Sammer (1118) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by exiled. Reddish golden pour. Sour fruits dominate the nose. Taste is lightly sour, with notes of cherries, burnt wood and grass. Warm alcohol finish. Well balanced, and very well done. I’ll be drinking this one again.
Mora2000 (6141) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a hazy pinkish-orange color with a white head. The aroma is tart cherries with some oak notes. The flavor is tart cherries,oak and sugar. While the beer has some sourness to it, the cherries stand out the most. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
This was tried side-by-side with the Dark Woods. I really liked this beer, but felt the Dark Woods was more complex and slightly better overall.
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - AUG 3, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
wow what a beer. Enjoyed on tap at the sunset grill in a tulip. This was a strange pinkish beer with no head in my serving. The aroma was a delightful sweet cherry and also got a bit of that wheat but that was very hard to detect. The taste was a great sour cherry that made my lips smack just a bit but left me wanting more. Dry finish as that tartness fades. Some will call this a soda and girly but I really do love it. Very unique for me and greatly enjoyed
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to LarryG (BA)!
Transparent grapefruit color, thin off-pink head. A bit citric and acetic, lots of fruits floating about but also stinging, and on top of that, airplane glue (thanks Hart!). A bit flat and watery, lemon though the finish. Started off ok with the strong fruit in the nose, but it fell apart after.
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright pink, fizzy foam, zero retention. Cherry pie, airplane glue and wet grains on the nose. Fairly light, lots of cherry pie, very dry.
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to kevin for sharing this one!
A-pours a transparent cloudy tea grapefruit that brightens towards the edges with an off white head and red hue to it.
S-the nose is of sour cherries with a light amount of acidity to it. something slightly off, airplane glue seems to be the consensus (thanks hart and kevin) oak lies behind, quite dry oak with a nice presence.
T-the taste is very soft and subtle but nice. the sweet ripe cherries really make this something anyone can enjoy, the sourness if very faint, light acidity in the back.
M-very soft palate, smooth and a little syrupy from the wheat base, carbonation is moderate, does fine but more would have been ideal. the finish is crisp and slightly dry.
D-this is a tasty and drinkable beer. I could pound pines all day, nicely sweet, a little more sour or complexity would be nice, but this would be nice to sit with a lady and enjoy over a hummus plate.
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red with a good head. Plenty of cherry flavor, but it’s the sourness to it that really completed this one. A good beer, but not something you’d have to start the night or to have with dinner - more of a dessert beer. I was surprised by this one and am looking forward to having more.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottle, ordered and shipped from the brewery. Aroma glows in mild acids and strong sour pie cherry, distinct. Pours a stunningly beautiful, glowy peach juice and rose petal, just dandy and dapper looking. No head and minimal carbonation. Flavors up front are of generic sweetness, touched with more sour cherry, some cherry tartness, and then a boom of clean, but soft acidic funk. This tastes like bugs chewed a bit of the fruit character out of it. It’s light and has a distinct overall impression of either raspberry lemonade or cherry limeade. There’s a soda-pop-like character to it, but is well-rounded with balanced sweetness and acidity, carrying a delicate softness that many, many American sour ales often do not. It is very different and unlike many sour beers I’ve had before. It’s got some loose jangly parts that could use some tightening up, with maybe some more cherry characters and a nip more carbonation, but otherwise this is a very delicious beer.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at brewery. Cloudy pink color with small white head. Aroma is big brett funky, sour feet. Taste is big sour, light funky. Lemonade like. Dry finish. I love sours and this is hard to drink more than 12 oz of. The other cisco woods are just so much better.
jarow (237) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 30, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. Pours a clear rosy amber with minimal head and carbonation. Nose is dry, quite sour, fruity, some vinegar. The cherries are certainly detectable, and there are also notes of grape and apple. Medium-bodied. Taste is quite sour, dry, more fruitiness. Finishes long and sour with increasing yeastiness. This definitely tasted more like a sour ale than a wheat ale. Great stuff.