bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a deep amber-brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of cherry, caramel, rhubarb, and balsamic. Flavor of caramel, balsamic, light earthiness, and cherry with a moderately dry finish.
daknole (9423) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
GABF. Reddish brown. Cherries, vinegar, toothpicks, some preserved lemons, yeasty funk. Flavor is sour and very fruity, pucking with some vinegar notes. Damn, another winner!
adnielsen (9417) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2013. Pours a hazy reddish orange appearance with a tan head. Tangy, vinegar, black cherry, raspberry, oaky aroma. Pretty fucken sour, dark berry, cherry, acetic flavor that finishes again quite sour. Pretty good for what it is but a bit too strong for me to really enjoy it.
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at GABF. Pours with a clear, deep brown body and a tan head. Aromas of red wine, vinous, malty, caramel, acetic, strawberry and a bit of bready malt. Flavors are acetic, brown sugar, red wine and mild esters. Pretty vinous. Light bubbles, dry and oaky.
crossovert (7745) - Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Powerfully sour flanders ale, reminds me of monk’s cafe a bit with its sweetness but it isn’t as sweet as MC so it is good.
deyholla (6863) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from the tap at 2010 FOBAB. Poured a hazy reddish brown with a bubbly light brown head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma had a strong tart cherry note with a sweet cherry and bread backing. Flavor began with slightly sweet cherries, but they quickly became sour, even slightly acetate.
arminjewell (6326) - lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap poured hazy brownish with off white head, aroma had notes of acetic vinegar, some nutty notes, touch of lactic acid, some nice fruit skins, earthy and spicy notes. Taste is nice and tart but not overwhelming, with notes of some vinegar and lactic acid going into some slight funk, red fruit and skins, earth and some slight nutty notes, finishing fairly dry.
drowland (6135) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
8/11/12. GTMW - labeled as "Barrel 11." Deep amber/red pour with a small tan head. Nice tart aroma with wood, sweet sugars, tart cherries, and other fruitiness. Tart and woody flavor with cherries and sweetness, but very nice, balanced, and tasty. I dig it.
BBB63 (6122) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
FoBAB 2010: (sorry. my notes sort of suck for this one) Murky brown with almost no head. The beer smells of cherries, sour lacto and funky brett with an earthy and meaty grains. The taste is twangy and fruity up front, yeasty and slightly peaty/smoked, lots of minerals. Nice brew.
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on tap at FoBAB 2011 (Chicago, IL). Pours a nice brownish pour, a touch of copper glow on the edges, with a loose bubbled head. Aromas are sour cherries, red wine, oak, and vinegar. Touches of toast dance into the fold. More cherry, red wine, light vinegar. Initial is medium bodied offering that telltale feel. Sour cherries, red wine, vinegar and lactic acid dance with just a touch of toast. Oak and lactic presence takes over as more sour cherry comes to pass. Middle keeps on with a touch of acidity. Finish leaves a lingering red wine and cherry feel, some oak, and good sourness into the finish. Very nice. Truly representative of the style.