Beerenberger (787) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of sour cherries. A dark brown pour with mostly diminishing off-white head. The taste is medium sour - sour cherries, port wine notes. Light bodied with minimal carbonation. Crisp. Overall, enjoyable.
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JStax (1669) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle thanks to Errl. Pours a darker copper with no head of foam. The aroma is sour and tannic with big vanilla and oak notes coming through. Not hugely sour, but there is a slight tartness here.
emacgee (3430) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks JCB. Pours a soft mahogany brown with a thin fizzy tan head. Lots of dark fruit and vinous notes in the nose, oaky with a light caramel-like sweetness and slight cherry notes. Very nice/round acidity with a lots of dark fruit and a touch of sweetness in the flavor. Light medium bodied.
TheAlum (4289) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Dark Lord Day (Munster, IN). Pours a deep brown ruby pour, great hazy dark body, some brown ruby glow on the edges. Frothy tannish head atop dies to a firm film, laces ok. Aromas are sour fruit, some cherries, some apples, oak and port barrel. Distinct red wine character with some vanilla, balsamic and cherries. A touch of biscuit. Lactic acidity. Initial is medium bodied, a bit more subtle than the powerful nose. Balsamic and cherries, red wine and oak, some biscuit and lactic acidity. Cherries, balsamic, vinegar. Middle is a bit more mellow, nice sourness and cherries, red wine, some biscuit and brown malts. Wet oak, balsamic and gentle carmelization. Backend is dry and sour, nice barrel, red wine and cherries. Finish is a touch carmelized, balsamic, oaky. This beer reallt settles down. A bit of a bigger body but I think the flavors are nice (though much more tame than the nose let on), well integrated. Nice sourness, cherries, and wine/oak character. Pretty nice. Probably not for everyone.
Errl (563) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle- Pour is dark brown with a tan head..Nose is sweet chocolate,cherry, fruits, tartness, barrel, alcohol..Taste is nice cherry, chocolate, barrel, tartness, refreshing, fruit..silky palate;
JCB (3795) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2013 Thanks to whomever sent this my way! Nice dark brown pour, soapy head and carbonation. Oud bruin nose with modest wet oak. Mouthfeel is light and fairly acetic. Some interesting accents in this one, black pepper and mild chocolate in addition to the tart base. Red wine, dark notes.
Godofthecellar (274) - NYC, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
poured deep brown with minimal head. smell and flavor of sour malt, lemon peel, cabernet sauvignon, and wine barrel. Nose had a hint of instant hot chocolate powder. Not my favorite by freetail, wouldnt seek this one out again
brystmar (455) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark and barrely; dates and other dark fruits blend with a strong port wine kick. Healthy amount of sourness before finishing oaky and dry. Another tasty sour from Freetail.
MrChopin (2527) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
murky amber pour, thinnest cream ring head. Nose is stinging acetic with manure, wet earth, and mushroom. Flavor is old and burnt, earthy and musty across the mid, sweetness throughout especially finish, light caramel and more green sourness. Sticky, grainy body.
bleeng (1372) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber purchased at Freetail. Dark hazy brown with a very small head. Nose is huge tartness cherries, tartness-nice and inviting. Taste is the same with lots of tartness, very dry, Nice base of cherries (?) and lots of tanginess tart. Delicious and a great representation of the Belgian Rodenbach style-well done Freetail!
radagast83 (3098) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle provided by Huhzubendah. Thanks! Poured a ruby color with a wispy white head. Aroma was slightly tart, with some sweet, but still pretty tart notes. A pretty drinkable and enjoyable brew. Liked this one a lot.