Wittales (511) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance was clear red honey caramel with diminishing creamy tiny white head, no lacing. Aromas are mild sweet caramel smoke, maple wood with cherry white wine with slight tannins, no alcohol present. Taste was fruity yeasts of apple, cherry, oaky red and white wine with sourness but milder than older versions. Palate was silky champagne-like CO2 with meduim body, then long fruity soft dryish warming smoother finish. Smoother version of the sours than older ones...
scarletfire65 (826) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky amber pour, no head. Basically a still beer, almost no carbonation. Aroma of prunes, cider, oxidation. Vinous with a grapey acidity. More oxidation on the palate. Finishes dry with stewed red fruit flavors, plenty of oak, and a mild lingering sourness. The finish gets complex as it warms, and starts to show the nuances of the wine barrels used for aging. Certainly some oaky chardonnay notes, showing a creamy vanilla. The high ABV is not apparent. Not worth the $29.95 I paid at Whole Foods, though.
jredmond (4567) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Andy’s. Pours a deep amber with thick haze. Aroma is sour fruit, wine, light funk. Mouthfeel is thin with notes of wine, oak, funky fruit, and light vinegar.
italarican (1138) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at WWBA ’12 Brooklyn. Primary notes of dry table red wine and grass. Grapes and dirt with mild sourness. Ok.
burg326 (2700) - Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured at Sour Fest, poured an amber color, aromas of cherries, wood, and light funk. Flavors are the same as aromas, just a tad weak. Ok beer overall, glad I got to try 3 variants of it.
drowland (5675) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
6/16/12. Bottle at the Cajun Sourfest. Slightly hazy amber pour with a small head. Slightly funky and cheesy aroma with bits of cherry and wood. Laid back flavor with some cherry and wood. By far the most melliw of the ones I had today.
Miksu (4724) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUN 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.75 l bottle, thanks Sinensis, Jukka & Hanna! Hazy reddish brown color. Sweet and strongly sour aroma with balsamic vinegar, pinot noir, strawberry, strawberry and grapefruit. Sweet and sour flavor with balsamic vinegar, toffee, strawberry and oak. Full body. Nice artisanal sour ale, albeit too vinegary.
Bukowski9 (129) - Piqua, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour, gamboge color. Aroma is vinous sour, with tart berry fruit and a slight cider vinegar hint. Taste is about the same as the aroma lots of berry fruit and vinegar/vinous sour with a little malt sweetness at the end. Smooth with no carbonation, the taste does linger a bit but finish is dry. Nice beer, would like to see how this is after it sits awhile.
RB1 (116) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle purchased at Mesa Liquors, San Diego, CA. Pour is lovely clear red-orange, with no head. Aroma is acetic (vinegar), wood and wine. Taste is sour, tart, acetic with cherry and wine, and some alcohol heat. Finish is sweet and sour, tart and winey. Very nice ale. Quite drinkable.
dcschiller (2153) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared by Reg. Pours a clear orange-red color with no head. Aroma of vinegar, cherry, wine and alcohol. Sour with a bit of sweetness. Sticky texture. Pretty good!