corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2015
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep, dark chestnut brown color that’s almost black with plum hues and a minuscule beige head that immediately disappears. No lacing.
Musty, funky aroma with strong acetic acid, dry oak and vinous fruit notes. Not solvent like but plenty of vinegary sweetness along with grape, dark cherry, currant and other berries. Subtle toasted malt with caramel, cocoa and toffee but the acetic acid and dark fruit dominate the aroma.
Slightly oil-y medium body with a very tart, puckering mouthfeel. Strong acetic acid lingering over oak and vinous fruit flavors into a dry, tart finish. A bit too much acetic acid for me. Slightly solvent-like with acetone/chemicals and lot of vinegary sweetness that overpowers the oak, malt backbone and dark fruit sweetness. Refreshingly tart but one dimensional, somewhat harsh, and tough to drink.
Mep3222 (1099) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark fruit woody oaky lactic sour aroma and flavors. Super complex dark sour. Very woody and oaky. Lots of woody fruit flavors. Sour maybe 5 of 10, but very balanced complex and overall a great Flanders like red.
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andrewje41 (2403) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft pour at the Brouwers anniversary. Pours a dark ruby with a sour feuit, red winish aroma. Big bubbles head. Flavor has a lot of the red wine and vinegar to it, but goes nicely with the sour dark fruit background and finish. So sweetness to it at all. Bold dark sour fruit all around. Very tart and nicely done. Delicious.
jredmond (7142) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Backlog ’13 - ’14]. Pours a deep brown body with off white head and lots of lacing. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with noticeable carbonation and notes of sour dark fruits, prune, raisin, lots of vinegar, oak and earthy roast.
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
hazy red sepia, thin cream head, hot acetic nose is cherries, considerable vinegar but low sweetness, lightly buttery. More cocoa in flavor, thin up front with slick cherry and plastic, still acetic across mid, burning cherries before light roast finish. Thin, hot, and heavy on vinegar.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
> Red wine vinegar Aceto bomb
[ Keg ][ 10oz ][ Monk’s Cafe Philly ][ $6 ][ Mini Wine Glass ][ 6.7.14 ]
>> Black core, red edges. Sour acetic aroma, red wine vinegar, fumey, salty. Extreme acetic taste, woo baby red wine vinegar. Tolerable but hot tamale. Would be nice to saute mushrooms with in butter. But drinking straight? No thanks.
>!< red wine vinegar all the way
popery (1850) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried during (slight before?) SF beer week 2014 at Toronado. Pours black or probably a very dark red. Blackberries, underripe apricots and other stone fruits, lime peel, light on the palate, quite sour, much more vinegar than lactic.
oOJUXEOo (303) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice sour. Dark and deep rich tart beer. No carbonation. Nice beer and a great sour savory pnc.
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ajnepple (4661) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2014 On tap at Falling Rock after the PtY release. Deep reddish-brown, almost black, with a diminishing head. Pungent, strong aroma, sour and tart with notes of dark fruits, oak, wine, vanilla and light caramel. Similar flavor, SUPER sour and tart with tingly, puckering mouth feel. Wow, simply an incredible sour. Update: I tried this again at Falling Rock during CBC week and it was not nearly as good, probably in the 3.5 range.
gyllenbock (6899) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Toronado in February 2014. (my first one from this brewery)
Hazt reddish with a small head. Quite sour with berries, vinegar, oak, some chocolate and light roasted notes. An interesting and tasty one. Refreshing.