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Review by MasterSki on 11/16/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
96 3 12 18 5 10 2009
Huge thanks to d0b for contributing this to the epic sour tasting with myself, him, and Beerloco. Served in my Kuhnhenn tulip glass.

A - Two and a half fingers of light brown/tannish foam with excellent retention but spotty lacing. Hazed orange-red color with visible carbonation racing to the top.

S - Funk, brett, sour cherries, apple cider vinegar, apricots, citrus, peach, wood - it's all in there. This is without the most balanced wild ale I've ever tried, as it somehow emanates sweetness, sour, funk, and tart at the same time without being a complete mess. Super potent and utterly delightful.

T - The taste is a tiny step down, with a lot of the subtleties of the smell having been smoothed out. There's still tons of sour apple, citrus, and floral notes, as well as some good horsey funk. It starts out with a sharp funky palate attack but then smooths as it makes its way across the palate.

M - Dry finish, with the cottonmouth and too much candy residuals. Medium body, moderate carbonation, and velvet smoothness.

D - This is by far the most drinkable wild I've ever tried. The insane balanced combination induces minimal palate fatigue, the carbonation is spot-on, and there are no intense or off-putting aftertastes. Vinnie has captured lightning in bottle with this one, taking the best elements of a number of brews and blending them into something unforgettable. I am SO glad that this is the sour from the big three of which I still have another bottle.

Served In: Tulip