JohnnyJ (5400) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Stone Sour Fest 11. Dark berry colored pour, foamy whitish head. Light sweetness, blackberry, fruity, generic berry, and tart sourness. A really nice refreshing sour, I would love to drink this again.
Alphadelic (2164) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Live from the barrel at the Portland location - Sweet, crisp and fruity in a complex and deep way. Good thick and milky sourness.
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Boulder SourFest. Bright red appearance with a small head. Moderately sour, dark berry fruity, delicious flavor. Sour fruity, dark berry finish.
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster at the brewery. Pours clear, dark rose, no head. Very aromatic nose. Palate is full of tart blackberry. Medium body. Leaves a sour taste on the finish as well, which isn’t shocking. I need more practice with these sour ales.
luttonm (4612) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Uber in Seattle. Very pretty cranberry pour with minuscule filmy head. Big sweet fruity nose. The sour wafting off is very juicy, with just a touch of the funk. Light ale at first before a wave of heavy cider and juice. Beautifully tart, roundly red fruit. More raspberry to me than tart ripe blackberry. Very good
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 23, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at raccoon lodge. fuschia with foamy white head. sour and red fruits in the aroma. very well balanced sour with a background of oregon blackberry.
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Live rate at the Racoon Lodge!!! Dark raspberry pour with a small white ring of a head that surprisingly left more than a spot or two of lacing. Aroma is lemonpeel, blackberries, dark fruit, and caramel undertones. Very drinkable. A bit of tart, a hint our sour, subtle funk, and lots of berries. Ample carbonation. Yum!!!
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Poured a clear berry-red color with a thin pink head that quickly disappeared. Aroma of sweet blueberry pie filling, a light bretty funk, and some faint acidity. Crisp, lightly sweet entry leads into a moderate tartness paired with some berry sweetness before leading into a lightly dry, softly bitter hoppiness offset by a tart brett yeastiness that imparts a light lemon flavor on the finish. Fine carbonation and lightly bubbly, crisp mouth feel. Overall, it was a rich, fruity beer that was reminiscent of New Glarus’ fruit beers, but like those, it was a tad one dimensional.
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Ruby red beer with a pinkish head. Red fruit aroma with tartness and some earthiness. Great tart berry flavor with oak and acetic notes. Medium bodied. Sour/tartness lingers with berry, oak, and earthiness.
koshea (13) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 14, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a tulip glass. Clear pink, with a big fizzy head, it almost looks like a sparkling rose. It smells of berries, fruits and funk. This beer has a lot of fruit flavor, but a lot more tartness, this is perhaps the driest tasting berry beer I have ever had. My only Issue is the deeper I get into the glass the more I get an off brett flavor of plastic and bandaids. The beer is very fizzy almost like a champagne and it goes down well