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. I’ve had better sours, but this one doesn’t disappoint. A solid attempt.
joeneugs (3106) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Tap 25. I’ve actually been wanting to try this for a long time. It pours dark orange gold with an off white head. The aroma is strong with berries, oranges and a weird aluminum foil, metallic thing going on. Sweet cherry candy as well. The flavor is a tad watery with stone fruit, light acetone and vitamin water. Not enough tart fruit or sweetness. Too much acetone and minerally water. Ugh… actually not that good.
KyotoLefty (6131) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at City Beer. Deep, pretty red-brown with a fine, lacy head. Spicy nose, cinnamon and cherry. Flavors of chocolate, cherry, yogurt. Not very sour at all, but rather sweet and clean with a light tang. Tasty, but not really going anywhere.
Ober (2807) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A clear red/brown colored beer, with a white head. The aroma of red fruits, a little caramel, malt and hop. The taste of sweet and a little sour fruits, a little hoippy. The aftertaste is some sour and sweet almost no bitter.
jsquire (3386) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Yard House in San Diego. I got this beer for the great Simpsons reference name. Reddish hued beer with a fizzy off white head. Nose of Hostess Cherry Fruit Pies. This beer with lots of sour cherry flavors. Like a thin fizzy wine spritzer. The finish has some faint funk but its mostly just cherries. Not as complex as it should be.
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ the brewpub, San Diego. Medium head with medium duration. Color is dark amber. Aroma and taste are sour malt, fruit, brett and notes of hops. Not very sour and a good beginner beer for sour wanna be’s.
NachlamSie (2721) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Half pour at Urge Gastropub. Pours red with a small head. There is some light, sharp sourness in the aroma with metallic notes and an assertive papery hop presence. The body has a distinct fruitiness, but is nowhere near as full as many others in the style. The finish is quick with a modest tartness. Fair.
brinehart (200) - 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.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this on tap at Karl Strauss in Costa Mesa. This red pour had a nice tart flavor, but not as "big" a tartness as you’d find in other Flanders Reds. It was very drinkable.
bb (6715) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Rich amber beerw ith a light tan head. Oak and light tart aroma. Dark red fruit and oak flavor with tartness. Medium bodied. Red fruit and light lemon/green apple lingers with tartness and light oak.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear red with a fluffy white head. Nice tart fruit aroma and a very dry tart/sour taste with a heavy grainy finish.