slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nose is sweet with light sour notes, light musk. Cloudy orange with huge white head, loads of carbonation and nice lacing. Flavor is sweet/sour, more grape and plum than current. The sour notes are in great compliment to the sweetness. This bottle might have spent a few years in a cellar, and is showing great balance. High carbonation but generally drinkable palate.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasting - Perfect Pour. Dark hazed gold, creamy white head. Soft aromas of sour berry and black currants throughout. Sweet fruity black currant flavors balance on hints of dried red grape and citrus. Light bodied with zesty carbonation. Decent, but nothing to write home about...
blutt59 (5915) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, deep orange color, head is light, nose of sour fruit, flavor is grape nehi, sour lemon and pez, finish is dry
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUL 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bought on the east coast a few months ago shared with my gf cyn. Thankfully this didn’t gush like its sister beer. Pours orange with a tan head that is very frothy. Nose of black currant. Taste is sweet almost cloying with an over abundance of carbonation.
jason (1671) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Gusher alert! Poured a big foamy body wiith some dark orange body. Aroma is light fruit and wheat. Flavor is light fruit, wheat, yeast and very heavily carbonated.
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle @Joe’s NYC Gathering–pours a white ring with cloudy amber color. Aroma is sweet medium malt, some sharp. Taste is sweet, then medium malt, some sharp. Minimal carbonation.
JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep orange-ruddy beer, very cloudy with a light white head. Aroma is lightly fruity and quite earthy. There is a soft dustiness. It’s fruity but not overly sweet. It’s quite nice really. Lean and quite drinkable. Spritzy carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Probably the only cassis beer that I’ve truly enjoyed.
puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Joe’s tasting. Aroma is very dry, wheaty, chalky, unassertive. Great head on the pour, though no color from the cassis at all. No surprise, I guess, as they just used syrup. Lame. Some fruit in the flavor, but in general comes across as a total mess. Nothing meshes at all.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at JoeMcphee’s. Pours a hazy orange body with a white head. Aroma is vinegar and a hint of spoiled fruit. Flavor is very similar to balsamic vinegar. Just not digging this one at all.
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - JUN 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
i was expecting a gusher but it was not. love the gass saturation and the cream that it lends to the head and body. the nose i cassias syrup, taffy, melon, and cream. the aroma is much sweater than the taste. buttery and mellow with the lightest detectable notes of sour. a nice effort but it doesn’t live up to its big brother scires.