BVery (6559) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bomber. Murky reddish orange pour. Dry. Sour cherry. Woody. This is awesome.
Dacrza (525) - 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 (5780) - 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 (5593) - 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 (1276) - , 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 (8571) - , 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 (4956) - 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 (6105) - 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 (1664) - 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 (608) - 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.