BrewDad (4978) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer Bloggers Conference - San Diego - Big Sour ale. Reddish color thin head. Super aroma and flavor. This is one huge sour beer. Lots of cherry aroma and finish. Very sour tasty brew.
JohnGalt1 (490) - , Idaho, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottles dropped most of the usual haunts around town, prices vary from $14 to a high of $18
Pours with only a thin collar ... the brew is a deep dark red.. sorta like a sorta turbid red wine...
The nose just screams sweet cherries... only a lite funk to let you know this isn’t "just a fruit beer".
Flavor shows the obvious cherries... very nice abundant fruit... not really "acetic", but there are traces of minor vinegar that makes it pretty interesting.. the "funk" is sorta a dry dusty brett character that seems to get pummeled by the cherries.... Body was heavier than expected with a lite carbonation..
jrob21 (2558) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at first sunday. Fruity and tangy aroma. Cherries come through in the falvor pretty well, pretty sweet overally. Lightly tart and wild on the finish.
pdx77 (1365) - Oregon, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Roscoe’s for the Sour Beer Summit. Dark reddish color. Aroma is pie cherries, cinnamon, and basement funk. Taste is reminiscent of apple pie and spiced cider, with some funky yeast notes. Finishes with a tart kick.
Syndicate (89) - Idaho, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a burnt orange hue with almost no head. Aroma was light sour cherries with light woody notes. Nice balance of sweet and tart but I was hoping for a bit more funk. If someone else opened one up I definitely would drink more but probably the last one I’ll buy at the price point, although I did enjoy this one.
mcberko (6419) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at PIB, pours a cloudy blonde with a small white head. Nose brings out fuzzy citrus fruits and some moderate wild yeast. Flavour is wild and complex, with some brett-like wild yeast, with probably some other wild yeasts, some feint cherries, and citrus zest. Complex and refined, and very drinkable. Very good wild ale.
ineedbeer (734) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 375mL bottle, vintage 2012 bottled on 01/15/2014.
Aroma is fairly funky with quite a nice barnyard character to it. Moderately strong cherry character with moderate acidity. Light acetic note.
Pours a fairly clear, bright ruby red with a slight orange hue and a moderately sized, fairly thin and frothy, slightly pink head that recedes quickly to the edges.
Flavor is fairly tart with quite a bit of tart cherry character. Medium light barnyard funk with light tropical fruit character. Hints of citrus and acetic acid. Faint hint of a buttery character.
Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a pretty nice American "kriek." Lots of cherry notes with decent acidic and Brett complexity. The acidity is definitely strong though.
MrChopin (3276) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
tepid cherry, effervescent, puffy large bubbled white head gone fast. Jammy berry nose, light booze with a balsamic twang, arsenic. Lightly Medicinal front palate, jammy cherry and moderate balsamic mid, heavy arsenic adds astringent bitterness and light paper before the juicy finish ends quite dry. Thin and sticky with tons of juicy explosion.
GT2 (8425) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[ Bottle ][ 375ml ][ MrChopin @Belmont Station ][ Tasting ][ Unibroue Tulip ][ 6.7.14 ]
>> Thank you Kevin for the share! Clear deep red pour, no foam. Nose is chocolate, cranberry, chocolate cake. Taste is mild acetic, mild sugar, cranberry, red wine. Good. More like sour red with hints of sugar balance.
jtclockwork (8393) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at WWBA. Pours reddish. White head. Nose/taste of cherry, oak and funky acid. Lighter medium body.