tastybeer (1572) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with GT2. Pour is murkey red with a good off-white head, good retention/some lace. Aroma of orange sherbet, cherry, funk, vanilla. Taste is moderately sour, cherry, lightly acetic, citrus. Palate is lighter, soft, creamy, sour finish.
GT2 (7700) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL thanks to a generous trader on BA. Pours a clear deeper garnet with a medium, tan (?) head. Quick retention. Nose is sweet maraschino cherry with mild acetic sourness. Juicy and dessert like- baked cherry pie. Taste is tangy, herbal, not really acetic, mildly sour, decently tart. Palate is thin, hibiscus tea like, quite refreshing. Long, pretty mouth puckering finish with no acetobacter heat. Quite nice. In between a heavy dessert kriek and very light, tangy, refreshing kriek. Well done as always from these brewers. Stick to sours!
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A very tart cherry beer. Very good even if a bit too vinegary
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed when
The look: Burgundy body topped by a pink ring of foam
In long: Nose is mostly tart cherries and red wine barrels. Iím pretty certain that no red-wine barrels were used for this beer but it really smelled like vinous oak. Taste has plenty of cherries upfront with a character that is somewhere between tart cherries and maraschino cherries. Lacto funk and acidity, oak. Very acidic and tart and unfortunately also some vinegar. Full juicy body with a smooth carbonation. Lots of good things in this beer, overall I liked it, but it is a bit too vinegary for me to rate it as excellent. At around $20 the price-tag can be a turn-off but I personally donít care, Iím gonna party like its $19.99!!!
Pailhead (4361) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of lots of cherry (sweet and tart) along with a touch of vanilla. It pours a transparent brownish-orange with a minimal off-white head that quickly fades to a ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of sweet cherry. The finish turns to tart cherry, sour lemon, cinnamon, and vanilla.
nuplastikk (4087) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle split at DC tasting..thanks Gene! Murky red-brown. Thin non-head laces the glass. Cloyingly sour. Light oak. Solid natural cherry taste. Well balanced for a sour, not test tuby, with a thick juicy undertone. Right on.
BOLTZ7555 (2656) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark chestnut pour with some crimson and garnet highlights sparkling in the body. Small eggshell head. Aroma of tart cherry and plum skin, slight vanilla and oak, and an abundance of cinnamon-dipped apples. This one was reminiscent of Selinís Grove Phoenix Kriek but with a lot more pucker. Kind of a balsamic quality in there as well. Tasty.
OldGrowth (2414) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, from Lukeís Liquors, 10/04/11. Good aroma, sour. Tart. Fruity. Cherry, grape, oak. Clean brownish orange color, small head, no lace 1st pour, better head, that faded quick, still no lace 2 pour. Sour flavor. Light body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, tart finish. Good brew, pretty tasty. just a tad short of being great. still good to sniff and taste....bit pricey, like 23 bucks, for the bottle, but thatís the path Iíve chosen....
callmemickey (2077) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Medium red-brown body, pinkish-white one cm head. Quickly receded, spotty lacing.
S: Tart cherries, earthy-oak, some vinous notes.
T: Like the nose, there is a bit of oak and vinous notes, but the cherries have taken a serious step back. Tartness is still there, but the depth of flavor is muted.
M: A bit thin and under-carbonated. Not particularly enjoyable.
O: While the nose and taste were respectable the weak body made drinking this somewhat of a chore.
jeremytoni (2881) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle poured a ruby color with almost no head.Nice strong tart cherry flavor with a lingering finish.
davey101 (598) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle into a tulip glass. Allowed to warm up a bit.
A - Dark brown/red body with a pinkish/brown head. Looks a lot like a Flanders red.
S - Cherries, oak, vanilla, and lactic acid. Fairly funky and sour aroma.
T - Sour cherries followed by vanilla rich oak. Tart and slightly mouth puckering. Really sweet and smooth. Carbonation is pretty low but it works for the style.
O - Another good beer from the woods series. It is very refreshing and I love the sweet cherry pie and rich oak flavors. A good interpretation of the flanders/oude bruin style.