hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. bottle. Thanksmadvike for this one! Cloudy amber color with a light head. Nice tartness. Oak comes through nice. Really enjoyed this one.
ReggieDunlap (2778) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an opaque amber/rose color with a thin tan head...doesnt look too lively...no retention or lacing really. Aroma has nice tartness with sour cherry...some funk and oak...faint hint of vanilla. Flavor isnt as complex...sour cherry tartness with a hint of a sulfur note. Mouthfeel is light and very watery...lifeless...finish is dry and has a bit of funk...thin. somehwat disappointing.
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tart but not too sour. Great flavor.
alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A:A: A little murky but nothing too bad. Very nice red hue and a decent amount of carbonation. Looks nice :) Strong fresh fruit sourness. Definitely cherry.
T: Excellent! This is smooth and has a perfect amount of sour and funk. I think this is well balanced (or at least to my liking) it is. The tartness attacks the tongue and prickles the back of your throat but it still has a nice crisp after taste.
P: Well balanced not too thin and not a syrup. I think this is about right for a sour.
O: Absolutely fantastic. One of my favorite sours and its also impressive that this was their first attempt. If you can, GET SOME.
nbondi (197) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Chris at Jake Melnickís for this one. Pale amber with no head. Strong nose of cherries, cinnamon, and ginger. Good carbonation bite that quickly fades. Sour apple, cherry, oak...slight fishiness....? ...letís just call it funk. Good, but not exceptional. Glad to have tried it.
portableparty (1874) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle corked and caged and poured into snifter. Pours hazy amber with a quick soapy white head that fades to a faint slight film and tiny collar. Aroma is sour funk cherry wine corks. Taste is acidic yet calm and I get cherries and wood with wine cork and tannins. Palate is medium and acidic with a oily dry finish. I found this quite tasty and sour, nice brew. Well done!
crossovert (5642) - Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 corked bottle.
It pours a nice rosy pink color with just a slight bubbly head. I love the color though.
The smell is god. Lots of funk here and lots of oak notes. It doesnít have that sourness in the smell though. The cherries are there, they have that distinct processed scent that only comes form the way the process door county cherries, there is something about that scent that always puts door county beers above others. I think it has something to do with the cherries and their skins.
The flavor follows though it isnít as funky or oaky. A bit more sourness creeps in but it is still decently mild. There isnít a huge vinegar kick but there is a nice bit of tartness from the cherries themselves.
I think this one could be aged, and I wish I had more than 1 bottle.
DalzAle (1844) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear brownish red pour, very little carbonation and a subdued sour cherry aroma. Flavor is earthy and a llightly malty, very mellow wood and cherry, a little sour on the aftertaste which was ruined by some odd off flavors. i could see this being outstanding, but some off flavors kept it from being slightly better than average.
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep copper color with an amber hue. There is a faint earthy aroma with a hint of cherries and no carbonation. The tart, sour flavor is only intensified by the cherries. The body is smooth and slightly sweet with a mildly dry finish but overall the flat, tart taste dominates this beer. Not bad but I would have liked a stronger oak presence from the barrels.
arkurzynski (1291) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep orange almost red. Nice pop on the cork. Mild barnyard, citrus, lactic acid. Moderately sour sweet tart flavor, citrus fruit, mild cherry, faint funk, and a hint of vanilla. Dry, sour finish. Pretty clean palate-wise. A pretty solid sour from the limited that I have tried.