watson1977 (2360) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a murky amber/brown with no head...light sediment throughout...looks lifeless. Aroma has some vinous earthy notes, wood, mild tart cherry...boozy. Flavor is slightly vinegary...tart cherry, vinous, woody...winey. mouthfeel is light and lifeless...very flat...with a warming dry red wine finish.
Tmoney99 (8844) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a clear reddish brown color with minimal head with no lacing lacing. Moderate to heavy sour tart fruit, wood and yeast aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium sweet&sour dark fruit flavor with a medium sour dark fruit finish of moderate duration. This is beer did not meet my expectations.
hopscotch (8242) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Mostly clear dirty-orange ale with no head. The bouquet is a malty, boozy swirl of caramel, brown sugar and methanol with a light trace of fusel alcohol. Medium-bodied with nearly-expired carbonation. The flavor is a mélange of tart cherries, mildly sweet caramel and a modest measure of tannic, woody bitterness. Finishes bittersweet and caramely with an excellent, fruity, sour-cherry sendoff.
rbrazell (1013) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Redlight. Generous share by hopscotch! Aroma of red wine vinegar, oak, and light rum spices. Flavor is red wine vinegar, oak, light vanilla, and rum spices. Flavor follows suite with a medium body and tart finish. Not bad.
madmitch76 (10000) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
19th October 2012
THE Sour and Saison tasting. Another Swiss Miss courtesy of Paul (Scopey) - Cheers! Hazy amber beer, little tan head. Light and crisp palate. Smooth. Light vinegar sourness contrasts with mild woody sweetness and subtle vanilla. Whisper of Rum comes through in the aftertaste. Smooth finish. Again drinks well below the abv and a Sour Ale where you can taste the barrel. Nice!
jackl (2827) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ THE Sour and Saison Tasting. Cheers to Scopey for bringing this along! The pour’s hazy deep red with a tiny white head. The nose is light balsamic vinegar, cherry compote, plenty of spicy wood and grape. The taste is funky raspberry jam, balsamic vinegar and light woody booze. A touch of lemon peel. General umami flavors. Smooth for the ABV. Overall, quite nice stuff.
Leighton (7179) - London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at THE Sour and Saison Tasting, London. Thanks to Paul for bringing along this doozy. Pours cloudy, red-gold with a lightly, bubbly head. Lots of dry wood int he nose, some dry berries. Light to medium sweet flavor, good and tangy with more dried berries and dried wood. Light to medium boided with fine carbonation. Dries out nicely to finish, with further berries, some leathery fruits, light astringent wood, some warmth - though it’s not as hot as you might expect. Great beer with lots of depth.
Scopey (3380) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at THE sours & saisons tasting (part 1). It pours hazy deep red, with a thin white head. The nose is spice, wood, dark over-ripe fruit, raisin, tangy red berry, strong cherry aspect, coconut and almond. The taste is tart cherry, raspberry, jam, balsamic vinegar, mouth-puckering tartness, raisin, hint of rum and wood, with a juicy, tart finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Alcohol is actually rather well hidden and balance is good. A very interesting and well executed sour ale.
poisoneddwarf (1341) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating #1100. 12.68 oz bottle. This seems to be the most exotic thing in my fridge, so it’ll have to do for this milestone. I really should age it longer, though! First things first, this is one ugly beer! Pours cloudy orange-brown with lots of sediment and no head; leaves only a ring of big-bubbly foam. Aroma consists of vinegar, barnyard funk, overripe dark fruit, raisins, vanilla, oak. Taste is sour, woody and dry; it’s acidic and tannic. Carbonation is nil and the body is full. Bottom line: I’ve had a few beers with zero carbonation that I really liked, but those were few and far between. Most of the time, I need at least mild carbonation. This is a case where bubbles would have definitely made an improvement.
Thorpe429 (4945) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served in a BFM goblet. Nose has a distinct rum presence. Flavor is moderately acidic with some cherry and white rum. Alcohol. Medium body.