CapFlu (4548) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(375ml bottle) In-person trade with Blomster. Pours a thin,white frothy head atop a cloudy, sediment filled deep orange body. Nose of sour cherries. Quite a bit sweeter than other sour beers yet not cloying. Great flavour yet the sourness is oddly shortly lived through the finish. Good.
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5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Brouwer’s Café:   Amber, a little dark and dirty, faint haze, thin to moderate frothy off-white head, spotty lacing.   Tart nose, a little mealy, slight immature cherry and woodiness on the nose.   Noticing right away a cereal like aftertaste on this one.   Very light to moderate, tart, almost sour, but with a very much mealy or cereal like background.   Yeah, very moderate for the style.   A little dry.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes with a lingering cereal/mealy tartness.   Moderate example, good, but wished it were a little cleaner on the finish.
Huhzubendah (2618) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer appears orange and hazy with a quarter inch or so of off-white head. My wife’s is significantly redder and darker. The aroma brings wine barrels, oak, cherries, yeast, farmhouse funk. Lovely flavor with wine character leading the way. Prominent cherries with cherry juice and oak. Light to medium in body with a mild puckering finish. Terrific. I would really like to have this again.
mwillums (12) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 mL. Excellent sour reminiscent of Supplication from RR. Just the right amount of sweetness I like in an american sour brewed in this fashion.
phaleslu (6608) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle shared by bsuedekum- thanks again, Blake! Pours a hazed orange-gold, a bit on the darker side of the spectrum, with a small off-white ring for a head. Aroma of oak, sweat, apple skins, leaves, spice, cherries, grapes, and sourdough. Flavor of sour candy, oak, apples, grapes, caramel and dry malts, cherries, and some light bready funk. Light-medium bodied, with a dry, sour mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Very nice Flanders red ale.
dfearnley (1032) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to stange
Strong sour cherry, lemon, candy floss, light yeast. Deep orange and cloudy, thin white creamy head. Taste is sour apple, lemon, and yeast.
kaser (2804) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 12 oz bottle. Cloudy dark orange color. Sweet fruity aroma. Tart cherry flavor. Haven't had many sours and never had a good impression, but I like it
DYCSoccer17 (3329) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12.7 ounce bottle purchased at The Davis Beer Shoppe. Batch #1. The aroma on this is quite tart and funky. Nice acetic character, along with a little underlying sweetness. Nice, complex nose. Moderately transparent golden-orange body with a small, quickly dissipating whitish head. Starts with a nice sweetness. Becomes rather tart in the middle and end with a bit of an acetic cheesiness. Really nice and drinkable. Immediately, sharp, sour, and carbonated, but as this breathes, it becomes quite drinkable. Cherries are a bit of an afterthought, but tasty nonetheless. Similar to Supplication, and that’s a good thing.
jredmond (5459) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Windy City shared with Vinny, Frank and Andrew. Pours a light brownish amber body with no head, some minor lacing. Aroma is nice funk, sour fruit - cranberry and grape. Mouthfeel is medium with lots of oak, sour fruit and general funkiness. Very nice sour.
PhillyCraft (3322) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by jimbo, pours hazy brownish copper, with small to medium head, aromas of cranberry, russian river sour, lactic funk, sugar and big oak presence. Puckery and refreshing. Medium body. Not bad, but nowhere near the other almanac reserve series.