bb (7133) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Tart and light red wine aroma. Tart and light red wine flavor with light malt. Medium bodied. Tart/light sourness lingers with light fruitiness and light wine.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Cloudy orange with no head. Sweet fruity, citrus, and red wine barrel aroma. Tart tangy green apple, pomegranate, and lemon taste with a bright citric palate.
djd07 (4895) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Hay Merchant. Pours a cloudy orange with small paperthin head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is funk, vinegar, and sour fruit. Thin mouthfeel with a light sour fruit and tart finish. A good fruit beer from HeBrew.
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Phone rate, $8 for 8oz at Blind Tiger. Murky brown with a small off-white head, down to a thin ring quickly. Lactose and wine barrel nose with a little acetic acid and buttery brett following. Flavor has stronger vinegar and a tinge more wine barrel, still moderate buttery brett and some wheat. Sourness peaked at a 3, bitterness a 2 in the dry finish. Alcohol masked well. Medium full body, light carbonation. Not bad.
jredmond (5834) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at blind tiger with Linh. Pours a deep hazy mahogany with no head or lacing. Aroma is vinegar, tart, wine and oak. Mouthfeel is slick and syrupy with notes of molasses, vinegar, and sour fruits.
argo0 (11856) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
cask. Minimal off-white head, lightly hazed brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pomegranate, some vinous, light rye. Taste is sweet, pomegranate, some rye/vinous. Sticky medium-full body, undercarbonated.
CUJO (383) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bar Great Harry: tap: tulip: the beer pours like cappuccino, no joke... looked like YooHoo in a glass with a very thin head ring. Had no idea what this beer was so when I smelled this pungent citrus aroma I was taken back. At first I couldn’t place the scent, I was thinking strawberry, grapefruit perhaps. The taste was wildly bitter and tart, with some lightly sweet undertones. For a fruit beer, they certainly got their point across however, well let’s just say I couldn’t bear to finish the glass...
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Barrel Aged Origin
Brewery: Shmaltz Brewing Co
Date: October 15, 2009
Source: The Porter, Atlanta
Appearance: opaque orange, scant off white head
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, touch of vanilla
Flavor: sweet and tart fruity flavor, sweet malt with a light hint of vanilla, nice balancing berry and winey tartness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
NachlamSie (2877) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Porter. Poured into a goblet, this beer is a cloudy peach color with only a sparse ring of bubbles which resemble a head. Though I was not expecting much to delight me, a sniff revealed a surprisingly pleasing aroma. This is tart, dare I say, sour with hints of white wine, vinegar, oak, and obviously pomegranate. The palate is slick, carrying a tart flavor which becomes juicier towards the finish. It’s a wildly fruity beer with a nice tartness. The barrel aging has infused a mild, tasteful presence of straight up wood. Yes, this is a fairly nuanced beer, but pomegranate remains the focus.