j12601 (7395) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at the Michigan Brewers Festival during RBSG. Pours a hazed ruby with a thin beige head. Fruit and soft funk on the nose, light sourness and a little more fruit. Medium bodied, lightly malty and tart. Gentle sourness and a bit of funk on the finish. Tasty.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
multiple samples over the course of RBSG weekend. once at MSBF and a few at the eccentric cafe which was poured out of 750ml bottles...poured a reddish amber brown with a thin off-white head... aroma of a semi-assertive sour brown ale with some oud bruin type qualities.... flavors don’t deviate much from the nost. very sour brown ale like with mild vinegar accents and a good degree of tartness. decent bodies, finishes a bit short and a little dry even. will be nice to have again.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour at Bells as part of RBSG. I wanted to try more of the limited-release stuff, but the siren song of Two-Hearted and Expedition from the source proved too strong. Pours deep amber, thin off-white head, okay lacing. Nose is tart cherries, brett, shoe leather, canola oil, medium toasted malt. Flavours are sour cherries, malt husks, horseblanket, creamy sourness? Does that make sense? I say it does. Pretty alright, but then what else do you expect from Bells?
CanIHave4Beers (3534) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 4, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a gorgeous deep red with a good head and good lace. The aroma has lots of lactic yogurt like sourness with some good funky oaky and vinous tones. The flavor is very sour and mostly dry with a good cherry and earthy flavor. I really do hope this sees a wider release.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Eccentric for RBSG. Pours a reddish amber with a small white head. Aroma is tart and sharp with some acidity. Flavor is a bit nicer in the balance with a very nice crisp fruitiness and a funky character that balances well with the malt base without becoming too one sided. Light to medium body and a crisp carbonation. Pretty nice sour ale
hopscotch (9963) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… RBSG 2010… Clear, deep amber ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. The nose is toasty and tart. Medium to full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and dancing carbonation. The flavor is very Flanders red-like… lightly malty with medium acidity and an acetic component. Lengthy, tangy finish.
17thfloor (2436) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Eccentric during RBSG. I really enjoyed this one. Quite thirst quenching with a moderate amount of sour funk that seemed well crafted and well balanced. I didn’t pay much attention to which fruit was actually in there, oops, it was also fairly mild, well used. I thought this was great, love refreshing sours.
deyholla (7638) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the MiBGSF ’10. Poured a hazy dark amber red with an off-white yellow head that dissipated to the edges. Flavor was sour with notes of both cherry and raspberry. Flavor was tart and dry with raspberries and cherries along with hints of other berries.
ketchepillar (1172) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 25, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Samples at Mich Brewer’s Fest and sample bottles at Eccentric. Moderately sour. I get earthy blueberries. Pretty straightforward but damn tasty. Not much funk at all.
anders37 (18767) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ FoBAB 2009, Chicago, IL. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity and slightly sour wine aroma. Has a fruity woody tart brett flavor with weak hints of wine. Has a fruity sour tart bretty woody finish