Service: Super friendly. The staff knew their beers
Approximate expenditure: $40 (tasters are expensive!)
SFF: Low (12F: 14M)
A: 3.75 subtle, easy to drink. Impressed so far.
R: 3.5 real raspberry aroma, low to mid carbonation, very light raspberry taste, was expecting more flavor considering the smell. Refreshing. Meant to be a sour.
A: 4 subtle, tasty. Delicious!
R: 3.5 low wheat honey aroma, low carbonation, sweet more than sour, subtle. Meant to be a sour
A: 4.25 complex, subtle. Wow, they just get better.
R: 3.5 low sour aroma, low carbonation, tastes light a sour lolly with a balanced sweet sour taste, light strawberry taste, light, crisp, sweet sour balanced linger. More sour than the Raspberry Wheat and Summer Goose
R: 3.5 mid sour fruit aroma, no to low carbonation, sweet with a hint of sour, taste like a weak lemon warhead.
Figaro (From the Barrel)
A: 4.25 intense sour. Then I had a full pour and noticed the sweetness and low carbonation. Not as sour as first expected.
Taster: mid sour aroma, low carbonation, silky mouthfeel, sour tart but not chalky, sweet sour balanced linger. I was thinking stone fruits but I think I am tasting the Chardonnay.
Tulip: Sweeter after drinking their more tart sours. Almost too sweet for a full glass, but love the tartness to it.
A: 4.5 subtle apricot, sour.
R: 4.5 low sweet sour fruit aroma, low to mid aroma, sour, apricot, creamy apricot pie, sweet linger.
Honeyed Combs (From the Barrel)l
A: 4.25 smells more like honey than it tastes. Not overly sour. The sweetness is great after a couple real sour ones.
R: 3.5 mid cinnamon aroma, low aroma, sweet overpowering cinnamon taste, sweet creaming soda linger – must be the vanilla that I can taste. A few Points for novelty but too sweet for me. Meant to be a sour.
Honey Ginger Lime
A: 3.75 not sour enough. Interesting, though. These beers are a good exercise in subtlety.
R: 3.5 mid sour orange aroma, mid to high carbonation, sour sweet spicy orange a bit like Tang, some tangerine or lemon & orange taste towards the end.
A: 4.5 rounded, chewy, complex, tart.
R: 4.25 Mid sour rose aroma, high carbonation, sour citrus and vanilla, linger is sweet but citrus.
A: 3.75 plasticky taste.
R: 3.25 mid sweet berry aroma, low aroma, sweet and sour with light berry taste, sour tart linger with a little chalk mouthfeel. Light.
Vlad the Imp-Aler
A: 3.75 lotsa bourbon. Sweet. I wouldn’t buy a glass but glad I tried the taster.
R: 2.5 strong bourbon alcohol aroma, low to mid carbonation, overpowering bourbon taste followed by sweet creamy bourbon taste, ten sour linger. Interesting but the strong bourbon taste in the centre is not for me.
A: 4.25 coconut, chewy, slight sourness, slight sweetness. Tastes like a sour version of a Cherry Ripe chocolate bar.
R: 4.25 mid cherry red ale aroma, low to mid carbonation, sour tart cherry berry, sweet linger, a little chalky mouthfeel after.
A: 3.5 tastes like aged in bourbon, not oak. Tangy, spicy, not much sweetness, quite tart.
R: 2.75 sweet port aroma, mid to high carbonation, strongly sour, dark berries and port taste, sour linger. I don’t like port and bourbon in beer.