Mora2000 (5127) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a white head. The aroma is full of cherry and toffee. The flavor has some strong cherries with a medium amount of tartness. I also get some toffee and biscuit malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice sour.
Steve_0 (1912) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home with friends. Pour is clear orange with a small white head that quickly dissipated. Big sour aroma - green apples, pears, a touch of cranberry, raspberries, and lightly vinegary. Taste is tangy, green apples, light strawberry, peaches, raspberry, somewhat oaky, and tannic with a big sour finish. Light body with soft carbonation. Really nice stuff.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
BoostIPA (959) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light brown, cloudy with almost no head. Aromas of musty cherry, oak, perhaps a whiff of wine. Taste is semi-sour with a hint of sweet cherry. Pretty creamy. Finished sweet and sour like the McDonald’s sauce. Pretty meh. Would have liked a heavier lactic component with a huge dose of funk, but it just wasn’t there.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tangy wood darker fruit balsamic with definite cherry caramel malt sweetness is here and there. Brown pour thin head. Flavors of tart cherries balsamic wine barrel notes caramel. Musty basement barrel aged notes . Well carbonated. Less sharp an acidic then the farmers reserve. If you ain't first you're last.
"Meh" (Jon, 2006).
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(375ml bottle, courtesy of Errl) Pours a hazy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of cherry, vinous, balsamic, caramel, and vanilla. Flavor of vinous, cherry, berries, grass, oak, and raspberry.
brystmar (971) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beady lace, hazy amber color. Mature sour yeast aroma; cherries atop oak. Oaky and balanced on the palate. Crisp, drinkable, really nice. Damn, Almanac is kicking ass these days.
bhensonb (9814) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours orange amber with a slight, transient beige head. Aroma is sour fruit and sour malt. Med body or nearly. Flavor is that sour brown Flanders thing. It really is. Cherries come through. It seems to fit near the middle of sour browns. It finishes reasonably sour cherry with some sour malt. Just excellent.
SudsMcDuff (5321) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours out ruby .. . Mild foam head, good lacing .. . Solid tartness, cherry, and sweetarts .. . Medium mouth .. . Full finish .. . Nice beer, would drink it again
.. . . Theres no such word as Melonology
Strykzone (4194) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Received in a trade with bytemesis and shared at Kennys tasting. Hazy and dingy golden. Nice spur. Somewhat vinegar but more than that. An interesting sour. Vinous notes.