hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at dak’s 1/2/11.
pours orange and bright... kinda ruby grapefruit-like.
aroma= onions, cherries, pale malt, rubber bands, cinnamon-y funkiness and vinegar-y tartness.
flavor= the same. it has a little woodiness and red wine vinegar too. it is tart but it feels watered down. it also lacks depth and complexity. 6/4/5/3/12
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep ruby grapefruit color, pink to orange with a very small white head that vanishes immediately. Some lightly sweet cherry aromas, very fruity, sort of smells a bit like sweet tarts, powdery candy like in places. Interesting. Medium bodied, tart and bretty, but moves into a big juicy cherry pie filling flavor, not quite dripping with cherries. Subdued and restrained. Very tasty. Light funk and brett, moving toward a dry bretty finish with some more lingering cherry. Quite nice.
hopdog (9525) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml caged and corked bottle. Poured an amber color, with a slight reddish tint, and a small sized head. Aromas of cherries, cherry pie, wood, and some funk. Tastes of tart cherries, lighter funkiness, oak, and fruity.
Ernesto987 (4377) - Arizona, USA - JUN 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I kinda rushed this tasting and had it in a solo cup. Usually when there’s a hot chick pouring the beer sucks. There was a really hot chick pouring this, fucking crazy. Like a well made kriek sour made by the best in Belgian. Cherry adds not overwhelms the delicacy of bretting a witt beer. Out-fucking-standing.
beastiefan2k (2716) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL cork and cage bottle shared by BeerBeggar from the brewery. There once was a beer from Nantucket...
Split four ways and poured into a plastic "glass" as I drank this while in a pool. Color was a glowing orange hue, medium clarity. The musk of chlorine and chemical rich water I assumed came from the pool. The beer was a mix of perfume-y, cherry pit with a hint of light cherry vomit. Sounds bad but I get a lot of lactic with just a hint of acetic, not overpowing but like something more to balance the lactic sourness. Tart cherries abound and fortunately no artificial cherry or sweetness around. Flavor had a medium sourness present, worked well in the context of the beer. Very drinkable with a medium body and a nice coating on the throat that works well with the lingering tart cherry sourness. It is decent execution but nothing to go out of your way for and pricey at $16 a bottle. Maybe the Nantucket folks enjoy this more.
Koelschtrinker (11871) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Erfrischender aber auch wässriger Antrunk mit leichten Kirschnoten. Die Säuerlichkeit wird im Mittelteil intensiver, die Kirschnoten werden ebenfalls ein wenig stärker. Erfrischend aber ziemlich schwach. Zum Ende schnell milder, kaum noch säuerlich. Netter Sommerdrink aber sollte schon ein wenig intensiver sein. 8/8/10/11/11/11
jhimstedt (5) - Wacotown, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2011 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
undercarbonated yet very tasty. no head at all and a tiny bit of lacing with a swirl. not super tart, and nice complexity of fruit beyond just the cherry notes. very enjoyable
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml cage & cork served in a tulip. Pour was vibrant grapefruit pulp with one finger of thin white head. Nose is wood, wine, funk, basement, and sour cherries. Taste is cherries and sour/funk up front, but this combo is quickly joined by basement, wood, and wine. This is mediocre as a sour offering, but if you’re looking for something out of the ordinary and enjoy the groundwork of a sour, then it is a pretty decent brew. All in all, I am just a touch disappointed with this one; I would enjoy it more if the tartness/dryness was toned down just a bit, and the sour was beefed up just a touch with some lingering sweetness for balance.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a reddish amber from the bottle..still water, and anything but lively. aroma full of oak, tart cherry, sour funk, and a touch of wet socks. very nice, as a slight sweetness comes in the end. flavor is even more tart than expected, with big cherry hitting initially...finish is funky and full of oak and leaves...thin and watery, this could use more carbonation; however, that is my only gripe
BuckeyeBoy (3139) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml Bottle thanks to JohnGalt1. Pours out a red topped with a sand head. Aroma was of funk, maraschino cherry, vanilla, oak, and some vinegar. Taste was as the aroma lead by the sweet cherries, next you have some of that barrel showing up vanilla, oak, and tart.