vtafro (6248) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Ruby pour with tan head. Cherry, oak, tart fruit and vinegar aromas. Sour cherries, vinegar, oak and wine flavors, very tart.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml from DSchiller. Pours cloudy amber with a thin white head. The nose is sour fruits, salt water, vinegar. The taste is cinnamon, cherries, salted fruits and vinegar. Medium prickly mouthfeel. 4.1
joet (2509) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fruity acetic aroma cherry leather. Not prettty . cloudy red brown. Muddy. Tangy. Very sharp. Could use some balance.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Ed. 2008 bottle, I think. Dingy, muddled copper with a fizzly, beige head. Aroma of sour cherry, cherry skins, light vinegar, some acetic notes, lactobacillus just outside the realm of "yogurt-y", just a little touch of musty wood & hay in the finish. Taste has a larger damp oak presence up front; light vanilla, likely from the barrel, also a mild cinnamon draw, likely from the fruit. Sour & dry cherry skins with vinegar & lactic acid whetting the edges. Sourness grows over time & leads to a dry oak finish. Very nice sour kriek!
Steve_0 (3743) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home with friends, courtesy of Dave. Thanks man. Pour is murky brown amber with a small tan head and good lacing. Tangy, sweet fruity, spice, red wine vinegar, oaky, caramelly, toffee, and lactic aroma. Taste is ripe cherries, graham crackers, vanilla, pie crust, tangy, woody, and raspberry skins with a lightly tart finish. Medium body with soft-medium carbonation. Nice cherry pie sour.
madmitch76 (21227) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12th June 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Bruce for this one. Hazy red - amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and crispy. Nice level of sourness, ie not too much. Zippy cherry and a touch of lemon. Finishes dry refreshing.
Theydon_Bois (16233) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at Bruce’s pad, thanks to our host with the most, 12/06/14.
Hazed chestnut brown with reddish hues topped with a moderately sized light beige swirl.
Nose is tarte cherries, fruit balsams, light acidic waftings, straw, dank berry woodness.
Taste comprises tarte cherry skins, berry fruit balsamics, mild acidity, straw, wooden rinse.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close.
Nice sour, good balance.
Leighton (17770) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Bruce. Pours murky purple with a frothy, off-white head. Good, earthy cherry nose, light funk, grape skin. Light to medium sweet flavor with crisp, zippy sour berries, cherry, light acidic, slight metal. Light bodied with spritzy carbonation. Clean finish with background jammy sweetness, nice ripe, tart cherries, a bit of tongue-blister sour bite, slight alcohol warmth. Well rounded, very nice.
Scopey (11762) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Bruce. It pours hazy deep red with minimal head. The nose is tangy, sweet cherry, jammy fruits, wood and a touch of barnyard. The taste is crisp, tart, ripe cherry, cherry pie, lemon sherbet, wood, tangy, jammy, very mild acidity with a dry, lightly tart finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Not overly sour or acidic. A very approachable and drinkable sour.
adnielsen (10427) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home, via trade. Carbonation is pretty dull based on the cork popping. Pours a deep orange appearance with light head. Aroma is full of delicious tart pie cherries with a touch of vinegar and some wood. Definitely some caramel and brown sugar along with a really delicious pie cherry filling flavor. Carbonation is almost nonexistant. Really unfortunate on the carbonation but the beer is otherwise quite enjoyable.