callmemickey (1356) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 Murky red-brown body, moderate sized pale brown head, quickly recedes, leaves behind just a little lacing. Profoundly complex with layers of vinous notes--various wine barrels add a bunch of different notes--cherries and other dark fruits are also present along with a healthy dose of musty funk. Medium bodied, fairly slick on the tongue, lingering acidic finish. Impressive.
italarican (1046) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - 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.
Holy (817) - 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.
tia (763) - 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.
jmm635 (744) - 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.
scarletfire65 (735) - 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.
darkguardian (720) - Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2011 750ml bottle. Pours a hazy amber with very little head, light carbonation. Nose is floral and woody with a deep intense sourness. Strongly sour, both up front and on the backend but extremely vinous with tons of cherry, red grape and lightly bitter tannic notes, finishes with a fair amount of vanilla and wood and the sourness lingers on the back of your throat. One of the sourest bon chien’s, but this is really a good one. Maybe not as good as the benchmark 06, but its damn close.
Rerate on draft at CD, clearer than the bottle with a more well defined nose. Huge cherry in the flavor, no tannic bitterness, sour but extremely drinkable. Amazing, huge props to Chung for getting this rare keg.
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2011 Draught pour is brown with red tinge and no head. Aromas are tart, lactic, red wine and light vanilla. Taste is smooth for a sour with vanilla, dark fruits, red wine and oak flavors. Body is medium, ABV is not noticeable and is down right scary. This one could get you in some real trouble. Overall a great sour ale with a kick.
mikkopen (663) - 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.
oRos (613) - 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