ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 7, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A - Pours a cloudy copper-orange with a half-finger of frothy off white head atop. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some light lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of sour cherries with some dark grape sweetness, oak, vanilla, Brett funkiness, and just a touch of brown sugar.
T - Starts off with some sharply sour cherries with some dark grape sweetness and tannin with some vanilla. Through the middle, oak flavors come through with some more mellowing sweet cherry and grape with some Brett funkiness. The finish is a mix of sour cherries with some Brett funk and tartness, alongside some oak and vanilla.
M - Medium bodied with moderate-plus carbonation. Feels smooth with a very sour and dry finish.
D - Very drinkable. The sour cherries come through really nicely without being overpowering. The balance is very nice with the barrel flavors adding some great complexity.
Howlader (677) - - JUL 11, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Small taster out of a bottle at Churchkey in Washington DC. Excellent sour.
biggsbowler (249) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Pours a murky brown. The nose is sour, vinegar, and cherries. The taste is tart and cherries up front and tails off at the end. Pretty good!!!
NeoHippie2 (909) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Lectvay, thanks again! Copper pour with a small white head. Slightly acidic aromas of cherries and some wine notes. Oak and funk are also there. Flavor is an awesome combination of them all. The wine and cherry qualities compliment the oak and tannins so well. Perfect level of sourness. Just a very impressive beer. It’s reputation is well-deserved.
tmoreau (2288) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 12.68 oz./375 ml. bottle, poured to snifters displaying a hazed, amber/copper hue, with soft white head foam, and spots & strands of lacing. The nose was tart cherry, not necessarily wild, but under control, yeasty funk, woodiness, light tannic astringency, and mild vinous hints. The taste continued with a nicely balanced play on sweet & tart, and a pleasantly dry & fruity finish. Very nice! Thanks for donating to the cause, Bob S..
toxichop (322) - South Gate, California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
P: Dark amber/red and a one finger head that goes away in a flash. S: Dark cherries, oak, earthy, some orange peel, grapes and wine. T: Very nice oak, cherries, grapes, with light yogurt tartness in the end. M: Light and puckery. O: My first supplication in a long time, and did not disappoint.
conway (1310) - - JUL 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Hazy apple juice like appearance with a thin off white head. Aroma is vinous with tart cherry and musty funk. Taste follows pretty close. Excellent balance. Medium thick mouthfeel. Absolutely outstanding.
John25 (352) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Cherry, bitter, funky musty sour, tart, creamy finish, dark barrel, wine qualities. Lots of dark cherry. High carb with a sweet bite on the mouthfeel. Love this one!!
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BeerFunGuy (607) - California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This amber gold beer has an aroma of cherries and wine. It has a subtle sweetness but hits you really strongly sour. Almost champagne like.
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monk191 (780) - California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very interesting beer. Pours a clear orange. Smells great, lots of wine, some green apples. Taste is extremely tart, but complex and tasty. Tastes like sweet tarts. Had in the bottle.
falco242 (236) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wow, this beer lived up to the hype. Great tart aroma and the fruitiness is fantastic - great cherry and berry taste. Doesn’t look like anything, but what sour does? So well balanced and full bodied, really remarkable.