kermis (4752) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at the epic sour sourpuss tasting thanks to Mrhangover. Pours hazy brown with a ring tan head. Aroma is funky, tart red fruit, caramel. In the palate raisins come out with big leather and vinous aspects. Flavour is moderate sweet and acidic. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (5024) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample fom a 66cl bottle shared with friends,
thin white head. Hazy amber pour. Nice subtle sourness.
rejtable (1223) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2008 version. Pours a bit of a dark orange with light head ring. Nose is baryard, and notes of cider, some pear, some sweet fruit and caramel. Light in the mouth.
Lubiere (9747) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2008 version :A reddish copper ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with light acetic notes, apple skins, so-so. In mouth, a sweet fruity malt with apples, cloves, honey, tired and sad. Xmas Ottawa gathering Dec 13 2013.
mathieuc (1145) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from nate321, thanks! Pours a light copper with a short-lived head that won’t leave any lacing. Aroma is fruity and also showcase some light acetics notes. There is some red wine quality to it, too. Taste is tart but still approachable with a nice interplay between alcohol and fruity flavors. Acetic and lactic with none taking over the other. Carbonation level is medium-high and tickles the tongue. Mouthfeel is slightly oily. Alcohol is definitely there but supportive of the whole experience. Nice!
harrymel (1477) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best after 20AUG13
Pours amber with a cherry hue, etched surface with a rim of light cream foam. The smell was evident from a couple feet upon pouring - really richly cherry this year. There are notes of lacto, breat and oak with plenty of the wine character coming through and lots of nice, tart cherries. The flavor is tart up front with a bit of heat and plenty of cherry flavor. This is really remarkable in that it is very, very fruit forward and most in the style that I’ve had are more oak balanced. I think I prefer this approach. The tartness is not quite sour per se, but is richly enhancing the overall tone of the beer. There is much, much less wood and grain perceived this year than 2010 when fresh. Medium on light syrup body with limited, soft and fine carb with a watering finish. Nice beer. I am really glad I got a good stash of this vintage.
Serving type: bottle
devman171 (880) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear reddish brown with fast fading head, aroma is nice funky sweet malt, taste is light tart and funk with a sweet funky finish, tasty beer
rxeight (1190) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at FOBAB. Had several sours last night. This was the worst. Overrated. Not impressed.
MrFecesious (903) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared bottle with Tristan. Thanks bud. Cloudy burnt orange with minimal cap. Aroma is terrific. Vanilla, raisin, spices, caramel, honey. Taste is nice sour fruit, vinegar, raisin, spices. Great carbonation.
merc7186 (1958) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A:Brownish/Reddish Hue, Passes Mild Light, Thin White Head, Mild Lacing
S: Bitter Cherry, Red Plum, Red Wine
T: Bitter Cherry, Boozy, Red Wine, Mild Currants
M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter, Mildly Fruity
Overall, nice bitter cherry, red fruit and red wine taste but a little milder than I would want...possibly the age took it down a notch.