BucannonXC5 (1411) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Type: 12-oz. draft
Glass: Clear tulip glass
From: Junk House in San Diego, Calif.
Purchased: Jan. 8, 2016
Consumed: Jan. 8, 2016
Poured a dark reddish auburn color with 1-to-2 fingers of dark khaki-white, frothy head when I got it. Excellent, foamy layered lacing on the sides of the glass. Above average retention on the top of the glass. (Sight - 4.25)
Smelled dark fruits - raspberry, red apple, strawberry and pomegranite - along with raspberry sorbet, sour lactose notes and some rosy vinegar. (Smell - 4.25)
Tasted similar to the nose, getting dark boozy raspberry, raspberry sorbet, dark apple, pomegranate, light blueberry, plum, purple grapes, rosy vinegar and sour milky lactose. (Taste - 4.00)
Medium body. Oily texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Long, smooth finish. (Feel - 4.00)
This was a very good beer. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to have it. (Overall - 4.00)
4.08 91 A-
svandyke (173) - USA - JAN 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2Oz bottle- Pours a dark red. Not a lot of sour in the nose, but a bit of malt at the end. Some good sour taste with sweet salty malt at the end. Very cleansing taste.
60minuteman (1315) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a mahogany red with bits off grey lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, yeast, caramel, cherry and nut. Acidic and sour, it isn’t fruity but tastes more like sour candy. Subdued. Enjoyable. Couldn’t drink more than one of these.
KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
palatable, I drank a bottle at Waldo Pizza but moved on. if it were the only sour ale on the shelf I would certainly choose it above most other styles but I really like sour ales, medium Body, and indistinct aroma. Clean palate and no lingering after taste. Appearance is fine, taste is nothing to write home about, no where near as impressive as the Trois Grande Dame.
wombat23 (626) - Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. As Monk’s Cafe Flemish Sour Ale. Reddish brown, with an immense pillowy head. Sour cherry aroma, with a little funk.. Tart cherry taste. A bit medicinal. Much more sour than sweet.
darbeer75 (440) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: fruity, cherry, but not too Robitussin-like;sweet; Appearance: huge head that’s more like egg nog than beer; head dissipates slowly leaving spotty lacing behind; dark red-brown; Taste: sour dominates over sweetness; cherry undertones; refreshing; maybe a tad too sour; Palate: medium body with long, sweet finish; Overall: a good sour ale, but not my favorite; would probably not buy again.
Silvan7 (1086) - Samarate, ITALY - DEC 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Ramata carica quasi marrone schiuma beige grossolana non molto persistente. Aroma complesso ma non molto intenso. Tostato, acetico, fruttato di ribes e mirtillo. Legno e vaniglia sono presenti. Gusto acido, abboccato, poco maro e leggermente tostato. Finale improvviso fruttato e acetico. Poco corposa, lieve carbonatazione , se.bra più calda di quanto il suo abv farebbe supporre. Spigolosa, astringente. Equilibrata e piuttosto armonica. Il tostato bilancia l’acidità meno estrema rispetto ad alcune altre birre in questo stile
Livendadream (191) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Btl pours a dark brown color with ruby highlights. Big thick,creamy,off white head that lasts for some time leaving huge curtains of lace on glass. Aromas of malt vinegar, over ripe apples and cherries and a hint of nail polish/alcohol. Tastes of dark fruits like sweet cherries, dates, figs,and sweet red wine.The sour flavors taste like the stuff inside the candy zots. Medium body, soft creamy mouthfeel, nice carbonation and a dry, tart finish. This beer had a pleasantly surprising flavor profile. At the very first whiff of the aromas I felt this beer was not going to be very good. Then after the first taste I was confused. How can a beer that smells so weird can end up tasting this fantastic? The sweet fruity body rounds out tartness. This turned out to be an easy drinking, tasty, smooth sour ale!
brownaler (534) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sour cherry aroma evident in the body with a bit of clove. Pretty simple sour ale, but non-offensive.
BeergeekKorea (107) - SOUTH KOREA - NOV 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Fizzy, mild tart
Appearance: Reddish brown colour and creamy head
Taste: Tenderly tart and sweet like some rotten strawberry
Palate: Light body, juicy texture, soft carbonation and the Aroma finishes