superspak (3327) - Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
3300th review! 375 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2015 vintage bottling. Pours slightly hazy deep ruby red color with a 2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big sour black cherry, cranberry, green apple, lemon, red grape, cider vinegar, caramel, toasted oak, hay, straw, peppercorn, musty funk, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Incredible aromas with awesome complexity and balance of sour cherry, fruity/funky/spicy yeast, dark malt, and oak barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of big sour black cherry, cranberry, green apple, lemon, red grape, cider vinegar, caramel, toasted oak, hay, straw, peppercorn, musty funk, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of fruity/acidic tartness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of black cherry, cranberry, green apple, lemon, red grape, cider vinegar, caramel, toasted oak, hay, straw, peppercorn, musty funk, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity and balance of sour cherry, fruity/funky/spicy yeast, dark malt, and oak barrel flavors; with an pretty much perfect malt/acidity balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately acidic mouthfeel that is incredible. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a world class Flanders red ale style. All around fantastic complexity and balance of sour cherry, fruity/funky/spicy yeast, dark malt, and oak barrel flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink with the balanced acidity. An insanely amazing offering.
Sarapeaches1990 (22) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 19, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Reddish brown pour small off white head. True not for faint of heart. Molasses, tartness Belgian like phenols, candi sugar and more citric tartness. Perfectly well balanced. Malty mouthfeel and the acid tartness drys it right out. Perfect.
hopbag (139) - - JUN 10, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Big tart cherry up front and in the aroma. Raw oak complements well and gives the impression of sweetness. Quite tart. Funk that blends into the cherry. Had this after a JP, and this is more sour (acetic) and about equally funky, but it also has more depth and sweetness from the fruit and oak. Lovely sweet cherry oak aftertaste. A real puckerer. Surprising head.
Ontape (465) - Valley Village, California, USA - JUN 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. One of those Lost Abbey sours that just kills. Felt bad about the $17 price tag for a small bottle but I already wish I had picked up more. Tart, fruit, funk... Balanced and wonderful. A great Flanders Red... Even a "holy shit" beer. What we do it for, sour freaks....
kathouse (1234) - Nevada, USA - JUN 2, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cherry red with brown highlights and a light brown foam. Cherry and oak aromas with a spritz of grape must. Tart, sour, sweet flavors of fruit and wood balance well without leaving that overpowering pucker found in some beers. It’s actually better when served at cellar temps.
tmrmwel (1231) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy brown with a red hue, with a creamy, off white head. Aroma is sweet fruity, with cherries and balsamic vinegar, as well as nuts, dates, tannins, leather and oak barrels. Medium body, with soft to no carbonation. Flavour is sweet fruity malts, with balsamic vinegar, cherries, forest berries and tannins, as well as nice oaken barrels.
Beaver (1443) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12.7 oz bottle, about 4 years old. Pours dark ruby amber with a fizzy light tan head that retains well and leaves some lacing.
The aroma is sweet cherries with some vinegary tartness and some woodiness.
The flavor is sweet and very tart sour cherry with some acidic wood notes in the background. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation that is a little prickly.
Overall, a very nice sour.
visionthing (3526) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
37,5cl bottle shared by Arve_Christian - thanks a lot! Pours hazy brownish with an off-white head. Fruity and slightly funky aroma with lots of cherries, hints of balsamic vinegar and citrus. Sour, acidic, fruity and simply delicious! Lovely stuff!
Arve_Christian (3857) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika, amber color- good foam. High aroma intensity; stable, cherries and some autumn leaves. Medium body & medium high complexity. Good sourness- some bitterness. Very enjoyable
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BOSSbrewer (2683) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 11, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle purchased at the source. Drank it at a park with a sandwich from Uncle Henry's Deli. Cork popped off when the cage was removed. Poured a slightly hazy pink with a huge foamy head. Aroma was berries - raspberries and strawberries. Mildly tart with some sweetness. Really nice and refreshing.
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