AmEricanbrew (5800) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of BMan1113vr. Hazy caramel color/ thin beige head. Vinous, tart cherry, wood bug, mild barnyard aromas. Cherry fruit, wood tannin, caramel, mildly tart lemon, cinnamon flavors--good.
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared during AZRBWG. Pour is deep hazy red/amber with no head. Aroma shows tons of lactic tartness with notes of berries, oak, and vinegar. Flavor shows the same with a definate vinous character as well as toasted oak and a touch of funk. Overall body is moderate and the acidity is sharp.
fugitive (1330) - Athens, GREECE - MAR 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Color hazy brown with small head. Aroma grapes, cherry, wood, sugar. Taste sour, cherry, grapes.
Dixonian (1561) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle thanks to bman1113vr.
Hazy brownish amber pour - aromas of grapes, cherry, and oak. Flavor is sour with a bit of sweetness as well. Tasty.
BrewBoxer (1982) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at beer tabke. Pours a brown color. Smells of cherries and sugar with a sweet tart taste. Not overly sour but very drinable and delicious
BMan1113VR (7854) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 750ml bottle. Pours with a hazed copper-brown body with a thin off-white head. Aromas of cork, funky, fruity, pepper, acid and plums. Flavors are fruity with a short duration. A bit of oak. Alcohol on the palate with decent carbonation. Vinous.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a slightly-browned garnet color with a thin off white head and a tiny bit of lacing. Nose brings some lactic sourness, cherries, hints of dark fruits, and a bit of earth. Taste and feel add in a nice oak presence and the sourness becomes a bit more prevalent. The cherries and light malt fit well together bringing a nice bready character out. Drinks quite well; glad I got to try this one.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-14-2010
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Poured a deeper and hazy amberish/brownish color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of wood, vinous, brett, funky, and grapes. Tastes of wood, vinous, cherries, and grape skins. Flatter body with the alcohol content hidden.
tastybeer (1714) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Pours hazy ruby with virtually no head. Aroma is funky, grape, merlot. Flavor is tart with a big cough syrup taste, overly sweet with brown sugar notes and a lot hot booze in the finish. Lack of carbonation didn’t help. Needs a few years to mellow.
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Trappeze in Athens, GA, this obscurity tasted as complex and idiosyncratic as the bizarre processes that produce it. The barrel aging dominates both the flavor and the aroma, making for a very wine-y beer with few elements of malt or yeast present. The flavor strongly evokes merlot, while the flavor starts with merlot before fading to pinot noir and ending with the astringent bite of the grappa. This is a pleasant after-dinner sipper, but it’s hard to think of other occasions on which I would like to drink it. Tasty, but sour, and a bit less fantastic than its reputation or price would suggest.