TheJvd (844) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small sample from bottle @ Zeebra II. Pours hazy dark golden with a ring white head. Aroma is a bit tart with grapes, some fruitiness, wood, slightly vinous. Taste has grapes, fruitiness and an over medium sourness. Finish is quite dry. Nice.
mathieuc (1280) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to myknewcraft, thanks a lot! 2012 vintage. Pours a hazy (murky, even) copper with a small white head that leaves light lacing. Nose is of acetic acid, lightly fruity. Taste is not quite bracingly acid but still pack quite a lot of vinegar along with some unindentified fruits (not blackberries). No signs of the wine barrels except if said barrels were of somewhat cheap wine. Body is medium, carbonation low to medium. It feels somewhat winey, but the acetic presence kills it a little. Not bad, drinkable, but not a top tier sour. Sorry.
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a reddish golden body with a small white head. Aroma of sour fruit, rye, and biscuit. Flavor of sour blackberry/raspberry, light herbal, and rye.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Chicagobeeriot for the bottle! Batch 2 bottle... Bit of a gusher. Pour is slightly purple with a giant fizzy white head. Definitely over carbonated. Tart leathery aroma. Thin to medium bodied. Blackberries, oak tannins, and light spice. Tart and refreshing, far from sour. Clean dry finish.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aged with ucusty’s cell phone in part. Thanks for the taste, David. Huge body courtesy of bottle conditioning gone mad, with tons of head and an obviously prickly carbonation. Faintly pink color wasn’t what I was expecting, nor was the apricot and berry in the nose. Very clean, a bit thin, not overly complex, I found this one a bit perplexing and underwhelming.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009 (batch 2) 22 oz bottle from beernbourbon. Heard that some of these were exploding so I thought I better not take any chances. Pours reddish brown with a huge pinkish fizzy head and a fair amount of sediment. Aroma of tart funky brett, berries, oak and very light vinegar. Flavor is very sour, brett and lactic acid, some oak and very light berry flavor as well. Light body with very active carbonation and a frothy almost champagne mouth feel. This is good, wish the blackberries came though a bit more. I have a feeling this thing was on it’s way to explode, it is super carbonated. Thanks to the forums for getting the word out. And thanks for the beer Vince.
sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow, aroma gets a 10. Smells like dark roasted fruit, wood cask, and raspberries. Coolor is light, ruby red. Think "raspberry" color. Tastes wheat, belgian, not very sweet and a little too tart for my tastes. It was a very extraordinary drink in its own class. Served in goblet glass as we ordered a 650ml bottle after dinner. Reminds me more of a cabernet wine with the raspberry, wood, and dark semi tart taste notes.
personal note* My friend Dave ordered this as we were ordering dinner and the waitress thought he was going to Joliet after dinner. Good times at Goose Island brewery..
JStax (2980) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. 2012 vintage. Pours an amber color with a fizzy, soda like head thay dissolves almost immediately. The aroma is all sour. Not much else going one. The taste is very sour through its entirety, but also has some vanilla and winy notes coming through on the backend. Kind of a let down. Definitely not worth the pricetag.
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy reddish/pink with little white head that dissapear quickly and no lacing. Aroma of small berries, oak, already smell acidic. Taste starts with small berries but then it gets very acitic. Oak is taking some place with some oak tannins. Low body and low carbonation. It has a good taste but the acetic takes too much place. Will take a glass if somebody offers me one but wont buy it.
kathouse (1015) - Nevada, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer had a very tasty blueberry flavor along with the tartness of a sour. Flavor was still bright and well balanced. Nice clear color, good carbonation, and a tasty sweet finish.