ilovedarkbeer (2384) - 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 (2499) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, 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 (452) - 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 (816) - 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 (120) - - 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!
gnomungus (87) - - JUL 1, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious sour. Malt and brown sugar give some balance to lime acidity. Stays constant through a lingering finish.
krumbum (595) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 30, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy brown with a light head. Light woody grain scents. Light great grain sour that fades to a light charcoal. Dry finish for a sour.
pdx77 (1466) - Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Roscoe’s. Hazy brownish golden color. Aroma is funky basement yeast, light spice, plum, and apple. Taste is lightly soured, with pepper, herbs, plum, pear, and tart yeast. Fruity tart aftertaste.
McNeillR (1576) - SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy burnt amber, ringed head. Rich tangy ester, pear and grapefruit. Terse sour. Dense tang. Failing carbonation, bit yeasty oak dryness. Burnt sweetness. Supping soft carbonation but buzzing, sticky mouthfeel. Purdy gud.
Bottle, Cheers Mike, Alps Tasting