Beerenberger (1538) - Fischer, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Barnyard aromas combine with subdued mustiness, and hints of fruit and citrus. A cloudy dark amber pour with an off-white ring and minimal lacing. The anticipation of the nose is fulfilled on the palate. Barnyard, funk, hints of tropical fruit, wood and a rewarding citrus finish. NICE! Light body with crisp carbonatin. Overall, this beer is a winner! Tart, crisp, refreshing and funky. Will buy again.
Modularman (132) - - AUG 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smell of sour vinegar. Appearance is cloudy dark amber with little khaki head. Taste is sour, apple, cherry. Great beer!
DocJitsu (1064) - Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2014 Pours a murky amber-brown with a short caramel colored head. Ugly beer. Apple soaked in champagne nose. Heavy, smooth mouthfeel. The oak has smoothed and mellowed this otherwise (IMO) overly tart "beer." Orchard golden delicious apple flavor. A little champagne on the finish.
roxtersoxter (352) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy amber with medium sized tan head out of bottle. Aroma of cherries, oak, and hint of vanilla. Tart flavor of cherries finished by smooth oakiness. Pretty awesome beer!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ilovedarkbeer (2363) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What this is doing in Texas in July I don’t know and I don’t care. Been looking for this beer for the better part of a decade. Pours a light brown color with a Lacey canvas colored head. Notes of dried cherries, balsamic vinegar, muted oak, a hints of tobacco. Well balanced and subtle with a slightly sour mouthfeel.
Bulk_Carrier (2309) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This dark brown gusty looking beer was poured into a tulip. The rest of the appearance had a slim half finger-ed white foamy head that dissipated within less than forty seconds. A minimal amount of spider web lacing slid down the glass.
The smell was mainly a tart combination of blackberry, cherry, and currant, all pretty pronounced and leading towards a sour fruitiness.
The taste was mainly sour and tart with a nice side dose of the cherries to amplify the the sourness.
On the palate, this one sat right at a medium on the body with not so much of a sessionable aspect to it as it comes across pretty sharp across my tongue.
Overall, I say this was a decent sour ale but still I’m not entirely engrossed with this style.
dfroms (377) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark, opaque cidery color, no head. Aroma is cider, plums, earthy hops, light red wine, lemon, Brett funk. Very nice and rounded. Taste is cider, sour cherry, plum, and oak, with prominent hop bitterness and complex maltiness. Very good, and lighter and more refreshing than, say, the traditional sour reds and sour browns that this references.
RickTStiles (804) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy rose with a disappearing white head. Slightly floral aroma with strong cherry notes. Sticky mouthfeel with plenty going on. Taste has oranges, grapefruit, melon, herbs and minerals. Wow. Excellent brew. Finish is long and citric.
Prattatafish (2) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 11, 2014 does not count
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
This is not at all what I expected from what was written as an oak barrel aged "... sustaining beer brewed to comfort in the gusty ides of March ...". Tastes like ale mixed with hard cider. This beer belongs to Autumn and is for those who revel in sour brews.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
john_henry (116) - - JUL 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drinking this amongst 5 other JP beers in a flight at there pub. Great beer with little to falt, but if I could only have one it would have to be the Rambic!