BMan1113VR (7834) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from 02-2015 thanks to a trade with mr angrypirate06. Pours with a hazy medium hued red body and a large and mostly retentive off white head with good lace. Aromas are musty and funky with a noticeable acidity and a lightly acetic nose. Under ripe plums, tannins, oak, black cherries and some bourbon. Flavors are medium tart, bright and clean acidity with vibrant fruity notes of cherries, plums and dates. Nice tartness, medium funky notes, oak, light esters. You can feel the warmth, but any sort of alcohol taste is well hidden. Medium bodied, tart, prickly carbonation. Nice to drink. I feel like I might be underrating it a little bit.
fishonmyplane (411) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The American wild ale movement just keeps getting more and more sophisticated. This one blends barnyard and sour flavors as masterfully as the best Belgian red/browns. Great use of different yeast strains as well as the technique of blending different barrels. Unusually high ABV for the style, but you would hardly know it.
_angst_ (2588) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of larsniclas. pours hazy brownish red with rather thin creamy reddish offwhite head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sour and slightly malty with dark bread, tart raspberries, moist buttery wood, leather, red wine vinegar, blackberries, toasted coconut and moist soil. Taste is sour, slightly fruity and slightly malty with dark bread, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, overripe gooseberries, raspberry balsamic vinegar, soup stock, charred wood, moist hay, orange zest and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is dry, tart, round and medium bodied. Finish is sour, slightly fruity and slightly malty with dark bread, raspberry balsamic vinegar, moist hay, lemon juice, bay leaves, prunes, raisins, charred wood, coconut milk and hints of buttered biscuits. Good but not perfect…
larsniclas (5550) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled from Systembolaget
Murky amber with a tan head.
Sourish and oaky aroma and flavour.
Some vinegar in the flavour and a bit acidic.
Fruity, berry-like; strawberries.
rlgk (10091) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks to larsniclas. Sourish vinous aroma, grapes, raisins, figs, brett, lacto notes, vinegar, sour, cream, dandelions, whiskey, cream, strawberries, some biscuits and caramel. Sourish funky flavor, grassy, vinous, raisins, figs, floral, sour, vinegar, grapes, strawberries, whiskey, woody, vanilla, some cream. Lovely complex beer with alcohol well hidden.
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at the Manny G tasting, big danke’s to Leighton, 28/06/14.
Murky orange amber with moderate light beige spotting.
Nose is musty wood, light spice, tangy dark fruit rinds, caramel, toffee apple, earthy.
Taste comprises tarte red berries, citric rind, dried fruits, candied sugars, orchard rinse.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light acidity.
Decent tackle, good balance.
gendv138 (1028) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle during RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting at Schlafly Tap Room. Dark honey brown color. Aromas of funk, tart fuirt, vinegar, oak. Tastes of vinegar, dark fruit, funk, light whiskey. Medium body with a dry finish. Pretty good with a year on it though I think I liked it more fresh.
Leighton (10512) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Manny G’s - picked up in MA. Pours unclear orange-gold with a creamy, off-white head. The aroma holds tangy berries, citrus, faint leather. Light-medium sweet flavor with citric acidity, some alcohol warmth, wood, berries, lemon. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Nice bracing sour bite to finish, lots of citric tang, lemon, squash, tangerine, some berries, wood. Solid overall. Great depth.
Scopey (6242) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours deep amber with a minimal beige head. The nose is fresh, fruity, tangy, acidic, raspberry, strawberry and sherbet. The taste is crisp, tart, acidic, sherbet, grapefruit, wet leaf, candy, Granny Smith apple and melon with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Pretty alright.
kevinator (865) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really good. Aroma of sour fruit with a hint of bourbon. Caramel color with a hint of red. Watery palate bit still full and sharp on the tongue. Great blend of flavors that culminated into a sour bit of pleasure. Taste of fruits, mild grains and whiskey but all subtle and well blended. Hops were not a player here, which worked out fine. A must try if you can find one.
BLADT (499) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour. Burnt orange with thin head. Brett driven nose. Cherries. Melted popsicle. Taste is classic sour. Oak. Some vanilla.