poisoneddwarf (1480) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12.7 oz corked and caged green bottle. I see no vintage; the price tag on it says it came in to Enoteca in April of 2012, so itís probably a 2011 vintage, but who knows? Pours cloudy ruby-red with a quickly-collapsing pink-white head; leaves a ring of big-bubbly foam. Aroma consists of cherries, cherry pits/almonds; nice-smelling, although not quite as assertive as the Cantillon I drank before this. Taste is much more sour and acidic than the Cantillon; lots of cherry flavor. Carbonation is almost flat, finishes dry. Overall, I liked the Cantillon better; it was better in every category, from aroma to palate, but the carbonation was the real clincher--the lack of bubbles made this one especially inferior to my tastes. Still, this is not bad at all--I probably wouldíve rated it higher had I not just drank the Cantillon before this.
DenverLogan (626) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle at friends house last July. Pours a raspberry red. Sour cherry aroma. Minimum carbonation and big sour mouthfeel. Flavor of sour cherries, citrus, lemon, slight white vinegar. Overall a tasty sour with nice tart finish.
DSG (4694) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sample at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar. Beautiful deep red to purple color with no head. Lovely aroma of cherries, oak, leather, lemon, vinegar notes and a bit of barnyard. Sour flavor, funky, oaky, with cherries and a lemony finish, puckering and astringent, with a light acidic burn in the throat. Lovely.
Experiment_Ale (376) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At my place with Taylor, Kimberly, Lillian and oly. Pours totally flat bright red. Aroma is light acidic, sweet very nice sour notes reminiscent of Gueuze. Taste is acidic sour, subdued vinegar, grape skins, bitter fruit peels. Finish is medium a idic, some fruit, good.
Aroma is phenomenal, but the fast is a little too acidic and light on flavor.
douglas88 (5140) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Too expensive corked and caged small bottle. Pours a deep dark reddish color with almost no head. A big very sour woody and fruity nose. Sour cherry, some sweeter pie cherries as well, wood, sawdust, lacto. Really is janus faced being super sweet and very sour. Good brew.
jackl (3475) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Expensive bottle from Wine Warehouse, Cíville. The pourís still deep red. No head at all. The nose is very rich cherry, dirt. Nice earthy sweetness. Moderately tart. Yeasty funk. The taste is moderately tart, sour. Moderate lactic funk. Meaty cherry sweetness. Light body, hardly any carbonation whatsoever. Overall, a touch more carb would liven this up. Still, pretty tasty stuff.
vtafro (2169) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark ruby pour with white lacing. Raspberry and cherry tart fruit aromas. Cherry flavor has become muted, light acetic tones. This is lacking some carbonation as well, but it could be very good.
shoulderbroken (1507) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Grote Dorst. Red amber colour, no head. Aroma is bit poopy, light sourness, not much cherry. Taste is good, initial sourness, cherry goodness. Finish more cherry.
magsinva (826) - Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from hop city bought about 8 months ago - aroma is sour cherries. The dark ruby brew tastes sour with a tart bite, finishes like watery syrup. Overall, solid.
KyotoLefty (5575) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Grote Dorst. Deep crimson color, flat. Tart cherry nose, yogurt, leather, blenket. Quite tart flavor though not overwhelmingly sour. Lovely cherry, stones, almond, great nutty flavor, some yogurt. Nice stuff.
high_on_hops (468) - Burlingame, California, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice burgundy color with no head. It has a strong funky, dusty, and earthy aroma with some cherry in the background. The flavor is sour cherries throughout, with a slight sweetness in the middle that turns into a long, sour finish over a flat, medium body.