hayduke (3919) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at GABF 2015. Poured brown. Small off-white head. Nose of sour fruit. Medium body. Flavor is woody sour, and funky. More like a sour brown than wild but OK.
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - JUL 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasting: 22oz Bottle poured into a snifter -- Well done (512), great tartness. I like this beer (bear) a lot.
jhamp9 (1337) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy brown pour with an off white. Nice lacing. Aroma is oak, wine, caramel, tart. Taste follows the noise with a lactic tartness. Dry palate.
Frank (3497) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a solid stronger sour. It’s copper brown w/ a small head. I am getting sour cherry in the nose w/ a bit of malt. This is tart but nothing crazy w/ no vinegar or acetone off-notes that I notice. Digging past the fruity nose reveals a nice underpinning of spice. Definitely nice enough that drinking a full serving would not be a challenge.
crossovert (9721) - Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. This one is really nice, nice lacto character, doesn’t veer into acetone.
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Looks like an Oud Bruin, yet seems nearly still. Smells like charred fruit, hints of licorice. Meh.
Not sour at all, tastes like an overcarbed brown ale (despite the appearance). Orange-peel-esque bite too. Disappointing :(
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Deep brown, thin to moderate sudsy head, sparce lacing.   Tart unripened cherry and oakish nose.   Very much smells the part!   A bit more softer, make that way more softer on the tongue.   Minor wood
notes, soft semi-sweet unripened cherry, and not all that dry.   Its tart at best, with a somewhat decent woody background.   Listed as Sour/Wild, seems like Sour Red/Brown to me.   A pale one at that.   Moderate body and
mouthfeel.   Pale finish, faint unripened cherry, oak, general woodiness.   Normally at this stage this style would be dry and tart/puckering, but its not.   Very beginners like if you ask me.   Still clean and okay.
ineedbeer (1297) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is balanced between malt, dark fruit and acidity. The malt has a fairly toasted bread and nut character to it with some light caramel. The fruit is cherry, berry and grape. Acidity seems to be fairly acetic. Light funk.
Pours a fairly dark brown with some nice ruby highlights. Seems to be fairly clear. Tan head of medium low thickness that recedes fairly quickly to the edges and a thin layer that is steadily replenished.
Flavor starts with some sweet fruit and malt it then it goes down hill from there. Some plum and berry in the flavor upfront along with toasted bread and nuts. Mid palate a less than desire able moderately strong and harsh bitterness hits that also brings in a moderate acidity. Acidity definitely tends to be more acetic than lactic. Mid palate there is also some raisin notes and more nuttiness. Light alcohol spice in the finish. Light plastic phenolic note.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with high almost effervescent carbonation. Low astringency and moderate alcohol warmth.
Overall this beer is a definite miss in my book. The acidity is off and doesn't work well with the malt in both the aroma and flavor. Also there is a slight phenolic note and in the flavor the bitterness is harsh and unwelcoming.
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JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml from a BA trade - thanks, Miller! Murky amber/brown pour, almost no carbonation to the beer, with what looked a bit like an oily scrim on the surface. Wet oak, old berry, and a slight vegetal note in the aroma, not so appealing. Flat, mildly acetic, a bit of a chore in places. Flavors were pretty dismal in places too, with loads of vinegar, odd thrown elbows from strong malts, rotted fruit, and more wet wood. Swing and a miss.
Mora2000 (6055) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at thirdeye11’s birthday party. Glad I got to try this one.
Brown in color with some tart cherry notes initially coming through in the aroma. The flavor begins similar to a classic brown ale with some light toffee and nut notes. However, there is also some tart cherry notes, but they are fairly faint. There is also a hint of funk and some light cocoa from the base beer. Not very sour, but I believe the sourness that is there adds to the base beer and makes this a unique drink.