mcberko (7458) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2015 12 oz. bottle, pours a dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma is very complex, with red wine barrels, various wild bacteria, some wood, balsamic and prominent acidity. Flavour matches, with loads of complexity from the various wood, including red wine barrels and oak in general, wild yeast, and medium acidity that is well-suited. Very dynamic and cohesive. Masterful blend here; however, the acidity starts to irritate the throat after a while. Still, excellent very slow sipper.
blipp (6433) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a beige head. Moderate acidity throughout, with some woody notes, light funky notes, fruity berry-like notes, and a sharp tart finish. Not bad.
BiiruBierBeer (320) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sour smell. Generic sour brown taste with a bit of general wine taste to it. Good, but nothing fantastic.
GODiSSOUTHERN (385) - Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Funk and berry aroma. Taste is lemony acid and slight cherry jam with some definite oak presence. Solid sour.
jredmond (5738) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Andrew (Pwn3d) at Max’s. Pours a clear amber body with thin white laicng. Aroma is tart fruit, oak, funky wood and spice. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of sweet tart, sour fruit, very light vinegar, sharpie and gentle oak.
Leighton (12237) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in Hoboken. Pours mostly clear amber with a creamy, off-white head. The nose has tart berries, leather, wood. Light to medium sweet flavor, fairly acidic, with further tart berries, lemons. Medium bodied with fine, spritzy carbonation. Tart, cleansing finish with more lemons and leathery berries. Pretty nice.
Drake (9264) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle shared by jackl, 11/19/14. Pours a clear copper with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of tart wine, pepper, funk, cherries, candied lemon. The taste is tart cherries, red wine, lemon, candied lemon and a strong tannic note. Medium bodied, strong lingering tartness. 200th sour ale!
Reynolds314 (2487) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like it a lot. ... Aroma is woody, nutty, sharp and cherrys. Taste is acetic acid, wood, berry fruitiness, and a bit of booze which is strange for such a low abv. Good beer though.
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[ Keg ][ 2oz ][ @FOBAB ][ ][ Tumbler ][ 11.15.14 ]
Hazy Amber chestnut, thin beige ring, oily cap. Nutty wood and plums in nose front, stinging green acids before light plastic and grains mid, rich and juicy with tons of heat across the finish.
phaleslu (6905) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a 12 oz. bottle at FOBAB. Pours a cloudy dark brown-amber color with a finger of tan head. Notes of berry and tart citrus fruits, caramel (candy apple), brown sugar, oak, red wine, lactic acid, and a bit of balsamic. Light-medium bodied, with a sweet and sour mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Nicely done, but struck me kind of as a sour brown in style.