BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Stone Sourfest. Pours with a red body and an off-white head. Aroma of merlot, grapes, wheat. Taste is apple, cinnamon, bread, vinegar and berries. Kind of bland on that day with so many other great beers. Light bubbles.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUL 9, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at the brewery. red color with a light pink head. Rotting fruit and berry aroma. Sour berries and sour grain with a dry, very grassy finish. Light bodied with high carbonation. Grass was really the dominant note here, with some sour old fruit. Not that great.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at ACBF. Blackberries and moldy cottage cheese. Not in a good way, if there was any confusion.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler courtesy of hophead22. Pours ruby red with a nice pinkish head. Smells of berries and dry malt. Tastes of dry malt, some berries, some nice tartness. Resfreshing mouthfeel and finish.
zapprentice (314) - East Setauket, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This was awful. Aroma of nastiness, rotting food. Taste of the same with some berry notes. Terrible
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at ACBF 2009: Ruby pour with a dense pink head- Sour mash aroma with lots of lactic character- tart berries (yogurt like). Fluffy feel but a vacant flavor- slightly tart fruity character but mainly nondescript. A hint of vague lactic character on the back. Not bad, just very boring and lacking depth.
Ungstrup (30006) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. An unclear dark red beer with a thin pinkish head. The aroma is sweet with notes of malt and blackberries. The flavor is sweet and acidic with strong notes of blackberries, leading to a dry and lightly tart finish, where the berry notes lingers.
LilBeerDoctor (3514) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft at ACBF09. Wow, this was a frightening beer. Pours a clear red/brown with a small white head. Aroma of old cheese, rancid yogurt, and sweaty socks. Nasty. Flavor of sweet blackberry initially with the yogurt/cheese/sweat finish. Basically it tasted like blackberry yogurt, which I wasn’t really a fan of. A little better flavor than aroma, but still...Yuck.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is a touch tart with hints of wheat malt and fruity blackberries. Poues dark reddish purple. The flavor is lightly tart up front with fresh unripe berry tartness followed by lightly sweet fruity notes and a hint of wheat. Nice carbonation. Rather refreshing and easy to drink too.
gaffandbleed (12) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours purple. Not much head, more like a sparkling cider. Tastes more like a cider than a beer too. Not my style. Not bad.