thirdeye11 (5535) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(375ml bottled November 2011) clear medium gold with hints of ruby. Nose is mossy, old cellar floor, touch of cranberry. Taste is slightly like a sour brown, light cherry, cranberry, medium sourness, carbonated like soda. Cherry and cranberry linger, touch of caramel in finish.
jredmond (5295) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2012 Draft at blind tiger with max. Pours a hazy amber with light lacing. Aroma is sour cherries and wheat. Mouthfeel is carbonated and a tad too thin with notes of sour cherry, light oak, slight funk and sweet malts.
TheAlum (5672) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft on tap at Fountainhead (Chicago, IL). Pours a luscious deep copper pour, more fiery edges but a deeper dark copper middle and body. Cakey offwhite hear tan head that cakes atop, sticks around well and laces ok overall. Aromas are some touches of toast and biscuits and a deeper dry bretty funk. Cobwebs, dust, and mellow barnyard move into some cherry elements, touches of lactic acid, mellow yogurt, and more brett as it seems to take the reigns. Touches of sweetness still peek in from time to time. Brett forward as opposed to sour and cherry ridden. Initial is medium bodied, a bit fluffy and lighter on the palate as bretty funk and dryness takes focus. Restrained sweetness from the malt base does a couple peeks, touches of biscuits and bread. Mellow cherry, touches of tannins, and middle gets a touch tangy and tart. Some light sourness creeps in but dry brett stays dominant on my palate. Dry florals and dry brett take hold, a touch crisp into the backend and finish. Gentle or small cherry elements leave some mellow tang, tartness, light sourness. A touch of coolness, mellow herbal, as the cherries come a bit more into focus up front. A compliment, getting a bit more tart through the experience and opening up the complexity a bit more as I go through. Well carbonated and a bit effervescent, which provides a synergy with the dryness. More wild than sour. Nice solid beer with some nice complexities, dryness, and lighter overall. A bit different than I expected though.
kindacold (210) - 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.
tastybeer (1703) - Bloomington, 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.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , 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.
eaglefan538 (2883) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Monkís Cafe. The pour was orange-ruby colored (much lighter than anything brown) with a nice initial head that thinned quickly. The aroma was tart cherries, some bret. The flavor followed, tart was tame but present, finishing each sip with a little zing. Dusty aftertaste. The mouthfeel was light, moderate carbonation. A nice sour if you like the drinkable ones vs. those that give you the: puckerup and pretend you enjoy the whole glass even though the hair stands up all over your body for up to an hour afterwards.
GT2 (8352) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375mL thanks to LtDan. Pouring at RBSG Grand Tasting LA. Pours a full haze orange. Acid cut. Caramel nose with sweet, cherry pit and cherry pie. Rich with ripe phenols/tannins. Taste is tangy, sharp, just a tad medicinal. Very light lemon pulp, citric sourness. Palate is bubbly, seltzer. Pretty good still.
czar (4261) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle share at hill farmsteadís harvest festival. hazy amber, some floaters, with a decent off-white head and retention. cherries, wood, brett - some funk indeed, yeasty, light acidity, light toastiness and a some sweetness, never cloying. floral and citrusy - light but fairly present hopping. average to soft carbonation, light ot medium body, decent herbal-citrusy and earthy finish. not a big beer, not really a sour, but enjoyed it!
saxo (13851) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Small head with short duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are cherries, wood, malt, fruits, brett and hops. Nice and sour.