Schlaubee (14) - - MAR 19, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Bierkraft’s ballast point tasting. So sour! This drinks more like a cocktail to me than a beer: fruity, light on carbonation and a pretty reddish color. In fact, after I made the mental adjustment to "cocktail" and not "beer" I enjoyed it more.
krumbum (551) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big blackberry juice aroma. Nice deep red cranberry juice appearance with slightly red tinted white ring of head. Very light refreshing sour base with the tartness of fresh blackberries on top of it. Crisp body that leaves a tart stain behind.
j12601 (7248) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at Sour’d in September 2014, at Captain Lawrence. Pours a garnet to crimson with a thin to medium sized pink head. Medium bodied, sweet berries and touches of vomit and diapers. Spicy acid, berries.
SudsMcDuff (6345) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
a bit of a toned down beer but has just enough to get the boogey going .. . dark plum purple .. tart plum, blackberry, and sweettarts .. . mild mouth and a novice finish .. . nothing wrong with this at all .. . . If you have a pear shaped body, you should not wear pear colored clothes, or act juicy.
luttonm (2775) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Beer Authority on Brewers night. Dark reddish brown, little head. Dense fruity aroma. Tart blackberry and cranberry tartness. Juicy sipper. Tart and tasty
GT2 (9001) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[ Keg ][ 4oz ][ Ballast Point Little Italy ][ $1.60 ][ Stemmed Flute ][ 1.13.15 ]
>> Sour wrench. Huge pink foam, clear deep purple. Great retention. Nose is fresh berry blend, sugary blackberry, robust. Taste is quite thin, soapy, some sour mash character. No acidity at all, seltzer type soda bland body. Slight butyric note. Needs work.
crossovert (8355) - Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Purplish magenta pour. Smells like sour blackberry, flavor is sour tart blackberry, pretty sour but nice.
Jeffsayyes (44) - - NOV 28, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I have been loving sours but this one just isnt doing it for me. Could be the carbonation, which is nearly absent. Still not sure if I should ask for a refund. I'll just consider it extremely light natural fermentation and go with it. The blueberry mash flavor is very apparent, definitely in the realm of fruity. Drinking at Pine Box in Bushwick. Will get the other sour next time.
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Theydon_Bois (10655) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the Little Italy taproom, 12/11/14.
Clear claret with no head.
Nose is tangy berries, sweet notes with a little sourness, tartened blackberries.
Taste comprises tangy blackberry, straw, subtle acidity, red berry sours.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a gentle puckering effect.
Decent enough ’Linner, would have preferred it tuned up a little more in a sharper more acidic sense.
gnomungus (87) - - NOV 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Straightforward. The blackberry is strong on the nose, followed by simple, lactic sour. Refreshing.
BOSSbrewer (2154) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Ballast Point Tasting Room. This was batch 11. Pours pinkish red with a thin pink head. Aroma is berries with sweet blackberries. Flavor is sour and very tart. Very bitter. Decent but bitterness overpowers. Overall refreshing.
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