bhightow (24) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 2, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
red, sparkling, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly sour, light body, thin feel, fizzy, floral,
MartinT (8619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
Pomegranate-like fruitiness grows into blackberries before awkward lactic emanations fall into a dry and mildly tart finish.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-Sumptuous foam crowns the pink-laced luminous red haze.
-The aroma had strange yogurt-like funk coming from the sour mash (I suppose). Not the most appealing incarnation of lactobacillus, letís say...
-Lots of small bubbles help drinkability.
-The fruit character mostly comes off as juicy and simple.
-With a name like Sour Wench, I admit I was expecting more tartness (which I got in their wonderful Hout Black Currant though).
On tap at their Linda Vista brewery.
Em (102) - USA - MAY 22, 2010
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Raspberry and cranberry flavors mixed in with the blackberry flavors. Drank on tap at the brewery. Red pink in color, very fizzy. An excellent beer.
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a clear maroon red with a white ring of head.
Aroma: Tart and sweet berry goodness.
Taste: Dark ripe blackberry with a tart finish.
Mouthfeel: Fizzy and refreshing.
Overall: Easy going, very easy on the sour to the point that I wouldnít consider it a sour at all. Great summer drinking.
Getbetter (977) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From tap,Redish white head,red color,cherry,raseberry,blackberry.This is a great beer ,Fizzy.
That1Guy (2061) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crushed with Honkeybra at GABF. Eh, definitely sour but not very pleasant. Cloying and without the mouth-watering goodness of a decent sour ale, or niceness of a solid fruit beer.
Lubiere (11245) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
2008 version. A beet red ale with a thin white head. In aroma, a light sour berry with light wooden notes. In mouth, a rather weak and dissapointing sour ale, with light cherries, a bit of epsom salt, chalkey notes, boring. On tap at Ballast Point 13 Anniv. Beer Festival , Oct. 24 2009.
HonkeyBra (3798) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at GABF. Red pour with pink head. Aroma of sour fruit, Iím guessing blackberries. Lightly sour, somewhat sweet. Iím not going to hate too much on this, because for a fruit beer its pretty decent.
nickd717 (3673) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 6, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at GABF 2009. Next to Victory at Sea, this was really not all that impressive. Bright red in color with a small pinkish head. Aroma is blackberries and raspberries, a little like a fruit candy, sweet and only mildly sour. Flavor is not too exciting, a little funky with blackberries and other berries, red grapes, sugar, and a little tartness. Body is medium-light and palate is rather boring for what is supposed to be a sour beer.
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours ruby. Nose is lactic tartness, funk, sweet ripe berries, sugar, wine, grain. Flavor is slightly thin but pretty tart, unripe fruit tartness, grapey, berries.