hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
i believe rusty brought this out on 11/27/2009. bottle jan 09
pours a hazy reddish shade of brown with a off white head which appeared to have some pink in it.
it smells fruity tart... along with some woody notes, grain, must and herbs.
it took me a bit to taste blackberries but they are definitely there... mixed in with minerals, red wine, wood, some vanilla, herbs and some peppery spice on the finish. the flavor and palate are shallow feeling... they lack a bit of depth and complexity. not saying it is not good, it is just missing something ... malty richness, perhaps added sour tang... to put it off.
the body seems thin... light at least. but it is really drinkable. 7/4/7/3/15/3.6
BuckeyeBoy (2672) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 26, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle Pours out a amber with some orange highs topped with a small sand head. Aroma was very nice lots of fruit a nice tartness along with some oak. Taste the fruit still there along with a nice sour pucker. Thanks Toby
nickd717 (3477) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by mfielden on BA at a tasting. Thanks, Mark! Pours a cloudy reddish color with a medium-sized off-white head and good lacing. Had this in the middle of a series of wild ales and lambics. Aroma was not incredibly pronounced compared to some of the Cantillons and such. Bretty funk, prosecco, red wine, and red berries were present. Flavor is tart, slightly funky and bretty, with red wine, prosecco, blackberry, and raspberry. Fairly light on the body with slight acidity and lasting tartness on the finish. Drinkability is high and this is pretty refreshing for a wild ale. Overall very good, but not quite a standout within its style.
hombrepalo (1823) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured amber with a too much head, extra carbonated. Aroma was barnyard funk, rye and wood. Taste was vinegar, small berry flavor and rye with a decent finish. Very easy to drink but lack a bit more of a kick.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A Mes rate. Bottle at Borefts 10am day after hotel tasting.
An excellent red amber colour with a pinky off white head. An amazing Belgian style base beer with a stunning delicate sourness. Beautiful stuff, clean as hell and really downable. Something that reminds me a lot of Mr. Kipling’s Cherry Bakewell tarts. And that’s a good thing. Lovely dry finish with plenty of barrel showing but it sits just right. Excellent beer.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from black friday tasting. Gold body with white head. Aroma had a fermented aroma maybe little below other sours. Good sour and tart flavor. Thanks to Rusty i think.
SrSilligoose (3244) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 bottle. Pours a hazy red and pink with a big foamy pink head. some nice lace. aroma is musty, a little bretty funk, must. Flavor is dusty, dry, raspberry fruit juice, mold. lively carbonation. Tastes like a dusty moldy funky sparkling sour fruit juice. Not what i expected. refreshing and good.
bvc (1151) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz 2009 bottle (bottled Jan 09) from NobleSquirrel. Pours a very clear bright orangish ruby golden with thin white head that reminds me of Alka Seltzer, but disappears much quicker. Nose is a winey, fruity, light acetic mix with some woody tones laying under it all. Lightly tanic and you can definitely pick up the blackberries and some apple, especially as it come fully up to room temp. It also looses some of the tartness on the nose as it warms as well. Light vinegar and thin fruitiness, with some dry peppery wood bitterness on the end. Really kind of watery, lacks depth and doesn’t live up to the promise that the nose offers.
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from River Grove Binny’s. Pours a hazy reddish amber with large fizzy pinkish head. Aroma is tart berries, wood and some dark fruit. Flavor is berries, wood, some sweet caramel, and light tartness. Nice balance between sweetness of the berries and tart flavors from the wild yeast. Nice carbonation and smooth mouthfeel. Wish is was a little more sour. My wife really enjoyed this also.
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
reddish caramel almost no head aroma sour hay straw yeast. flavor light sourness bretty acidic lemon tartness oak. subtle but good sour