olr1984 (1036) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle pours a dark reddish brown with a thin off white head. Tart Raspberry and oak taste.
BuckeyeBoy (2603) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle thanks to toby. Pours out a clear crisp brown topped with sand head. Nose is tart berries funk and some sweetness. Taste is as the nose with lots of funk pucker berries and sweetness.
tectactoe (1437) - Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle / 09-2012] Thanks, Jason! Dark, muddled copper body with a more brown-ish, murky centers... No real head to speak of, just a timid beige collar outlining the top. Aroma has a nice mix of sour lemon flesh & tart, acidic raspberry skins... Some woody oak notes, not as much of a vinous presence as I’d expect from the Carernet barrels, mostly just hefty oak. Slight medicinal cherry notes in the back-end. Taste opens up with a helping of tart raspberry juice, lemon peel, & a borderline yogurt-y, mainly lacto sourness leading to a lightly puckering finish. Drying oak with some tannic presence; again, not exceedingly wine-like, but that’s okay. Hints of cherry, but raspberry dominates. Sour, dry, tasty with a light, crisp body. This stuff would be lovely to have in four or six-packs.
umich03jm (1766) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to trade with JStax. Shared at Jeff’s. Pours reddish-orange with a small head. Sour raspberry aroma with wood and vinegar. Great tasting sour. Raspberries, vinegar, and vanilla. Not much red wine, maybe just a touch in the finish. Nice light acidity. Really good beer.
Pailhead (4572) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy of umich03jm
Bottle: The aroma consists of sour raspberry, lemon, and light vinous notes. It pours a transparent brownish-orange with a minimal off-white head that quickly looks still. The flavor starts with a quick dose of sour raspberry. The finish has moderate-heavy sour lemon, light oak, and just a hint of vinous notes (could be power of suggestion). It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation.
GTAEgeek (1141) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at First Sunday. Pours orange, with a small, off-white head. Aromas of caramel, raspberries, and lemon zest. This has a very sour flavor, with some citrusy sweetness. Medium body, crisp and acidic, and effervescent. Nice clean finish. This is an outstanding sour, with aggressive sourness, but still somehow approachable.
alexsdad06 (5234) - Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear caramel color with very little head. The aroma and flavor have caramel, tart fruit, raspberries, apples, acidic, wood, with some vinous influences. The flavor has more sour character than the nose. Tasty stuff.
JPDurden24 (1527) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - DEC 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle, reddish brown pour with an off white head. Aroma is sour raspberry and tart. Taste is tart and wine barrel aged sour bite. Fantastic sour.
JBPortland (625) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle pours semi-clear ruby red/brown with small thin head. Nose is funky musty dark fruit, barrel, basement, earthy, tart. Taste is sour funky berry, dank barrel, oak, vanilla, red grape, molasses, plum. Finish is sour lacto berry funk with nice vanilla oak notes and tart grape. Awesome!
DrewFace (701) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a murky deep red, brownish color. Big sourness in the nose, tart, cherry, raspberry character. More big acetic sourness in the flavor ass well. Fruity cherry/berry like notes. Sweet tart flavor in the finish. Very delicious. Would offer many more petes to this beer.