KyotoLefty (6877) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Tadg’s. Glowing blood crimson with lace. Aroma of blackberry, with slight funk and acid. Super dry flavor with light yogurt and wood, blackberry, and a nice sourness. Some caramel Interesting and drinkable with good sourness and dryness overall.
robertjm (781) - Albany, California, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Beer Revolution - Absolutely gorgeous pinkish head. Ruby red body. Aroma of a milk shake. Clear sour flavor of berries. Not sour yeasts though. Thinnish body. Tartness on the palate in the aftertaste. Reminds me of a huckleberry beer I made once.
blipp (6489) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Pours deep red with a thin head. Fruity blackberry aroma, with light vinegar notes. The flavor has light tart fruity notes, vinegar, and some mustiness. Not that good.
craftbeerdesign (2197) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
sample at GABF on 9/30/11. red / pink pour with small white head. cherry / blackberry nose with a light sourness. light to medium bright body. more light fruit notes throughout - semi-sour. dry sweet finish.
Slipstream (2120) - USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruity, winelike aroma. Rouge pour. Fresh fruit and grain taste - sour cherry, blackberry. Nice. On tap at Rattle’n’Hum.
marcus (6958) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Pours hella red with a huge pink and white head and a fruity aroma. There is a sour berry flavor with a very dry finish. Not as sour as the name implies nad a bit thin on malt.
hivemind (716) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at RnH with Andy and Pixa. Dark red/wine pour with small head. Aroma is juicy berries and slight tartness with a kind of wateriness to it. Taste is blackberry and other berries, red fruits. Not a crazy palate but tastes good with very little aftertaste. Not sour.
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at rattle n hum. Pour is ruby with some colorful froath... Looks like a frambroise. Taste is tart berry flavor... Notes of pomegranate and blackberry. Crisp and refreshing, juicy, somewhat flavorful but lacking much complexity.
jredmond (5803) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2012 Draft at rattle. Pours a deep hazy purple red body with thin pink lacing. Aroma is light fruits. Mouthfeel is light but finishes dry with light fruit tart notes. Nearly completely different beer on draft. Sour fruit comes through much more, especially in the nose. +0.7
vtafro (3991) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at rnh. Dark ruby pour with little to no head. Full blackberries, light tartness in aroma. Flavor is tart, with berry and light wheat tones.