Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 30, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours red with a tan, lingering head. Smells of sour cherries, some sugary ihnts, funky, some dusty hints (think old barn in the countryside). Tastes Sour, tarte, fruity with some residual sugar and a funky lambic like taste. The most complex of the three I got to try.
thornecb (3970) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours rose into a snifter. No head whatsoever on vigorous pour. Cherry aromas. Crisp sour and tart cherry front to back. Lasting oaky cherry cobbler finish.
dionysus (1443) - Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours like ruby-red grapefruit juice with a white head. Aroma shows notes of cherry, lemon, oak, and a touch of funk. Flavor shows basically the same. Overall body is somewhat thin and doesnít quite seem to support the acidity. Good, but could be better.
dcschiller (2154) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(750ml bottle). Pours pink grapefruit with white head. Flavor is tart, but watery. A decent beer, but not great.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold pour with red highlights. Aroma of cherries, malt, wood and vinegar. Flavor is much the same. Pretty tasty stuff!
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish pour. Aroma is tart. Cherries, light vinegar, lactose, oak. Flavor is tart cherries, sour vinegar, oak...pretty good.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to exiled. poured pinkish gold with a white head. aroma was cherry, oak, and wool?? flavor was cherry, oak, tart, and cinnamon. light body with dry finish.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Moejuck at the Jackie Oís 5th Anniversary Extravaganza. Pours a vibrant pink color with no head. Aroma of sour cherries with some sparkling dry wine character and a bit of sweetness. Sour and acidic flavor to start, balanced nicely by sweet cherry before a lemony tart finish.
kramer (4354) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
25 oz bottle. Pours bright and clear with a nice pinkish rosy glow. Minimal fizzy off white head that completely vanished very quickly. The nose is quite acidic smelling with very tart smelling sour cherries. Some woody notes, cherry pits, maybe a touch of acetone. The flavor is not as acetic as I was fearing up front, itís really quite well balanced between the acid and the funk. Nice tartness from the cherries, they taste really natural with a nice cherry skin quality. Mouthfeel is bone dry with a nice level of wood tannins. Lingering funkiness adds some depth to the beer that some American Wilds just donít have. Another good one from Ciscoís Woods Series.
brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The pour is a cloudy pinkish orange color with a short lived off-white head.
S: The nose is actually pretty decent for a cherry sour. Pie filling, lots of wood, grassy funk, and a moderate level of acidity. Definitely a good mix of sweet and sour cherry.
T: Cherries are evident right away. While they are the primary flavor, the beer is pretty light overall. A pleasant and easy going sourness to this one. Grass and wet oak provide a mild funkiness, along with perhaps a touch of hay.
M: The body is on the light end of medium with a moderate carbonation and a slightly dry finish.
D: Definitely better than the Dark Woods, and probably Monomoy Kriek too. Really easy to drink.