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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2010
I believe this was 2007 vintage. Nice oak and vanillin notes, almost too much but not quite. Flavor is brettanomyces cherry with some candy sugar and deeply developed malt tones. very layered and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2085) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Draft at the brewpub. Pours clear reddish brown with a small tan head. The aroma has a nice caramel maltiness with tart cherry overtones. The taste has a light tartness, sweet cherry juice, a bit of a effervescence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bob_w (293) - new york, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2013
from warren’s funky 9. acetic acid notes. hot alcohol in the nose. surprisingly mellow flavor. aged fruit flavors, cherry. sharper sour finish. murky red hued brown color. not so hot in alcohol in flavor as the nose lets on. a bit of a phenolic note in finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2013
I believe this was a pour from a bottle at the Iron Hill Belgium Comes to West Chester event. Hard to be sure given the pour methods. Pours a moderate brown color with a touch of rusty red. Decent retention and a bit of a collar as it goes down. The nose carries smooth bread and light caramel underneath a bit of combined lactic and acetic acid. Tart of cherry there as well. Flavor is similar. It’s a bit too light and lacking complexity, but is otherwise quite smooth. While the acidity is a bit underwhelming, the resulting smoothness makes it quite drinkable. Medium body. Low-ish carbonation level. Overall, a nice attempt at the style, and quite easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2553) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Previous notes...Pour red amber in color. The aroma brings sour notes and light cherry juiciness, lovely. The wild yeast dominates nicely with sour cherries on such a smooth body. The Flemish resiny yeastiness rounds out the end of the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (4895) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Tap, Lancaster, backlog. Pours a dark red to ruby brown body with a small frothy off-white head that hung around for a bit. The nose is slightly sour and tart with a light hint of oak and subtle vinegar. The flavor is nicely dried out and not sweet or sticky at all. Nice raw oakiness on the back end. A little bit of an acetic bite on the finish as well, but restrained enough to not cross into that instant heartburn area. Some Cheerio like cereal grain on the finish. The mouthfeel is fairly full and thick with a nice chewy texture despite it being so dry, a pretty hard trick to pull off. A pretty nice beer, rather well balanced and among the best American efforts I’ve had at the style. I like that the sweetness is kept in check so well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeff789 (1407) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2012
Quickly fading tan head dark amber with brownish notes... Winey vinegary dark fruits cherry lightly astringent aroma, mildly sweet... Very earthy the sweet and sour is very muddled light... Moderately lively quite thin almost watery watery finish dry... smells better than it tastes, not as pungent as it should be...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 2, 2012
Amber-brown colour with no head. Woody, balsamic, malty Flemish Sour aroma. Tart front, with cherry, wood in the middle, getting very tart in the finish. Good, balanced example.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Low impact sour cherry aroma, beautiful sour woody/resin notes. a real treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Brownish pour, light head. Aroma of sour cherries, wood, nice lactic sourness. Flavor is sour without any vinegar notes. It’s damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2012
750ml Bottle (at 5%ABV per the Bottle): Aroma of tart fruit, wood, barnyard, light funk, yeast, light cherry, light plastic, light vinegar, and some acidic notes. Poured deep orange/red/brown in color with no head. Cloudy. Full of tiny-sized particles throughout. Flavor is medium sweet and medium tart. Tastes of malt, light cocoa, tart cherries, light wood, light funk, yeast, slight vinegar, oak, and sour fruit. Medium body. Tingly, then dry texture. Average to lively carbonation. Malt, tart fruit, oak, cherry, light funk, slight cocoa, finish is dry.

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