1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks for sharing, Jason! The beer was the highlight of the evening. It pours to a deep mahogany body that is extremely hazy with a creamy dark tan head. The aroma is sour. Things like rhubarb and currants. Elderberry like St. Germain. The flavor is very tart with rhubarb, currants, Flemish yeasts, and acetic sourness. The palate is rich and medium bodied. Tart and acidic. A little aceticness. Amazing beer!
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
nuplastikk (5668) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
DC tasting. 750ml bottle Unfiltered. Off the hook De Dolle Reserva sour beer. Big sour notes, balanced by thick, sugary brown malt. Maybe the best CCB I’ve ever had. Red wine vinegar. World Class. Wow.
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
MikeMoriendi (72) - Boynton Beach, USA - MAR 31, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I poured it, rightfully so, into my Cigar City snifter. It poured out a deep reddish brown color. The head was a bubbly light red to tan color. It was an interesting color for a brew’s head.
Oh you know it’s a sour ale. I could smell it just from pouring it and well before sticking my nose in the glass. Vinegar, cherries and raspberries in the nose. Some funky yeast notes in there as well.
To say the taste is mouth puckering would be an understatement. It is tart with tastes of lemons and sour cherries. But it is also funky with vinegar, hay and other barnyard like tastes. The alcohol can be picked up a bit but I’m surprised how well it is hidden at 9.96% ABV. Super complex.
shrubber85 (10224) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Musty sour black currant and malt aroma. Murky brown with small head. Sweet-sour black currant and hibiscus flavor. Excellent blending. Great.
stevencon (518) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks Tim and Rachel. Deep muddy red with tan head. Aroma of red wine vinegar and red fruit. Tart. Sour. Very sour cherry raspberry. I wish there were more bottles of these around.
steelcitybrew (454) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, aged for 1 year, I think it benefited from the age. It was really quite a nice sour ale. It tasted a lot like a typical american sour ale and it is a very tasty one. it had a very nice souriness lots of flavour and a good solid body, this is a nice offering. Definitely under rated, maybe it was the age. If you got a bottle hold it for a year I would say