arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this sometime during RBSG in SoCal a couple-few years ago. Intense nettle-y sour on the first sip, with lingering berry skins, nettles, lemon seed, and spinach in the finish. The blackberries are wonderfully full in the middle, rich and bursting like you crushed an actual berry in your mouth after taking a sip of beer. The finish also had some kriek-ish, yeasty things going on. The smell was dominated by dark berries with a note of cherries in milk; it reminded me of Kasteel Kriek. Head is big and foamy pink, just like Todd "daSilky1", who wrote on this page of my notes, "I Love pre-pubescent girls." I didn’t notice that annotation until I got home, so I could never ask him if he was speaking for himself, or immitating me. And now we’ll never know . . .
SudsMcDuff (6108) - .....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 (2571) - 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 (8831) - 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 (8206) - 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 (32) - - 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 (10386) - 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 (2092) - 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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peteinSD (1414) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Bagby. Dark cherry color with no head (or carbonation). Tart, medicinal sweetness and berry in the aroma. Taste a bit dryer than the aroma suggests with tart notes, sourness, and some berry accents. Somewhat clean mouthfeel. Not bad in small doses.
BeerandBlues2 (10261) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours cloudy purple with a small, effervescent pink head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is blackberry, light lactic acid and earthy wheat malt. Flavor is lactic blackberry, lemon acidity, light earthy wheat malt and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.