mymaestro (38) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Sour and sweet at the same time. Dark cherry flavor and color. Distinct Iambic tartness. On tap at The Blue Nile.
JStax (3233) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured on draft. Pours a brownish amber with a light khaki colored head of foam. The aroma is in your face with dry tartness. I get influences of cherry and maybe some strawberry? Taste is all sourness and very drying. Cottonmouth ensues. I really like this beer.
msante79 (2211) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at The Meddlesome Moth. Pours dark reddish amber with small off-white head. Aromas of sour cherries, some wood, dark malt, and light vanilla. Flavors of sour cherries, bit of vinegar, wet oak, and some vanilla. Finishes with good amount of mouth puckering goodness. Great sour and a nice surprise.
estover (58) - Valencia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a wonderful deep red with a dark head. very sweet nose. Tangy on the tongue, very acidic and sour. I’m no Flemish geek but this is just about the best one I have ever had.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 27, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a deep mahogany with almost no head or lacing but a steady stream of fine bubbles. Aroma is sour cherries, some nice funk, bit of vinegar, some wood. Flavor is sour cherries, puckering sourness, mild funky yeast, slight citrus, some pear, good bit of oak, wood, vanilla. Mouthfeel is a bit astringent, fine carbonation, medium weight. Love it.
BigAl0331 (4) - - JUN 26, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(1st ever beer review); It pours with a brownish-red color with a decent initial head. The aroma is good but kinda leans towards the vinegar smell, however that seems to change as the beer gains some warmth in the glass. It surprises you on the first taste... It’s a puckering sour with the taste of tart cherries and finishes clean. Like other sours, time in a glass help expand the flavors that this beer has. Don’t rush the 11.2 oz of sour ale and allow it to mature as you drink it.
Pennington (1) - - JUN 25, 2012 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Sweet & sour cherries,
S - tart cherries, mild vinegar
T- vibrant sweet and sour cherries. Very well balance between the sourness and the sweet fruity cherries. Faint oakiness in there as well.
Overall an exceptional beer! I would drink it again!
eaglefan538 (2911) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at the Half Moon in Kennett. The pour was ruby red-tan, the head off white and average. The aroma was tart cherries, vanilla, faint faint oak. The flavor followed, tartness was present but not overdone, well complemented the base flavors, tannins and bret touches done well. Each sip seemed to change delicately with the temperature. Good stuff.
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth, easy-drinking. Not overly complex and more on the funky side. Sour cherry, touch of wood.
umich03jm (2163) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2012 Pours a dark red color with a small amount of head. Big aroma of sour fruit, cherries, berries, and a little vanilla. Taste is like having a liquid jolly rancher. I haven’t had a lot of sour ales but this is definitely the most sour I’ve had and I think it was too much for me. Very acidic and vinegar like finish. I appreciate what this beer does and I enjoyed drinking it, but its just not my favorite style. Definitely an acquired taste and I’m not totally there yet.