vtafro (2185) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Paulís tasting for Kanís visit. Golden pour. This cherry sour may have aged past its prime or just not good as CLís newer sours. Cherry flavors with some unwelcomed tastes.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to an american couple that shared them in the rake. Alround rating: Very bretty, almonds, morello cherry, almond stones, massivly yeasty. Its easy enough drinking for the %, but theres no red tinge even to show that cherries have been added which makes me a bit dubious.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of tampabrew. Pours a hazy yellow with thin head. Aroma is sweet and floral with notes of honey, vinegar, funk, overripe cherries. Flavor is sweet and floral with notes of honey, ripe fruit, light vinegar, plums, cherries. Medium body with a sour fruit finish.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375ml provided by Wetherel at Socal sour tasting at Stone last night. Pours golden wiht a bright white ring. Nose is tart sweet and funky. Taste is sweet fruity, with some cherries, unfortunately I noticed a very chalky taste and texture.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - NOV 8, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375mL bottle from MaxxDaddy. Thanks! Easy to drink. Medium sourness. Very good. Cloudy red. Some wonderful cherries in the aroma and taste. Easy to drink.
LilBeerDoctor (3231) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, huge thanks to j12601! Pours a clear orange with a small white head. Aroma of sour funk, light fruits (cherry I suppose). Flavor is a little minerally, some cheese, and sour funk. Some sweet tart cherries in the finish. It was ok, but overall I was a little disappointed.
fredandboboflo (1570) - East Setauket, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma of cheese, mold, mildew, raspberry, young cantaloupe or some such melon, more cheese. Flavor I thought at first had some sour cherry, though the more I drink, the more I wonder why I thought that. Thereís a decent level of acidity and some lemon drops but also some less appealing mineral character. Enjoyable.
Stine (1441) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bronze hazed appearance. Apple, pineapple, and cherry aroma; lightly gravelly, pretty quiet altogether.
Tastes almost jammy with too much of an alcohol and sugar weightiness to it. Blackberries, honey, some floral touches, but almost all sweet in flavor with very light sourness.
Its the weight of it that wrecks it; the flavors are good but there is too much sugar and alcohol, so even with the bright effervescence of its feel its just kind of heavy and hollow. Finishes with a leathery tea flavor/texture. Thanks Ty!
17thfloor (2413) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2009
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Sample #21 at 1st CST. Pours a grapefruit color, clear, with no head. Aroma of crab boil, pool water, old bay seasoning, salt water, sea water, huh??? Flavor is salty pool water, moldy nuts, disgusting all the way around... what the hell...
j12601 (6453) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle that I took to Paulís place for Kanís visit. Pours a hazy straw yellow with a thin white head. Little acetone and isopropyl, soft fruit, mustard grains, cheesy. Flavors are a bit subdued. Plastic, light acid. Finishes a bit sweet and with a little more acid and acetone.