patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2011 Draft at Monk’s for the Lost Abbey dinner with Tomme Arthur. Pours hazy shiny amber with a thin, off-white head. Aroma of honey, hops, barley, malts, raspberyy, cherry, oak, lemon, and slight hints of jasmine. Body is medium with an immensely sticky, rigid palate. Aftertast packs a sour wallop. Outstanding brew. One of the very best sour ales I’ve tasted thus far.
Second Tasting with James for Mount Eerie Sour Fest 2011. Bottle 25.4 oz. Nice pop on the cork, and a glowing orange pour wih a fat, tightly-bubbled off-white head. Recedes quickly and leaves very subtle, slight lacing. Aroma of extremely tart lemons, dry, funky brett, champagne yeast, fresh raspberry, Granny Smith apples, apricots, tangerines, and some soft, fresh strawberries. The flavors are heavy on the lemon, oak, and subtle vanilla, with a bit of tropical mango and some musty, savory cheesey notes in the finish. Medium bodied, with a lean, tight palate. Sour as all hell and cuttingly tart. This beer holds up just as well, if not better than the first time I tried it. Truly a special treat to be able to sample this twice. tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Might be one of the best beers i’ve ever had, i’d quite possibly punch my mom for another drank. Poured a vivid bright pink/red, almost looked like a liquid highlighter, nose was very fruity and bright and tart, a very telling nose. It tasted amazing. HUGE bright tart grapefruit zest flavor, paired perfectly with the acidic sourness. very sour, but not a hint of vinegar. this beer tastes like it was crafted exactly to my taste. corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Served on draft at Monk’s Cafe during the Tomme Arthur event. Listed as Duck Duck Gooze Vintage with Cab Franc Grapes.
Pours a hazy dark ruby grapefruit red color with slight pinkish hues when held to a light source and a massive three finger frothy, soap light pink head that has excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap that coats the glass with chunks of soapy lacing.
Funky tart aroma with lots of luscious dark fruit notes and earthy oak tannis. Pretty vinous but not too much with lots of grape and dark berries in the nose. Lactic cream presence and subtle funky horseblanket. But none of these notes are overpowering, resulting in a well balanced aroma with funk, tannis, vinous notes and dark fruit. I swear I can even smell the skin of the fruit.
Tart, puckering full body that is pretty creamy with lots of lactic funk, sweet dark fruit and earthy oak tannis. Nthis beer is very vinous with lots of grape and dark fruit character. Well balanced with a tart, puckering body hat isn’t acidic at all. Insanely drinkable, this beer literally leaves me drooling for more. Not as sour as I expected but very complex and delicious. Highly recommended!