BillKismet (3000) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2010
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This one was labeled "Wild Red Ale". Iodine body. Sea air sweeps into the nose, bringing with it, tinctures of chocolate and rubber. Very interesting, but unfortunately, less palatable with each sip. Rubber, sludge, old shoe, lactic sourness, peppery, acrid. Bizarre.
after4ever (5292) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Growler. Thanks nena. Pours a cloudy dark brown with no head lace or legs. Vinous tart oaky nose. Sticky still medium body. Balsamic, light funk and oak on the mid palate. Tangy finish.
sebletitje (5416) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cheers to beerfandan17 for sharing this one!
Pours copper/mahogany no head.
Aroma is sour with hints of cherry / apple funk, some fruits and tartness.
Flavor, vinegary, some hints of cherry not overly tart in the finish but ends with some sour apple notes.
Ibrew2or3 (5777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of BeerFanDan17. Pours deep strikingly clear mahogany with tiny white head. The aroma is full and rich with notes of mushed up cherries, sugary malts, increasingly rich nutty malts and a touch of roast. The taste is somewhat cherry sour like to start with wafer thin body. It moves to modest tartness with small short of ripe green apples by midway. I gets echoes of maltiness being heard from time to time.
markwise (3806) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks BeerFanDan17 for the share. Bottle looks like ClipArt on a sticker, but Low and Behold, here it is! Pours dark brown with a itsy-bitsy white head. Nose is vinegar, acid, tart fruit, slight malt, and wine oak. Flavor is vinegar, acid, cherry and tart fruit followed by more vinuous tartness. Lots of vinegar and puckering going on. Very light in carbonation, but decent sour.
gkost (1598) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of BeerFanDan17. Big thanks! Flip top growler (?) with a laser printer label. Pours a murky red brown. Nose is HUGE lactic sour, prune, fig, cherry, sweet malt, vinegar, some dry wood (not sure if this is barrel aged), loads of tart fruit, apple skins. Flavor was a mouth puckering sour! Tons of sour cherry, grape, vinegar, sugar, lemon peel, ripe prune. I absolutely loved this beer. ISO! What a gem!
BeerFanDan17 (896) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - JUL 31, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Grey Parrotís best by far during my trip to Long Beach in July 09. A distinct sour ale with rich dark cherry tones and vinegar. Yet, there is a sweetness to it. Dark red-brown with a very small head.
kramer (3880) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Handbottle. Pours a clear dark brown body with a small fizzy off-white head that vanished completely. The nose is quite sour with a good bit of sour cherries, lots of skins and pits. Some balsamic vinegar, and maybe a little oxidation. Reminds me a bit of Rodenbach Grand Cru. The flavor is not up to Rodenbach though. More vinegar than fruit with some weird sweet dark malts on the finish. No complexity , just that single vinegary flavor, this could use some oak or something. Mouthfeel is a little thick and sticky with soft light carbonation. Clingy sweet finish. This is sort of in the same vein as a lot of the Belgian Oud Bruins that are available here like Ichtegems and others that arenít especially spectacular, but less drinkable.