patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Draft at Monk’s for Tomme Arthur night with James and Dallas. Poured into a tall snifter. Straight haze golden appearance, with outrageous, snowflake lacing. Aroma of funk, tart cherry, farmhouse, wheat, lemon zest, grapefruit, hops, and granny smith apples. Medium bodied, yet intensely sour, tight, sticky, juicy, complex palate. Finishes with an aggressive bite on the back of the tonge and a linger soury tartness upon the tongue. This is one of the most masterfully crafted, well-executed, wildly delicious beers I have ever tasted in my life. Definitely worthy of a perfect 5.0. Surreal. CaraCurtis (117) - Nevada, USA - OCT 9, 2011
2009 bottled. This is absolutely amazing, Tart, incredible. I am so happy. The appearance is opaque and cloudy, I am in love with this beer. The sour is such a perfect balance to me. There is not enough to describe. Actually if this entire post was just to say "you have to try it" at would be enough. Rightious1230 (15) - Escondido, USA - APR 7, 2014
Shared with a friend who waited in line a few months back. Perfect example. Sour earthy hay barnyard, green apple sour dough great carbonation. An absolute dream. gtb1973 (22) - - JUN 1, 2014
Seven San Diego Sours in Seven days save best for last #7 . Yeasty sour dough grassy lemon nose. Could smell forever, with tha edition of barnwood basement aroma made this perfect...should be at 40 bucks bottle...very earthy taste, slight tart, perfect balance with oak and all great great brew. Hipsterchick (21) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Hipster, unfound. So hard to come by and loads of kale to get. Not a Brobson to pound. Very tart sour, but opus of brews. Slight salty aftertaste but added to thin carbonation, very trippy and on the deck. Nothing like this tart brew with cellar wine characteristics and woodie notes. Stupendilicious.
HonusWagner (2168) - Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2013
This beer has put in some time in the dojo since the first release, because it has definitely leveled up into an incredible American Wild, possibly my favorite ever. Reminds me of a lemon square. Damn impressive. blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 17, 2010
bottle through trade rating number 1000! color is a bright golden with a thin white froth at the surface and a fizzy carbonation cracking at the surface. aroma has medium acid, sweet white grape, light barrel wood, citrus rind, a little yeasty funk, and some almost fruity hits. absolutely wonderful and a rival to the best cuvee castleton bottles i have tried. mouth feel is light and crisp with just the right carbonation . flavor is firmly tart but there is a countering sweetness, dry white grapes, citrus, yeasty funk, peach skin, and a lingering dry finish. makes the mouth water and the sweet and acid play well with one another. this will be one I will remember for a while! PhillyCraft (7235) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2013 Poured into a tall snifter. Straight haze golden appearance, with outrageous, snowflake lacing. Aroma of funk, tart cherry, farmhouse, wheat, lemon zest, grapefruit, hops, and granny smith apples. Medium bodied, yet intensely sour, tight, sticky, juicy, complex palate. Finishes with an aggressive bite on the back of the tongue and a lingering sour tartness upon the tongue. This is one of the most masterfully crafted, well-executed, wildly delicious beers I have ever tasted in my life. Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 7, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2009 Thanks Mike for this amazing sample. Pours a slightly hazy light yellow gold with good color saturation and a lot of shine to it--a very pretty beer. The aroma is complex with multi-layered fruity sourness from the multiple barrel fermentations that is reminiscient of both fresh berry fruits and horseblanket/animal aromas. It is both fresh, clean, dirty, and hugely complex all at once. The flavor delivers more of the same: a densely-compacted flavor profile that really rewards close analysis of everything that’s going on in this massively complex brew. There are many types of sourness, fruitiness, animal-ness, and spiciness going on here combined with exquisite barrel-aged characteristics. The mouth feel is both is assertive and nimble, delivering the huge, multi-faceted flavor profile into full contact with the tongue. This is one of the finest sour offerings available alongside Isabelle. Definitely seek this out for an extraordinary, noteworthy experience. zizzybalubba (1870) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Sampled at GABF 2009. Pale yellow pour with a thin white head. Aroma of sour lemon, vinegar, and funk. Flavors are sour tart lemon and bready yeast. An awesome beer.