JaBier (8027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2017
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear amber pour with a medium off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, tamarind, sour pear and citrus. Malt and caramel flavor with peach and pear accents before a sour finish. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Bottle thanks to GRG1313. Pours with a hazed brown body with a minimal tan head. Aromas are straight vinegar. Balsamic, red wine, red wine vinegar. Floral and all acetic acid. Flavors are floral, red wine, vinegar, very light funk. Acidic, acetic. Lively bubbles, dry with some lasting burn. Sledutah (7722) - Utah, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle shared at RBWG 2013 Suttree (6415) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2014
Appearance: Clear amber with a small white head
Aroma: Toasted malts and tart fruit
Taste: Tart fruit, berries and salty
Nice and tasty
Sampled at Hickory Hops 2014. Lots of cherry and balsamic vinegar in this one, both in the smell and taste. Some woody flavors, too. Maybe some red wine, as well. Pretty good... decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Deep copper pour with off white head and lace. Tart acidic and fruity aroma. Flat tart flavor and a flat sour. Watery and thin but an ok beer. rbwg
TheBeerGod (6233) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2009
Draft at WBF Durham. Best of the festival, IMHO. Multiple samples. We lived at the end of the tent where this was for 30 minutes, easy, drinking this stuff. Maroon bodied. Aroma is sour fruit, wet wood, and light vinegar. Taste is sour cherries, cherry skins, lemon juice, wet oak, and cat urine notes. Mild sweetness in the back. Body si tart and acidic while being light -medium overall. No real carbonation to speak of though it wasn’t really flat. Ends with more sour cherries, light lemon, wet wood, cat urine and berries. Very nice stuff! jbruner (4791) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2017
Pours a deep reddish brown from the bottle with bubbly khaki head that dissipates quickly to leave light lace. Aroma of big lactic acidity, mild vanilla barrel notes, and a hint of funk. Taste has dark fruit on the front, big lactic acidity in the middle, then ends with a hint of vanilla sweetness and mild fruity funk. A bit heavy on the sour, but I guess that is typically American, and that’s the name. emacgee (4680) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2009
WBF. Man, I was not expecting to see this one. Pours a translucent copper with no head. Nose is fruity, sweet, tart, mildly acidic. Flavor is a tad thin, cherry skins, tart, lacking a bit of complexity. Palate is mildly tart. Didn’t get much oak. Good to see the attempt though, definitely glad that someone in NC is doing this. TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Bottle at RBWG, thanks Beau! Love how my man from OH brought all the NC sours. I thought I had tried all the Natty Greenes’ sours but I’m glad to see that I had yet to have this one as it may be the best one yet. The others have all been boozy, oak, questionable sours and while this one definitely still needs some work, it’s got more tart, vinous, funky quality than any of the previous incarnations. Light tart cherry fruit, oak, dusty finish. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Earlier Rating: 5/10/2011 Total Score: 3.4
Bottle shared by SincereNC. Thanks for picking this up, Ian! Purty good effort from those dudes down in Greensboro, NC. A little high on the acetic side, but this seems to be the case in many American sours. Definitely a step in the right direction though. Keep working on it, yall.
750ml shared by SincereNC - thanks, Ian! Pours like a well-aged brune, with a thin crisp layer of bubbles atop a medium brown body. Looks slightly oily, not much heft to it. Acetic vinegar funk aroma, with a faint but lasting oaky note. Body is medium, a bit too puckering on the finish maybe. Taste is well-rendered, even if a bit too sweet at the end (I problem I’ve had with some bottles of Duchesse). Could probably benefit from some age, but I found it enjoyable as is.
Earlier Rating: 2/11/2010 Total Score: 3.8
Several samples enjoyed at Pre-Sex. Faint oak and tartness in the nose, dry to complement the fizz. Medium amber color, could be midway between a cider and a lambic to look at it. Vibrant flavors, cherry isn’t overwhelmingly sour, just well integrated and balanced, with oak and mild lactic quality bringing up the rear. Bottle this!