Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2010
5th Annual MBG Winter Beer Festival, Grand Rapids. Murky orange-brown body, medium off-white head. Sour, lactic nose with balsamic vinaigrette, wet hay, and tropical fruit. Wonderful. Complex, delicious body with sour, puckering lemon, balsamic vinaigrette, grassy, wet hay and tropical fruit (pineapple, banana), with a tart finish. This was the standout of the show, an exemplary sour beer. Thankfully, I was able to acquire one sample; alas, I was unable to secure another, and my fossil longing is stored here, on Ratebeer, for digital eternity. SrSilliGose (3331) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 9, 2009
On tap. Pours copper with a low-lying off-white head. sweet malt base is nicely complimented by some slight funky sourness. some apricot, honey, and spices. herbal hop bitterness. favorite beer of the night. punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2010
Golden color with a loose white head. Funk, honey, herbal notes and an acidic finish are well balanced by toasty oak and a floral bretty finsih. Medium body, dry on the finish, and moderate carbonation. daknole (11047) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Orangish pour, off white head. Tart flavor, some citrus notes, light toffee, a hint of wheat, malty flavors mixed with a fruity and tartness. Neat beer. marcus (10221) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 13, 2015
On tap at The Livery. Pours amber with an attractive beige head and a fruity bourbon aroma. There is a yeast- laden wheat flavor with plenty of lingering Jim Beam vibes.a nice sipper.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Tap at brewery, snifter: Clean beautiful coppery hue with a small but lasting frothy head and spotty lacework. The aroma has notes of apricot and apple esters, some jelly beans and bubblegum notes, phenolic and alcoholic vapours, touch of ginger snaps, red wheat, oak, vanilla, and a dash of lactic acid aromas. The taste starts fruity and boozy but not cloying due to a surpringly tart acidic wine like undertone. Tannic and roasty around the edges with a light clove and juniper spice note upon the finish. The mouth feels oily and smooth with a very warming sensation while drinking, A touch astrengent and dry as well. A powerful sipping brew not for the light of palates, as Rachel Ray would say... DELISH! masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Had this on tap at the MBG winter fest. Poured a murky copper color with very little head. Aroma was hay, cereal, caramel with a touch of sourness. I think others mentioned apricot in the taste, definitely some of that, honey as well, with a bit of sweetness, rounded out by a nice balancing sour flavor. I thought the flavors in this had melded together very well, I really enjoyed this. Would like to try again for sure. My surprise standout for the winter fest. User29624 (1683) - - APR 7, 2010
I don’t know who added this into the system or how I am the first one rating it...but wow. Pours brown with almost no head. Light aroma, slight sour and fruity. Hides the ABV well and doesn’t seem like must of a Wheat Wine. The slight sour flavor is interesting though and I thought this was an amazing beer. badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2010
old notes from winter beer fest, 2010 in grand rapids mich. brownish body with small white head. aroma of sourness, dark fruit, and some barley..flavor is big sourness, with huge acidic fruit, wood, and earthy elements. xmarcnolanx (937) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2010
Aroma is so strange. Holy crap! Sour. Tons of higher alcohols, umami to say the least. I can’t even describe this. It’s crazy unique and good!
Taste is totally higher alcohols, barleywine-esque, sourness, funk, and loads of lactic acid.
Finish is sour, tons of caramel, and umami.
This is a well made higher alcohol sour that definitely is a sharp departure from the rest of the higher alcohol beers I have had.