tom10101 (2961) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (750 ml). Deep red/burgundy with a low spotty beige head and little to no lacing. Aroma is of bright cherries with light acidic notes, some malt/caramel presence, light tartness and vanilla... quite interesting! Taste is slightly sweet with cherries (lighter than in the aroma), light acidic presence, vanilla, oak and brettanomyces. Lighter body than expected, almost watery. Low carbonation. This one is underrated! This is a very good sour beer with cherries. Drinkable and enjoyable!
Minderbinder (1888) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 750ml. thx Mathieuc.
Pours red/slight brown with almost no head (would be beige). Aroma is of cherries, sugar, berries, wood, vanilla. Taste is of cherries, fruits, berries, slight tartness, surprisingly not acid, vanilla. Palate: Light body. Overall: Refreshing. Very good. Nice cherries. Drinkable.
Ontape (320) - Valley Village, California, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, best by date 01/2018. An interesting beer, clearly well-made. Lots of cherry juice and a substantial touch of oak. It’s a well-balanced kriek with no one flavor dominating. The sourness comes on quick but is washed away quickly. Wanted to age this more and think it would have benefitted but Friday night called...
czar (4531) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle shared by mathieuc, thanks bro. pours hazy and bright red with a small pinkish head, little retention, some lacing. juicy unripened cherries, bretts, dustiness, minty, incense, dry grassy-herbal notes, citric and lactic with a nice acetic layer. moderate to low carbonation, light body, drying brett and lightly acidic finish. beautiful, really.
Travlr (12383) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle muled from Seattle by ajax25g, thank you sir! deep hazy ruby maroon color, small off pink head. aroma of dark cherries, light licorice, subtle vanilla. Taste is smooth and softly sour fruit, vanilla, subtle black pepper. Delicious.
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle shared by Travlr at the Baltimore Late Late Summer Gathering, 9/14/13. Pours a clear dark red color with a thin frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of tart cherries, sweet cherries and mild earthy and caramel notes. The taste is tart cherries, cherry pie filling, mild funk, mild earth, tart finish. Medium bodied.
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle acquire via trade from OregonHopMonster. Thanks! Pours a nice rusty copper hue, nice gentle haziness, very striking amber glow on the edges, a nice bright reddish glow. A frothy offwhite head atop driven big by carbonation, firm decent layer. Sticks around ok, laces ok. Aromas are farmhouse, fruity ester. Firm and rich yogurty elements, pear and apple, lemon meets some gentle cherry, cherryskin, and oak. Farmhouse yeast, dusty and cobweb brett. A lot of fruit, some citrus, oranges and cherries. Not as heavy as you’d expect, decent oak, vanilla, tannic wet wood in some element. Estery life. Initial is lighter end of the fold, a touch of heft. Fruity, bready, estery and yeasty. Apple, some tartness and cherries hit. Lighter, some good tart and sour play into the middle, lactic twang and yogurt. A bit of sharpness. The fruity estery element, yeasty feel hit into the backend. Sour middle moving into a fruity and gentle sweet backend. Front was substantially more dry, bretty. Oaky backend, some firmer cherryskin tannic feel. Dry, tannic, a bit of gentle balsamic on the palate. More mellow, fruity estery elements from the base. As we get further into the bottle, we see a fair deal more cherry influence, the fruity feel subsides a bit, touches of almost bubblegum esters. Solid beer, a bit different, tart and cherry driven at times. More funk driven at others. Fruity feel. Lighter body but good balance, flow here. Pretty well constructed but doesn’t quite wow you in any way. Nice beer.
jackl (4681) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split @ CBC Clerkenwell. Yet more thanks to Aaron for bringing this. The pour’s red with a small head. The nose is rich, vibrant cherry compote. Acetic funk. The taste is dominated by cherry. Moderate caramel maltiness. Mineralic notes. Earthy yeast. Full body. Moderate carbonation. Overall, interesting stuff. Just a bit heavy-handed for my tastes.
mar (4886) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown, cream head. Nose us cherry, tart, acidic, wood, lightly funky. Easy palate, sour, tart, acidic, wood, funky, very smooth finish.
Lukaduke (2244) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a rusty ruby brown with a finger or so of eggshell foam. Lots of tart cherry, old musty barrel and toasted vanilla and roasted malt on the nose. The palate is balanced with tart cherry, huckleberry, vanilla, vinous pinot noir in the finish especially and old rustic barrel notes. Not acetic at all which I enjoy but still tart with a good dose of acidity. Nice example of a style.