Lukaduke (1017) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy ruby brownish rust color with a trace of pinkish grey foam. The nose is basement wet wood, rotten cherry, acetic funk and some caramel toast in the deep undertones. The flavor follows the nose with a bit of fizzy funk and lots of unripe berry, apple and cherry fruit... nice lingering rustic leather note.
Errl (564) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Dark redish pour with a thin head..Nose is cherry, fruti, tart, dry, oak, basement..Taste is jam, fruit, sweet, tart, barrel, vinegar.
mcberko (4055) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot, Dany), pours a murky dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma of vinous notes, oak, vinegar, and soured dark fruits – quite complex. Flavour brings out soured fruits, light vinegar, and complex oak barrels. Very complex and oaky, quite woody and mildly vinegary. Excellent stuff. My favourite of the 05-07 vertical.
darn1207 (1710) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Our anniversary brew. Bottle from Knightly Spirits on orange blossom. Ruby pour with thin light tan head that leaves a slight ring. Tart dry aroma. Tastes are red fruit, barnyard, oak, dark fruit, wine, cherries, and light vinegar. Thinnish, sour and lively tingle on the palate. Nice treat.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
19th October 2012
THE Sour and Saison tasting. Thanks to Paul for this Swiss Miss. Hazy red - amber beer, little tan head. Smooth palate, a little dry and crisp. Okay tart cherry with a Duchesse Du Bourgogne style vinegar note. Dry finish. Not bad at all. Drinks well below the abv.
jackl (2587) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ THE Sour and Saison Tasting. Cheers to Scopey for busting this out. The pour’s deep reddish brown with a small head. the nose is oud bruin-like: plenty of ketchup, umami, sugar and balsamic vinegar. The taste is mild raspberry jam donut, some syrupy balsamic reduction. Medium acetic burnon the finish. Light vegetable and spice. Medium body, a bit thick on the tongue. Overall,a fairly decent wild!
Scopey (3243) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at THE sours & saisons tasting (part 1). It pours cloud deep red, with a small white head. The nose is jammy, strawberry, tangy cherry, wood, earth, touch of spice, cherry pip and sour vinous notes. The taste is cherry, sour raspberry yoghurt, wood, jam, tanginess, vinous, vinegar, tannins and red grape, with a tangy finish. Medium body, fine carbonation and moderate acidity. Great tartness and jammy fruits. Tasty stuff.
Steve_0 (1264) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home with friends during GABF. Pour is hazy amber with a small off-white head and great lacing. Dark fruits, tannin, peach skin, wood, cherry pit, and white grapes in the aroma. Taste is apricot skin, oak, tannin, dark fruits, orange, yeast, and sour cherries ending moderately tart. Medium body with soft carbonation. Nice Belgian sour.
illidurit (1629) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Woodshop 7. Burgundy pour with a fizzy tan head. Acetic winey notes on the nose, along with oak and overripe fruits. Vinous, cherry, vinegar flavor, currant, fig, wood, brandy. Complex and lasting.
Wittales (439) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance was clear red honey caramel with creamy tiny white head, no lacing. Aromas are sweet slight caramel, floral spicey hops, cherry, maple, apple, straw with acidic tartness. Taste are mild grape of chardonnay, cherry, hints of maple, sourness of the yeasts. Palate was silky prickly CO2 with meduim body, then long dryish tarty warming finish. Complex tarty sour...