daknole (10279) - 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!
nuplastikk (5071) - 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.
jstraw (1945) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dusty rose with light, white, foamy, head, wet lacing / Delicate nose of cherry, herb, oak, brett funk / Light body, bright acidity, good fruit, mild sweetness & bitterness, fine balance / Flavors of fermented cherries, oak, chrysanthemum, green apple, pineapple, light caramel, light horse blanket / Everything JP makes is great.
Guerde (1218) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(On tap at GTMW ’09) This one was the highlight of the fest for me. Pours a light murky red with a little white head that dissipates to nothing after some time. The aroma is huge on this, with great scents of macerated cherries, wet wood, earth, funk, leather, and wet paint. The taste also begins with sweet crushed cherry, cherry pits and skins, that quickly transitions to a bone dry barrel character on the finish. A bit vinous as well, tart, and a little salty with a funk kick at the end. The mouthfeel was medium. In sum, a great beer that really showcased the added cherry, and was quite refreshing for a hot summer day.
sthlm (1250) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[On-tap at GTMW ’09] Pours hazy reddish-brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is beautiful with big fresh cherry blending with moderate funkiness. The taste has a good deal of cherry skin tartness, but isn’t over the top. Just the right amount of barrel and funkiness makes this a standout. Medium mouthfeel, smooth, and has a bitter and tart finish. Really outstanding beer--makes me crave it just writing about it.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - 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.
justkoehn (25) - Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Little head and lacing with caramel color with pink tones. Sour yeast aroma. Light carbonation that sits nicely on the tongue. Fruity first taste with sour coming through the back end. Finishes smooth.
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DrSilverworm (8540) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, split with staff. Hazy red orange color. Thin off-white head. Leaves kind of bigger ropes of lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Kind of slick. Nice massive cherry taste, oak. Great bigger sour taste, lighter sweet. Fantastic cherry sour ale. Very pleasant.
JaBier (5485) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sample at the Jolly Pumpkin tasting at Crafted Drafts on 7/12/15. Clear copper pour with a medium beige head. Aroma of cherry, funk, malt and peppery yeast. Malty and funky flavor with sour cherry deliciousness before a tart and peppery finish.
Pailhead (5633) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap: The aroma consists of sour cherries, vinuous notes, oak, hints of vinegar, and very faint sweet cherries. It’s a cloudy orangish-red with a small off-white head. The flavor starts with some light sweet cherries, yeast, and faint caramel. The finish turns to moderately sour cherries, oak, hints of wine, and faint alcohol. Medium bodies with minimal carbonation.