Zymurgeist2 (739) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Harry’s Hoffbrau in Redwood City. Pours a dark brown with red highlights. Brown head. Sweet malt aroma delicately balanced by the sour. This beer is amazingly complex and well balanced, and is a very carbonated, spritzy beer. Lots of mellow cherry on the flavor and sweet cracker marrying well with the sourness.
brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ GABF. Just about black in color with khaki head. Nose of roasted malt, balsamic vinegar, leather, and plums. A touch of cherry, grass, and oak. Pretty moderate tartness. Quite dry. Lots of wood, leather, and fruit skins. Tart plum, cherry, and balsamic vinegar. Well done.
KyotoLefty (5575) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Kamikaze. Black with a pretty, fine head. Nose of light vinegar, cream, vanilla, cherries. Rather faint. Sweet chocolate flavor, creamy, cherry, canilla, yogurt. Not all that sour, but well balanced and tasty.
jonnyguns (654) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the local taphouse. Pours a black with a tanned head. Nice lacing. Nose is cherry, dark fruits and roast malt. Heaps of funk on the nose almost like a war head. Taste is dark fruits - plums, cherry and roasted chocolate. Really smooth palate - coated with milk chocolate and war heads. This is fucking awesome.
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Sledutah (3630) - Utah, USA - SEP 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery tap room
Dark brown with a medium sized creamy beige head with lots of lacing. Aroma of tart cherries, dark fruit and chocolate. Flavors of sour dark fruit, cherries and woody
Very good, tasty
KansaiBeerLvrs (882) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Part of the 1000 at AQ Bevolution’s Event at Kamikaze 6.2% A dark cola brown with a beige head & a sour fruity aroma with tart cherry notes. The taste is much mellowed than expected, very woodsy-vanilla, oak-a definite barrel quality to it. A cherry tartness first, then oak+barrel flavors then a mellow sourness. Nice stuff.
ekoerper (572) - Iowa, USA - JUL 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: tart cherries, pleasant acidity, mellow dark malts and some cocoa, dark ripe fruit, nice.
Appearance: pours black, pretty much opaque, fluffy tan head with good retention, little lacing.
Flavor: dark fruit and cocoa, sour cherry with just the right amount of acidity, nice light roast malt profile with no astringency. Just a touch of bitterness to balance, a bit of toasty malt sweetness in the finish, some Brett funkiness.
Palate: medium body and carbonation, very smooth.
Overall: really enjoyed this, great balance and complexity.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark brown beer with a tan head. Tart aroma. Tart and light sour flavor with light dark malts. Medium bodied. Tart and light sourness lingers with light dark malts. Slight clash of flavors.
anders37 (14730) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Jupiter Sour Sunday, Jupiter, Berkeley, CA. Pours a very dark brown ruby color with a small tan head. Has a fruity woody sour tart aroma with berry hints. Fruity woody sour tart flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruiy malty woody sour tart berry finish.
bhensonb (9835) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours very, very dark with a creamy beige head. Aroma of dark sour malt. With some fruit. Med + body. Flavor is moderately sour. There’s hints of red berry, treacle and chocolate. Gets towards cherry with time. Some wood is present, but the flavors are too strong to get anything specific. Quite tasty, if a little bit overly malty.