plenty of funky/bretty notes. Nectarines and peaches fruit juice, with a touch of oxidation, earthy fruits. Ton of sourness and earthy fruits. Very tasty.
j12601 (11175) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Pouring at the Blind Tiger for Mike’s 50th birthday extravaganza. Pours a mostly clear ruby without too much head on it. Bretty, wood, light acid, and a touch of umami showing up as it warms. Softly sour, fruity, oude bruin like. Woody, soft acid, funky and wood. Dry brett, long wood and light acid on the finish. While not the wonderful pile of deliciousness that the cherry and blueberry were, this is still quite solid. blipp (9175) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Draft. Pours deep amber with a thin white head. Nice acidic and tart aroma with some earthy and woody notes. The flavor has a nice balance of brett funk and sweetness, with some light acidity and some strawberry-like fruity notes. Good stuff. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Draft on tap at Great Taste of the Midwest 2011 (Madison, WI). Pours a nice glowing dark amber pour, frothy whitish decent sized film head laces ok. Aromas are funky, fruity, touches of pear and cheese, dry dusty brett, cobwebs. Some bread dough, pale malts, and straw, grass. Initial is lighter end of medium with dry straw, dusty brett, touches of lemon, sour apples, and dry dusty brett. Finish is crisp fruit, dry brett, some grass and straw. Backend offers dryness, decent to light sourness. Pretty quaffable, a bit dry and the funkiness grows on the palate. Earthy and barnyardy sour. A bit less complex than I hoped for or as rich. Still, nice. Brigadier (3665) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2011
On tap at GTMW (2011)
Dogbrick (12936) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2011
I really regret not trying the other fruit infused versions of this after sampling the original. An amazing sour it was the perfect antidote to a string of similar tasting samples. Tart and arid like the desert air at midday it nips at the throat. Without feeling acidic it leaves a light aftertaste which almost made me want to jump back in line for more. Sadly other taps beckoned. If this ever goes on at the brewpub I may just have to make a trip to the area.
Sample at the brewpub. The beer pours a clear amber color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Strings of lacing on the glass. The aroma is lightly funked with notes of malt and fruit. Medium body with flavors of brett, ripe fruit and bready malt. The finish is mildly sour with a tart fruity aftertaste. Pretty good overall.