djd07 (6034) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with thick frothy beige head that lasts. The aroma is oak, cherry skin and spice. Thin mouthfeel with tart cherry, oak, light spice, really enjoyed this.
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at a tasting at Butler's place. Pours brown with a thin white head. Aroma is slight tartness with not much else. Flavor is tart apples. Not much else going on. Good beer.
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c1raider (73) - New York, USA - JAN 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a fun beer that is very unique. Malty, fruity, carbonated, licorice, easy drinking, smooth, would buy again!
outlawskies (481) - Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2015
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I did not realize was suppose to be sour. It definitely caught by supprise. It was a slightly nice supprise. Julie is not going to like very much she made several yucky she gives a 1
jackl (5804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Three Notch’d Tasting. Chestnut brown pour with a small head. Pennies and cherry. Light tartness. Mineral, some acid. Taste of cherry fruit leather. Sea salt and driftwood. Light drinking fruit that’s beer kept in a sea captain’s chest. Earthy, sort of dry on the finish. Medium body, soft carbonation.
BeerdedDave (816) - - JAN 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at Eulogy in Philadelphia; hazy reddish color; sour apple and cherry aroma; great sour apple and cherry flavor; the tap unfortunately ran out after I ordered this one and they brought me just about one sip; it tasted great and I really wish I could have had more than one sip
onceblind (5410) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark hazy brownish ruby with a lovely sour tone of cranberry and sour oak with a dark earthy sweetness. Nice flavor that begins earthy sour but then gets dry and nearly flavorless save for a wee metallic twang. Eh. There’s a little dark maltiness through it but it’s no great sour.
Ferris (7655) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Sour black current and some funk. Cloudy Amber with a decent rich beige head. Soured cherry, soured malts, oak notes and some balsamic in the finish. Not sure about Christmas ale, but very much like Flemish red.
ABT_S54 (267) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle shared in a Delirium Noel glass. Pours a dark brown/red colour with a slightly off white head which barely lasts the pour. Aroma is vinous notes with a clear acidity present. Taste is tart cherries, sweet maltiness and a rather thin mouthfeel. All in all quite disappointing and not at all Christamassy despite the promising write up from the brewery. This is similar to an oud brown which in itself is very promising but when it is masquerading as a Christmas Belgian Ale my expectations were somewhat different.
hackobock (2181) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
December 20, 2014. Bottle at home, bottled november 15, 2012.
Murky reddish brown with a very small off-white head. Aroma is tart cherries, dry oak, light sweet caramel notes. Taste is tart fruity, with light sweet caramel notes. Dry woody finish. Light to medium body, average carbonation.