fidelis83 (1728) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy, ruddy brown pour with a thin, off white head. Aroma is Full of tart fruit and vinous notes, sweet malt, light, crusty bread, earthy funk and fallen leaves. Flavor is tart and funky up front, with some earthiness, vinous notes, dark fruit, buttery and lightly toasty oak, candi sugar sweetness, vanilla and a nice light booziness. Medium body, sicky, chewy entry, with a gradual fade into a slightly dry and pleasantly pucker inducing tart finish. Pretty freaking delicious, I have never had a sour with an ABV this high, and I have to say I enjoyed it. Like an earthy quad with a nice tart backbone.
elihapa (1519) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nov 2011 notes: draft in LB. Pours amber, clearer than expected, small white head. Complex notes of sour apple, champagne grapes, vinous, bitter nuts, cider vinegar, tannin. I tried this beer on draft a couple months ago, and it looks like it married in flavor and clarified since then. A good drinker as it stands. Dare I make a comparison to Consecration?
jeff789 (1400) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber, no head... tart aroma, cherries, oak relatively sweet... cherry oak, kinda tart, seems watery for 11%, lightly carbonated, full bodied... this is really good, kinda tart/ strong but not crazy, fruity..
italarican (1144) - 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.
tia (848) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Nutty brown look. Nice sour jolly rancher smell. Mmm....nice and sour. A sours are a new happy find for me and I’m enjoying this one.
Holy (831) - GERMANY - MAR 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ACBF 2011. Very nice sour ale - wood overtones and wine cut through the sourness. Nice.
scarletfire65 (827) - 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.
oRos (827) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2012 bottle shared with marcus Smells sour. Taste is a nice clean sour. Great beer..looses the taste as it finishes
jmm635 (805) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dirty red-brown with no head. Malty sweet yet sour aroma. Tart and funky. I enjoy sours but not this one.
mikkopen (743) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Hazy reddish orange colour, tiny head. Sour aroma of fruits, berries and vinegar. The flavour is tart, with fruits and berries, wine elements, even some liquorice. Medium-bodied, no carbonation. I’m not a fan of sour ales - this is interesting in a way, but not particularly enjoyable.