Keir (124) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At brewery. Deep red with thin white head. Nose of cherries, sour, hint of wine. Tart cherry taste. Vinegary. Dry feel.
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fletchfighters (1062) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Owen for the bottle
dark brownish cherry color. Sort of murky looking. Off white head that settled to a nice ringed collar and left streaky and spotty lacing with this.
Big blue cheese nose. Stinky and funky at the same time. UMMMMMM no cherry???
Cherry vinegar taste. Big enamel ripping taste to boot. Big amount of cherry and vinegar. Some notes of oak.
Big feel and body. Very bold and low carbonated.
I personally liked it once it got to taste and body but the nose was just odd.
Peacehammer (619) - California, USA - OCT 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the pub. ruby red. Sour funk on the nose. Big sour notes up front. Think enamel peeling. Grape juice like flavor. Finishes with a nice sour fruit note. Quite sour and quite good.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Pours a dark reddish-brown with a thin layer of slightly reddish head. The head fades down fairly quickly leaving behind a bit of lace.
S - Aroma is a mix of sour and tart cherries, vanilla, oak, some wheat, funk, and a bit of cheese.
T - Starts off with some sour cherries with some wheat and vanilla. Through the middle, some oak comes through with some light cheese flavors and some funk. The finish is a mix of sour cherries, tart wheat and lemon, and some funk.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sour and funky finish.
D - Pretty drinkable. Tastes a bit off, but not too bad. The sour cherry flavor is nice, just a bit of cheese mixed in.
HonusWagner (1365) - Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2014 Within the context of the style, very average. Extremely acetic+bandagelike but also has a good cherry flavor that sort of bails out the flaws. It’s a bit painful to drink. Would like to see this rounded into a slightly sweeter, slightly less palate-destroying beer.
Draft at Brewery July 2012.
jcartamdg (1940) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an amber brown with a reddish hue. Aroma of cherries, funk, and slight cheese. Taste follows, cherries, wine funk and cheese. Not bad, not amazing.
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Damico (2557) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick berry in color with a smaller white head. The aroma brings some sweet cherry nastiness from the yeast and fruit going on, I enjoyed it better than the rest of the crew for sure. The flavor is delicious tart cherries with a somewhat thinner but enjoyed body.
Huhzubendah (2496) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Damian and Lona. Thanks!
The beer is a light orange color and is mostly clear. The head is fairly thin and fades after a few moments, leaving faint traces of lacing. The aroma is awesome! Huge, delectable scents of oak and sour cherries. The beer tastes great. It is sour, but not puckering. The aftertaste is fleeting. I do wish the tartness and fruit would linger longer. It is acetic, but not overly so. I am very glad to have tried it. Overall, a very enjoyable beer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-12-2010
peteinSD (1364) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark red pour with a slick of off-white foam. Aroma is funky diaper (and not in a pleasant way) with a burnt cherry aroma and a generally off aroma. There is a genuine, obvious "we shouldn’t release this beer but f-ck it we need $" flaw in the aroma. Flavor is some cherry with light sweetness, red wine barrel influence, and a dominant off-flavor that presents as a light tart with dull malt and blunted fruit. Mouthfeel is even but not crisp. I like Alpine and I’ve had some great beers from them, including sours like the Ichabod ’09, but this beer is a complete fail from start to finish and at $20 per bottle it’s an insult. The emperor wears no clothes on this one folks. Shitty beer start to finish.
crossovert (7302) - Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bit plasitcy and spicy at times but overall a very respectable sour kriek beer. This brewery has it goin on.