tectactoe (676) - Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap: light ruby and pink, almost purple-ish with a tickle me pink tinted film that thick collar sitting on top. Aroma is lots of sweet currants and an all around "berry" smell; full of different berry jams and berry aromas. Hard to pinpoint a specific fruit. Taste is sweet currants, blackberry, and an assortment of other berries with light grape peel on the back-end. Almost a sherbert-like flavor. Very light and grassy tartness, more sweet overall, though. A good take on Oarsman; refreshing and tasty.
Pailhead (4232) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap: The aroma consists of berries, light lemon, some funky notes, and a touch of lemon. It pours pink tinted orangish-brown with a pink tinted head. The flavor starts with a light-moderate berries/black currants. The finish has moderate lemon, oak, and a touch of vanilla. Itís light-medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel.
TheAlum (4971) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft on tap at GTMW 2013 (Madison, WI). Pours a well hazed ruby red hue, copper and berry crimson. A frothy offwhite pinkish head atop dies down, laces ok. Aromas are tart, bready, touches of pulpy berry. Some bread, straw, gentle yet growing lactic appeal. Initial is dry and tart, a bit tannic, firm tartness with good flavors. Tart and lively, mellow carbonation. A firm lactic teang, blackberry gives a nice presence. Gentle citrus, bread. Backend is dry, a bit of berry tannin. Really nice play here. Tart and sour liveliness, berry and crimson lush profile. Odd rating. Really nice beer.
crossovert (5641) - Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The currants totally elevate this beer, the tartness is there, the fruit is delicious.