BMan1113VR (7905) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (batch 7/may/2013). Pours with a blood red hue and a pink head that fades. Aromas are of popcorn, medium wood, funky, light citrus, cinnamon, strong alcohol, barrel tannins, stone fruit, hay, quite complex. White wine, vinous, tart. Flavors are of cotton candy sweetness, dry, vinous white wine finish, vanillin, tart tannins. Abrupt finish, a touch of stone fruit. Oak, sour, good, very tart. Slightly confused. Lightly acetic, medium bodied, dry, medium high carbonation. Overall, tart, tannic and bone dry with not much left, I kind of crave a bit off a brett ester, or something else to round out the finish.
bursprak (1492) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle split two ways. Pour is hazy red/orange with a tiny pinkish head. Nose has some mild tartness, some floral notes with light peach. Taste is very balanced, some light acidic notes, light apple and peach with some herbal notes as well. The cinnamon is nowhere to be found though.
wedgie9 (2513) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted on 12/29/14 from a waxed and capped 375mL bottle, big thanks to Drews for sharing. Pours hazy pink-tinted orange with a thin white head that leaves a thin collar. The nose is quite sour with really nice floral, spicy hibiscus, and some dry cinnamon showing very lightly with some funk, and overripe, almost candied, pitted fruit aroma. The flavor is super tart and sour with the hibiscus and cinnamon spice playing a much lighter part, with some caramel barrel, and the same very ripe peach from the nose lightly lingering. The body is medium with light tannin, light carbonation, and a long sour and funky, spicy finish. This is really excellent.
Beerman6686 (5486) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This poured slightly hazy darker golden color with a white head. Aroma was cinnamon, oak, candied fruits, Brett funk and lemon acid. Flavor was tart, Brett pineapple front, and then a nice oakum vanilla cinnamon finish. Such a weird combination, but awesome at the same time.
Art (2430) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
375ml bottle. 2013. Pours a maroon colored purpley red with a full fluffy light pink head. Aromas of vinegar, slight barnyard, light cinnamon, slight apple Brandy. All the parts are there, they are blended together beautifully. Definitely a wintertime sour if there ever was one. Sourness isn’t over the top, beer is easy to drink. Quite the surprise.
merc7186 (2657) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Hibiscus, Rose Hips, Cinnamon, Mild Apple Brandy
Appearance: Pink/Purple Hue, Passes Some Light, Extremely Thin White, No Lacing
Taste: Cinnamon, Hibiscus, Rose, Hay, Apricot
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Tart, Mildly Bitter, Mildly Drying
markextrae (2356) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sample, poured a lighter ruby colour with a small off white head. Cinamon, barnyard, funk, oak, small peach hints, herbs, cherry, vanilla,Nice tart and sour fruits. Very Nice
deekyn (1371) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - pours glowing goldy ruby red peach with no head. S - interesting nose. Musty, acetic and cheese funk up front. Whiskey and some cinnamon roll around with some unidentifiable fruit esters. M - short sharp sourness up front to a sweet fluffy middle to acetic end. Nice mf. Full complex palate. T - this is quite a nice surprise from cs. Sharp acetic/lemony sour right up front, but fades quickly. The palate is fruity and cheese funky. Fleshy, seedy Raspberries, sour apples, welches grape juice. The end is lemony on the lips, acetic acid and whiskey barrels. O - really really nice showing from cs. Balanced. Sour/sweet/fruity/cheesy/funky.
djd07 (6485) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle thanks to Russell. Pours a cloudy pink orange with small frothy white head. The aroma is strong hibiscus, peach, oak, funk. Thin mouthfeel with nice peach, light hibiscus, funk, oak, light sour finish. Very impressive.
TXBadger (2006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light pinkish color, with off-white head. Funk, cinnamon, vanilla, tartness, light fruits, and whiskey barrel on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes tart and dry with spice. Fantastic.
ineedbeer (1313) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is interesting with a surprisingly noticeable cinnamon character, moderately hibiscus and light acidity and citrus. Light whiskey and oak notes.
Pours a fairly clear, deep reddish amber with some ruby notes and a medium sized, moderately thick, light tan head that recedes quickly to the edges where it lingers. Moderate lacing and small legs.
Flavor has a medium light acidity with some nice citrus character. Moderate hibiscus and floral esters with some faint cinnamon spice. Really nice tart berry and cherry fruit notes with light oak and faint whiskey in the finish. As it warms you pick up a bit more cinnamon, but it is still very much a background character. Lingering acidity and hibiscus.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, this is a pretty good beer. Nice, balanced acidity with quite a bit of hibiscus. Cinnamon makes a nice background character as does the barrel treatment.