Reynolds314 (3072) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 3, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pinkish red color with light punk head. Aroma is balsamic, cherry skins, menthol cough drops, and vanilla. Taste is battery acid tart that is way too much. Salad dressing.
TXBadger (2220) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light pinkish color with similar colored head. Cherries on the nose, strong aroma of tart cherries, with a little funk mixed in; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with tart cherry and dry. I was pleasantly surprised how much the fruit comes through on this one.
djd07 (7178) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy ruby orange with no head. The aroma is strong funk, cherry skin, wood, spice, cardamom. Thin mouth, light cherry, funky, wood, spice, light finish, very nice.
PartyFowle (791) - - MAR 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 2012 vintage. Pumpkin-orange and nearly opaque, with a head of white that fizzles away quickly. Funky nose -- lots of barnyard, a little white vinegar, tart cherries, some lavender. Flavor has an almost pit-like bitterness, along with a little almond and cinnamon. Cherries aren’t too pronounced, and the funk and sharp oak are well-blended. Creamy medium body, very mild CO2. Very tasty and complex stuff, though a little more bitter than I like.
Drake (11410) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by jackl. Thanks! Clear pink, medium sized frothy off-white head. Good retention. Aroma of dry tart cherries, raisin, citrus, pale malt, hay, mild vanilla and wood. The taste is hay, earth, strong tart cherries, oak, funk, lingering sour finish. Medium bodied, lingering tartness.
jackl (6305) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via trade. Lovely reddish pink pour with a small white head. Very sharp nose. Lemon curd and plenty of oaky funk. Acidic red berry skin. Hints of honeycomb and leaf pile earthiness. Pretty tart flavor. Aggressive. Mashed red berry squash. Sweet cherry juice. Accents of vanilla. Sharp but shows some nice subtlety. Zippy, surprisingly easy to drink given the profile. Nice.
kermis (8477) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared. Pours cloudy pinkish orange with a minimal off white head. Aroma of earth, funk, tart fruit, manure, ass and sweaty notes. Flavor is light sweet and moderate acidic. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
MrHangover (3671) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ tasting. Pours a hazy orange beer with a small white head on top. Aroma is pooey, funky, oaky, slight tart fruit in the back. Flavor is stringent tart, fruity. There’s some manure in there, both aroma and taste. Some perfume notes as well. Decent stuff.
weihenweizen (2627) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refrigerated bottle corked and capped green bottle, bottled on January 23, 2012, says 8.1% abv, IP trade with travlr. Clear peach with very little head. Aroma is tart, medium body, low carbonation and very little lacing. Taste is tart, some oak, and some cherries. Really glad to get to try this, but a little underwhelmed.
jredmond (6923) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Franks [’13-’14 Backlog]. Pours a light ruby red with light white lacing. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with nice tartness upfront and notes of cherry funk, cherry jam, indoor pool, cinnamon and pie.