Jiffypark (31) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy ruby body with some head. Chock-full of fruit and a bit of alcohol... Uhh, I’d have one more, please.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby-brown body. Head is off-white and velvety but a little loose. Subtle aroma is of earthy malts, sour dark fruits, and brett. Some cherry and plum sourness that is not mouth-puckering and backed up well by the malts. Warms nicely. Subdued and good, but never especially exciting.
Crockett (1002) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unmarked paper wrapped bottle. Cork read: 2002-17. For whatever that is worth. Pours deep red brown. Hazy with a large amount of sediment. Thin burnt butter head. Lightly yeasty, musty fruit nose. Well carbonated. Cherry/raspberry tart flavours. Prickly mouthfeel. Medium sourness. Bolder in fruits as it warms. Smooth clean malts. Alcohol comes out in the finish. A fine beer.
Hansen (6199) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wello, I really don’t know about these sour ales. Have to try a lot more before I get to love them. But this one has the potential.
BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smoother and maltier than I was expecting. Not much tartness. Mild on fruit character. Dried cherries or raisins, plummy. Tastes much the same. Little like a somewhat flat cola. I can smell a hint of the 8%. Nice carbonation. Lovely, malty finish. Very nice but kept longer for a bit more bite.
clutchrogers (90) - Broussard, Louisiana, USA - APR 29, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
aromas of sour cherries, plum, malty chocolate cookie. ruby tinged color with a huge creamy off white head. orange, cherry sour tartness. slight malt flavor apppearing then fading back into sour fruits. alcohol, brandy and portish flavors. a wonderful complex ale.
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - APR 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2004 On tap at the Liar's Club. A complex, sour ale but just not as flavorful as I thought it would be. Slightly thin, moderate tartness. I liked it much better the second half of the glass. Low on the carbonation with no head. I must try this again sometime. RE-RATE - In the bottle this time. Very dark brown hue with a nice head. Oh-no! The top of the bottle is a little chipped, will the be a bad bottle? Oh yes! It's still incredibly complex and tasty. Higher marks this time. Still too then on the palate for my tastes. Quality.
AFisher (1) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2004 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured well, not much sediment. Fantastic dark ruby brown color. Smells of cherry,citrus and oak. Tastes very nice with a complex fruit flavor, quite spicey but leaves the mouth straight away. 2003 Cork. A quality beer.
r464 (1785) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2003 cork. Dark brown in color with a light tan head. Oak and fruit aroma. Tastes earthy with a raisiny fruit base. Sour, but not so much as a lambic. Full flavor, not very bitter. Dry finish.
DocLock (7481) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a very nice beer. Nice paper wrapper with a corked green bottle. Pours dark brown colored with extreme complexity in aroma and flavor. Tart finish. I caught aromas of citrus, brown sugar, earth, toffee, cognac, slight port, and cherries in this one, and all those aromas are present to some degree in the taste. I am out of this now, and I haven't seen it anywhere in over ten years.