Mr_TBone (168) - Hollywood, California, USA - MAR 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, I was lucky to have this. What a solid sour ale. Great funky nose, must and oak. Taste is green apple, cherry, subtle oak. Amazing carbonation and mouthfeel.
ImtheSlime (10) - Norwood, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark ruby, fluffy tan head. Smells of tart cherries and raspberries, sugar and sweet caramelized oak, apples, limes. Has a burst of tart and acidity, cherries and a multitude of berries with some lemon bringing out the citrus, evident sweetness and strong sourness. Strong up front sourness and acidity, with a nice sweetness all around like granulated sugar, reminds me of the feeling of eating a pear. Bit of a sipper with the sweetness and acidity.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes. First reviewed 6/28/2011. Served on tap in a tulip at Hopleaf.
This comes out with a dark brown addition to a cherry color, with just a little light able to sneak through. An off-white ring is all the head I get.
From the aroma, I can tell this one is going to be sour. Great tart cherry aroma, with a bit of raspberry, vanilla, and oak. The vinegar nature of the beer is already apparent.
The flavor is fully tart, there is no doubt about it. A robust dark orchard fruit blend is led by red cherry, with a good amount of vanilla and oak adding some depth to the flavor without getting in the way of the strong vinegar and tartness. After a few sips, my taste buds recover from the tartness a little bit, and sweet cherry and raspberry flavors are noticeable at the beginning of the sip.
This is sour and acidic enough to keep me salivating from first sip until five minutes after I am finished with the glass. Still medium bodied, with lightly bubbly / lightly creamy medium carbonation. A tannic dryness finishes out each sip.
This really connected with what I was after at the moment. The combination of dark fruits and a fire hose blast of sour really rocked my palate.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 4, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2oz bottle. Rating #267. Clear brownish/amber/red pour with a thin white head. Fruity and a little musty, raspberries, grapes and cherries all combined and very sour. Sweet and tart at the same time, kinda like smartees, tart berries and a real nice clean finish. Real nice stuff. (2210)
Anova167 (330) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - MAR 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pretty brown with a tinge of red with nice white head with soapy bubbles on top. Aroma is basalmic vinegar and sour cherries. Not much funk in there. Taste is very sharp sour with a bit of clean funk in the finish. Taste is very much of sour cherries with a bit of lingering sweetness. Mouthfeel is fairly syrupy, but that is a bit expected. Absolutely great beer and preferred to the similar rodenbach grand cru.
portableparty (2281) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown red with a nice soapy foamy off white head that slowly fades to a tight foamy collar. Aroma is tart cherries and candied sour sugar and slight funk. Taste is puckering sour cherries and very acidic, some wild funk and lactic tastes as well. Palate is medium and solid carbonation with a acidic puckering dry finish. This is one awesome sour!
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - FEB 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 oz. bottle served in a tulip. Pours a very reddish brown with a finger of off white head. Bottle conditioned. Sour cherries and vinegar in the aroma. Light bodied. Very tart and acidic, more tart cherries. Sour pucker in the finish. Little bit of oak. Very drinkable. Nice to see this in bottles.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Simply amazing from tap. Dark brown with a thin head. The nose is loaded with vegetal/balsamic notes. Medium bodied sour with plenty of tart berry an field greens. Long finish.
thetmaxx (901) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 26, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at hot city pizza for beer week. Aroma is of sour cherry, makes my mouth water. Flavour is also dominated by sour cherries, some cocoa in the way background. This is very close to Russian river supplication, or perhaps visa versa.
sherm1016 (1271) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl, on draft at Cafe Hollander. Pours a reddish brown color with an off white, almost pick, head. Aroma is oaky, fruity, tart cherry. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sour, more oak and tart cherry, with a light, sour finish. Very tasty.