Suttree (6504) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 20, 2012
OK, here’s the thing, right off the bat - I did not get any evidence of cinnamon sticks or barrel aging. I just got tart. Not necessarily in a bad way, but it seemed to be missing a lot of components. I’ll try again later and see what I get. But, yeah, still pretty good, even if it doesn’t deliver what the label promises. robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Poured a cloudy gold, with nose of flowers, and lavender. The flavors seemed to be very floral, but with tart and sour fruits, cherries, and lemon. There was really only a hint of the cinnamon, but the spice was defiantly left on my lips. If it was not for the heavy florals on the nose, this would have been a perfect beer, but regardless this was another good beer from the series. falco242 (398) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Light Sour aroma, cloudy orange pour. No real head but it isn’t necessary. Great fruity flavor with a sour tartness that won’t cause a pucker face. Really nice djd07 (15544) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2012
On tap at Freetail. Pours a cloudy yellow with a small off white head. The aroma is a sour fruit and wheat. Thin mouthfeel with a sour fruit and tart with crisp finish. Easy to drink, a very good sour ale from New Belgium. killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Taster @ Chuck’s. Crazy tart beer that just kind of dances around on the tongue. It’s a shame it looks like liquefied vomit. This has cinnamon in it? Never would have known.
vyvvy (6731) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Pours cloudy golden / orange with a moderate sized off-white head. The aroma has a pleasant tartness, fruitiness that I assume is Lychee, mild vinegar, hints of oak, bugginess and while there is tartness it has a very smooth character. Medium crisp body that feels a bit grainy and has a good amount of micro carbonation. The flavor starts with tartness, but there is a fullness to the flavor with fruitiness, oak, toasty malt, lychee (or what I think is lychee) and the cinnamon comes out a bit on the flavor although I didn’t notice it on the taste. The finish has a mix of spice, tart, mild caramel and some must. Really nice and quite interesting. Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Bomber. Poured cloudy, straw golden with a short-lived, sticky white head. The aroma picked up sour oak, stonefruit, and vinegar with accents of greener fruit, grains of paradise, and cinnamon. The flavor found tart oak and lighter-skinned fruits the whole way through.. berry seeds and dry, white spices on the edges.. finished with more of the tart oak and fruit plus a nice dose of cinnamon.. tasty. Medium-bodied and sufficiently tart on the palate.. a few too many grainy residual sugars in the end.. overall an interesting drink that I’d have again. drjay44 (3829) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2012
650 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, off white long duration head, with moderate lacing, over a cloudy gold (SRM 5) body....nose is cereal, light acetic acid, light tropical fruits, melon....taste is light sour to start then light semi-sweet melon, hints of cinnamon, very light vanilla, finishing with a light sour bite, with lemon tones....mouth feel light of medium, carbonation adds a foamy quality. The sourness is overly dominated by the fruity sweetness. I would have preferred more pucker power. The cinnamon is barely present, and the wood almost hidden. Overall this is a good beer. BJCP 7/3/15/4/7 hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2012
On draft pour. Hazy golden color. Light white head. Nice funky tart flavor. Refreshing. Citrus. drowland (9057) - Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2012
5/18/12. 22oz bottle. Hazy orange pour with a nice khaki head. Sweet fruity and slightly spiced arena with hints of acidic sourness. Nice subtle flavors of wood, sweet fruits, light sourness, and a touch of spice. Subtle but complex flavors in there. Nice!