puzzl (3240) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from EDA, shared with some folks, thanks Mike. Darkish orange red pour with a small, fizzy head. Tart cherry and sweaty malts dominate the aroma, some menthol, some wheat. Vanilla, oat, bubblegum... this actually smells great, very complex, the more I smell it the more I get out of it. Flavor is funky up front, sour cherry in the middle, with a nice maltiness lurking in the finish. Sweetish and rich, tons of vanilla oak, really quite delicious especially as it warms.
drewbeerme (3869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. pours reddish gold with white head. nose of phenols, cherry, rubber. flavor of sour cherres, vanilla, tart, oak. just an odd mix of flavors in this one.
pantanap (3340) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2009 12oz bottle from derek. thanks HM.....pours a reddish copper brown with a medium white head.... aroma of caramel mustiness, really earthy. not much in the way of cherries....strange amalgamation of flavors. cherries, vanilla, coconut, and sour tartness. decent carbonation.
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red with big white bubbles. Huge tart cherry nose. Mild tart cherry flavor. Light and drinkable.
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2009 Big thanks to ogglethorp. Pours a hazy, almost glowing ruby orange with a thin white head, leaving spots and streaks of a white lacing. First whiff is a really pleasant wave of sour funk, but the aroma fades rapidly. Flavor begins with a lot of tart fruit, cherry, green apple, and a little grapefruit. This sourness lasts through the whole tasting, but midway through, the earth, wood, sweet vanilla, and creamy funk from the barrel and wild yeast set in. Definitely one of the funkier beers I’ve tasted. Lingering funk and cherries. Thin to medium body, pleasantly effervescent, lingering creamy sensation that goes along with the funk.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at EBF tasting. Pours an amber body with a thin pink lacing. Sour cherries, tart, with a light woodiness. Some light etoh warming with more cherry and some light vinegar.
bvc (1141) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz unlabeled bottle courtesy of hoppymeal. Pours a clear light ruby-orange color with nice looking pink tinted head that laces the glass as I drink it down. Nose is tart vinegar with hints of cherry and wood. Taste is kind of tart with subtle hints of cherry. Some wheatiness and a bit of a dry finish. Decent brew, but not really a tripel and not all that sour. Thanks for the opportunity to try this one out Derek.
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle (thanks Derek for this one). Aromas of cherries, funky, and woody. Tastes of tart cherries, funky, woody, and some vanilla. Lightly sweet with a nice tart and sour finish. I liked the funkiness in this. Alcohol content well hidden. I too would have put this one down as a sour. Cheers Peg and maybe I’ll get to know you one day...
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz Handbottle via hoppymeal. Thanks Derek. 10th rating lets make this official. Pours reddish pink with a phantomy bright white head. Nose is funky with vinegar and some cherries. Taste is funky sour, and very tart. Not just because I love sour beers, but this feels like a sour and not a fruit beer to me. Big big tart fruit, with cherry and a bit of a diactyel infection on the back end. The infection is not enough to ruin the beer, and the sourness makes it hard to detect unless your wait for it. Very tasty and very interesting. I don’t get the trippel in here at all and for me that isn’t a bad thing.
Tmoney99 (10102) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample at MBGF Summer08. Poured clear reddish color with an average frothy white head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate sour cherry aroma. Medium body. Medium sour cherry flavor with a medium sour & sweet finish of moderate duration. Drinkable sour fruit beer.