LinusStick (2814) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Absolutely stunning a delicious sour beer! Found on a dusty shelf in a small beer store in New Jersey, those people don’t know what they are missing. Aroma was great. Strong must, vinegar and stale malt. My mouth watered at first whiff. Pour was a murky dirty red with no bubbles or head. Taste was perfect. Mouth puckering sour and full of flavor. Heavy sour cherry that never ventures into the "sweet" territory with strong doses of vinegar and malt. The finish leaves the top of the mouth feeling the sour sting for quite some time after the swallow. Carbonation was mild but fitting. Wish I could get this regularly.
TET (1543) - FINLAND - JUL 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A beautiful colour, reddish brown, a head is medium and beige. The aroma is nicely balanced and fresh. Cherries, sourness, some balsamico, hint of berries. Taste is strongly sour, cherries, dry wood, grapes, hint of iron. Medium bodied, slightly sticky. This is good beer, refreshning with a nice and strong sourness.
blackisle (583) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl. Clear amber brown color, small frothy beige head, recedes to a lasting layer of cream; sour aroma, morello cherries, vinegar, brett, hint of vanilla; full dry sour taste; medium body, sticky mouthfeel; sour finish with only a hint of sweetness.
RussianDragon (284) - - JUN 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Mekong Richmond. Pours a ruby red/copper color with 1/2" of off white head. Aroma is cherry pie, cherries, pie crust, oak, vanilla, stone fruits, all in a deliciously musty context. The flavor is a mixture of sweet and sour cherries. Additional notes of vanilla and a bready, pie crust. Delicious beer. The feel is acetic and sour, but not overly so. A touch of vinegar in the finish. Delicious.
mkel07 (3017) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique 280913. Great tart sting from the first sip to the last. Long lingering finish.
nearbeer (3584) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. on tap at Alewife. Clear mahogany with a ruby tint and a lasting ring of cream. Aroma is tart cherry, earthy dark grape must, vinegar, brown sugar and a touch of oak. Tastes of cherry, vinegar, caramelized pear in red wine, earthy must and a bit of toasted oak on the finish. Medium body has medium carbonation and has a nice balance with a definite sour-dry bias.
Lilja (1530) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smak och doft av röda bär, vinäger, körsbär, ekfat, plommon med toner av vanilj och äpple. Lagom sötma och stor syrlighet. Fin inbjudande röd färg, mycket gott.
Hoppsan (126) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33 cl bottle. Pours ruby with medium head. Complex aroma and flavor with cherry, oak, fruitcake and cream notes. Perfect sweet and sour balance . Fantastic Flemish!
williamstome (818) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby pour. Tart aroma. Great tart cherry flavor notes of Apple. Sharp puckering mouthfeel. Fantastic.
Bediddleby (11) - - JUN 15, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
If you like sour beers you will love this beer. If it's available to you, just get it. If you've never had sour beer, try it. If you don't like it, never get another sour. (Though, I will say, sours are usually an acquired taste.)
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ElGaucho (2188) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Terra Waconia restaurant. Sourness clear in the nose. Cherries. Dark red body with thin off white head. Tart mouthfeel with a malt backbone. Very good.