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 (2942) - 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 (2765) - 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.
CanIHave4Beers (3568) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at DBA in Brooklyn, no cute story... just a beer on draught that I drank and rated.
Pours a deep reddish brown with a small but well retained head.
The aroma is lots of sour cherry, wet wood and a little bit of balsamic vinegar.
The flavor is mostly lots of sour cherries, the beer is earthy, bracingly sour, only mildly sweet right up front but finishes very dry.
I’d like to find a few of the bottles!
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma has huge notes of sour cherry, raspberry, citrus, vanilla and sweet tarts. Awesome. Dark brown reddish hue with a small off-white head that mostly diminished and left little lace. Flavor is heavy sweet, tart and sour. Palate is medium bodied and watery soft. Overall a very nice sour tart brew that really delivered the tartness in spades. A good one!
BelgianBeerGal (3386) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Falling Rock. Nice dark brown pour with ruby, red highlights. Small khaki head. Sour cherry aroma. Pungent, sour flavor with an acetic finish. Yummy.
badgerben (4610) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark red color with a small head. Tart and lightly sour aroma. A bit of vinegar. Hay, oak. Very tart flavor. Moderate cherry, oak, hay. Acidic.
tastybeer (1847) - Indiana, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours deep red/mahogany with an off-white head which quickly fades. No retention/lace. Aroma of sour cherry, wood, tannins, light dark fruit. Taste is moderately sour, woody, tannin, earth, light sweetness. Palate is dry, low carbonation, slick, sour finish. Good.