GothGargoyle (1885) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy reddish brown with a pale head. Aroma is ripe strawberries, dates, sour cherries, plums, red currants, hint of oak. Medium-light bodied, slightly vinous on the palate with a lightly tart fruity finish. Taste is light red wine, tart plum, red currants, light oak. Love how much of the burgundy has cone through, this is like a beer and wine hybrid with the best of both worlds.
drowland (7112) - Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
9/13/14. Shared at the Aardwolf anniversary party by rdixon77. Red pour with a nice small khaki head. The first whiff tells you this puppy is sour... acidic, tart, fruity, just a hint of vinegar, some oak wafting up. Nice flavor, very sour, acidic, lightly fruity, oak melding well with some vanilla and wood, that sort of smarties American sour aspect going on, quite sour. Yum.
ben4321 (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Where the Wild Beers Are, 6/7/14
This is an amber colored beer. The nose and flavor are tart, funky, and fruity. The wine is noticeable. This is a nice beer.
rdixon77 (1699) - Georgia, USA - SEP 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice sour. Dark red, almost no head at all. Complex aroma of wood, fruit, vinegar. Oak, dark fruit, and wine notes dominates the taste. Crisp finish. Good stuff.
valpoaj (665) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep red pour with no head to speak of. Nose is sour, vinegar, hint of wood - inviting stuff. Flavor is quite good - very good rendition of a flanders red with a nice melding of the wood. Palate was drying and kept you coming back for more. I thought this beer was quite good and would love another go with this...top notch stuff!
reggiedunlop (3536) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep reddish brown with a medium tan head...solid lacing. Aroma is oaky and funky/earthy with some malty dark fruit notes and just a hint of tartness. Flavor is much more sour...malty dark fruits and a touch of malt vinegar mingle with oak and funk in a very sour and acidic brew. Mouthfeel is light and airy with a dry and very tart finish that lingers to oak and dark fruit.
Vestlake (253) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with virtually no head. Aroma is red wine with some sour notes. Taste is sour with a little oak as well. Pretty smooth beer with low carbonation.
matt7215 (2272) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle shared by jsprime. A great take on a Classic Flanders red. Complex and malty with the right amount of acid. The wood is well integrated. Very good beer.
BMMillsy (1787) - Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mr. B’s on my trip to Denver. Brew No. 3 of my night of BA Sours for the last day of my 20’s. Pours dark brown with barely any light showing through and an of white head that fizzes off rather quickly. Aroma has the requisite oak and sour vinegar, dark fruits, and some brown sugar notes on this one. Flavor is lightly sour with some candi sugar sweetness, vinegar, acidity, dark fruits, some black cherry. Dry tart finish, medium body, with medium low carbonation. This is nice, but takes a back seat to the Rufus Corvus and Red Poppy I had just before it.
vyvvy (5014) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours brown with a red tint and small off-white head. The aroma has dark cherries, lots of woody oak, red wine notes, raspberries, mild tartness and lots of complexity. It has a medium bright body with a low amount of carbonation. The flavor starts off with vinegar acidity, sour dark berries, minor oak, citric acidity and crispness. The finish has some bugginess and is very sharp and citric. Very nice.