Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From tap at the Avery taproom. Dark mahogany with an off white head. The barrels are evident on the nose and I frankly couldn’t get enough of it. Medium bodied with balsamico and tart berries, endless finish.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Taster at the Avery taproom. Pours a hazy dark brown with an off white head. Dark fruit, red wine, oak and light funk on the nose. Med body with lots of oak, vinous notes, lactic acid, dark fruits and some lingering acetic acid. Tart finish with dark fruits and lactic acid. Great as usual!
onceblind (7322) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brownish black with a thin beige head. Lovely aroma of not-too-sharp white wine and oak barrels, along with some delightful "Belgianness" of sour raisins, rusty earthy dark toffee tones, and wine. Flavor is plenty sour, would probably be puckering if my palate wasn’t used to it. By as it is, I found it playful yet assertive. Very full flavor of sour citrus, some Cabernet, some light oak tones, dark Belgian yeast tones, and some earthy sweetness following through and rounding out the sourness.
Steve_0 (3745) - 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.
Ratman197 (13278) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Avery poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of carmel, toffee, barnyard funk, cherries and tobacco. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of toffee, cherry, tobacco, barnyard funk and light citrus with a crisp dry tart lingering funky fruity finish.
merc7186 (2931) - 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.
bu11zeye (12717) - 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.
gvmdw7 (188) - California, USA - FEB 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a brown hue with moderate head. Smells incredibly earthy with a bit of ammonia. Tastes a little of cherry before the sourness blows away your palate. Delicious sour, wish I could get this in California.
Azand222 (171) - 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.
Brouwerij (959) - 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.