SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 Oz bottle. Pours a cherry red with fizzy pink head. Aroma of a tart, cherry jolly rancher and funky
Flavor is similar, off dry, farmhouse and sour. Light body, fizzy carb. Good stuff!
DarkBeerChick (155) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Freetail bottle release. Aroma is sour, slightly floral and slightly sweet. Appearance is an absolutely gorgeous ruby red with a pinkish bubbly head and delicate lacing. Medium carbonation. Taste is sour and fruity with hints of rose, lavender, berries and grapes. Smooth and easy to drink. Absolutely does not taste like it’s 6.9% ABV so be careful! One of my Freetail favs for sure!
brokensail (15600) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: Pours a shockingly bright red/pink color with a finger of pink head.
S: Wow, this is quite funky. A big bacterial character and a lot of prickly pear (the fruit added to this beer). Smells slightly tart/lactic with quite a lot of fruit. The nose is quite interesting, if nothing else.
T: The flavor is surprisingly, and somewhat disappointingly, sweet. A big sweet, Jolly Rancher/candy flavor. There is a slight tartness to it, and a good prickly pear character. Lots of cactus, too, which I wasn’t really expecting.
M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation.
D: This one wasn’t as good as Ananke, but still not bad. The addition of prickly pear was an interesting choice and made for a very different sour beer.