nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber thanks to thetomG on BA. Hazy reddish-amber pour with a small off-white head and good lacing. The aroma is great, big cherries and oak with a little brett. Smells great. The flavor is a bit fuller than that of Lolita, big on cherries with funky brett, vinous notes, and oak. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation and good crispness, only mild acidity. Great beer overall, one of the better American cherry wilds I’ve had.
BMan1113VR (7694) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 bottle (bottled on 10/01/10) via a trade. Pours with a hazed reddish brown body with a fading off-white head. Aromas of sweet dark cherries, red wine, light funk, and lacto. Pretty clean. Flavors are tart, acidic, some acetic mid palate, red wine with a very nice depth, almonds. Lively, tart and dry. Pretty well balanced with the cherries.
jstraw (1837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2013 A 2010 vintage bomber at Jerry’s. Murky apple cider color, with scan white head / Elegant, bretty, turning orchard fruit and dried cherry nose / Light to medium body, traces of sweetness but moderately sour and acidic, woody astringency, with excellent balance and lightly bitter finish / Flavors of dried cherries, leather, oak, caramel, apple, horse blanket, manure / Outstanding.
douglas88 (5151) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle shared at RBWG, thanks! Pours a murky brown color with a medium white head. A nice nose of sour cherries and oak, funky. A flavor of toffee, oak, sweet and tart cherries, brown sugar, a nice Flemish Brown. Quite sweet.
JoeTheYounger (1113) - Claremont, California, USA - MAR 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Jay (fear025). Pours a hazy golden color. Aroma is funky oak, cherries and mild tartness. good carbonation, great after taste.
Pailhead (4236) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of rayl101
Bottle: The aroma consists of sour cherries and a touch of vanilla. It pours a transparent copper with a small off-white head. The flavor starts with with sour cherries and lemon. The finish has a hint of vanilla, oak, and just a touch of acetone. Light bodied with mild carbonation.
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy red/brown with a medium head that fades to a thin ring around the edges. body is light to medium with an acidic mouthfeel. Flavor is slightly acidic with a slight cherry finish. Very nice, but I liked Lolita better.
MacDouglass (88) - Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: muted, hard for me to really get anything out of it, maybe a little musty actually; Appearance: enticing, ever slightly hazy with the faintest reddish hue, kind of glows; Taste: extremely sour, like a strong champaigne, I was expecting sweet cherry since it doesn’t really describe the beers ingredients on the bottle, now that I’m aware that we’re dealing with Michigan sour cherries, the taste makes much more sense, I think I can kind of pull out the oakiness too; Palate: good sour aftertaste, I wish the fundamental cherry lingered, but the fundamental sour is what this will be rememberd for; Overall: well, my wife hated it, but I kind of like these ’sour’ brews, reminds me of some of the Unplugged Saisons I’ve had from New Glarus, I enjoyed it, but its definately different
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, shared at Hunahpu 2011. Pours a dark amber, great wofting aroma, tart, sweet fruits, this smells great. A little watery. Tart, the fruit doesn’t come out great. Still very good.
BrewBoxer (1552) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Fantastic sour. Goose Island is really putting out some great stuff.. Taste is cherries, tart and sour patch kids. Smells of cereal, hay and berries. Color is brown with no head. Very easy drinking and enjoyable.