kramer (4856) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber body under a thin fizzy off-white head that maintained well due to the vigorous carbonation level. The nose is tart and funky with a bit of vinegar like acidity. Some nice oaky notes as well, just a touch of wet leather. The flavor is pretty interesting, at first it seems very acidic up front, but it leaves almost immediately, then the dry funky and slightly fruity flavors come on. It tastes very wild and natural. The oak is actually fairly light, coming out a bit on the finish, which is surprising given how long this was aged in the wood. Just a nice really quite refreshing beer, which is especially surprising given the hefty 8.9% ABV. There’s a hint of the alcohol on the back end, but nothing like what would be expected from such a big beer. Light to medium bodied, not quite all the way dry, with nice fine fizzy carbonation. Pretty excellent stuff.
Pastor (795) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JUL 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brewery is a funny one for me. I like everything they do but they're a little pricey. I picked a few bottles of this at the release a few years ago. I cracked this one today wish there was alittle more head to this, it has great flavors awesome taste of the wood coming through some sour cherries and I just love it. A funky ale for a great holiday
Ontbeertaster (2306) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thks Jeff, pours black with light coloured head. Aroma is funk, taste is really flavourful, very nice sour, good stuff
TheEpeeist (3272) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12.7 oz bottle. Clear brown with a bone haze. Nose is vanilla yoghurt, bubblegum and golden raisin. Slick medium body with lively carb. Taste is toffee, with green apple transitioning from sweet to tart. Notes of mild vinegar, sour cherry, leather and oak.
AndyReynolds (859) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - JUN 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I enjoyed this beer. SOUR aroma, but not so much in the taste. The oak flavors really stands out after it warms. Thanks to whoever brought it to the bottle share.
Jow (2005) - New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle brought by the rep to WWBA. pours light reddish brown with one finger head. nose of burnt brown sugar and cherries very appealing. tastes of brown sugar, apricots, cherry, cake, little tripel feeling to it. both sweet and tart.
Beerathon (1070) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best wild ales I’ve ever had. The sweetness is there, but the tartness is there too. Dry finish, slick on the tongue, loved it.
PriorL (1569) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
37,5cl bottle. Shared by Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: clear amber beer, little to no head.
NOSE: lactic, little sour, wood, flat like.
TASTE: sour, lactic, wood, little sweet.
BoBoChamp (5353) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
38cl, new exclusive American brew Anno 2013, with wild yeast, thx to Mathieu87 for sharing!, complex sour brew, sour/woody and slightly fruity/vinous, balanced, cloudy, small head, good brew
hockeybeerguy (1468) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 22, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Rcvd in trade. Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a brown body with a one finger white head that dies within less than thirty seconds, minimal lacing.
The smell had a sour yeasty cherry-ness, slightly tart.
The taste was sour, tart and slightly bitter, dry tart cherry aftertaste, slightly sweet finish.
The palate was light, sessionable, ABV slightly felt. Carbonation seems on par.
Overall, Im glad I tried it, and I realize yes, this is a sour by style, but I say this stuff is just too sour and puckering. If I wanted my lips to pucker, maybe next time, I’ll put a vacuum cleaner on them - what’s the difference.