jookos (5020) - FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Reddish hazy. Good fresh berryness, wild strawberries, raspberries. Witha nice funkish backing. Acidity in the palate. Dry, mouthdrying body. Nice.
-- rated with beerbasher
Hermod (5861) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
65cl bottle. Monk’s Wallingatan. Light red, no head. Raspberries in aroma, quite sour. Flavor has raspberries, sweetness, light spicy notes. Tart, short finish with raspberry lingering.
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argo0 (12854) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 Bottle. Hazy pink body with small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, sour cherry, some barnyard/dirty socks. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, some lemon, light wood, barnyard. Soft medium body, light acidity.
tmoreau (3474) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2013 On tap at the annual CBS picnic. I believe that this was a single barrel, fruit infused version. Self served to a plastic shaker showing an orangy red color, with almost no head foam or lacing. The nose was expressive raspberry, light spice, barrel hints, and yeasty funk & tartness. The flavor was similar, with some vinous nature, and concord grape hints. Nicely astringent, almost sour, dry, but the carbonation was flat, and the resulting mouthfeel was skewed. I’ve sampled this normally spritzy Wild Ale since it’s inception at many GI functions, so maybe this wasn’t the best time for an honest appraisal, and maybe the fruit infusion affected the outcome? I will keep vigilant. Shared a 750ml. bottle the next go around, which was poured to snifters. Color and appearance were as before, but the effervescence and resulting mouth feel were perkier, and a more harmonious balance of notes was noticed across the board. +.4
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good sour beer thanks to friends of GT2, super sour but nice finish enjoyed this
ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - AUG 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: an immediate rush of fruit and tartness, lots of raspberry, nice funky Brett complexity - earthy, leaves, leather, good stuff.
Appearance: mostly clear, pours red, white-faintly pink head subsides quickly.
Taste: a good level of acidity - not puckering but certainly moving in that direction. Lots of raspberry notes, lactic acid, and after 2 years in the bottle, a fair amount of funk. Leather and leaves, a bit of mustiness, complex and very interesting. Alcohol is well hidden, finish is refreshing and dry.
Palate: light-medium body, medium carbonation, bone dry.
Overall: really great brew, quite sour and complex.
One2remeber (245) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful. Tart, sour. Vinegar. Sharp raspberries.
Everything I want with some fruity twist.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. This was super pucker inducing. Some berry notes tucked in underneath but you have to wait for them to emerge from the tart first. Pours slightly red and you get that sour in the aroma.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle, shared by caterwaul. Bottled 11/12/11. Mostly hazy orange red color. Minimal off-white / khaki head, fades to nothing, no lace. Awesome big oaky tart raspberry nose. Medium to bigger body. Lighter, kind of soft carbonation, with a tingly texture. Dry finish. Very tart taste, pretty sour, just short of puckering, very tasty. Awesome, super tasty raspberry sour ale. No hint of alcohol.
udfan07 (71) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The appearance of this beer has an amber and orange color to it. The beer had sour notes with it and I really enjoyed it. The beer was a little fizzy but this is typical of most sours and it’s something I enjoy about the style. Overall I would love to have this beer again as it is so good.