cfrancis (2410) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got this through ufck BIF. Pours deep ruby red with a small wisp of beige. Aroma is tart cherry and oak. Taste is very tarte, some wet blanket, cherry and grape. More puckerish than Rodenbach. Quite nice sipper.
dfroms (292) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an amber-y raspberry color. Aroma is lemon, orange, light red wine, booze, honey, balsamic. Taste is sour raspberry and wine grapes, Sweet Tarts, lingering tartness and syrupy sweetness. Nice balance of sweet and tart. Very good.
markextrae (1100) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
shared bottle. poured a dark red amber colour with some white bubbles on top. red wine, oak, grapes, plums, cherries, vinegar, balsamic, slight acid brett,
budznsudz (561) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brownish red with a small white ring around the glass. Aroma of red grapes and funky butt-hole cheddar. Mouth puckering sour cherry and grape mist.
Homer321 (1979) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottleshare thanks to DexterCat. Tart. Sour. Pretty good. Lots of makt. My rates suck. Why are you reading this. Go home. Stop judging me.
DrewFace (814) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into crystal wine glass. Reddish color, fairly hazy. Tart sour dark fruity aroma. Tart sour sweet tart, dark fruits, more sour. Yummy.
Ferris (4500) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Vintage 2010 - Cherry and oak notes with a bit balsamic. Clear caramel with no head. Tart, caramel and really nice.
devman171 (988) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured into wine glass. Reddish brown with low head. Aroma is tart grape and oak. Taste is big tart and vinous, great fruity finish
MacBoost (1329) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle via trade. Batch 4. Pours a murky dark red, almost purple with little to no head. Aromas of creamy yogurt, oak, sour dark fruit. Taste is bitter and off dry. Flavor comes off as a little artificial... like flavoring was added. Never a good thing. Very oak moss, a touch too sweet, low carb. Meh.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2014 First beer of EBF 2014! I’m not going to even go in to an exensive, structured rating. This was just fucking awsome. Perfect malt balance, sourness was all malo-lactic with a good brett kick and very light on the grapes. Red wine barrel brightens things and add some complexity but leave the yeast and bacteria to do its thing.
More than anything, I just want to highlight how ridiculous these fests can get. There was literally never a wait to get a beer from Captain Lawrence, at any point in the fest, whereas most of the "Popular Brewers" had 10-15 minute waits. Not trying to be Captain Cynical here, but for god’s sake, make up your own mind on beers and try the "little guys". Strange, though, that Capt. Lawrence is just a little guy. They’ve put out so many world class beers, yet they get very little notoriety these days. Quietly brewing some of the best sours around. This beer was pretty close to perfect. Mouthfeel, balance, complexity, attenuation. Amazing.