Dacrza (448) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
DATE TASTED: August 8, 2013 ... GLASSWARE: Chimay goblet... OCCASION: celebrating birthday #37 in style... APPEARANCE: dense, dark amber-brown body with a single-finger froth that settles swiftly to a ring around an island of softened cirrus... AROMA: incredible red wine waft--especially merlot--takes the nostrils by force; secondary fragrant hops with bubblegum yeasts make this an alluring beer to hover over...a bit of cherries and some plum too...complex......PALATE: incredibly dry, warm, full-bodied mouthfeel--definitely worth a chalice and an evening; three sips to thirty sips, just as easy drinking...TASTE: sour but comfortably palatable; deliciously reminiscent of merlot, with a yeasty component that conflates the grape and rounds it... OVERALL: As farmhouse ales go, this is one beauty that made me buy a Saison Dupont on my last shopping trip, if only because the style, when done well, is inimitable; powerful, delectable, alcoholic but sensible in its balance; bought on a whim, this exceeded my expectations...
Mora2000 (5306) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Orange pour with a white head. The aroma has some cherry, grape and toffee character. The flavor is also quite heavy on the cherries, apples and grapes, with the addition of some brown sugar, a light amount of tartness and some alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Quite a bit different than the 2011 Vin Blanc barrel.
thirdeye11 (5378) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) clear medium amber, soapy offwhite bubbles. Nose of cherry, mossy, wet barrel/cellar. Taste of cherry, tart, berry, well hidden alcohol, really easy drinking.
thorongil2 (992) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
(bottle) cloudy orange brown colour with a small tan head; aromas of sourness, sour fruit; nice bright sour flavour with a medium long sour finish; very pleasant
jtclockwork (6907) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours muddy reddish amber. No head. Nose and taste of caramel, cherry vinegar, oak, raisin pulp, dark fruit and red wine. Medium body. Moderate sourness.
JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Snifter at the Blue Monk on 7/7/13. Dark red pour with a medium beige head. Aroma of cider vinegar, raspberry, cherry, wine and french oak. Woody flavor with musty red wine character before a sour cherry and raspberry finish.
DSG (4918) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks kerenmk. Slightly hazy amber color. Sweetish and sourish aroma of malt, caramel, oak, cookies, a bit of vinegar, some funky cheese, fruits and a bit of alcohol. Sour flavor with vinegar, a bit of funk, malt, light sweetness, a bit of alcohol, fruitiness and a bit of bitterness. Medium-bodied, rounded mouthfeel.
tcane7 (1514) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Memphis. Pours a deep reddish brown with thin beige head and erratic, soapy lace. Nose of caramel, lactic acid, tart cherry, oak, barn, grapes. Medium body, fairly tart.
Miked1687 (567) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Blue monk. dark red with a white head. Nose is dark cherry rinds. Taste is a tart sweet cherrywith lots of oak and cherry skins.
Scopey (5288) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Grassroots, Jacksonville. It pours murky red-brown with a yellow-white head. The nose is oak, vinous, cherry skin, light vinegar, red grape, iron and earth. The taste is smooth, tart, acidic, light vinegar, wood, sour cherry, alcohol bite, granny smith apple, lemon, white grape and damp leaf, with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. An elegent balance of flavours.