michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml Bottle: Aroma of cherry, oak, light lactic acid, slight leather, and a hint of acetone. Poured magenta/ruby in color with a no head at all. Cloudy. Not sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Flavor is medium sweet and slightly tart. Tastes of cherries, oak, slight lactic acid, and a hint of acetone. Medium body. Slick, then slightly dry texture. Zero to soft carbonation. Heavily sweet, slightly tart, cherry, oak, and slight acetone finish is a tad dry.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Dan for opening up this bottle at a recent tasting. Served in a snifter.
Pours a nice, dark red color with a single-finger white head and a bit of lacing as it makes its way down. The nose brings a really great cherry presence plus a bit of tartness from the same. A bit of light oak and funk are there beside a nice sour presence. The taste is of tart cherries, light funky characteristics, some oak, and a bit of sweetness. Mouthfeel is light with good carbonation and a good amount of acid all around. Drinks quite well; I really enjoyed this brew.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-19-2010
TheBeerGod (4913) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Deep red pour with nearly zero head. Aroma is sour cherry, balsamic vinegar, wet wood, light sweat, tart berries and earthy notes. Taste is big sour cherry, lemon, tart berries, wet wood, sweat, vinegar and leather. Soft earthiness as well. Body is light-medium and dry with lingering acidic tartness and faint-to-no carbonation bubbles. Ends with more sour cherries, tart berries, wet wood and earth, vinegar notes and leather. Tasty!
jredmond (4620) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at WtWBA Brooklyn 2012. Pours a deep murky red body with not much head, but lots of white lacing. Aroma is sharp, sour cherry and funk. Mouthfeel is tart with notes of sour cherries and oak. Very straight forward, but I really dug this cherry sour.
mar (4481) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to exiled. poured a deep red with a slight cream head. nose is wood, fresh cherries, and sour. light on the palate, definite cherry flavor, wood, light bugs, and a slightly tart finish.
kramer (4380) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
25 oz bottle. Pours a beautiful bright ruby red body under a creamy and frothy pink tinged beige head. The nose is nicely tart and slightly acidic with bright sour cherries, nicely woody, some slight almond/pitty notes. They managed to keep the acidity to an acceptable level, which is a nice change of pace from many American Sours. The tartness from the cherries is really bright and vibrant. There’s a slight sweetness on the back end before the sour comes on that is very reminiscent of authentic Flemish Reds. Very well attenuated and in balance as far as the ’wild’ character goes. Medium bodied with nice pinpoint carbonation that really brings out the tartness. Very well done, this is the second in the ’Woods’ series that I’ve had and it’s the second winner!
TomDecapolis (4340) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 29, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy purplish with a medium creamy off white pinkish head. Aroma of cotton candy, candied cherries, light lactic sourness. Flavor of tart cherries, cherry pulp, tart and dry, light woody character.
Pailhead (4242) - 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.
thornecb (3989) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 5, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep ruby-tinged mahogany into a tulip. Off-white head with little retention recedes to hug rim. Oaked rum and cherry aromas. Medium bodied with sour cherry upfront turning oaky in the lasting tart cherry finish.
nimbleprop (3920) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle pours a translucent, deep garnet amber with zero head. Nice aroma, not crazy, cherries, sangria, oranges, red wine, lightly medicinal, sour, cooked greens. Flavor is tart, sweet, plenty of cherries, obviously a bruin base, strawberry, a little caramel, dandelion greens, sour, hay, something lightly woody. Medium bodied, tart, lightly acidic. Not bad, but not worth the price.