MiP (13478) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2004
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Cognac/port aroma. Cloudy brown colour, small head. Flavour is mostly sour and dry with a little port note.
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky, burnt orange ale with a medium-sized, fizzy, off-white head. The aroma is very earthy with notes of leather, vanilla (just a hint) and cola. Moderately sour flavor with notes of lemon and wood. Light-bodied and astringent with fizzy carbonation. Lengthy, sour, bone-dry finish. Good stuff.
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of sour cherries. Flavor is of mixed (sour & sweet) cherries with a slight wood.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the DC/MD/VA/WV/PA Ratebeer Gathering 11/20/04. Dark copper. Sour, horsey nose. Taste has notes of citrus, cherry, pretty sour and tart. Medium body.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish amber. Nose lightly sour, some cherry in the nose. Unexpectedly fruity, very much predominates towards the fruit-cherry side of things, is just mildly sour. Not that much going on, and would seem to be beter classified as a fruit ale.
ClarkVV (3891) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 16, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2007 2004 bottle. Pours a light burgundy, muted leather like in the library of a rich mansion. Dull, clear, mostly, only a tinge of sediment (hey, at least there was some). Aroma is light cherries, raspberries and lightly sour, watered down balsamic vinegar. Black pepper on the very end of the nose. Body is lean, lightly thin and medium to medium-light bodied, tending towards medium-light. Small white head. Flavor is lightly tart black raspberry cola, with a strong sense of sourness, though it dosent stray the line of being bitter. Just sticks to the sour and finishes surprisingly quick. Much too much filtration on this, which sucks the lifeblood out of it, almost. If there is such a thing as just a sour ale, with pretty much no variation on the sourness aspect, this may be it.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - OCT 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A wild, pungent sour nose - powerful and reminded me of a moldy basement. Deep ruddy-brown color with a low creamy head. Raspberry tones behind a sour malt body. Puckering. Thin drying end. Complex and gets bonus points for uniqueness. This is just a great style of beer that I don’t get nearly enough of.
pineypower (2479) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strange fruity sour aroma. Pours out a deep unfiltered looking brownish color. Somewhat carbonated with a small dissappearing head. It has a nice fruity/sour flavor that is really refreshing,. A good brew!
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice red dark color. Spare layer of a head. Acidic, berry rhasberry nose, also dates. Moderate astringent finish. Lime and earth taste, kind of a light port wine. Very good.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 26, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep brown, medium tan head. Sour, cherryish aroma. Well balanced flavor, tart at times with a solid and smooth malt backing. Medium body; solid.