JoeTheYounger (1166) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - APR 2, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour fizzy head. Interesting sour nutty aroma. Sour herbal taste. Pretty good
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 26, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle... Big gusher that poured reddish/brown with a khaki head. Sticky sweetness on the palate with a sourness and tanginess that mixed with some more candied tones and light fruit. Some oak and woodiness with a wine-like quality. Sweet all the way through..
anders37 (19419) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a dark brownish color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity sour tart malty spicy aroma. Fruity sour tart spicy flavor with some yeasty hints. Has a fruity malty sour tart brett finish.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by pepsican. Thanks! Poured a murky brown color, nearly opaque. The head was light tan. Smelled of red wine vinegar and unripe cherry. Medium bodied, dry, and tart. Fruity unripe cherry, spices, dried dark fruits, and a bit of booze.
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Bottle] shared by Jimmy. Thanks! Slow but persistent gusher, pours hazy brown with a large tan head. Aroma is a barleywine lover’s dream – fig, wine and light bourbon barrel, raisin, alcohol, light tannin, but with a light tartness hiding in the background. The flavor is very tart, tannic, very sharp, very unlike any of the three main components, raisin, moderate acetic acid, prickly carbonation. As much as I like sour, I would really like to try this before it was funkified.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle from notes. Spicy, acetic aroma. Cinnamon, ginger with a hint of rosemary. Red wine grapes, wine soaked oak and acetobacter. Pours a murky, hazed brownish/red with a thin film of gray atop. Flavor showcases spiced fruits (prunes, plums and raisins). Very zesty and tannic. Strawberry seed tartness. Lots of spice (rosemary being the most dominant). Slight, but not overbearing acidity. Lovely carbonation with a tart, slightly sweet, oaky finish. Thanks Nate!
DalzAle (2011) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample. Dark reddish brown pour, some carbonation and an aroma of tart red grapes. Flavor is bittersweet white grapes, good effervescence, slightly boozy and good and tart on the finish. Great beer, although it tasted nothing like the original beers in this blend.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 6, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear dark mahogany brown with a medium-fine, light tan head. No problems with the carbonation here. The aroma is tart and malt-driven with dark fruits--including a hint of Concord grape--and soft spice and earth. Flavor is sour with dark, spicy malt and slightly sweet prune, raisin, and black grape notes. The body is light but has some weight to it. The good carbonation delivers the complex flavor profile evenly and deliberately.
drfabulous (4810) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 31, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 thanks to Andre. Over carbonation even thought it has been sitting awhile. Really nice ruby dark color. Taste of wine, vinegar, cherry, plum. Very lovely sour aroma. Fantastic beer.
Plovmand (6995) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Reddish brown body with a medium light tan head. The aroma is cherry, acid, barnyard, dark ripe fruit, dirt and berries with some earthy touch. The flavour is sour cherries, barnyard, raisins, dark fruit, berries and brett and ends up quite dry with some sour/sweet kick. Very nice indeed!