Atom (1121) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2012
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
12oz bottle shared by mtjoesph, pours a blushing pinkish copper with no head. Aroma of sour tart cherries and slight oak. The taste, what a ride, not a good one. The second sip isn’t as shocking but not any better. My palate lights up with sour cherry and chemical alcohol, the barrel comes through a little and more chemical, I think it just preserved my tongue for future generations.
mattyb83 (734) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2012
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle from mtjoseph. Aggressive pour leads to basically no head. Murky red color that turns to pink and orange towards the edges. No. Fucking. Head. What the fuck is that in the aroma? Cherry vinegar and some cheap red wine. Taste is very bile like. It reminds me of what I would be vomiting after I drank a ton of Strawberry Hill Boone’s Farm. Fucking nasty. Down the drain this one goes.
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared by Chris at my tasting on May 29, 2010. Thanks!
Review from notes.
This beer appears a hazy, light brown color with an average-sized head and a small amount of lacing. Aromas consist of Belgian yeast, straw and/or hay. The sourness is not overpowering, but it’s certainly present. There is a nice and pleasant cherry flavor which is well integrated into the overall taste profile. The mouthfeel is pretty good, with a slight alcoholic note in the finish. I enjoyed this brew and would happily drink it again.
Glouglouburp (5883) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: An oaky dry cherry fruity beer with a farmhouse twist. Very good.
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed 6 months after receiving if from a few kids who are barely legal age to drink, thanks a lot kids
The look: Clear amber-red body topped by a pinky ring of foam
In long: Nose is moderate cherry, a bit musty/wet basement, barrels of some kind, farmhouse sensation. Taste is clean, refreshing, low-sweetness cherries, dry oak, light presence of tannins, citrusy notes, lemon juice, a tiny bit of funk, medium tartness, light acidity. Smooth carbonation with a juicy body. Finish is pleasantly dry and oaky. Overall I thought this was a rather straightforward refreshing fruit beer, even at 8.5%. Good stuff here. Yet another beer I’d like to drink again and again. I already drink way too much and I have no desire to stop, I’d like to drink even more, I think it’s time for me to join Alcoholics Ambitious.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Shared by emacgee. Pinkish orange. Odd cherry orange lemon funky nose. Taste like cheap cherry pie filling and some lemony notes.
Chemical and pretty bad.
TURDFERGUSON (3759) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thanks emacgee for sharing. Pours amber orange with a small white lace. Notes of plastic, lychee, a bit of berry fruitiness, chemicals, diacetyl. Gross.
emacgee (3748) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2011
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours soft light copper with one finer of off white head. Nose is weird, chemically with some diacetyl . Rancid flavor, rotten cherry. Not my thing.
drfabulous (3394) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce thanks to mikem409. Almost pink lemonade color. Big sour fruit with strong oak finish. Interesting combination. Oak drowns cherries a bit, but adds interesting twist.
PaulUnwin (85) - Pinellas Park, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy reddy brown colour, not too much in the aroma, a bit of sourness. Great taste, sour, tart and fruity. Taste lingers for a while, great beer.
ReggieDunlap (2791) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an opaque rose/amber color with a medium pink head. Aroma has notable sour cherry...slightly boozy...a hint of oaky vanilla. Flavor is dominated by oak...slightly vinous...hint of vanilla...sour cherry is present but overpowered by the oak. Mouthfeel is light and lively...finish is super oaky and dry. They overdid the oak or needed more cherry but not bad.