slowrunner77 (11930) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 3, 2015
2012 - a very pleasantly funky and acidic sour. not quite bracingly, but close. dusty, funky, citric, very wine like, but funkier! johnnnniee (4285) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Review from notes, bottle shared with most of the tasters choice crew and a few others a couple of years back at Matt’s in Haverhill. Lightly hazy golden color funky vinous grape aroma and flavor. solid puckering. Faint carbonation hinders this a bit. Decent sour, I wish I had another bottle to see it develop. Marheb (5717) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Je regrette de ne pas l’avoir ouvert avant maintenant que l’acétique est bien établi. Note positive: Il est enligné avec le reste. Jus de pomme rougemont saupoudré d’acétique et de raisins verts. Aucune effervescence, zéro, pour une sensation de cidre aplati. Malgré l’allure peu fière, la buvabilité est surprenante. Désolé liquide, je peux sentir l’élégance qui t’habitait. kathouse (1877) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - MAY 12, 2014
My final rating from Sucréversary 2014, but not the least important. I agree that this does not taste like "beer". It has ALL the characteristics of a Chardonnay. Buttery mouthfeel, vanilla, white stone fruits, and grapes. Only oddity is the light carbonation and slight sourness. Unique and important. peteinSD (1469) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle. Slightly hazy, yellow pour. Nearly still with minimal carbonation and no head. Heavy chardonnay in the aroma with light tart. Taste follows the aroma with a bit more tart and light funk. Relatively clean mouthfeel for the ABV. Nice wine-like beer.
djd07 (14369) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle thanks to Elliot. Pours a cloudy yellow gold with paperthin white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is oak, grapes, and funk. Thin mouthfeel with strong wine grape and oak with light sour finish. Held up very well, really enjoyed this one. DrewFace (967) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Pours a fairly clear golden color. Very tart, acidic and barnyardy aroma. Intense acidic sour in the flavor, light fruity citrusy type character, juicy, puckering, light. Homer321 (5045) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle thanks to andrewface. Nose of tartness. Some cheese initially. Some wine notes. Grapey. Taste not overly tart after the first sip. But still there. While not harsh. This one is gooooooood. Some acetic burn late in the finish. One of the good sours. Very tasty merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, No Head, No Lacing
S: Apricots, Chardonnay
T: Apricots, Grapefruits, Chardonnay
M: Mediocre Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sour, Mildly Tart
Overall, pretty solid wine barrel sour beer, nice chardonnay, not much sweet grape flavor. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2013
In short: Tart white grapes and more tart white grapes. Barely a beer. Not my thing.
How: Bottle 750ml, consumed when many months of age. Probably sent to me by someone, can’t remember who.
The look: Cloudy pale blonde body topped by a short-lived small white head.
In long: Nose is intensely white grapes with some barnyard and vinegary notes. In mouth the beer has a somewhat lifeless mouthfeel with a juicy texture and a soft carbonation. Taste is as simplistic as the aroma. Very low on the malt front (especially for a 9% beer) and no hops presence whatsoever. This beer is all about tart white grapes and then more tart white grapes. Also some oak and vinegary notes. Not an easy to drink beer, this is truly a slow sipper. Classified as a Sour/Wild ale but to me this was more like a Fruit Beer, this beer is all about the white grapes. I wonder when people renew their Bruery Reserve Society membership, and more importantly why.