DrnkMcDermott (2738) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased at Binny’s, May 2010. Everyone’s hosting sour beer events in advance of FoBAB, so I’m having one, too. With a soft French triple cream brie. Opened carefully since so many of my re-fermented beers have gushered, I instead get a happy "psssht!" and a deep, reddish-brown pours with a short, bubbly head. Smell is a little light in sourness. Probably a good thing, because my mind reaches to recall dirty gym towels for comparison. Luckily the taste helps drive that impression away. The usual tartness of sour cherries, but not very strong. Goes great with the last rinds of my cheese. In fact, after a bite of cheese, the beer seems sweeter. Alcohol is present, and of course it’s a little gassy. With all the strong flavors here, I can’t decided I taste the oak or not. I’ll just say being in a barrel gave it its own population of bugs for sourness.
Danyel (445) - Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours red with white minimal white head. Smells oaky, raisins, slight sourness. Has an interesting sweet and sour thing going on in the taste. Really sweet, I wish it had a little more balance with something because the flavors it does have are very good...just need something else to balance them. Overall, an okay beer- needs a little work to be great.
CaveSpider (26) - - NOV 6, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is very brette with hints of cherry and blackberry. Color is a fairly unattractive brown with a decent thin white head. Taste is a little uneventful. Very nice fruit forward beer with little or no sour taste. Flavor ends quickly. Just does’t have the bite it should. Enjoyed it, but wouldn’t get again.
DrewFace (424) - Rockledge, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep dark reddish brown color. Sweet, cherry and dark fruit aroma. Tart cherries, apple, and some dark fruit, plum-like flavors. Smooth but a little on the sweet side.
kchampagne (58) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours out a dark brown. As soon as it hit the glass I could smell the sourness. The aroma is sour with a hint of vinegar. The taste has the bite from the sour, but it is a nice refreshing beer. Flemish reds are one of my favorite styles and I really enjoyed this one.
maekchu (1700) - Hirakata, JAPAN - OCT 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Tart apple and oaky nose. Dark brown, cola color. Smooth fruit: berries, cherries, apples / goes to moderate tartness in mid /a touch of bitterness and then more light fruit in finish. Thin-medium body. Smooth, with the fruit carrying it along. and no big acid attack.
krumbum (357) - truckee, California, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark chestnut brown. Sour raisin smells. Tart fig grape, raisin with sweet malt oak back. Light medium body.
Jow (1821) - New York, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at gingerman for lunch. Pours deep murky reddish brown. Nose of vinegar and cherries. Tastes of dank sour cherries, chocolate, anise, touch vegetal. Tart and full mouthfeel.
merc7186 (1665) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours great with a nice deep reddish, brown color, a decent white head and some lacing on the glass. The beer smells great with a nice bitter dark fruit, plum or rasins, smell to it. The taste is decent with a nice bitter fruit flavor to it, dark plum, tartness and a great flemish finish. The mouthfeel is somewhat bitter from the beer and decently carbonated. Overall, I liked this beer but not my favorite of the style.
JBPortland (407) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2oz bottle pours deep black/brown into tulip with tiny head. Nose is dank, sour cranberries, acetic notes, earthy. Mouthfeel is very bubbly, but thin and a bit watery. Taste is tart acidic cranberry, typical vinegar notes, red meat, red pepper jelly. Finish is sweet and sour dark fruits, some subtle oak, ends with a touch of watery red vinegar and berry. Fair example of the style but seems pretty basic. OK.