Hair6a11 (1426) - Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the map room. Pour is murky dark amber with a modest off white head into this tulip. This is a brew that I had to warm up to; letting it breath a bit really helped. Cranberry and cherry on the nose, with a bit of earthy quality, coupled with a modest hop profile. I feel like I keep getting hellertau hops from this brew, but I doubt that is the case. The brew is ultimately very fruity; cherry pits, cranberries, apple skins, while a vinegar and earthy base is present on the back end. Its not too sour, really, as far as I am concerned. This is just a terrific brew
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At rattle n hum during beers gone wild. Given out in installments... Young, 50/50, and old. Old was tart and sour; eh.
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours reddish with with a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is sour cherries, oak and vinegar. Very sour to start off with then is balanced out by fruits. Overall a great beer. I love this style.
emacgee (4367) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2012 Pours dark ruby with two fingers of creamy tan head. Nose shows cherry skins, a mild sweetness balanced with a mildly acetic acidity. Some sweet spice. Nice cherry tartness with a mild perceptual sweetness. Acidity shows much more at the beginning, loses it with warmth. Nice tart palate
TURDFERGUSON (4020) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Milltown. Pours a dark plum red with some small white lace. Almost eveything looks nice in these little cantillon glasses. Nose of vinegar, oak, cherry skins. Extremely drinkable yet still sour, nice cherry fruit, slight vinegar finish. A lovely flemish red.
DiarmaidBHK (3695) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a ruby red that almost looks black in the right light. Looks like merlot. Nice cherry notes on the nose. The taste has a sourness that balances out the fruit. It’s a very delicate beer. It’s far from smarties in a glass. The sourness shocks the taste buds and then this subtle fruit taste washes down the back.
Dfonorow (1721) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark red/brown with a thick white head. Aroma is of sour cherries, dirt, cloves, and a little bit of vinegar. Flavor is very acidic with notes of tart cherries, oak and caramel. Still not my favorite style, but not bad.
77ships (5299) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
1980 Vintage bottle@Kulminator: +/- 30 year old, the taste has become a bit thin and weak, slight chlorine taste has started creeping in, slightly sour with touch of vinegar and red berries & dusty cherries, very slightly acidic, thin body, pretty much no carbonisation
luttonm (2962) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at The Map Room in Chicago. Wonderful surprise. Deepest ruby-red pour, thin off white head on still body. Nose is rich fruit, cherry, cranberry but also apples. Effervescent, tart sip - really full and tasty fruit body. Red and tart. Much fruitier than most ’reds’ of the style. A step up into the sour world. Very very tasty.
markwise (4664) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Falling Rock. Pours dark red-amber with a white head. Nose is funk, vinegar, sour cherries, slight yeast, and some sour fruit (red grapes, maybe?). Flavor is similar with a hint of dark sour fruity sweetness before vinegar and tart take over. Medium-bodied and an enjoyable beer.