Ed5388 (2236) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Maloney’s in Matawan (Monks Cafe Flemish Sour). Pours a cloudy amber/brown color with a finger of foamy beige head. Aroma of spice, oak, sour funk, and caramel malt. Taste is mildly sour, with notes of spices, oak, caramel, light fruit, and older citrus.
BAMF (78) - Albion, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is of cherry tartness and oranges with some sour notes and no hop aroma. The parents as deep Amber with Ruby highlights. Slightly cloudy and chunked should be clear for style bubbly large head with average retention. Flavor is cherries and wine like with some tartness and sour notes and very light malt character. There is a prominent sweetness where style dictates sweetness is in the background. Mouth feel is highly carbonated which is not to style and a medium to medium light mouth feel. That has a sweet wine like finish.
78samh (173) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 oz bottle poured a dark brown. Smell of tart cherries and funky yeast. Taste is sour cherries, raisins and oak. There is a slight acidic funk in the aftertaste that i don’t like. Ok sour.
zgaier (1460) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a unfiltered muddy brown with a beige head and fruity aroma. Taste is sweet fruity, cherries come through with caramel and wood lead to a bittersweet light acidic finish.
jjgmd (1509) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber red, deep purple with no head. Nose is fruity and sweet. Taste is very fruity, with more cherry sweetness than tartness. Finish is fruity and sweet as well . Nothing special. Quaff Score 6 / 10
HIGHB4LL (656) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2014 On tap at Choice City two months ago. Appearance: filmy white head, brown amber color, cloudy, Aroma: balsamic vinegar, light roasted malt, light molasses. Palate: light body, lightly dry, average carbonation. Taste: sweet malt and fruit to medium sour and tartness. Overall, refreshing, great sweet to sour balance, unique.
jb (2298) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice combination of sweet and sour. Really exceptional. Starts with a great look. Clear, dark red, thick head, hefty retention. Nose is very sour, with some cherry. Palate is silky and tastes alternate between sweet and sour. Dry finish.
Oscbert (1056) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sour aroma with some definite funkiness. Tobacco chew aroma with bubble gum, raisin and leather.
Pours a murky brown with lasting yellowish head
Some sweet grape juice flavor with tart cherry followed with bready malt and earthy bitterness
Light bodied with medium high Co2. Lingering earthy bitterness
Interesting brew. The earthiness combined with the sour makes me drink more to try and figure out what I'm tasting. I could have a few of these.
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tmoreau (2563) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and tumbler served showing a brown/mahogany color, with a persistent layer of tan, cakey head foam, and a sheet-like cling to the lacing. The nose was light, yeasty funk, dark cherry, prune, concord grape, some vinous nature, and tartness, with a touch of vinegar, and lurking sweetness on the edge. The taste retained the tartness with a bit of prickliness on the tongue, the subtle funk, added some barrel hints, but became quite sweet & Kool-Aid-like, as it thinned out on the palate, due to low carbonation. Not bad, a lot going on, but a little too cloying for me.
Zymurgeist2 (1107) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to glass. Clear garnet with light tan head. Yeast floating from aggressive pour. Moderate low lactic/sour with cherry and malt. Taste is tart cherry. Sweetness at the finish is complimentary.