madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12th May 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Hazy dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is light and crispy. A Belgian red sort of sourness. Touch of elderberry. Dry finish with a tangy sour linger.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a hazy amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of fish, elderberry, grapes, and caramel. Flavor of caramel, earth, elderberry, raisins, and vinous with a dry oak finish.
bhensonb (10904) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the Barrel House. Pours ruddy and plummy with an off-white head. Elderberry aroma. Full bodied. Flavor is darkly sour with red/elderberry flavor. The flavor is a bit mixed with fruit and something wood or similar. Quite nice.
brokensail (10735) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish in color with small head to it. I don’t get all that much elderberry, but there is some grape and nondescript berry aroma to it. Lightly floral with plenty of wood and acidity. The flavor is lightly acetic, but still maintains a good lactic character as well. Plenty of fruit, some spicy wood, light tannins, and a bit of booze. Really different.
Leighton (10675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Bruce. Pours clear, blue-brown with a froth, beige head. Leathery dark berries on the nose, some decent funk, toasted wood. Medium sweet flavor with assertive tart berries, cleansing acidity, light herbs, pepper. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes with strong acidic burn, some further ripe berries, a bit of tangy wood, a bit of alcohol warmth. A punchy Cascade sour; or, in other words, a Cascade sour.
Travlr (10035) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. Dark hazy maroon colo, bright beige head, solid lacing. Aroma of floral sour plums. Taste is robustly sour plums, flowers, dates.
Lubiere (9866) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed brown ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a smooth lactic malt with light raspberry notes, Brett, nice. In mouth, a nice lactic malt with light sour cherries, raspy mouthfeel, nice and smooth. On tap at Portland brewery, Oct. 7 2012.
daknole (9042) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish/purple pour, tinges if pink in the head. Nice tart berries, soft yeast, balanced sourness, almost a cranberry like flavor. Good stuff.
hopscotch (9041) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours murky and brown with no head. The aroma is a purée of caramel, fruity acidity, blueberries (maybe elderberries - I wouldn’t know. Who kicks back and eats a bowlful of elderberries?), oak and a pinch of cocoa. Medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and zippy carbonation. The flavor is sour, fruity, and malty with lightly-bitter, woody tannins and subtle funkiness. Lengthy, sour finish. Bottle provided by landhoney!
JoeMcPhee (8357) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber beer. The nose is very fruity and fresh. A touch of barrel character adds light vanilla notes and a bit of vineous complexity. Soft tannins in here as well that keep it interesting. Tart and lactic keep the beer very bright and fruity. A bit of lingering earthiness. Damn delicious stuff.