djd07 (14655) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2016
On tap at Brewers Ball Dallas. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong funk, oak, leather. Medium body, oak, spice, strong sourness, very nice. JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
NOTF 2010. Deep ruddy amber pour. The nose is quite oaky with a soft lactic back note. A lot of sweet/tart cherry along with a rich sort of vineous wildness. The sourness is fairly simple with a kiss of acetone fruitiness (I’d normally consider the latter a flaw, but it’s so subtle that it adds an interesting flavour). A little bit of muskiness that I quite like. Oaky with a touch of light vanilla and some soft tannic character on the back. Nice brew. DeadGuyPerez (106) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Draft at the American Craft Beer Fest in Boston. Poured a deep reddish brown, very sour up front with some darker, earthy tones underneath. craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2010
sample @ the Denver Rare Beer Tasting II on 9/17/10. red pour with no head. light funky nose with a touch of oak... would really like the nose to be stronger - I had to search for these aromas - but given a better glass it would have been a bit easier. medium body - tart over the mouth with cherry notes, oak, vanilla... finishes much better than the rest of the experience with a tart / oak ending and somewhat sour. Overall a light sour with more cherry presence. Jblauvs (1358) - Chester, Vermont, USA - NOV 8, 2010
Muddled dark red pour. Aroma is acetic, some funky wood, and red fruit, spice. flavors are nicely developed, some wet funky wood, spicy malt, some sour acetic tones near the end wraps it all up. A really nice one from Sam Adams, I was a bit suprised.
snoworsummer (5698) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2016
Draft at WOB Baltimore. Pours ruby brown with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like sour dark fruits, earthy malt, tart plums, raisins, and pears. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like plums, pears, tart raisins, earthy malt, and sour dark fruits. onceblind (9708) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
@ 2012 Avery SourFest. Murky brownish orange, no head. Kinda smells like honey and earthy toffee aged in some light sour oak. Tastes the same, kinda sweet and earthy with a light sourness on the end that lingers. Not too sour, very enjoyable and kinda sweet and sessionable.
Ratman197 (14852) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2010
On tap at Avery Sour Fest poured a clear brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of sour fruit, barnyard, horseblanket and light spice. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry tart finish. Flavors of sour fruit, earthiness, horseblanket and light spice with a smooth dry lingering tart funky finish. That1Guy (2236) - Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2010
Avery Sour Ale Fest. Pretty nice. Extremely smooth compared to some of the other brews at the fest. I got mostly brown sugar notes from this one with some earthiness and funk. Would like to try this one again. j12601 (12000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Pouring at the Night of the Funk in Boston. Pours a clear orange with no head. Warm acid, toast and malt, vinegar. Sweet vinegar, malt and acid. Nutty acetone, long acid on a nutty finish.
Earlier Rating: 11/7/2010 Total Score: 3.7
Pouring at Night of the Funk on the Friday night of Belgian Beer Fest in Boston. Pours a hazed ruby brown with a thin white head. Light funk. Thin, sweet and funky. Tang and faint fruit. Acetic vinegar notes on the finish.