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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 299   ABV: 9.96%
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Ale with Black Currants, Locally Foraged Lemon Leaves, Hibiscus, Cane Sugar and Elderberry Flowers. Designed and brewed in collaboration with Bob Sylvester of Saint Somewhere Brewing.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (9556) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Draft… This beer rocks!… Murky and dark brown with a small, fluffy, off-white head. The aroma is acidic and fruity with interwoven notes of sour and dark cherries, red wine vinegar, funky socks, mild cocoa, a rumor of armpit stench and maybe a hint of nail polish remover - or maybe not. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and stinging carbonation. The flavor profile is such a treat – super sour and black cherries, mild yeasty bitterness and a very light notation of toasted caramel. Tart, funky, tongue-numbing finish. Weighing in at 10%, the abv could not be more disguised. Acidic, funky and acetic – everything a Flanders red should be! World class collaboration by Cigar City and Saint Somewhere!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
steelcitybrew (430) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2011
pours an awesome dark brown with a thick white head. aroma is sour fruit, pineapple and kiwi. taste is very tart with lime and pineapple. just an impressive brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jedinord (30) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2011
Not a style I like, but as good an example as I have had. Funk, funk, and more funk.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6169) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2011
1/15/11. On tap at the brewery in a snifter. Deep brown pour with a thick, fluffy brown head that sticks. Huge sour vinegar aroma with hints of bitter dark chocolates and sweet caramel. Sour flavor with an acid bite, less vinegar, and a bigger dose of roasted chocolate malts. Tasty!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7107) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Poured up on tap at Cigar City with dirty murky rutty amber and thin tan head. The aroma is abrasive and abusive with dates mixing with pineapple slices that are baking in the mid summer Carver City sun as well as sourness, dusty hazel nuts, mild funk and nail polish. Yo! What is going on here? The taste begins both tart and sweet with moldy lemon rind and fuzzy molded lime mixing with sugary sweetness. It then gets full of sour and rotting fruit by midway and seems to end bone dry with lingering lime, aspirin and berry notes.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2012 First rating
Draught at the brewpub, on January 21, 2011
Cloudy dark brown to black color, light brown head. Vinegar, acidic, some sweetness, phenoles, plastic taste. Vinegar, "Salubrin", phenolic scent. Moussy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
I’m not much of a sour ale drinker or fan, but this works fairly well for me, not too bad.
5/3/5/3/10=2.6

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Bottled 1 pint 9.4 fl oz at the epic sour beer tasting at _angst_ place, on February 11, 2012
Brought by Marsiblursi, thanks!
Cloudy dark brown color, big tan head. Acidic to sweet, sour, acetone, solvents scent. Acidic, glue, solvents taste. Thin mouthfeel, very low bitterness.
3/3/4/2/7=1.9

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2011
interesting brown hue, tan head and minimal lacing. aroma of alcohol, wild blackberries, some herbal punch and a light funky kiss. light sweetness, just right on the sour side. ass belter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6916) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2011
Pression @ CCB. Brune avec leger trouble, mousse beige. Au nez et au palais, je note une bière de base telle que celle pour la Guava Grove, du vinaigre et une aigreur qui laisse entre apercevoir des fruits; cassis. Au palais, on y distingue la signature de Saint Somewhere dans les feuilles d’hibiscus ainsi que de citron, le tout agrémente le vinaigre par une fine présence du sucre dont Bob à la secret ainsi que sa propre culture de levure. A y noter aussi, le mélange de sucre de cane. Je trouve la bière un peu trop agressive en bouche ce qui laisse un fini brûlant en gorge.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gkost (1714) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Pours a muddy brown that almost looks like it’s settling out and separating in color with a lighter ring on top. Nose is vinegar, sweet fruits, under-ripe grapes, vegetation, lemon rinds. Flavor is a biting sour with bitter fruit skins and citrus that mellows out into a semi sweet fruit and tart berry notes. The sour and sweet go perfectly hand in hand and Bob’s house yeast flavor shines through. Masterful beer. Cheers fellas!


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