RussianDragon (490) - - AUG 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle shared by Huhzubendah, thanks Matt! Pours a dark nut brown with light passing as dark cherry red hues. Lasting beige head is uneven across the meniscus, and focused to the edge. Aroma is sour tangy dark fruits, slight brett yeast, red sour fruits. Flavor is same with yeast, funk, oak and vanilla, bright carbonation, tangy lactic finish.
djd07 (3699) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Russell. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head that diminishes quickly. The aroma of roasted malt, oak, citrus, lacto. Taste is dark fruits and nice oak with good sour finish. Very good.
cpetrone84 (1447) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is dark brown, mostly opaque, with a light tan head. Nose is sweet, sugary malt with notes yeast, a touch of roast and a fair bit of leathery brett. Taste is malt sugary, berries and red wine with a light dark roast. Very assertive brett presence, leathery brett with moderate carb, a medium body and a sweetness lingering through the finish.
JorisPPattyn (7973) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled under less than ideal circumstances No head left, deep cola-coloured still beer. Strong lactic nose, buttermilk, wood, milkchocolate and dark (red) fruit. Sourish and bonedry flavours, wood & chocolate, tanninerich. Less fruity than the nose. Finish has again a pharmaceutical streak. Dry-out effect, astringent, medium bodied at best; very light acidburn. Seen the circumstances, excellent oud bruin. Txs to Mathieu!
PriorL (1982) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: clear dark brown beer. Small stable beige head,
NOSE: brett, wood, fruity, lactic.
TASTE: brett, little sour, fruity, wood.
jrob21 (2599) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a recent trade and shared with the crew. Damn nice and smooth and light sour flavors. Finish is lots of red fruit. Gritty and dirty texture. Little bit of bittersweet roastiness to the flavor. Medium bitterness and a burst of red fruit on the finish.
Westmeister (1784) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just another pimp tasting day with the group. This one was dark amber and appeared to be a mix of saison and sour red. Either way delicious. Wild, funky dark berries, oak, long lingering palate.
GT2 (8507) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
> Younger brother to CD8, full dark sour
[ Bottle ][ 375mL ][ oteyj ][ Tasting ][ Snifter Tulip ][ 5.28.14 ]
>> 2013 version. Clear, black cherry cola pour. Wispy tan foam. Nose is awesome cranberry, cake, black raspberry, similar to CD8. Tart, spicier, more lime compared to CD8. Not as complex either. Sharper acidity. Dark sour, sour red essentially- just so far away from black saison it is silly. Super lime heavy. Way beyond saison, should be dark sour.
EricTeusink (698) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
June Tasting Group Beer No. 1. Seems highly similar to a Sour Red/Brown. Pours a little browner than a Sour Red/Brown. Scent is sour fruit. Flavors starts quite sour and finishes slightly sweet. Live. Bottle - Shared by jrob21
jercraigs (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014-05-19. Very dark brown-black body with a modest beige head. Aroma is relatively mild, subtle with vaguely vinous fruit quality. Oak character comes out as it warms. Flavour is surprisingly tart and sour up front, vinous fruity character, light earthy undertones, dark malt, very light funk. Average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Just a touch to subtle overall fro my preferences, I’d like a little more oomph to some of the flavours but still enjoyable and quite drinkable. Bottle cellared several months, originally bought at the brewery by Big Red.