JohnnyJ (4539) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Stone Oakquinox 2010. Darkish red pour. Cherries, sour vinegar, wood, and brett funkiness. Good, but not the best sour around.
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from oakquinox...pours red orange with no head..aroma is very funky, slightly fruity...very sour, vinegar..funky!
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from Mike at the Veritas 007 release. Appearance is a cloudy reddish hue. The flavors and aromas are effervescent cherries, nutmeg, spiced oak. The mouth is too carbonated for my taste, it almost scrubs off the flavors. Still not bad, maybe it need to chill in the bottle a bit.
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish pour. Not much head. Aroma of red wine, cherries, brett, and maybe some sour apples. Flavor is a bit odd. Sour, woody, wine barrel...but it doesnt seem to come together like I thought it would. That being said, its still drinkable. THanks doodler. You rock!
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
orange off white head. sweet mapley nose. taste is tart and brackish ok real
chaz01 (190) - Miamisburg, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had a 4 ounce sample at a local beer tasting event, served in a champagne flute. Amber color with a thin head. Many tiny bubbles rise up from the bottom of the glass. Lemon, berries and a bit tart sourness in the aroma. Tart cherry flavor, but mellowed out by the woody oak flavors. Not overly sourly -- very enjoyable. Lots of wine flavors come through as well.
Medium bodied, well carbonated, long tart finish. Combination of wine and the tartness gives this a unique taste that would pair well with a fish or chicken meal, although the hefty price tag on a small bottle somewhat limits it’s flexibility.
Christy (7) - USA - APR 16, 2010 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
AMAZING! Great balance for a brown ale with nice sour cherry tones!
notalush (4992) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - cloudy red - lively pour that fails to kick up a head - a fairly rough sour, with a semi-watery body - some sweet cherry note up front, but a semi-abrasive malt and sourness develop quickly - moderate to high acidity, but it tastes almost artificial, as if they added powdered malic acid to the beer - some mild fruit skin character and cheesy funk - fairly strong band-aid yeast phenols - the zin barrel is about the only thing keeping this beer from sucking, but even then it is a mixed blessing - the zin is nice, but the barrel character is too strong and harsh - they have some good sours, but this one is disappointing.
beernbourbon (1326) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by drewbeerme. Pour is an almost still hazy brown with a very subtle pinkish hue. Aroma contains notes of wood, tart cherry, faint pepper, and a light gamey funky component. Flavor is cherry, wood, light tartness, and notes of red wine. Lightly acidic and funky too.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - APR 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
More on the sweeter side. The aroma was fruity, cherries for the most part. The zinfandel barrels really play a big role in this one. The taste is smooth, less like a beer and maybe more like a wine. Very different, but nice.