Maddog (374) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A wonderful, big sour ale. I love sours, and this one rates with Russian Rivers sours that I so love. This ale is very fruity, oaky and full of citrus and of course tart. An incredible beer, Iím thinking it gets some dryness and big fruit from the Cab Sauv barrels, but man what a sour. It truly represents the style.
Theis (12484) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home - Thanks to Forgetfu !!! - shared with Mette. Clear red/light brown - white head. Wooden, sourish, bretty, red berris, dryness, acid, medium malty, wine notes, sparkling feeling, peppery, light spicy, tannins, fruity, light caramel notes, horsey, lacto sharpness, citrus, lovely complexity.
deyholla (5848) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big thanks to Scott on this one. Pours a clear ruby amber with a gray head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma is nice with lactic acid, stone and other red fruits with some backing funk and wine dryness. Flavor is much more strongly acidic with a bit of red fruit and a bit of oak and dry wine in the finish.
alexsdad06 (4349) - Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy reddish amber color with a medium sized off white head. The nose is nicely tart with hints of cherry and red wine tannins. The Brett is working its magic with a nice level of funk. The other organisms add a nice level of acidity. The flavor has a hint of caramel sweetness before giving way to the tart cherries, mild funk, oak, red wine tannins and red grapes. The alcohol is not noticed at all. I find this to be tart and acidic, but still very drinkable.
TheAlum (5100) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from adnielsen. Thanks, Aaron! Pours a nice murky brownish pour, a pinkish ruby red essence to it, good haze, with a decent tannish beige head that dies to a film, thicker yet sticks around, frothy lacing is nice. Aromas are sour lactic acid, wet oak, some touches of cherries and cranberries. Dry red wine tannins, with touches of vanilla, funky barnyard brett, straw, and horseblanket. Some cereal grains still come through pairing with vanilla, lemons. Initial is lighter bodied, preaching a decent dose of acidity, sour lemon lactic acid, and moving into a pretty prominent red wine Cabernet element, dry oaky red wine tannins and some vanilla, grapes, touches of cranberries. Into the middle some grapefruit and lemon acidity, touches of cherries, more dry red wine sticks into the finish. Lingering dry brett and hay, horseblanket with some funky cheese into the finish, dry red wine, and a touch of alcohol. A pretty ABV-heavy sour, but it does itís best to hide it and really displays the dry Cab and funky brett well, a lot of oranges into the end. A balanced sour, not leaning too far to the lactic acid or funkiness. Actually quite pleasant. Another good barrel series by Avery.. Only found a couple of them dissappointing. This one is really nice. Could use a touch more on the aroma, but I really liked it.
Veldrid (120) - Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours and amber color with white head. You get lactic on the aroma as well as berry and the cab sauv barrel notes. The flavor is sour but nothing crazy, a bit beyond tart. It also has berry, grapes, and some mild fruit characters as well as a nice oak presence.The cab barrel comes through nicely, aiding in both flavor and a nice dry finish. Pleasantly surprised by this one.
theisti (3062) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz given to me by jb. Bottled date 02 11 2011. Pour is a mostly clear golden ruby with a smallish tan head. Aroma is vinegar acidity, along with wood tannins. Decent integration, though the vinegar does spike out a bit. Taste is the vinegar sour acidity, vanilla oak, red wine, and finishes out with a perfume herbal floral which was a bit out of place. Palate is medium bodied, light active carbonation and a finish with a bunch of red wine. Interesting beer, thanks for giving me this one John.
dionysus (1449) - Arizona, USA - MAY 19, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours deep amber with an off-white head. Aroma shows notes of tart berries, oak, and plenty of lactic goodness. Flavor shows the same with underlying notes of cherry, peach, caramel, vanilla, and a definate cabernet barrel presence. Overall body is light to moderate with nicely balanced acidity.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour yields a light reddish beer with a small white head and a bit of light lacing. The nose brings forward a bit of wine character plus some raspberries. A bit of oak and mild acid. The flavor brings forward a good amount of red wine, oak, and lactic acid. A bit of berry and slight dark fruits. Body is light to medium with good acidity and some mild tannins. Pretty nice, though not my favorite in the series.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 05-16-2011
Ernesto987 (3227) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 7, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2012 Aroma: tart berries grapes flavor: vinegar tart the cad sav can be tasted lingering tart finish