sonnycheeba (3495) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours clear copper with thin, fizzy white head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is corn, butter popcorn, acidic notes, and apples. Flavor is a confusion of flavors muddled together. Light body, medium carbonation, and low warmth.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really nice deep red pour with a tan head. Aroma is vinegar, some slight cheese, cherries, dark fruit, a bit of band-aid. Flavor is sourish with kind of a sticky palate. Behind the sour are some fruit flavors. Not excellent but for $2.49 it's more than I was expecting.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 2, 2012
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
22 oz bottle. Reddish amber with an off white head. Aroma of cherries, band aid and vinegar. Flavor is acidic vinegar and cherry with an overwhelming phenolic taste. Had to drain pour this, I couldn’t get past the band aid/phenolic character, at least it was cheap.
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - JAN 23, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I think they had a bad beer and decided to remarket it as a sour! Im not sold they made thison purpose. It lacks even being sour.
GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 31, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
22oz bottle -
OK, so I’ve seen this bottle/brand in my store for quite awhile now. Hermitage is really hit or miss (mostly miss) but I was hankering for something new so.....
The beers strength is its appearance, and it pours out a beautiful, clear, chocolate-mahogany brown body, 1" dirty-white head with quick dissipation. Sitting there in my glass, it looks like a top-notch whiskey...looks great. But, that’s about where the goodness ends. Aroma has this odd maraschino-cherry, Sweet-Tart, fig juice, cough-syrup thing going on. It’s oddly intriguing. Flavor is pretty blech, with some odd cherry jam sweetness mixed with cider vinegar and chlorine. The odd thing is, the sweetness and acidic characters are all really toned down...watered down would be the better word. Really hard to enjoy this one, and to call it a Flemish Sour is a crime.
Sledutah (4659) - Utah, USA - DEC 10, 2011
1.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
22oz bottle picked up at Bevmo
Appearance: Clear amber with a medium sized white head and some lacing
Aroma: Dusty caramel and fruity
Taste: No other way to describe what I tasted, puke
Terrible, footbalmed the rest of my glass and the rest of the bottle.
Gription79 (2253) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 8, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thanks to Craig. This beer needs some work. There was toffee, cherries, and notes of vomit. Craig made the executive decision and footbalmed it (drain pour).
douglas88 (5925) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Craig. Pours a ruddy brown color with a medium white head. Craig unfortunately but aptly pointed out that the nose smelled like what the Brits call sick, and it did indeed seem like a funky sour rubber ripe mix. The flavor was not my thing; light sourness, rubber, sweetness. Something is off here, I just can’t say what. Diacetal and other infections? I don’t know but it wasn’t pleasant.
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light colored brown ale with barely any head. Smells of yeast and some souring grapes. Real sour aftertaste.
rayOfBeer (667) - El Cerrito, California, USA - NOV 18, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours from bottle a dark amber with medium off-white head. Aroma is soft with caramel, grass and citrus. Flavor is short lived with a bit of malt sweetness upfront followed quickly by a tart grapefruit citrus and sour cherry. Palate has some sweet and light sour with a rather thin body. Overall, not awful but, the flavor runs by so quickly I had to take several sips to just get a sense of the beer, and I was hoping for a little more lingering sour flavor that was just not here.