cmonster (998) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark gold with a slight haze. Medium size off-white head. Good retention and spotty lace. Fruity nose with sour elements. Lemons, apricot, soft cheese, funk, and spice. Very nice. And the flavor is even better. Medium sour flavor. Light plus body, thin-oily texture, lively carbonation and a sticky, tart finish. So good.
BOLTZ7555 (2985) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden tangerine with a slight rosy crimson hue and a small, tight eggshell cap that left a spot or two inside the glass. Subtle aroma that improves as it warms. Tart cherry skin, plum, raisin, lemon, and apricot in the nose. Flavor is moderately sour with cherry pie filling, slight cinnamon, caramel-covered Granny Smith, graham cracker, and honey-baked biscuit. Moderate carbonation...great mouthfeel. This is a really good brew!
XaenDovet (1227) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at brewery. Opaque burnt orange with nice bubbly white cap, sticky lacing. Aroma of sour cherry, raspberry, tart apple and a hint of woody malt. Taste is sour cherry and apple. Good sweet fruit balanced with tart. Nice easy, slight dry finish.
neepsntatties (1458) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Belmont Station. Colour...clear, amber-gold with a thick white head. Nose...orchard fruits and brown sugar with yeasty bits. Palate...lightly frothy, bittersweet with a focus on pit fruits like peach and apricot. The sweetness lingers on the back palate with a dried fruit flavour.
sthlm (1255) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Bottle, thanks Guerde!] Pours amber with a long-lasting, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is sour, a touch of vanilla after warming, some strawberry and cherry. Quite tart, cherry and raspberry. Green apple as well. Alcohol is quite well hidden. Somewhat dry finish with some light lingering bitterness. Overall, a solid beer. Thanks again, Andy!
argo0 (12428) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft (in Minneapolis, labeled as HotD Flanders Fred, but presumably the collaboration version). Medium off-white head atop hazy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry, sour, wood. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, some wood, sour. Soft medium body, low carbonation.
bleeng (1590) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 bottle. Pours hazy dark gold. Big funk nose. Taste is bitter with a lemony and unripened apple profile and a bit of some teeth numbing acidity. Alcohol is well hidden. Nice.
cfrancis (2758) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark red with a small white ring. Aroma is nicely farmy, with toffee and fruity. Taste is a mild sourness with moderate farminess. Toffee and a slight fruit rounds out the flavours.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle split with the wife.
Served in a Tripel Karmeliet Tulip glass.
A - 2 fingers of dense white head slowly sinks down forming a thick milky cap. Lots of speckled lacing. Burnt orange colored body.
S - Cherry infused wood, acidic citrus, apples, melon, creamy mango, new leather, peppery spice, sweet pale malt.
T - Tart fruity wood upfront, dark cherries, cranberries, pineapple, tart apples, creamy cider, sweet pear, creamy malts, mild funk, clean spice on the back of the palate. Finishes crisp and clean.
M - Incredibly smooth feel, heavy side of medium body, moderate lush carbonation.
This was more tart than expected. A great balance of fruit, sweet and tart. Excellent creamy mouthfeel, great aroma, underlying funk that will hopefully grow with age. Very nice. Enjoyed this with some goat cheese and crackers.
Serving type: bottle
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this at Where The Wild Beers Are. Pours a hazed amber with a thin white head. Smells of old peaches. Chewy malt, toast. Malty with a bit of umami. Toast and warm wood, acid with a light bit of paper.