MJGG (894) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille partagée par Rciesla. Thanks Ryan! Arômes de fruits mûrs et de chêne. Robe ambrée assez foncée, très trouble, peu de mousse et effervescence moyenne. Très boisée, les tanins de chêne sont très présents. Un beau côté de fruits rouges bien mûrs se développe également. Légère présence acétique et belle finale sèche (tanins de chêne) et lactique. Intéressant.
Fred82 (2069) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at a tasting thanks to Rciesla.
Aroma : Vinous with some oak. Medium sourness. Quite woody.
Taste : Medium sourness, vinous and a bit acidic. Nice sourness while not very powerful.
Overall : Nice brew but nothing really remarkable about it. Nice sour beer. Thanks for sharing this rare one with us Ryan !
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Cloudy caramel ale with a small, fizzy, white head. Fruity, malty, funky and acidic notes in the bouquet – cherries and caramel stand out. Medium to full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Tart, but not quite sour. Fruity, but not in an overbearing manner. A tad funky. Tangy, fruity, fairly dry finish. Thanks to Beerlando for sharing this world class beer!
Pailhead (4232) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of cherries (sweet and tart), caramel, and a hint of acetone. it pours a cloudy orangish-brown with a minimal head. The flavor starts with a quick rose of sweet cherry and caramel. The cherry quickly goes tart in the finish with hints of vanilla, acetone, and oak. Medium bodied with mind carbonation.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Peter’s 2nd annual spring gathering. Pours a murky brown with a thin beige head. Woody malt, sour notes, fruit up front. Nice and crisp, good malt with some caramel tones to it. Tart and tasty and full of long tannins. Long wood fueled acids on the finish. Rather tasty. Definitely looking forward to the bottle I managed to get.
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
really enjoyed this beer. it tasted like a flanders but only drier. no vinegar. poured redish, perfect amount of head. Sour but very drinkable. i definetily could finish a bottle to myself. cheers to terry at bullfrog for this jem.
cpetrone84 (1011) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2010 Big thanks to Frank (Avalon68), Jeremy and Kevin (MrChopin) for the crazy beers we had during this tasting including this one!
A-dark ruby red that is crystal clear, tan to light brown head with a little lace left behind.
S-the nose is huge and brings tons of cherry with lots of acetone behind giving it a rubbing alcohol aroma. the cherries go throughout with a touch of raisin in the back.
T-the taste has a nice sweetness to it up front with notes of tart acidity in the back. cherries are quite prevalant, plums behind, notes of red wine. the finish has a good bit of acidity to it with underlying notes of ak and vanilla.
M-so smooth on the palate, huge carbonation to balance a syrupy texture on the palate, good crisp finish, somewhat dry.
D-this is extremely tasty and well balanced. good sweetness with nice levels of sour acidity. the oak blending is done very well to add a great element to the beer.
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taste thanks to Jeremy!
Bubbly red body with a thin white head. Light acetone in the nose, some chocolate and a red-wine that will make you guess this has several varieties of berry in it. The flavor drops the heavy alcohol presence, the oak and wine elements working quite well in tandem as the soft, integrated flavor delivers traditional Bullfrog funk with a considerable sweetness. I would like to see less alcohol in the nose, but quite enjoyable if only for the incredible use of red-wine barrels.
jtclockwork (6223) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at PilsnerPeter’s RBSG 2010. Pours a nice dark red. Nose is sour apples, sour cherry skin and light vinous oak. Taste is much the same, but very well balanced and smooth. A little tart, but not over the top. Great beer.
JAXSON (513) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at an epic sour tasting. Pours dark cherry red with a wispy tan head. Nose is sour with black cherries, a bit of red wine vinegar, oak, and a touch of brett. Distinctively Bullfrog throughout and most akin to Beekeeper if I had to choose. A bit herbal. Really soft in the mouth, as another reviewer said "delightfully restrained" really does it justice. Oak, sour black cherries, currants. Very short and dry finish, which is a refreshing quality for this style. Only a very mild vinegar presence. Dry oak and wild brett round it out. I loved this one.