harrymel (1538) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
04AUG12 - on draft at barrel house.
Pretty purple ale with some light pink surface bubbles. Up front in the nose for me are the bing cherries and pinot notes. Nice and full bodied with a hint of ink and cassis. Some hints of alcohol and oak alongside leather and sweat. I like the already. The flavor carries more of the grape than I’d anticipated - refined, plummy and juicy. A bit of booze (maybe whiskey..) comes through just in the back end, but as an accent and overture - really nice. Medium bodied with moderate on hi carb. I like this beer - just ordered four bottles.
Serving type: on-tap
Brentv (456) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Cascade Raccoon Lodge. Dark red with slight head. Tart aroma with cherries and fruit. Flavor is tart, sweet, cherry. Nicely carbonated, and medium body. Sour finish. Very nice with lots and lots of flavor.
merc7186 (2408) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Deep Mahognany Grape, Deep Red Wine
Appearance: Redddish Hue, Passes Mild Light, Thin Brown Head Ring, Some Lacing
Taste; Bitter Red Grapes, Red Wine, Apricot
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Sour
baraciisch (2203) - California, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy reddish brown in color... Aroma of cherries, tart berries... Sedimenty... Flavor is a sour bomb, like sucking on a sour ball, but with dry apricot notes on the finish... Solid
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Skarcher (2) - - SEP 4, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This sour is a fabulous blend of tart cherry, smokiness, and the subtle complexity of Pinot noir.
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mathieuc (1815) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy reddis brown with almost no head unless that small rim counts. Aroma is really fruity with cherries dominating. There is also a bourbon "feel" to it. Taste is tart and lactic without too much acetic acid (in my glass at least). It was still plenty acid though. Light bodied. I seem to have enjoyed it a lot more than my tasting partners, I will have to revisit.
czar (5147) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle @ cascade + upright tasting sessions - ’coz we’re porks. pours unclear burgundy with a small off-white head, some retention and lacing. grape juice, sweet and boozy cherries, very citric and also acetic, woodsy and earthy cherry stones, pepper and spices. moderate carbonation, light to medium body - oily, slightly harsh vinegar and peppery finish. meh. field pour.
VT (1708) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle shared with Tom and chums. Pours a hazy ruby red with a short lived white head. Aroma is cherry, dimetapp cough syrup and welch’s grape juice. Flavor is welch’s grape juice, red cherries, green apple. Sour candy, tart, lemoney finish. Lingering tartness and lemon flavor. Light to medium body, sticky mouthfeel, weak to average carbonation. Robust, but good.
tom10101 (3548) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by mathieuc, thanks! Hazy burgundy with a low beige head and little lacing. Aroma is of red fruits, oak, vinegar, ketchup, sweetness notes and malt. Taste is moderately sweet with a burst of ketchup, followed by red fruits, oak, malt and light spiciness. Medium body. Low to moderate carbonation. Dry mouthfeel. Tasted alongside 10 other Cascade bottles and it was definitely the less good. Miles away from Rodenbach. Too much ketchup.
Minderbinder (2305) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown/red with almost no head. Aroma is of fruits, acid, sweetness, cherries. Taste is of cherries, intense acidity, fruits. Palate: Ligth-medium body. Overall: Good. Lots of cherries, but too much acetic to be outstanding.