OldGrowth (2790) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At brewery, ok aroma, tart sweet. Initial sour streak, gives way to a lighter fruity scent. Dark brownish orange color, no head or lace. Tart sour flavor. Light body, smooth mouthfeel, tart finish. Good, but sour isn’t particularly appealing to me. Has a chardony type scent and taste.
TURDFERGUSON (3970) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Fullsteam. Pours a murky brown with little to no head, light white lace. Nose is strong cherry juice, very earthy, very light sweetness, light cherry skin bitterness. Flavor is full and even a bit heavy at times for the gravity but this beer does a nice job of showcasing these special Ranier cherries. Fun to have a beer with cheerwine syrup in it and thankfully it does not overpower or sweeten the beer too much.