tectactoe (2173) - Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2014 Tap @ Jolly Pumpkin: Opaque orange-y copper with a slight brown tint; small, gray-tinted head quickly disperses to a mild collar. Aroma of tart cherry skin, slightly musty hay, mild wood, & some vinous grape notes coming in & out. Not as woody or funky as La Roja but the cherry shines beautifully. Hint of sour lemon, too. Flavor is on point. Tart cherry, lemon flesh, slight yogurt-y lacto, a hint of dusty cellar must, some mellow & wet oak, & a tart, drying finish. A kiss of acidity but nowhere near burning. Beautifully done, great execution. I hope these guys start cranking out more fruited classics.
nuplastikk (4658) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask at GTMW. Not much carbonation but certainly an awesome beer. Murky cherry brown red. Not much head. A nice sourness, lots of cherry. Smooth and subtle, very nice. Great cherry aroma.
HonkeyBra (3480) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the GTMW 2011. Pours a reddish color with a tan head. Aroma of tart cherries, vinegar, nice sourness, lemon and other citrus notes. Flavor is sour, lots of cherries and other sourness. Slick palate, really nice carbonation. The base beer is one of my favorite beers of all time and this didn’t disappoint. Great beer.
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
MiBG Summer Fest 2011. giant oak and cherry..insanely tannic. sweet, yet sour this beer is massive in the cherry, berry aspect. puckering and delicious
Hair6a11 (1373) - Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap; pour is murky dark gold with a hint of amber. very modest off white head that does not retain well. The nose is cherry skins, vinegar, and oak. The flavor profile feels a little muted; I would have preferred more cherry on this one; it really takes a back seat to the vinegar, oak, with a hint of butter unfortunately.
50belair (2455) - Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Cesar. Amber in color. Cherry nose. Kinda watery with tart cherry, vinegar, and oak flavors.
Labonix (19) - Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber red. The smell is sour cherries, the taste is a nice cherry tartness and some funk. This is a wonderful beer.
daknole (9401) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reddish brown pour. Small head. Tart cherries, nice light woody notes and some light caramel is detected faintly. Flavor is sour, cherries, wood, vinegar, light cheesy notes. Damn good!
JoeMcPhee (8534) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Michigan Brewer’s Guild Summer Festival 2010. Deep ruddy pour with a thin white head. The nose is intensely cherryish. Soft cherry skin and a little bit of cherry bit spiciness. Softly tart with a nice fresh fruitiness. Fresh and very rustic. Lovely soft, juicy tartness. Very complex yet quite approachable. Great stuff.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draf at MBGSF during RBSG ’10. Pours a murky brown with reddish tint and offwhite head. Nose is sour, great notes of cherries, vinegar and funk, JP style. Roja is great and throwing cherries in it makes it even more tremendous. On taste, very nice acidity that is complimented by the strong kriek notes. Fresh and clean with a great oakiness. This would be a great one to bottle.