LinusStick (2910) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bocktown Robinson. Average beer. Aroma was alright. Cherry and notes of sweet malt. Pour was a nice dark amber with a thin off white film for a head. Taste was lacking. Very thin (due to the little to no carbonation) and mild. There’s sour cherry, light malt and a hint of funkiness but its too muted to be really great. Slightly vinegary finish. With some carbonation and a little more flavor this beer would be outstanding.
JBPortland (1001) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared thanks to Lukaduke! Pours cloudy reddish brown with medium head. Nose is tart sweet cherry, berry, soda, candy. Taste is minerally chalky berry candy, grape Gushers candy, cherry juice box, as it warms it opens up with some more vinous red grape notes. Finishes dry and funky with soft tartness and some semi sweet dusty berry notes.
Lukaduke (2436) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a slightly rusty copper color with a finger of eggshell foam. Nose is a mix of black cherry cola, some rustic grain and a hint of funk that appears as it warms. The palate is juicy juice berry with some rustic grain and wet funk as it warms. Pretty simplistic and never would have thought it was a "lambic".
boxofrane (2292) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from craft ale house. Pours clear copper with a large white head. The aroma has all kinds of funky notes . Tons of tart cherry notes. The taste is slightly tart, cherry juice, a bit sweet on the finish. Very effervescent.
Naka (708) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma medicinal sour and minerally. Cherry funk. Flavor has a great tart musty cherry with a little bit of band aid funk. Light and refreshing. Solid beer.
artmcd8 (1902) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Industry. Pours a brownish red color with no real head. Aroma of sour cherries but really quite light. Taste wasn’t overly tart. It was actually more fruity than tart. Sweet tasting.
cheap (4335) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at la house de 1000. Very nice friendly tart anticipating aroma, like mild perfume across my olfactory. Very attractive inthe glass with a decent head. Brownish in color. Taste is mild friendly loving giving sourness, yum. I do detect some hints of sour cherries in ther? When I heard it was a sour, my mouth was watering so this is not quite as tart as I expected. It is like a cross between a real lambic and a fru-fru-fruity lambic. Not way this is 8%! This must be why it has more personal;ity than a fruti pop. Got to be the best dry log I’ve had. Very happy I chanced this and had it on tap, yummy. Could get a buzz on this easy if it really is 8%.
Nate (3800) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at HOTB. Estery with alcohol and isopropanol notes. Fruity and vapory. Dark brown hazy with foamy-creamy off-white lacing head. Medium body with medium smooth carbonation. Starts a bit sweet with nice oaky notes. Cherries and alcohol, finishing with cherry and oak. Smooth after. Nice tart fruit beer.
Beerman6686 (4840) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2014 On tap at sidelines for PCBW. This poured a murky darker red color with a pinkish head. Aroma was mainly all bleck cherry juice, very light funk notes and some grain. Flavor was much the same a blend between cherry and prune juice, not much in the way of funk or sourness. A bit disappointing, but refreshing drink nonetheless.
Rerate on Halloween 2014:
This is not the same beer I had before at all. Poured a Ruby red with a small white head. Aroma is huge sour cherries and lots of Brett and mild funk. Flavor was similar, fairly tart and mouth puckering, birght sour cherry upfront, followed by lots of Brett and lactic acid. Miles better than previous.