ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tart cherry aroma with lots of toffee and cola. The taste is lightly sour, lightly sweet with cherry pie, caramel and apple.
BeerandBlues2 (9471) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by GT2. Pours clear amber-brown with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with faint lacing. Aroma is sour cherries, light biscuit and cereal malt, light esters and faint hops. Flavor is sour cherry and biscuit malt, light hops, and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
TURDFERGUSON (3945) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks GT2. Hazy orange with a small white head. Nose is light cherry, oak, raspberries, Flavor is cherry, light vingegar, light yeast.
Travlr (9997) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of GT2, thanks! Pours pinkish red, small pink head. Aroma of slightly sour cherries, lemon peel, cherry blossoms. Taste is softly sour cherries, lemon tarts. Nice.
GT2 (8284) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
651mL from New Beer Distributors NYC. Hazy deep red pour with a small, white head. Powerful nose- big impending acetic acid, aceto cherry and buttery bourbon or perhaps small diacetyl create a nose similar to Goose Island Dominique, which I actually love. Nose moves to seedy berries. Taste is softer than expected with seedy berries, mouth watering salt and Gatorade quenching character. No acetic heat thankfully. Great quenching, soft palate. You must have more! Very addictive.
hopscotch (8915) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Murky caramel-colored ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. The bouquet is a mélange of cherries, caramel, light horse blanket funk and a mildly spicy phenol. Medium-bodied with jazzy carbonation. Moderately sour and mildly malty – tart cherries, caramel and excellent, clean acidity. Finishes tart, fruity and a touch dry. Bottle courtesy of guyinchigago!
drowland (5981) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11/11/11. Hazy brown/red pour with a small khaki head that fades fast and laces a teensy bit. Big oak aromas - wood and vanilla, as well as a touch of alcohol, tart fruitiness, acid, and a bit of funk. Sweet fruity flavor at first that shows wood, vanilla, and cream, and transitions to tart cherries, other berries, and lingering dry chalkiness. Very nice!
jzzbassman (1508) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - NOV 6, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Had this one back to back with the Lolita (this first) and the room generally agreed this one was the winner although I liked them both a lot. Pours dark brown with a sticky white small head. Lactic sourness, with the dark fruit and malt in good balance. Nice sourness in the flavor, starts with oak and gets funky as it goes over the tongue, pleasing carbonation.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
220z. Bottle (2010 Vintage): Aroma of tart cherries, acetic acid, and barrel/wood. Poured orange/brown in color with a tiny, loose, tan head that disappeared except for around the edges. Cloudy and hazy. Some small particles throughout. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is heavily tart and medium sweet. Tastes of tart fruit, cherries, light funk, acetic acid, and barrel/wood. Medium body. Mouth-puckering, dry texture. Average carbonation. Medium to heavily tart, light to medium sweet, cherry, acetic acid, light funk, barrel finish is dry.
foundmd (210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Senate. Pours and murky dark red/brown with a minimal bubbly white head. Aroma of vinegar with tart cherries, oak, and a hint of Belgian yeast funk earthiness. Subtle taste of tart cherries with pronounced vinegar, light sweetness, and a moderate oak finish. Not overtly sour or tart. Light bodied with a thin mouthfeel of soft carbonation. Expected a bit more complexity but this a great American Sour.