MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2015
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
[ bottle ][ 6oz ][ @tasting ][ $ ? ][ snifter ][ 10.25.15 ]
sepia near black, fizzy, small-bubbled dense cream head. Entero- diaper nose up front, stinging cherry cola and heavy acid underneath. Thin, fizzy body first shows cherry very juicy with light lime across mid palate, faint roast emerging late for light balance but way too acidic and chocolate comes off like tootsie roll by contrast.
[ 10.25 Sour Red / Brown Tasting Rankings ]
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03. F&M Manu Negru
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05. Sante Farmhouse Noir
06. New Glarus Thumbprint Sour Wild
07. OEC Malefactus Citrus
08. Anchorage Between the staves
09. Block 15 Belmont Station 15 Anniversary
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12. OEC Malefactus Wine
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14. De Garde Vin Lee
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cpetrone84 (1797) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pour is black with a small bubbly tan head. Nose is bile acid and cherry cola with hints of dry leathery brett. Flavor is a little better, not much, butyric acid, notes of dark malt, cherry cola, quite sour, moderate acidity in finish, body is fairly heavy, super high carb, oily finish.
vtafro (5514) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown pour with tan bubbles. Chocolate and roasted aromas, a touch of sour tones. Sour tart flavors, chocolate, roasted, and a nail polish tone.
bierkoning (11669) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep dark brown color. Bourbon, oak, cherry confit, caramel and red berries in the aroma. Sour flavor. Bourbon, oak, red berries. caramel. Totally hidden alcohol. Good job!
hopscotch (10426) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Pours dark brown with a small, creamy beige head. Good retention. Basically, this is a chocolaty and sour oude brune. Full-bodied and mildly creamy with soft, airy carbonation. The flavor is big-time sour, lightly chocolaty and mildly toasty. Strange indeed, but I love it. World class oddity right here!
Pailhead (6141) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of northernbrews
The aroma consists of moderate berries (raspberry and cherry), yogurt, chocolate, vanilla, coconut, vinegar, and a touch of lemon. It pours a dark brown with some cloudy orange "transparency" when held to the light. It has a minimal beige head that quickly fades to a very fine ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of chocolate and faint cola. There are some berry notes in the middle. The finish has moderate sour lemon, yogurt, and hints of roast. It’s medium bodied with lively carbonation that can be a bit prickly. Overall, I’m not a big fan of dark sours, but this one would be better than most if not for the prickly carbonation.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2015 Bottle: Thanks, Jeff. Deep, muddy brown body. Opaque, almost black at the bottom with a deep khaki foam that fades to a thin collar quickly. Aroma is heavily vinous with some wine-like boozy notes, oak, funky cheese rind, black cherry, & a strange note that kind of seems like mild vomit or bile. It’s not super strong or completely killing the vibe here, but I could definitely do without it. Flavor is more tart with heavy cherry, lacto yeast, mild lactic yeast, a hint of tannins, rich woody oak, red grape, vinous booze, & some finishing notes of mild hay funk. Darker malts pop through with a finish of dark fruit & wood. Good, but if the aroma didn’t have that mild off-scent, it would be much better.
Martinus (4317) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown beer, beige head. Aroma of wood, malts, light lactic acid. Light sour flavour, light sweetness, malts, liquorice root, drop, salty liquorice -salmiak-, hint of red wine. Sour finish, yoghurt, malts and caramel.
(From 50cL bottle @ Antwerp Gettogether Tasting. Shared by digita7693, LoPo87 and Sam. Thanks!!)
50belair (3163) - Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Brown pour with a kaki head. Barrel and berry aromas. Huge berry, caramel malts, and barrel notes. Good body and mouthfeel. Definitely a trip but good.
biggsbowler (580) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - pour dark brown/red. The nose is sour and vinegar. The taste is more vinegar and acidity. It’s kind of harsh to drink and very unbalanced.