ineedbeer (698) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is fairly tart with a lot of dark berry character and light tart cherry notes. Medium to medium light oak character. Hint of chocolate and caramel malt character along with faint toasted bread.
Pours a dark brown with some ruby highlights with a thick slightly tan head with average retention and medium light lacing. Faint legs.
Flavor has a moderately strong acidity to it with a lot of dark berry notes with blackberries being most prevalent. Lots of tart cherries also in the beer. Light chocolate, caramel and toasted bread malt notes as you adjust to the acidity. Medium light oak notes and light tannins. Lingering acidity and berries.
Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low to medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall a fairly enjoyable sour, with oak character similar to a Flanders Red but with a bit darker malt character. Well balanced and easy drinking.
baraciisch (1801) - USA - NOV 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of oak, tannins... Flavor is blend of tannins, vinous grapes and oak, malty but acidic, very well balanced... One of the highlights of the night
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lhns03 (71) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque dark cherry color with little off-white head. Aroma’s are vinuous with very noticeable lactic acid and some haybarn funk. Flavors are tart and acidic all the way through with some tart cherry notes too. With an unexpected creamy backbone imparted from the oak used I imagine. Love them sours.
madsenbryg (371) - Holstebro, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rødbrun, malt, frugt, bær, dejlig sur, flot skum, træ kasse cacao, medium fylde, tør, livlig, grapefrugt
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back (1314) - Holstebro, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Kobber rød skum brun
Eddike bær grape træ ka
Bitter lidt sur moderate
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub, Aroma of lighter fruit, some cherry, taste is similar with a little earth/tobacco
Iphonephan (3159) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 375 cl bottle shared in Avon NC. Batch 2, 2013. Pours a clear cola brown with an ecru head. Aroma red wine corks. Flavors are tart grapes and tart cherries with some oak notes. Very tart finish.
Warped_Silver (62) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a reddish brown with thin head. Smell is funky sour leather, earthy, woody. taste is lightly sweet, with hints of apricot, leather, and dried fruit. medium sourness, light body, lively carbonation, With a long, pleasant sour finish. Had during GABF week and is one of the best sours out there!
wchesser (1143) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 batch #1. From a trade with arminjewell-thanks, man! Pretty cranberry juice brown. Nice carbonation. Wet wood, vinious, funky nose. Tart, puckering...feel it on your teeth, share with a friend-it’s a bit fatiguing. Some dry red raspberry flavors.
jcnielsen (2043) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on tap at The Source. Pours a brown color with white head. Plums, sour, vinegar, dark fruits. Pretty nice.