Ibrew2or3 (8814) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Picked up at Ledger’s a couple years ago. Pours hazy deep gold with straw hues and white head. The aroma is the big bad B. along with light amounts of apple and some hay. The taste is crisp with some tart aspirin notes to go along with faint sweet apple like fruitiness in the background. It ends dry and crisp. HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Tap at City beer. This is the new modified version. I had both but I like the actual one much better. It is less harsh, has almost saison like characteristics with nice lemon flavors and a tart but not aggressively sour finish. Very creamy mouthfeel, some dough, just a great beer. Beerlando (3343) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2009
Batch 2, bottled in June 2005 and aged for over 3 years. Graciously sent to me by FlacoAlto. Pours a hazy, dark-golden hue. A smooth, off-white head of spongy foam settles in slowly to a thin blanket. Minimal spots of lacing dot the glass. The aroma is a bit sweeter and fruitier than I expected, showing notes of golden raisin and some peach up front. A soft, peppery oakiness brings in some tannic white grape notes, while mild Brett must and hints of tart golden fruit lend a crispness to the nose. The flavor starts out with the same sweet-tart peachy notes, with a mild citric acidity, oak and grape tannins. There might even be a hint of blonde candy malt, reminiscent of what one would expect to find in a Belgian golden ale of sorts. Finishes mostly clean, with some lingering, woody oak. Medium bodied, effervescent, bretty, and semi-dry, the palate suits the brew well. Very good stuff, but not elite like several of the
other barrel-aged Russian River brews. Crisp with vinous acidity, but backed by ample sweetness, this one bridges the gap between Damnation and Temptation for me, though I can say now that I prefer the two styles on their own. Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 27, 2009
On tap at Stone Sourfest. This is one I’ve been looking forward to, and I wasn’t disappointed. Hazy yellow with a strong head. Nose is sweet-tart with honey. Yhe taste is a creamy thick tartness. High up is where it hits in the mouth. Tart lemon and yeast. Light funkiness comes through after first taste. Of the various RR brews, this was not the best. cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2009
On tap at the brewpub on 6/30/09. Pours an almost opaque yellow, with beautiful frothy head. The sour lemon and grapfruit almost sting the nostrils, in a good way. This is straight up sour in it’s cleanest form. The Brett certainly dominates and makes this a truly unique beer. However, beyond the great aromas and interesting sourness, there isn’t a ton of complexity of flavors. Still a great beer that I am lucky to have tried.
JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 21, 2009
On tap at the Stone Sour Fest 09! Pours a very hazy golden yellow, almost muddy. Thin white head. Fruit, citrus, earthy malt, brett, leather, lemon, and slight sourness. Not a real strong sour, very interesting though. hallinghansen (3418) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2009
Tap at RR. Hazy dark yellow body, with a medium white head. Aroma is sour, fruit and yeast. Flavor is sour, tart fruit, basement and malt. sunevdj (4126) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2009
On tap at Russian River. Pours a hazy pale yellow with a foamy white head and lacings. Sweet, somewhat sour and bitter. Quite bretty. Sweet aromas of peaches. Creamy mouthfeel wit a low carbonation. Some citric aromas towards the end, followed by a dry finish with lingering brett-notes and tiny hint of residual sugars. BMan1113VR (7929) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Finally get to try this at the Stone Sour Fest (draught). Pours with a hazy murky yellow body and a small white head. Aroma of brett, sweat, and pineapple. Taste is horse, leather, spices, lemon and brett. Light bubbles with a bone dry mouthfeel. I want to revisit this one if at all possible in the future. danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Tap at 2009 Stone Sour Fest. Pours a cloudy straw yellow. Tart, lemon, Brett funk. Not too bad. Very similar to Temptation.