JDBaker11058 (1108) - Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: light coppery orange, with an off-white head and thick lacing. Aroma: very tart-smelling, with strong, puckering fruit and vinegar, spicy yeas, a hint of nuts and candi sugar, with a bit of resinous hops in the back. Taste: very tart/sour up front, with notes of apple cider vinegar, cherries, unripe orange, then an inrush of almost candy-like sweet fruits (cherries, figs, apples), then a turkish delight-like malt flavor enters. Finish: tangy and tart makes a comeback, with a bit of saison-like funk leading to a red wine-like end. Notes: Really been on a sour beer kick lately, and this one was pretty enjoyable. Very strong tartness up front in the aroma and taste, but there’s a lot of sweet fruit, malt, and spice to balance it out. Bottle from the Rare Beer Club.
mcberko (5228) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottle, pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of brett, light sour fruits, cherries and champagne. Flavour is tart and fairly sweet, with balsamic vinegar, sour light fruits, dry fruit and oak barrels. If there are no oak barrels used, there is a lot of complexity as such with a fairly light body. Medium carbonation and really well-blended. Great stuff.
BrewMoose (80) - Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pour with a thick rich head. Wonderful aromas. Great barnyard yeast aromas and flavors. Nice sourness and apple nutty flavored.
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keepersj12 (2512) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber with an off white lacing head. Quite nice to look at. The aroma has fruit, malt, citrus, some pine, sourness and a bit of funk. The flavor has the same with a nice fruity sourness dominant. It has a nice lively feel. Quite crisp and refreshing.
jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. Hazy deep golden/amber body. Big frothy, white head. Aroma of citrus, grapes, fruits, funk. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately acidic. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately acidic. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Lots going on in the flavor: funky/musty yeast, tart cherries, sour lemon. Hints of peach. Crisp, sour finish cut by underlying sweetness. Enjoyable.
Tinco (518) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange with little to no head. Pretty funky aroma with nice fruity characteristics. Taste was slightly sour with a nice balanced maltiness. All in alla good beer but nnothing super cool...
wnoble (1207) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours orange- supporting a soapy ring of a head. Mild funk nose, sweet malts, tartness, sweet berries. Flavor is tart and has elements of sweet sticky malts, berries, and sweet Chardonnay grapes, finish is moderately tart. Nice beer. Thanks Jcr!
NikkTwist (1348) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Monks. Hazy orange pour with a soft foamy head. Interesting aroma. Caramel apple. Hazelnuts. Strong Brett sour with some unexpected notes. French fries. Pecan pie. Nutella. Wood chips. Fresh pasta. Blue jeans. Not your average Flemish red!
Jow (1819) - New York, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Blind Tiger for VSK night. Pours reddish copper with flat looking head. Some dark fruits and funk on the nose. Tastes lightly tart, peppery, caramel, lemon, cherries, red wine, malt, and pears. Tannic bitterness and lightly carbonated.
Drake (7848) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on draft at Beer Run. Pours a hazy orange color with a thin creamy white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of tart citrus, berries and a sugary note. The taste is citrus, berries and a tart finish. Medium bodied.