BucannonXC5 (883) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Type: 375ml (12.68-oz.) bottle
Glass: Westvleteren XII Trappist glass
From: Windmill Farms in Allied Gardens (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $10.99 (I think)
Purchased: July 10, 2014
Consumed: Oct. 21, 2014
Misc.: Batch No. 2; Bottled March 2014
Poured a dark orange, caramel, hazy color with one finger of grayish lacing, that immediate dissipated. Small amount of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. No lacing along the sides of the glass. Minimal retention on the top all the way down the glass. (Sight - 3.63)
Smelled sour cherries, raspberries, sweet red wine barrels, light bourbon, sour apple, sour purple grape, tart, Sweet Tarts and Smarties. (Smell - 4.13)
Tasted pretty damn good, even better than the nose. Got sour cherries, sour red apple, raspberries, sugary sweet red wine barrels, Sweet Tarts, Smarties, sour purple grape, sourdough bread and Fruity Pebbles cereal (Taste - 4.25)
Light-to-medium body. Oily-to-thing texture. Lively-to-fizzy carbonation. Long, fruity smooth finish.(Feel - 4.00)
A really good sour, but not as good as Iíd hoped. A bit pricy as well. Was hoping for more, but Iíve have it again. (Overall - 4.13)
4.15 93 A-
50belair (2355) - Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear burnt orange pour with a white head. Light berry aromas. Tart, but not overly so with sour cherry highlights. Mild vinous, caramel malt, vinegar, vanilla, and oak undercurrents. A tasty Flanders Red. Good body and mouthfeel.
CanIHave4Beers (3321) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared by a kind soul, in a location remote of my dining room.
Pours a hazy sort of golden color with decent head and nice lacing on the glass.
the aroma is funny and a little yogurty. Itís got some sour cherry and a little bit of graininess as well as some oak.
The flavor is dry with a nice cherry and raspberry tart fruit thing going on. Itís fairly sour and nicely oaky. It carries the fun but sort of weird yogurt like twang from the aroma into the flavor.
Nice stuff, Iím enjoying a lot of these 375ml bottles from Almanac.
tightslice (212) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Flavor in Half Moon Bay, CA. Pours a light orange / pink. Aroma is grape must, wine, some funky cheese. Taste is TART and dry with very little fruit or cherry or sweetness to balance the sourness. Almost an apple cider vinegar. Not a fan.
olio (6273) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle. Batch #2. Bottled on 03/2014.
Pours hazy golden color with a small head. Very vinous on the nose, sourish fruits, wood, faint vanilla and apricot. Sour apricot on the flavor, yeast, gooseberries, oak and some dough. Quite tart, dries your mouth very quickly. Decent.
tiong (3818) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle from Ales Unlimited, San Francisco, CA
Batch No 2, bottled March 2014 - Pours dark orange with a bubbly white head. Aroma of tart cherries, lactic sourness, wood and oaky notes. Taste is sweet, juicy and tart with some cherries, sourness, wood and oak. Finish is dry, quite sour, sweetish and tart juicy with cherries, hints of wood, yeast and mild lactic notes. Okay.
laiti (5754) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
37,5 cl bottle @†home. Batch #2: bottled 03/2014
Aroma is somewhat sour with orange, apricot and some worty tones. Flavour is very tart with blood orange, grapefruit, some earthy notes and some lactic tones. Very mouthdrying and sour stuff. Luckily this is more like basic sour than sour red.
burg326 (3764) - Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a rusty amber color with aromas of tart cherries, light roasted malt, some wet wood, and light yeast. Flavors were the same, light tart cherries, made this beer refreshing, another solid sour from these guys.
Gription79 (2282) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 375ml bottle. There is a big aroma of cherries, acetic acid, and not much else. The flavor is cherries, vinous, acetic, lactic, very tart, a but of bready toasty maltiness on the end. A bit out of balance towards the acidic side.
tectactoe (2021) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Muddy, rusted copper color with almost no head; even the gray collar is rather small & thin. Aroma of vinous wet oak, more red-wine than white-wine as compared to the other wine barrel aged beers in this series. Bruised grapes, plums, & black cherry with vibrant undercurrents of lemon & lactic acid. A soft floral & perfumy presence flows evenly from start to finish, bringing everything together. Acidic cherry flavor accompanied by lemon, red grape, soured oak, musty wood, & a strong lacto presence. Sharp, snapping carbonation makes for a wonderfully dry finish. I really enjoyed this one.