VIBhunter (25) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a snifter tasting glass from a 22 oz. bomber. The bottle I got was a 2013 release. The beer had a reddish orange appearance. When poured into the glass there was a very small head which dissipated quickly. It had good carbonation. The beer had a very potent tartness smell with a lot of citrus and fruit. I could also sense a vinegar smell in the background. The taste had a very strong tart, some oak/wood, tannins, and acidic. It had a subtle sweet and tartness mouthful palate. I hope with age it gets better.
ElDiablo (24) - - NOV 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Love the saison style Belgian yeast with the fresh raspberries. The tartness of it was not at all overpowering. Very well made beer with a lot of depth. 2 drawbacks- very hard to find, and when you finally do, the retail price is over the top!
bumper1957 (3) - Palm Harbor, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer was amazing. First taste was a surprise. Nice sour, raspberry flavor. Not a hyge swallow beer. Sipping is the best way to drink this big beer. Not chewy at all. Lots of flavor and just keeps getting better the more you drink it.
KingRao (11) - - NOV 16, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
With more funk than Parliament the sherry colored sour is a treasure. This beer makes me want to live in Goose Island.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
sonnysmith1979 (9) - USA - NOV 15, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma- Sour tartness of raspberrys and a rose wine.
Apperance- Reminds me of a rose wine little head.
Taste- The taste is sour bitterness with a faint raspberry and a wine characters.
Palette- Dry and sour.
Overall- I was very impressed a little one dimensionbut other wise awesome.
after4ever (7411) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at ebp. Pours a hazy dark amber with golden brown edges. Loose fizzy tan head fades right away. Bright sweet strawberry and balsamic nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Tangy strawberry and balsamic mid palate. Long tart finish.
keanex (1739) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled June 17, 2013.
Appearance: The body is a bright burnt sienna with an effervescent head that disappears so quickly that itís almost a figment of my imagination.
Aroma: The aroma is taken over by a dry sourness with a raspberry backing and slight hay aromas. The aroma isnít very strong and I donít particularly love the aroma. The aroma is vaguely reminiscent of Warheads soaked in a beer.
Taste: The intro is light with raspberry, slowly adding a dry sourness through this. As the sourness builds it gains a vinegar presence. The finish adds a touch of sweetness, perhaps caramel and lingers for a few moments with a light vinegar. The finish is pleasant if you enjoy the prospect of pickled raspberry.
Palate: Almost full-bodied, highly carbonated.
Overall: I enjoy this, but not nearly as much as I should given the price. I find the flavor to be rather simple and not one that I particularly enjoy. The flavor reminds me of how pickled raspberries would taste, not that itís awful, but it makes for a beer I donít want to drink a lot of.
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. So excited to reunite with one of the sisters. Pours a deep amber color with zero head. Aroma is a bit mild, but still showcases the Brett and acetic acid. Flavor is much more prominent, with an intense sour fruit. Light to medium in body with a lingering tartness. Delicioso!
Ontape (470) - Valley Village, California, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 8.2%. Pours a hazy burnt sienna, looks all but flat. Smell is typical of a fruity sour -- raspberry and brett. Taste is tart and pretty dry with what Iíd call an approachable funk -- almost a bit polite for my taste. Mouthfeel just a bit thin I could see someone who didnít traditionally like wild/sour stuff enjoying thin and oily. Very enjoyable, well-made stuff but not a personal favorite in the style.
DocLock (9504) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Caponeís, and letís ramp up the PA distribution on these sours, guys. Pours turbid ruby orangy with off-white head. Nose is tart raspberries, earthy yeasty funk. Tastes tart, with the raspberries predominating, and a complex flavor throughout, with tart raspberry, lactic yeasty sour flavor, and a hefty satisfying mouthfeel that ends even better than it starts. Delicious, and lively on the palate all the way to the end. Let this one coat your mouth and tongue, savor it, and appreciate that without all these micro-organisms, the human race may not exist.