RateBeer
overall
99
93
style
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
available

on tap
available

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sour characteristics come to the fore in this release, foreshadowed by the tart, winey aroma. Notes of cherry, chocolate, olive brine, and leather give way to a subtle hint of funk and a dry, clean finish.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (8947) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Reddish color with an offwhite head. Aroma of cherries steeped in an old balsamic vinegar and some new leather shoes. Flavor is lightly sour, some of the leather comes through in the flavor and some cherries as well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (8907) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Hazy burnt-caramel ale with no head. The aroma offers caramel, toasted barley, an assortment of berries and lactic acid. Full-bodied with stinging carbonation. Super-tart, fruity, black cherry and sour cherry flavor. Finishes, tart, bready and lightly bitter. Bottle generously shared by biggsbowler! Rufus? Randall? He’s the man!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8284) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 29, 2012
750mL thanks to Travlr! Pours a full haze, deeper orange tea. Weaker off white foam. Nose is sharp red wine, acetic, saltwater. Taste is tangy, orange, butter, tangy orange. Some sharper ruby red grapefruit juice and lime. Sharp, tangy, not too acetic. Salty all the way. Butter/diacetyl is a little distracting. As it warms, it cleans up. Salty, balsamic, red wine tannic and sharp. Bourbon barrel is a bit of a mismatch but the beer is very nice underneath. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7887) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2012 bottle. early pour is mostly clear, amber in color, with a small tan-colored ring of a head. tart, dried fruit with soft acetic acid and ethyl acetate, light touches of solvent and mild bourbon and tannic oak note that has flashes of red wine. medium body with light and fizzy carbonation, aggressive acid and mild brown malt and bourbon and solvent notes lingering late. much more integrated than the Deschutes/HOTD Collage, but similarly messy and direction-less, which I guess is what you get when you go for "something sour in a spirit barrel".

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7834) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle (multiple). Pours with a hazy golden hued body with a small white head. Aromas are bretty, funky, grainy, unripe fruits, olive, huge oak, wine, cherries. Flavors are tart, and big, dry, vinous, oaky. Very warming, wine, tannins, cherry and leather. Lively carbonation, warming and dry.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (7733) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2013
750 shared at Capone’s with a generous benefactor. Pours turbid orangy dark strawish colored with off-white head. Nose is tart, lactic, fruity, funky. Tastes complex, fruity, with a lot of caramel flavor, lactic sourness, and a tart, crisp finish. This is a sour done right.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7669) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Sample at Falling Rock Beer Tasting with Dr. Bill on 10/13/2012. This beer pours a cloudy orange color with a medium thin off-white head that recedes quickly. Strings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of grapes and bready malt. Medium body with a vinous character and notes of crackery malt and touches of hops. The finish is fruity with an earthy malt aftertaste. Good overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7019) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Very nice one, ample sourness, godo funk, oak, a nicely dry beer, up their with the 3.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6321) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2012
Bottle thanks to Leighton at THE sours & saisons tasting (part 1). It pours deep cloudy red, with a thin off-white head. The nose is jammy fruits, cherry, vinous, wood, earth, fresh coconut and almond. The taste is cherry jam, lemon, pithy grapefruit, pomello, mouth-puckering tartness, some alcohol heat, vinous aspect, faint vanilla, leather and wood, with a dry, pleasantly tart finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and slightly heavy mouth-feel. Pretty well integrated. Enjoyable stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (6291) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2012 Draft sample (or maybe a few) at St. Louis Microfest 2011. This made the VIP tent worth it. Pours a deep, hazy brown color with no head whatsoever. Looks like an old barleywine. Aroma of bourbon, brown sugar, vanilla, oak, sour berry fruits, plums, chocolate, and toffee. The flavor shows awesome balance between the barrel and sour fruity notes- more sour berries, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, caramel malts, bourbon, oak, vanilla, and some earthy notes. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a tart, funky, acidic mouthfeel. Lemon juice lingers in the aftertaste but that barrel sweetness never goes away completely. This might be the only beer I tried twice that day. Awesome sour. Re-Rate: Pour from a 750 ml bottle shared by birchstick- thanks, Jon! Rating confirmed. Still love this one, and agree with my notes. Except for a couple points- it isn’t quite as funky or acidic as first noted. Sweeter and smoother. Doing really well right now. I wouldn’t age it.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1  2  3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50