Lagunitasfan (1309) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Stone Sourfest. Ruby red in the glass, with a fruit and vanilla smooth nose. Taste is smooth fruity with a dry finish. Bitter on the end.
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 25, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft @ redlight redlight. Pours clear ruby, no head, some champagne bubbles. Cherry nose, musty cherry pie spices, a little cardboard. In flavor, cherries, cherry pie spiciness, a little grain, cardboard, lightly tart. Slightly watery body, a bit drying. Overall rather thin and insubstantial. I was underwhelmed after having had so many other good to great beers from Alvinne.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Redlight Redlight. Pours a crystal clear, bright crimson red color strewn with fizzy carbonation bubbles. A minimal, quickly disappearing head leaves no lacing behind. There’s not much to the nose, really just a bit of cardboard, stale grain, and mildly tart red cherries. There’s no depth of aroma whatsoever. Likewise, the flavor fails to impress. Slightly medicinal, the sweet-tart cherry seems flat, and the grain bill just seems spent.
Light and watery, the body is intensely fizzy and just far from appealing. This is one of the poorer attempts at sour ale in my recent memory.
BMan1113VR (7702) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My last rating to enter from the Stone Sourfest, a very good thing as my eyes are burning from looking at a computer screen. Pours with a read body and a small white head., Aroma of cherry and lightly sour, not much else. Taste is cherry watery, light vinegar and hay. Not much going on. Light bubbles.
JohnnyJ (3904) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright clear red pour, thin white head. Taste of cherries, red berries, light malt and sourness. Pretty simple beer. I thought it was a Kriek when I tasted it.
marcus (5636) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This red beer poured with almost no head and a vinous cherry aroma. It has a delicious kriek-like flavor, problably effected from the special Alvinne yeast working on the cherries. Subtly tart and very tasty.
redlight (2299) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft @ redlight redlight. Cherry aromas, strawberry and cranberry, as well. Pours reddish purple with little to no head. Slightly tart cherry flavors, cherry skins, cranberries, cranberry juice. Finishes clean. Not bad! I could use a little more tartness though.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Always pyshced to have a sour that I can’t get for any kind of real reason. Pours red cloudy with a bright white ring. Nose is sweet, taste is tart and light and fruity with cherry, good to have, not a highlight.
bhensonb (9861) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brilliant ruby. Very brilliant. Mild cherry aromas. Very cherry flavor - not too tart cherry with some cherry skin. Fiishes mildly tart and sweet all at once. Extremely refreshing.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy purplish-red. Fairly pure cherry aroma with decent malt base. Light body. Lots of cherry with a clean lactic tartness in the finish. Good cherry brew.