marcus (7994) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Toronado S.F. This sour reddish brown ale poured with a fluffy tan head. The flavor was not as sour as I expected and the body was a bit thin; nevertheless, it was a very satisfying brew.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Murky dark brown with beige head. Acidic, little lactic, iron, bit of tropical fruit, quite nice.
jazz88 (2628) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Toronado. A reddish brown color with a thick foamy off-white head. A sour cherry and earth flavor with a similar aroma. Smooth and without the intense tartness that I would have expected.
rajendra82 (999) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The brown murky body of this beer was topped with a smallish off-white head, giving this beer quite a rough hewn look, not unattractive, just lacking charisma. Aromatically this was very interesting, with a vinegary sour smell and some apple cider like notes. The taste was basically replicating fermented apple cider, with a puckering tart sourness, apple skin like astringency, and a touch of spiciness. Come to think of it, this looks a lot like unfiltered apple juice as well. This will be very refreshing and thirst quenching, if you happen to like the taste of apple cider. I would love to try this one mulled one day.
beerguy101 (5340) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Deep red color. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is fruity, sour, tart cherries and must. Light to medium bodied Flemish Sour. Sour, tart cherries and wood flavors. Nice beer sort of a cross between a Duchess De Bourogne and a Rodenbach Grand Cru. Perhaps a little thin tasting. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste s tart and sour.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Slighty-orange dark brown pour. Fruity and sour cherry aroma. Tart and sour (more tart tho) flavors, lots of cherry and malts. Slightly buttery mouthfeel.
Holdwine (1135) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow. Had it on tap. Pours deep red brown with a lasting solid tannish head. Wonderful fruit and the right sour notes. Some woodiness. Sip this puppy slowly to enjoy.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2005
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
08.03.05 11.2oz bottle. Burgundy-red-brown pour. No head. Mild sour and oak aromas with some cherry. Very nicely balanced brew, bright and oaky up front but chills out to mild cherry goodness. Sparkling body turns a bit thin and watery. Unfortunate finish after a fantastic start.
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - AUG 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: wood, furniture polish, red grape skins, some mustiness, and brown sugar
Appearance: brownish-red, cream colored head, lots of lacing
Flavor: light sourness, some citrus fruits, some mint of other sweet herb
Palate: very light sourness and very light flavors overall--bubbly with light citrus fruit aftertaste
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JUL 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Open All Hours, Keswick. Reddish Brown. Sour aroma of Balsamic Vinegar, oak, yeast, cherry pits. Still sour in taste with a little sweetness tempering it. Rounded vinous sweet/sour finish.