Strykzone (6632) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. No carbonation visible. Light brown with orange hues. It smells funky and fruity. The taste is funky with wild yeast. Fruit is light. This is more funky than sour. Decent and drinkable for this non sour guy.
jcartamdg (3058) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a rosey red with no head. Aroma of funk and vinegar. Aroma is a little off taste is the same. Not too good.
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olsvammel (5805) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Håndverkern in Oslo. It poured a dark hazy red liquid with a small head. Spicy and berry smell, also some horse blanket and farm house. Similar taste with a fairly mild sourness. Very special taste and smell from the berries. I got a dry feeling when drinking it.
ALLOVATE (2874) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
At just on cool and into a shallow chalice. Hazy, deep auburn copper and devoid of life. Big waft of Brettanomyces doused in sour cherries, fruit acids, orange fizz whizz, rose water, stripped pine and sadly chemical crowberry notes. Heavily woody, driftwood flavour comes across; sawdust manages to complete it, drying out the palate. Less body than a dry white wine. There is a residual spritz to it otherwise it is flat-line. Tart fruit flavour is shorlived with a very shallow fruit acid tang lingering between sips. The Brett takes over making it hairy and rough with little complexity. Light touch of dry, leafy herbs is all that gives essence. Complex aroma doesn’t deliver on the palate. (50cL, brewed 06/03/10, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sam’s in Durham. Pours orangish-red, hazy without much of any head. Nose of sharp berries, vinegar, and some earthy dirt. Taste is quite acetic with the berries coming through strong and slightly harsh... maybe a hint of juniper? Not bad.
drpimento (3076) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I think this one somehow lost a little of its pizzazz. Poured a bit cold with a small, fizzy, tan head that quickly vanished. Color is a hazy honey amber with a bubble trail. Aroma is the best part of this beer and is a floral, perfume, wine vinegar. Flavor is similar to nose, but missing the finer qualities and muted. Body is good but carbonation a bit flat. Finish is like flavor, of average lenght, and a bit boozy. Kind of a disappointment; I was really curious to try a Crowberry sour brew. Oh well.
markwise (5168) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Gillard for the share. Great to get the ginger fix again. Pours a muddy orange-brown with a white head. Nose is big berries, sweet malt, and some vinegar. Flavor is similar with big berries, slight caramel, and tart notes with some vinegar. Light to medium in body and lingering berry and vinegar in the finish.
doublebock (554) - California, USA - JUL 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light brown orange color with very little foam. Fruity and tart champagn aroma. Sharp sour palate with tart cherries, cork and lemon with some yeastiness at the finish
Steasy66 (1116) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taste at Papsoe’s, Cheers to OleR
Deep amber. Fruit and mildly sour nose. Very tart and fruity, mildly sour, low carbonation.
humlelala (1298) - DENMARK - JUL 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(sample at Papsø’s; courtesy of OleR) Pours a clear amber with little, white head and a little lace. Aroma is fresh red berry with a tart note. Oily texture, medium body, soft carbonation and an astringent finish. Taste is tart with berry notes. Refreshing berry juice.