NeuroPliny (224) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 750 mL bottle shared with ML. Pours dark cranberry with a thick pink head. Huge blueberries on the nose, with notes of oak and sour yeast. Flavour is sour up front with notes of vinegar, blueberry, oak, and dark fruit. Very dry with high acid.
emacgee (4404) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty pour, sharp purpley pink with two fingers of soft reddish white head. Very funky nose, soft fruity notes with blueberry and a light floral quality. Lovely aroma. Flavor takes on some acetic notes with a band-aid/marker quality. Very dry with a moderately sharp acidity.
MrChopin (3726) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2015 murky cherry with thin strawberry yogurt ring for a head. Balsamic nose borders on bile, sickly berry sweetness dominating. Autolysis at front that blows off with warmth, arsenic and berry mid before a meaty rubber reemerge a in the fleshy, medicinal finish, fruit but off, rotting even, and it’s not blueberry. Sticky and full, oppressive.
Rerate a recent bottle, much better than first time.
vlan1 (213) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a ruby red color with a light pink head. Nose is floral, grassy, leather and freshly churned wet soil. Taste is funky sweat, doughy bread and earthy fruit tones. Dry mouthfell.
tomer (2233) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - APR 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At a tasting, thanks DSG, small bubbly pink head, very hazy red colour, berry flavour with mud, manure and herbal tea, fruity flavour with vinegar and herbal tea, not too sour. Quite nice but not too refined.
Beerman6686 (5381) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one poured a semi hazy dark blue color with a small pinkish head. Aroma was of blueberry skins, lemons, wood, and hay. Flvor was pretty sour, funk blueberry, and cheesy lemons.
DialSquare (3515) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle from Proof. Deep red pour with a pink head. Aroma of jammy blueberry and light oak, leather, vinegar. Tastes are along the same lines with a nice sharp tartness. Not getting a lot of blueberry specifically, but mix of berries balanced with light vinegar. Delicious. Could drink gallons if it weren’t crazy expensive the rare times we get it.
zvikar (4069) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a sour tasting at Noam’s office. Thanks DSG. Pours cherry with a pinkish head, aroma of blueberry, forest of the fruit sweetness, flavor is slightly sour with green tea, fart and wood, medium bodied.
DSG (8575) - Tel Aviv, - APR 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at a sour tasting at Noam’s office. Thanks troganmi for this bottle! 2012 bottle. Nice clear red with a pinkish head. Aroma is a bit medicinal, with berries, oak and some funk. Sour flavor with berries, oak, light sweetness, citric notes and some funk. Medium-bodied.
craftycarl21 (2296) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Grant is now equally as much a man as Paul. Stunning pour, a deep blood red with hints of blue. Just a gorgeous beer, with blueberry and blackberry melding with a lovely herbal tang, tannic zing, pomegranate, raspberry; So nice that the pure blueberry character yields such a complex, overarching bouquet. Definite oak in there, but soft and clean. Outrageous.