jamestulloch (1828) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2015
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from The Beerhive. Hazy amber body with no head. Low carbonation. No lacing. Aroma of raspberry vinegar, orange sherbet and foam bananas. Flavour is extremely sour - underripe plum, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce. Thin body with a watery texture. Light fizz. Interesting aroma but bordering on undrinkable. Far too tart to be enjoyable.
shoulderbroken (2475) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma is nice, fruity, bit dusty and musty. Taste is good, nice, marzipan, brown sugar, initial puckering sourness. Finish is more fruity and with some maltiness hiding. Nice.
peponi (607) - Krakow, POLAND - FEB 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: barn, sour, phenols.
Appearance: clear, copper color, no head.
Taste: low bitterness, really sour, barn, bandage, dark malts.
Palate: low body and medium carbonation, sour finish.
Overall: One-dimensional sour beer, intensive wild notes, I expected something more.
maekchu (2535) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sake Taniguchi (World Beer Market). Fruity nose of cherries and light sweet fruit, some funk. Thin reddish brown color. Smooth but tart initial, some vinegar, berries, Brett, and gentle maltiness in finish. Thin body and quite crisp. Not a bomb of acid tartness, but full of moderated flavors. Nice stuff.
reebtogi (4558) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle pours an amber orange color with a finger of white head that settles down to leave very little lacing on the glass. Aroma is lemon and yeast. Taste is sour lemons with some dry yeasty notes. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, sour lemons and yeast in a bottle. This brew needs more malt and/or hops to balance out the sourness. A well crafted brew that just misses the mark.
DrSilverworm (7938) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4oz pour on tap at Liberty’s, for $4.50. Dark fruit, vanilla, mild vinous character up front in the aroma, just a touch of vinegar. Some cherry and chocolate. Pour does not look very impressive at all. Pours with a minimal ring of bubbly head, which quickly fades to nothing. Hazy dark brown red color. Palate is also very light on carbonation, too, but its not too bothersome. Satisfying bigger body, kind of slick finish. Works. Moderate sweet taste, moderate tart, good woody character. Lightly spicy. Mild saltiness? Enjoyable flemish red style.
JorisPPattyn (8224) - Ursel, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fast gone off-white head over copperish-ruby beer. Alcoholic, syrupy-sweet nose with fruity & hoppy aromas, liqueurish, hints at young oak. Smells phenomenally alcoholic for only 6.2% ABV. Sour with a faint fruity sweetness in the background. Sour cherries (yet not the sour cherry version!) and other (sour) red fruit. Bit of lemon, and very old wine, some wood. Retronasal strawberries - unripe ones. Sharp acidburn, nearly dry-out effect, lipsmacking acidity. No alcoholeffect in the mouth, in contrast to the nose. Good, if a tad crude Oud Bruin.
rzymol (115) - - DEC 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 33cl, 1 y.o. Pours intense tea with thin and short-lasting foam. Aroma is sour, very intense, biological, yeasty. Taste is amazing, very sour, a bit salty, with low bittering finish and dry aftertaste. Cannot feel roasted barley. Highly drinkable and enjoyable.
Sjohnh (349) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, attractive red brown colour. No head to speak of. Light body and little carbonation, but the sourness gives an impression of a fuller body. Sour, sharp fruit, tea. Strong but well balanced sour ale.
DwarfeD (1394) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle at home. Dark amber brown with a small tan head. Medium body with quite some carbonation. Nice sourness with some sweet tones. Apple, vinegar, lemon, spices and herbs. A great tasty well balanced sour brew.