IslandHaole (1216) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - OCT 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sour cherries and wet hay, tangy. Dark caramel, hazy with beige head of fine bubbles. Lovely combination of Sweet & Sour, would be a great marinade for pork kebabs but at $7.50 for an 11 oz bottle I won’t be making them soon! Cherries, raisins, oak, honey & a few drops of barnyard funkaliciousness. Feels this but then the micro bubbles kick in and coat the inside of your mouth, interesting.
Zymurgeist2 (1695) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 27, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle to glass. Cherry syrup with moderate sourness. Clear light cherry with minimal off white head.
Buukwurm (38) - California, USA - SEP 26, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A deep, reddish brown mahogany hue that pours clear with a frothy head. The aroma, as befitting the category, is sour with cheesy overtones. The taste is pronouncedly sour with an underlying complexity that hints at apple. The carbonation is lively and complements the sour profile of this ale.
patrick767 (3918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle - Pours dark amber with a one finger head. It has a sour cherry aroma. The flavor is a good balance of sweetness and tart cherries. It’s medium bodied and very tasty.
Torrefacto (1357) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caoba oscuro y espuma beis compacta. Aromas de frutos rojos, cereza, uva roja, ligeramente ácido. Cuerpo medio bajo, inició dulce y afrutado que pasa a una acidez fresca, uva y un toque tostado. El final es moderadamente ácido.
jb (2829) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Tap and Mallet. Mmm - did not realize this was a red when ordering. Was delighted. Brown, hazy, nice lacing. This perfectly towed the line between sweet and sour, alternating. So fruity, so complex, so good.
ClarkVV (5376) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2015
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draught at OEC SourFest, 8/15/15.
Clear maroon-auburn with a moderate amount of off-white head showing moderate to low retention.
Straightforward acetic acid in the nose is also joined by very light caramel sweetness and a touch of vanilla. Lots of fruitiness emerges with warming, as well as some oily/leathery oakiness. Sweetness begins to get problematic, though. No alcohol noted.
The flavor has an initial lactic and acetic mix that is enjoyable, but quickly succumbs to a cheap, adjunct-like waxy flavor from some sugar addition, possibly? It’s very pervasive and is joined by too much simple sweetness, vanilla and monotonous vinegar. Watery/loose texture with too much thinning. Not good at all, as per usual from Strubbe. Kinda surprised at the ratings for this one....
beermaris (234) - LATVIA - JUL 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap in Delirium Village in Brussels. Dark, cloudy. Intense fruity aroma and taste, however, makes it a bit to smell and taste as medicine.
Alusmamuts (1425) - LATVIA - JUL 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with medium beige head. Sour fruity aroma. Sour fruity (cherries) taste, bit touch is sweetness and just some dusty bitterness. Some fruitiness in the aftertaste.
kryon (2531) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy reddish brown with low off white head
Aromas of oak, cherries, sour red fruits,
Taste has nice warmng caramel tones, vanilla, sour red fruits, hints of bicarbonate