Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Pizzeria Paradiso.
Pours somewhat cloudy with tons of visible carbonation. Color is a pinkish-red with a bit of a copper hue to it. Think head of fizzy pink-tinged bubbles that go away fairly quickly, leaving a thin collar.
The nose has a light fruity presence. Red fruit, to be a bit more specific. As it is served, it is hard to pick out anything specifically. Some lactic character behind that along with a bit of earthy funk.
The flavor is quite nice. It starts out with a hefty hit of fresh, tart raspberries, following that up with some additional acidity. Lactic all the way with some from the fruit. Nothing acetic. Pretty good Brett character. Seems like Brett B and L, though Allagash claims to have a house Brett, so who knows.
Bottle is light with carbonation that is quite lively. Effervescent to say the least. Dry finish, with a moderate level of acidity hanging onto the palate for just a bit, yet itís not bracing to the point where I feel like I need to rest between sips.
Overall, this is really quite nice and Iím glad that I stopped in for it. The fruit and acidity are extremely well balanced and the beer itself is very drinkable. Highly recommended. Now I need to find a bottle of this.
tastybeer (1814) - Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours hazy amber/ruby with a small white head which quickly dissipates. Aroma of cherry, funk, vanilla, earth. Taste is moderately sour, cherry, dust, tannins, earth. Palate is soft, somewhat flat, sour finish. Very nice.
Damico (2745) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber orange with a little haziness and a decent beige head. The aroma is my favorite part - sweet cherries and wild yeast. The flavor brings nice tart cherry notes that are smooth, not as earthy coming from the steel but still delicious!
sonnycheeba (3901) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours hazy amber with average, fizzy white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is sour fruit, cereal and cookie malt, floral hops, and light oak. Flavor is balanced malt and sour fruit esters with faint hops; dry finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
Drake (9433) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on draft at Beer Run. Pours a hazy red color with a large head. Good head retention. Aroma of cherries, citrus, herbal and vegetal notes and a bit of earthiness. The taste is tart cherries, cherry pie filling, herbal notes and faint caramel malts. Medium bodied. Nice.
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cherry soda like fizziness not very tart or sour... Medium bodied lively... Decent but Iíve had so many better allagash sours...
vtafro (4042) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Brown amber pour with tab head. Cherry, sour, woody, wine like aromas complete with almost a Brett/lacto infusion. Flavor is tart cherry, light oak and nice bretty finish.
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
When put up to the nose this one is pretty damn nice. Itís a nice sourness, not over the top, and the cherries come through really nicely. But both the fiance and I agreed that the taste was rather lacking. The really nice sourness and cherries were there but it was just really really light and faded away really fast off the palette. I just kept on drinking and drinking it hoping it would all add up but it didnít. I really just wanted a bit more from this beer.
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Allagash during the release. Reddish. Olof, nice funk and extremely smooth for 8 percent. Nice,
kindacold (213) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a red/gold with a quickly-dissipating lacy white head. Smells neutral, slightly fruity. Very mild for a sour, with distinct cherry flavors. More sweet than sour, and extremely clean mouthfeel. This woulda be a great lawn mowing beer, but with much more flavor.