DrnkMcDermott (2799) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 vintage, bottled Aug 14. $16 @ Binny’s. Off to Thanksgiving weekend with my family, most of whom won’t be drinking. So I’m "laying down a layer."
Oops! Opens with a gusher that won’t stop pumping foam out the top of the bottle. Once it finally calms down in my Goose Vintage stem glass, I have a cloudy caramel beer, a bit pinkish,with loose sediment, a loose foam on top. Has a definite red wine nose, with faint berry background subsumed by aromatic malt. Taste is quite tart. Lacks the creaminess of New Glarus Raspberry Tart. Another pour now shows a nice, fizzy champagne head. Starts to drink more like a champagne, thanks to, I assume, a secondary ferment. Tartness grows on me, with a little bit of fruit. May be a little shallow, but a decent American sour beer.
slowrunner77 (1879) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"An aggressively sour ale. Light in body, prickly. Berries, vinegar and oak are the main players in both aroma and flavor. Some lemony funk in the flavor as well. Really nice brew."
GothGargoyle (1201) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light reddish brown with a small pale head. Aroma is pomegranate, jasmine, cherry. Medium bodied, tart and fruity on the palate. Taste is cherry, plum, pomegranate.
baraciisch (1882) - USA - SEP 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Peach orange in color... Aroma of blackberry, red wine, vinegar... Lots of vinegar, red wine, blackberry... Vinegar finish... Solid
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trevor211 (1305) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brouwer’s for Migration Week. Pinky orange. Tart nose, wet flavor. Not really getting blueberries here, but it’s nice and dusty, with white wine and a decent pucker. Not bad at all.
AmEricanbrew (5840) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 bottling. Clear copper kettle color with fleeting ivory head. Barnyard, citrusy lemon, tart berry fruit aromas with dry wood, spicy wine. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Mildly to medium tart berry fruit, spicy red wine flavors with lemon, mild aspirin, sharp caramel, dry wood, dust____very tasty.
OmegaX (1255) - Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home with the wife. Nose is big wine barrel notes, red fruits, blackberries, wood, vanilla, funk. Pour is nice - a hazy reddish purple color. Flavor is lightly spicy with notes of grapes and blackberries. Not overly tart but definitely has a kick to it. Decent.
pdx77 (1367) - Oregon, USA - AUG 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Belmont Station. Reddish golden color. Aroma is cherry, berry, tart funky yeast, light vinegar, white wine, and oak. Taste is sweet and sour cherries and blackberries, pungently tart yeast, white wine, and wood. Gary tickle in the mouthfeel, really balanced sour fruit and yeast finish.
JBPortland (779) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle (2010 vintage) pours clear dark violet red with small fading fizzy head. Nose is musty tart acidic blackberry and funky barn oak, a touch acetic. Taste is tart semi sweet juicy blackberry, grape juice, touch of syrup, wood, subtle wine. Finish is semi sweet tart fruity blackberry and mixed berry juice, paired with dry old wood, and they play nicely off each other. Holding up very well for a bottle this old!
Nolabrewer (5) - Louisiana, USA - JUL 26, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep copper with no head. Not much aroma. Initial tartness is balanced by the sweetness of blackberries. Finishes with a dry bite that is neither unpleasant nor overpowering. I’m not a big sour fan, but this beer is outstanding.
WillRunForBeer (672) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes. Draft to plastic cup at Migration event. Pours reddish orange with no head. Aroma of raspberries, slight vinegar. Taste is acetic sour well balanced with blackberry, cherry skin. Dry finish.