UDBeernut (1245) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark ruby color with minimal head. Nose has brettt. Taste has plum, oak, an sourness. Body is a bit watery.
camborne (558) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has decent funky sour nose. Palate is not very sour. Was really surprised how tame this one is. Dark fruit does add nice flavor profile.
Renobob (70) - - NOV 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Voilà une vieille brune qui vaut le détour ! Un équilibre quasi-parfait pour une dégustation agréable en tout point.
DrnkMcDermott (2715) - 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 (306) - 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 (20) - - 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 (229) - 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 (37) - 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 (1457) - 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 (285) - 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 (1663) - 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.