notalush (5006) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to JoeMcPhee for sending this bottle my way - I was going to wait to try this beer, but I just couldn’t - pours a murky red, with a nearly non-existent head - she’s got a lovely aroma - cherry and grape skin tannins, potent oak, mild acetic character, vinegar, moderate earthy funk, light acidity, red wine, and just a hint of fruity sweetness underneath - the flavor is dry and immensely oaky, with loads of tannic, red wine flavor - some mild acetic notes, and an acidic kick that both compliment the dryness - a bit briny/salty through the middle, with a good amount of cheesy, earthy funk - finishes with some kriek-ish cherry character and lingering red wine vinegar, oak and acetone - I prefer the Castleton, but this is still a mighty fine sour ale from Scott.
berntholer (1054) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
beige head collapses quickly. redbrown colour. aroma is lactic acid, glue, solvent, cherries, wood, almonds, vinous. taste is citric acid, vinegar, almonds, cherries, vinous, yoghurt dry mouthfeel. medium body and carbonation. an awesome balance, comes real close to rodenbach grand cru and vintage. one of the best sours i’ve had from the usa .. by far!! bottle 35.5cl / batch #4
biggsbowler (384) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Pours thin amber. The nose is viscous, sour, grapes and wine. Taste is sour upfront with hints of grapes, lemon zest, tart and light vinegar notes.
Stine (1629) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely rose-hued, hazed pour with a clinging ring of pink-tinted white. Gravel, balsamic vinegar, sherry and cheese rind in the nose; funky and angular, with expansive depth. Dry chocolate introduces another level; sweat sock like mold and cheese notes detract. The flavor often sings with gorgeously layered fruit; blood orange, cranberry, and red grape are enveloped in elegant spicing and quiet density. The palate, warm and gently acidic, offers tenacity knowingly restrained; acid level is firm at the finish, with a kinder softness about it. Pleasant, detailed and calmer sour overall.
cfrancis (2516) - 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 (358) - 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 (1324) - 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 (581) - 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 (2152) - 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 (889) - 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 (5009) - 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.