crossovert (5695) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750ml corked and caged bottle. Very nice labeling.
Pours into my Maredsous glass a rosy pinkish red. There are hints of pink/orange when held to light towards the edges. The head is large and white. It dissipates quickly leaving a bit of lacing.
The scent is a good interplay of tart cherries and sour funk, the sour probably could be heightened but for a balanced version of this, this is great. It has a large barnyard funk, moreso than I normally smell in these beers. There is a light vinegar but not as much as a typical Flanders Red Ale. Alas, the oak chimes in and brings some vanilla subtleties.
Mmm, this one is sour and tart at the same time. The cherries bring and oxidized taste along with the typical sweet fruitiness. This one isnít super sweet like other cherry beers and Flanders reds. There is also lemon, and all the funk that the funkies usually bring. There is a hint of medicinal flavor as well. Under that is some pie-crusty grain and vanilla. It isnít extremely sour, tart, or sweet, it is incredibly balanced.
The mouthfeel is highly carbonated but it works at cutting down on sweetness and providing a nice sour/tart dry finish.
Step back New Glarus, this one just blasted your cherry fruit beers out of the water, especially Enigma.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-10-2010 01:02:15
Narnad (1374) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A beautiful cherry juice brown/red color with a very tall, well retained cream color head. Carbonation is just huge in this brew and can be seen the entire tasting. Nose has a very nice farmhouse nose, slight horse blanketish kick, mild tartness from the cherries and a slight sweet but pretty tart profile as a whole. Flavor starts off with a very pronounced hose blanket/barnyard kick but smoothly transitions into a slightly sweet cherry and apple fruitiness and ends with a hefty oak flavor. Body is perfectly light/modest feeling and a very crisp feeling is provided by the high carbonation with a slight dry feeling at the very end. An excellent beer and one where the Brett. absolutely shines. Tartness and sweetness of the cherries come out a very nicely in this brew and are at the perfect balance to taste even with all of the other strong flavors from the wildness of the brew. Great brew!
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I heard that this will be bottled. If itís not too expensive, Iíll be buying it up. A light and drinkable sour kriek beer, this was perfect on the scorching GTMW09 day. Mildly fizzy, pink body. Tart and sour but not overwhelming.
alassio (68) - USA - JUN 10, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was blown away by this. Was planning on ordering a Duchesse du Bourgogne at the Malt House in Madison (at twice the price), but after a sample of the Rosie turned out to be a bracing, tart, woody, piercing spectacle, ordered a full pour. It got better sip by sip. It is really refreshing and up-your-snout sourly lively, the fruit is gentle and not overwhelming, and the finish is amazingly both pungent and long. Nice texture, a bit of funk, but basically both smooth and also assertive - - if Belgians had front porches, this is what they would be sitting on their front porches drinking- - unfortunately for them, it is made in Milwaukee. After the 25-minute drive home I could still taste it. I am not more than just a little bit amazed (I usually never buy in Lakefront beers, them just being kind of OK mostly) - - and for $3 on tap I am truly pinching myself.
bradner (91) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml poured into a tulip.
A - Fairly clear, reddish amber color with some white head that has some red tones as well. Lots of bubbles in this one - champagne like.
A - Some dried cherries, some barnyard scents, and oak.
T - Some brett funk, dry cherry taste, oak, very slight sweetness, some tartness, and a hint of vanilla.
P - A lot of carbonation here, like I said earlier, champagne like. Thin tasting, finishes dry with a slight tartness.
O - I would have liked a bit more sweetness in this one. Overall, enjoyable and the price was fantastic for the quality.
SudsMcDuff (5375) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark pink, light bubbly foam .. very dry and clean .. . flavours of plum, cherry, talc, wood, and light funk .. . a great beer to start a tasting and thanks to John for sending this! .. . A good american example of a wild ale, and not to sour to scare away the normies .. . Lock me up! Iím a slasher! I must be stopped! -Youíre a what?- ..A slasher... of prices! Iím Simon Skinner - I run the local supermarchť. Drop in see me later - my discounts are criminal ..
JMerritt (1724) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Browned orange in color. Head is large, off white and nearly fully lasting. Nice sour Brett nose up front with underlying sweet & sour cherries, with a subtle yet definite clean white oak woodiness. Moderately sour, mild-to-moderately sweet flavor turns more sweet throughout the flavor profile. Some hard water minerals at the end along with over-ripened cherries, some moderate chocolate roast and light coffee. Interesting send off.
saxo (12796) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Papsoe tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich fruits, brett, some caramel, wood and hops. Nice beer.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Pours a hazy reddish with an off-white head. Bretty, farty aroma atop the cherries. Medium body, very spritzy and lively. Quite some sulphur and mild barnyard, a little plastic perhaps. Tart cherry notes. Lovely really. 020212
JanLaursen (2519) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: light cloudy very inviting looking dark orange beer with a reddish hue and a light reddish head. Light tart aroma with fruity notes of cherries. Taste is medium sweet and light oaked, tart. Vineous. Delicious.