Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of larry pitonka. Pours a red and cloudy beer with a thin tan head. Smells of currants, lots of sourness and buttery. Taste is very sour with a nice compliment of black currants. Great take on a fruit beer!
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle via bonus with robertsreality. Damn Rob thanks again. I’ve been wanting try this for a while now. Pours reddish strawberry brown, like a smoothie made with old fruite. Head is 1 finger wide and a reddish white. The nose is light and slighty fruity. The taste has a big alcholic punch and is very vinious and sharp. Not the best taste or feeling from a fruit beer but its not horrid either. I would have hoped perhaps after almost 2 years that this may have mellowed some.
BuckeyeBoy (2607) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours out a cloudy amber topped with a small off white head. A little fruit and wood on this one.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle shared at Columbus Tasting 7 - Pours cloudy amber with a short offwhite head. Aromas of oak, black currant, and spice. Flavor is oak, black currant, and spice. Medium body with average carbonation.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky, muddy tan pink color with a taupe/pink head. Looks somewhat like an imitation chocolate milk drink that even has come small curds. This one has even set for a couple months, but it looks like it was shaken and abused. Currants dominate the aromas. Some hints of scones and rust. Quite chemical in aroma. Currant and grape skin tannins abound. Sour apple, dark cherries, apricot pits and lime zest wander about. A light tartness and mild astringency meander about as well. Why do I think many a brew looked like this a few hundred years ago. A tough brew to slog through in a odd way. Rough to look at, some interesting, yet odd flavors, still a brew that makes one reflect back to a time when life wasn’t filtered, pasteurized and hermetically sealed. Thanks Larry Pitonka for this rough gem.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
C-Bus 7 Bottle shared by black95tt: Pours a hazy purplish brown color with a tan head. Aroma, fruity, some floral notes, caramel, some slight tartness. Flavor, fruits, caramel, a dryer floral finish, yeasty. Very nice.
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2005 Bottle; Pours an amazing cloudy pink grapefruit color with a thin white head. Aroma of tart acidic fruit. Flavor is of incredible fruit juice and cranberry flavor. Tart sweet and sour with a touch of hops. Alcohol is completely unnoticeable and this beer tastes more like a yeasty carbonated fruiit juice than beer, and i mean that in a good way. I quite enjoyed it.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Violet/Light Red color with Pink Cream Head. Malty Thick...Almost Pungently Tart..Black Currant Aroma. Some Warming Works its Way Out Right Away...Then a Creamy Mouthfeel...Dry Currant Notes...Nice Warming Ending. An Interesting Fruit Beer.
ChazyRPh (582) - Chazy, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2007
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Milky pink/purple pour with medium/small off white head. Fruity aroma, berries, black currants. Yeast also present. Sour aroma. Sour fruit to start, some yeastly flavors also. Bitterness present too. Not very palatable.
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a murky purplish pinkish brown color, topped by a lively head of um ... pink suds. The head is short lived, but leaves decent lacing. Tart fruit in the aroma, more like tart cherry than currant. Some yeast in there as well.
Starts out sweet and tart - fruity and oakey and complex and then wham it switches rapidly to a dry almost astringent finish. More like pomegranate mixed with mushy over ripe black cherry at this point. A little too tangy in the end to be enjoyed a whole lot, but a leathery tobacco flavor in there is interesting. Medium to full body, well carbonated. But the beer seems muddled and a bit too astringent.