ghawener (1430) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JAN 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ the San Diego Downtown Brewery. Sour, red berries, fruity. Food Pairing: Brownie with Vanilla Ice Cream.
Lagunitasfan (1309) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Damn. I was hoping this was going to be a new add for me, as I had it on tap at Urge in Poway/RB. The KS rep was there so we talked about the brew for a bit. 20 barrels brewed, 20 ibus, and 20 srms. Taste is light sour with a copper pucker draw. Tart cherry to citrus sour. Mild acidic finish. Nose very subtle and mild. Tan champagne head mixed with big bubbles moving up through. Light tobacco hints. Good attempt from a brewer not known for anything sour?
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample on tap@Sorrento Valley location: Reddish amber color with a tan head. Aroma is light red wine vinegar. Flavor is light vinegar with a hint of cherry. Light body is tangy with lively carbonation
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
10th rating! Letís make this one legit. I have read the ratings and I am embarrassed to say that I loved this. Have I been out of the game too long to not know what a good sour ale is? I was shocked at how good this was coming from KS. It was sweet but sour. Had a musty cherry, vanilla, bitterness to it. I liked it. Was a favorite of the night for me. And I had PTE and a pretty good bruin. Keep making this KS!
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - FEB 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had from 1/2 growler - my cousin brought it back for me after she killed the keg. Pours with no carbonation, a dark reddish-brown with no head and just slight bubbles around the edge. Aroma is heavy cherry with tart lactic acid. Lovely! Taste is a bid subdued, starts with sweet and sour cherry up front and ends with the sour fruit at the end. Finishes sweet and lingers perfectly. Iíve had better sours, but this one doesnít disappoint. A solid attempt.
p1meatloaf (208) - California, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
In taster at Churchills. Looks dark amber and a little unclear. Tiny off white head. Smells like a sour straight up and some rose. Taster thick sour throughout with a bit of amber caramel backup. Overall 6.5 of 10.
brinehart (187) - Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewery. Beautiful garnet red with fleeting white head. Fruity nose - cherry and tart mixed berry. Complex flavor. Sour and tart fruit dominates, but also some balance from a toasty malt component. Drinkable and refreshing. Good beer.
HopMasterFlex (108) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 3, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours slightly red with very small head smells like tart fruit and bread. Tastes like like bland sour cherries up front and wheat on the back end. If this were your first sour you might say something like, "that was pretty good for a sour" but if you have tasted even a mid grade sour you would say, "that sucked big time"