SmokeyDaBear (150) - - NOV 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taster poured at Avery taproom for GABF. Pours a dark brown, Little head, remains around the outside of rim. Nice sour taste.
Brouwerij (915) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Avery. Pours a dark, murky red brown with very fine khaki head. Great retention, especially for the style, some thin lacing. Aroma is tart, lactic, oaky, strong vinous, and cherry. Flavor is tart/acidic, oaky, vinous, mild stone fruit, with a tart, mildly oaky aftertaste. Looks darker than it tastes. Becomes fruitier as it warms. Moderate carbonation, medium-light body, and a dry finish. A tasty, fruity sour ale.
Azand222 (170) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Special tapping at Avery's for GABF 2013.
A very dark pour, dark cream head. Almost red in color. A very sour beer, aged for 3 years. Not very boozy, only 9.5% abv. Dark in color only, very flavorful sour. A fruity taste. Overall a great sour, but very strong if your not used to it.
merc7186 (1997) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
6oz snifter poured on tap at the brewery.
A: Amber/Brown Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Minimal Lacing
S: Dark Cherries, Raisins, Pears
T: Dark Cherries, Red Plums, Pears
M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Sour
Overall, a pretty solid red sour ale without being burn out sour.
Slipstream (1995) - USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Avery. Very sour, winey, and complex. Red wine, grains, and port. Made from a blend of 5 ales aged in Cabernet barrels. Sourheads will probably love it.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught) Pours a slightly reddish brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of cabernet, cherry, brett, citrus, and caramel. Flavor of cherry, caramel, pedio, cabernet, some citrus, and wild berries with a dry finish.
Steve_0 (2542) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at 3rd Annual Boulder SourFest (06-02-2012). Tasted this side-by-side with I and II. Poured a dark brown with a small off-white head. Smell is muscat, oak, tannin, light funk, toffee, and cherries. Taste is sour grape, light funk, wood, with a lingering sour and dry finish. Medium body with soft carbonation. Really sour beer and although very different from Eremita II, a tie overall in the series. Mouth-puckering deliciousness.
sonnycheeba (3382) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours hazy dark brown with thin, fizzy off-white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is figs, black cherries, leather, caramel malt, earthy hops, and oak. Flavor is heavy sour fruit with supporting sweet malt and faint hops; red wine notes throughout with a dry, tart finish. Medium body and carbonation with medium/high warmth.
TheGB (502) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Avery. Cloudy and brown with a thin head. Smells like a barrel room at a winery. Medium to full bodied with a real nice palate even with the significant sourness. Tasty.
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BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice tart punch with sweet taste. Very carbonated and pleasant mouthfeel. Pours a ruby amber hue with little head. Delicious.