mathieuc (928) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy red with no head to speak of. Aroma is a sharp acetic kick, I could not really sense any real cherries in there. This is really over the top for me. Taste isn’t better with its sharp acetic and intense sourness. I even got an acetic throat burn from this one. Not a fan at all.
czar (3683) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle @ cascade + upright tasting sessions - ’coz we’re porks. pours hazy red pink with a small light boston red (sox) cap, some retention and lacing. fruity dark fruits, cherries mostly (duh), nice woodsy notes, very citric, almost disturbing and relatively linear, also lactic and a bit of acetic and spices, light sweetness too. moderate carbonation, light body - oily, herbal-grassy finish. tad linear, but still enjoyable!
tcane7 (1519) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle with Ray, Chris and Jay. Pours a murky reddish brown with thin beige head and spotted lace. Nose of cherry, horse blanket, vanilla, oak. Medium body, very tart. Delicious.
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle shared with Tom and chums around bonfire. And it’s getting late, boys. Pours an opaque reddish brown with a short lasting head. Aroma is vinegar, tartness, cherry. Flavor is tons of cherry and dark red fruits. Finish is lemon, unripe fruit, acetic acid. Very bitter and tart lingering flavors. Light to medium body, average carbonation. Good to end the day. Good to reach 1000. Yay!
tom10101 (2094) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (750 ml). Hazy reddish brown with a small off-white head (almost white) and little lacing. Aroma is of sour cherries, oak, acetic notes, lemon, lactic presence and light spice. Taste is slightly sweet with sour cherries (and maybe sweet cherries too), oak, acetic notes, malt, light lemon/orange peel and light spices. Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Dry and winey mouthfeel. Good Sour Ale w/ cherries. Easily drinkable and enjoyable.
Minderbinder (1535) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy red. Aroma is of cherries, acetic. Taste is of cherries, acetic. Palate: Ligth body. Overall: A bit heavy on acetic, combined with nice fruit acidity. A bit too rock’n roll for me, but still enjoyable.
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is hazy (almost murky) red with white little head. Aroma is cherries, Acetic, oak, little fruit. Taste is very acetic, cherries, oak, light spicy notes. Low body and good carb.
jgb9348 (4439) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep hazy brown coloured body with hints of ruby, red and brown when held up to a light, all with a thin, one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of sour cherries, oak, lemons, yeast, alcohol, raspberries and more sour notes - very nice and mouthwatering! Medium-bodied; Great sour flavour at first with a lot of cherries coming through, some yeast, a little malt, good brett and a little pungent sweetness at the end - very smooth, but still with tons of flavour. Aftertaste shows mostly the sour cherries, but some lemons, malt, grapes and oak notes also come through - but all go down very easily and leave the mouth wanting the next sip! Overall, a great American created Flemish sour with some amazing cherry flavours and oak notes. Definitely worth trying to search out anything to find this one, especially if you like sours. This is perhaps the best American based sour that I’ve had since NB La Folie or NG Belgium Red - I plan on getting a bunch of these to cellar. I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from Pear Deli in Seattle, Washington on 11-February-2013 for US$15.30 sampled at home in Washington on 30-July-2013.
2011 Bottle//Purchased February 2013//Sampled July 2013
Homer321 (890) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at barrel house. Moderately smooth, wonderful cherry expression. Not overly tart and well balanced. Would enjoy many more.
Jesterdeal (1581) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle traded by Jtclockwork. Aroma of tart cherries, a caramel black cherry and sour apples. Pours murky dull dark red with very little film. Taste is an amazing tart experience. Tart sour green cherries, black cherry soda, caramel, and crabapple with just a hint of oaky cheese. Super intense. These guys do not disappoint with their sours.