thome50 (1064) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured after moving. (Moving sucks butt) Pours a deep wine red with next to no head. Maybe a few bubbles here and there. Aroma is a little off with some funky cheese and fruit notes that linger then disappear with some time and warmth. Taste is at first a little bitter (odd) with then some more funk, bitter cherry skin about 1/3 of the way through the taste and a very hot/wine like finish. Overall, it wasnít horrible and the palate was actually really nice with the body being a little thicker which is a definite plus in sours for me. I havenít had a "great" Alpine sour but glad they are doing these bottles.
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Pours a dark cherry red with a pretty pink quilt. Smells...Fucking stinks. Jesus anal farts, diacetyl, feet, popcorn, rotten corn and a bit of pinot. This is one, if not the, most offensive smelling beers Iíve come across. Just a fucking abomination of a nose. So scared to taste it... Tastes real bad. Metal and fetid mushrooms and rotten sox rubbed on fungus infected ball sacks. Fucking nasty. Hella dry and thin with hi carb. Iím repulsed.
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Reynolds314 (2385) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 30, 2013
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Top 5 worst thing Ive ever eaten/drank. RIght up there with Blue Lady batch 37 and that Nestle crunch bar I ate when i was little without looking at it that was filled with maggots. Smells like rotten garbage and cherries(note the 3 for aroma). Taste is undrinkably awful. Rotten Blue cheese and gym socks. An odd mix of rotten sourness and salty bile. Gross.
Ernesto987 (3874) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 13, 2013
1.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
This must be rotten, smells like vomit and cheese, completely undrinkable drain pour, stick to the ipas fellas
Steasy66 (962) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Garnet color with small white head. Smells of vomit, literally. Taste is pretty nice, tart cherry a bit sweet. Good beer besides the aroma.
teorn88 (2470) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle at CBC Clerkenwell, thanks to Paul! It pours a coppery red color with minimal white head. Aroma is exactly parmesan cheese, thatís it. And intense. Flavor is much better though: acetic, cherry, lightly funky. A bit of wood later. Then it shows cherry pit. Astringent. Sour. Mildly funky. Thatís the finish. Quite pleasant. Very tasty kriek, but what a pity for the aroma.
Scopey (7191) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via trade, shared at my birthday drinks. It pours hazy deep red with a medium pinkish-white head. The nose is earth, musty, aged cheddar, parmesan cheese and some cherry fighting its way through. The taste is tart cherry, cherry pip, mouth-puckering tartness, grape, wood, strawberry, mustiness, earth, faint jam and sherbet with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Pretty cheesy on the nose unfortunately, tastes pretty nice still.
Bacterial (1678) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely dark pink / reddish pour with a slightly pink head. Nose is oak and cherry. Taste is big time cherry (this is a rich, deep flavor), followed by some tartness, wood and wine character with wine-like finish. Not overly sour. Nice.
jmagnus87 (2548) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at cfobes tasting. Cant remember who brought this one but thanks. A little stanky blue cheese in the aroma. Hmm. Taste is great. Tart michigan cherries and a little red wine vinegar. Interesting brew, i would gladly drink this again.
jackl (4797) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Cheers to noted rock jock Paulo for supplying this. The pourís amber with a modest head. The nose is certainly írusticí. I get musty attic, poo, urine, strong aged parmesan cheese. The taste is more pleasant. red berry, woody acid. Grape skin, some tart cherries. Loads of cheese. Medium body, soft carbonation. Overall, I found the cheesy notes in this to be overwhelming. Some people loved it. One of the more divisive beers of the evening.
Leighton (11649) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell during Paulís Birthday Celebration - London. Thanks to Sr. Scopey. Pours hazy purple-red-amber with a foamy, light pink head. Smells like juicy farts, berries and cheese. Light sweet flavor, lightly dry and tart, tangy berries, bit of parmesan cheese. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Tart finish, some lightly sweet and tart berries, cherries in particular, light bitter fruit skins, lingering cheese. So so. That cheese factor makes this one a little awkward.