Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2009
Extremely sour and astringent, tastes like a cleaning product. Flavor is not disagreeable, tho, but not smooth either. peppery and fruity esters. Bottle from Ryan Blanksi’s Sourfest- Hollywood, Florida. Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Dr. Bill’s ’09. Cloudy dark brown with a thin tan head. Certainly on of the better tasting and smelling beers from New Belgium. Their characteristic stinky yeast strain is still present here, but less so, and mediated by a multitude of other sour fermentation flavors ranging from green apples, to dried flowers, to peppery spice. The body had a ery nice dimension on the palate. Certainly aninteresting beer to try. beerchugger (716) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Pours a cloudy brown, thin tan head. Obviously, sour notes are most predominate in the nose. But also some tangy sour fruit as well. The flavor certainly follows through with sour fruits, a bit of vinegar, and even a touch of sweet browned sugar as well. arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2009
This was one of many rare wild/sour/lambic/gueuze I drank over the weekend and while this was not the best it was one of the most sour. The color seemed a lot lighter than La Folie and a little closer to Le Terroir. It smells super sour but without the hint of glue and lemons I get from la Folie. The flavor is puckery green apples and gives me sour gueuze face. I prefer Le Terroir but this was a nice blend and certainly quite sour.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-22-2009 01:08:21 tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 2, 2009
Stone Sour Fest 2009
Poured pale amber.
Light nose, citrus, cherries.
Taste was a great blend of sourness with funk. light fruitiness and vinegar balance out quite nicely.
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Pours deep copper with no head. Very effervescent and lively on the palate. Tart with citrus and other fruits with decent lactic acidity. Excellent oak finish. JohnnyJ (5570) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 25, 2009
On tap at stone sour fest 09. Cloudy dark orange color. fruity malt, strawberries, citrus, sourness, herbal notes, and some funk. Tasty sour. AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 25, 2009
Stone Sour Fest 09. Didn’t take detailed notes, but the few I have suggest I enjoyed this one. General sour qualities, nicely done. awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2009
On tap and from a 750mL Bottle. Moderately
transparent, ruddy copper color with a thin head of
wispy white. Acidic fruity esters abound in the aroma,
suggesting strawberry, papaya, and hints of musty
lemon. Supporting layers of rustic funk add a mild
cheesy note and depth to the sourness. Mild-moderately
acetic, but balanced nicely by a dryer, gueuze-like
funk. Medium light bodied, moderately carbonated
mouthfeel with a moderate acidity and cleansing
dryness. The tongue puckering induced by the acid
helps add a pleasant perception of body. Crisp and
acidic up front on the palate, with a nice balance
between puckering lactic tartness and some sweeter,
fruitier, acetic sourness. The acids work well with
the malt base to enhance the perception of red berry
flavors. The flavors are outstanding initially, but
begin to fall off a bit more quickly than I’d like,
forcing my to keep sipping in order to appreciate the
sour red berries that come out right away on the
palate. Having this back-to-back with Love doesn’t
help, as it really highlights the lack-of-finish by
comparison. Clean finish, with a mild, fruity tartness
left lingering on the palate. ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Tap at Stone Sour 09. I will admit to being unimpressed with this one. Nose is an unappealing Colorado graininess with a very generic sour quality - like Cable Car. Quite sour, but generically so, to reiterate. Yeasty, lemony, only mild fruitiness. I will say in print that after reading DaSilky’s rating, I feel like I missed something. But as it happens, this is what I’ve got.