Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a great example of the style. The pour is this nice red with some foamy lacing. With some raspberries, mustiness, oak and overall ambient aroma, the complexity hinted at something special. The taste was pretty tart and bitter with some light acidity coming through at the end. More sour raspberry, tannins and soft oak were satisfying and became more sweet as the tasting proceeded. Not really complex nor simple, just a nice sour treat.
wedgie9 (2490) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted on 10/27/13 from a waxed and capped 750mL bottle that I got as a member of the first Cellar Reserve. Pours hazy auburn with a thick tan head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is super funky brett with tons of raspberry, very vinous, with some chocolate and a touch of nutty vanilla oak. The flavor is nicely sour with tons of raspberry, red wine, oak, and a touch of chocolate and vanilla. The body is just under medium with nice oak tannin, average carbonation and a long, very complex finish.
JBPortland (1003) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle huge thanks to adnielsen! Pours dark ruby red brown with a finger of head. Nose is pretty subtle, tart acidic dark cherry, musty oak, touches of vanilla, little bits of berry, little bit of vinegar but in the classic Flanders way. Taste is pretty true to the nose, not a lot of fruit left a tthis point but still a nice funky Flanders-esque sour red, tasty oaky vanilla and dark fruits. It has become pretty acidic but stops just short of being a real throat-burner. Finish is sweet and sour mixed dark cherry and soft berry with light funky wet wood and oaky tartness. A real fun beer to open considering its place in craft history. Pretty tasty too!
thirdeye11 (5671) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750ml bottle) milkshakey orange/cranberry color with fine white bubbles. Nose of funk, Brett. Horse blanket. Raspberry, cranberry, complex and delicious. Taste of raspberry, Brett, medium tartness, cranberry, well carbonated, very nice beer.
kokobucks (16) - - AUG 20, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Smooth. Not overly tart. Nice balance. What all sours should strive for.
I wish I had bought more than 2.
jackl (5209) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample @ RBWG Asheville After Party. Deep brown with a small head. Nose is pretty rustic. Some berry, forest floor. Unripened lime. Flavor of cherry fruit leather with an acetic tangy finish. Mineral. Medium body, medium carbonation.
PhillyCraft (3575) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, says 8 percent.huge, huge, thanks to Al for cracking this beauty. Pours plum with small to medium off white head, light lace if any. Sniffing this brings on some raspberry cheesecake, oaky tannins, lemons and dank hops. Flavor is unreal raspberry purée, tart cherries, sour butthole, white grapes, brett, and lactic funk. Medium in body, puckery and ultra salivating tart finish. Reminds me of the old framboise for the cure. Amazing shit.
RichTheVillan (3784) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Mikkeller online shop; hazy light orange pour with a creamy white head, amazing aroma of tart cherries and apples, taste has tart cherries, citrus, some tannins, great levels of acidity, flavours really dance on your taste buds, some sourness, brett, impressive sour.
pineypower (2614) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours out a strange brownish/reddish color with not much of a head. Aroma is of lots of berries, funky tart fruit, wood, jam and some light vinegar notes. Taste is complex, tart fruit, raspberry, cherries, light sweetness lingerings before some acidic tartness, mild vinegar, oak, sourness. Not much of a bretty profile, more on the straight up sour/tart side, none the less another great beer from CS.
Experiment_Ale (1068) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At big Seth’s going away party on 11/2/2013; was an awesome day! Aroma is sharply sour in a big an nice way. medium acidity on nose, strawberry and interesting fruitiness, very nice. Taste is acidic, nice big an tasty sour, mouth puckering sour with some fruity complexity, strawberries.
dmac (4340) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle shared by Dean. Poured a muddy light brown with a smaller white head. Aroma is sour, raspberry, medicinal. Flavor is sour, tart, raspberry and some cherry. Medium body that is very very lightly acidic and a long lingering tartness. Flavor is the same as the aroma, nicely sour, raspberry and lemons. Good but so sour no real brett coming through.