vyvvy (3880) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours reddish copper with a small soapy off-white ring for a head. The aroma has berries, light tartness, musty basement, lavender, mild funk and a hint of pepper. Medium crisp body that gets a bit fuller with mild prickly carbonation. The flavor starts with tart berries that are cranberry-esque, pepper, light vinegar, cherries and some bugginess. the finish is more vinegary with the sourness and there is a very sharp berry and spice flavort. Decent sour ale.
wlajwl (3762) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 1, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Decent sour fruit/berry in aroma offset by an almost paint quality. The flavor is similar to the aroma with the paint taste still there. Honestly a great brewery but this was a miss.
marcus (6339) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours murky reddish copper with a tiny beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a sour cranberry-like flavor with a dry finish. Too watery and quite strange.
beernbourbon (1285) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pour is a clear reddish brown with a small white head. Aroma is tart berries up front with notes of cranberry, wood, faint sweet syrup and a touch of vanilla. Flavor is sweet/ slightly tart berry with a hint of woody dryness, a touch of earthiness, and a touch of vanilla. Not over acidic and quite easy to drink. I liked this.
Atom (1299) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle shared with Mattyb83, pours a hazy bright amber with a few bubbles for a head. Aroma has a musky sweetness, berries, with a slight sour acidity. Starts with sweet berries turning sour into an artificial smoked particle board flavor, finishing dry. Just not digging this one.
mattyb83 (736) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours bright ruby with some orange highlights. There is a small white head present, but it fades to a collar very quick. Pretty acidic aroma with some hints of fruit. Really don’t know what crowberries are but this is reminiscient of cranberries and raspberries. Something is just not sitting right. Acetone? I don’t know... Taste is rubbery, and maybe some other shit, but man this just isn’t good. Very little acidity with the flavor, and it’s just flabby without anything really going on. Bleh!
bhensonb (10736) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from The Davis Beer Shoppe in Davis, CA. Crowberries lack flavor, but are acidic. So.... Pours dark copper with a very transient head. Mildly acidic aroma which has a petroleum hint. Med body minus. This is sour, somewhat earthy. Arguably there’s a berry flavor, but it’s not much of one. Still it is sour/acidic and there’s some fruit aspect. Sore of blueberry skin, if one must provide some sort of identification. Definitely dry and sour.
after4ever (6069) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500. Pours a murky pinkish red with a loose head that doesn’t stick around for too long. Pleasant tart berry nose, not at all pushy but definitely inviting. We tried this with a couple of other big sours on the table over the course of the evening and it’s definitely not as explosively aromatic (or flavored) as those big guns, but it has a lot of nice presence to it. Fizzy medium body. I don’t know what a crowberry is, but the mid-palate note is probably halfway between a blackberry and a raspberry. Nice sweetness, tartness, acidity, and enough bite to be refreshing.
visionthing (2600) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2012 Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Vika. Pours light (brownish) red with a white head. Fruity aroma with crowberries and wild yeast. Less sour than expected. Easy to drink sour ale with a mild sour and fruity finish. (A small re-taste at Glød, Oslo - more sour and refreshing - Very nice!)
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Reddish-amber beer with a thin cream colored head. Acetic aroma with fruitiness and sour notes. Sour flavor with acetic backing and fruitiness. Medium bodied. Sour and acetic notes linger with frutiness and light malt/wheat.