tcon25 (849) - Duvall, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Draft pour at Brouwer?s, 10th anniversary. Burnt orange pour, tangerine, peace, lemon juice aroma, very sweet and sour at the same time in the taste, really nice beer. andrewje41 (3893) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2017 Draft pour at the Brouwers cafe 10th anniversary party. What a great way to celebrate! Pours a super fizzy orange color with a ton of head and lace. Fresh apricot and tangerine like aroma. Flavor is very much the same, which is fantastic. Has a lingering sour apricot flavor late in the palate. I don?t know. Anything I could say about this beer wouldn?t accurately describe how good it is. I started to wonder if my anticipation to try this beer finally may have swayed my judgement, and after about two seconds of thought, I decided no. Fantastic beer to say the least. Loved everything about it. I really hope I run into this again someday. Sum this up in one word: yes.
Update: 750 mL bottle poured at Brouwers. Nothing has changed. This is the perfect beer. The only thing I can possibly change about this beer is that I enjoyed it even more. So I finally have it. The perfect beer.
UPDATE: Retry month 2017. Draft 4 oz pour at Brouwers the day before Sour Fest. Weird! Just needed to confirm that this is still my favorite beer. Indeed it is! Hope this isn’t the last go. DesertDevil (699) - Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle. Complex aroma of musty oak barrels, mild horse blanket, funky red wine tannins (which becomes fairly prominent after a bit), and a hint of caramel and vanilla extract. Pours a clear light copper color. The initial taste is sharply sour, with tart Brett and vinous notes briefly emerging before a faint ripe stone fruit flavor joins the fray, capped by a very dry and acidic finish. Prickly palate. Good, but it’s past its prime. vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle. Orange pour with white head. Nice fruit, oak Brett and barrel aromas. Flavors are nice fruit, tart, spice, oak and funky flavors, this beer has aged well, sour beer is nice. kraddel (8156) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2015
Pours unclear yellow/amber . Small white head . Smell is sour, bit wood .
Smell is Sharp , very sour , intense , bit woody , some fruity finish . Sharp carbo , dry . Good mouthfeel .
wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2015
From notes. Tasted on 3/16/13 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle at our epic Bottleworks tasting with Curtis, Jedi, and crews from Knoxville and Nashville. Pours clear burnt orange with a thin beige head that completely disappears. The nose is very sour with tons of brett funk, and a nice malty quality that might be amplified by some oxidation. The flavor really opens up with sour lemon peel, tons of brett funk, a touch of oak, and nice malt. The body is medium with light carbonation, lots of tannin, anda very long really great sour and funky finish. merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Aroma: Brett, Apricots, Dry White Wine
Appearance: Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Some Lacing
Taste: Dry White Wine, Apricots, Hay, Brett
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Tart, Semi Dry orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Huge thanks to Kramer for sharing this one with us at last nights Christmas Party. A perfectly cellared bottle since purchase is a rare thing with this one it seems.
Luk_ (243) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
Pours clear amber red with a half finger tall white head, quickly dissipating down to a light ring around the edge, leaving small streaks of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smells of woody oak, lactic sourness, tart cherries, light barnyard funk, dash of Greek yogurt, caramel sweetness and some wet cardboard oxidation. Taste is holding up much better than the nose is. Cherry skin, mild musty funk, dulled lactic sourness and only a light hint of the oxidation is present. Smooth, tart feel is much lighter than I had heard it would be making it remarkably easy to consume.
Overall I really loved this one. The nose is definitely suffering for its age but the taste is still awesome. I can’t thank Kramer enough for opening this one for us to try, thanks again buddy!!!
Bottle. Copper pour with a small ring of foam. Aroma is very oxydated: dusty, some nuts and tomatoes. Taste is still enjoyable. It is acetic, but there is a nutty sweetness and citrus. This one was definitly over the hill. czar (9085) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
bottle shared by tom10101, many thanks bro! pours cloudy dark golden-orange with a small off-white cap showing minimal retention and lacing. bretts, toasted wheat, very peppery, other spices - aniseed, some fruity awkward notes, light to medium acidity, but everything is obscured by oxidation - old grass and off-fruity notes. light carbonation, light body, grassy-spicy and tart-citric finish. o-k..