RussianDragon (483) - - MAY 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12.7 oz bottle. Thanks for sharing durwoodx! Pours a slightly hazy maroon crimson with a slight wispy head of pink bubbles, no lacing. Aroma is sour cherries, bright fresh peaches and oak. Flavor is sour and overpoweringly awesome. Cherries and fruit sweetness. Tart finish. Delicious.
thegreat78 (42) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAY 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wondlerful fruits and sour cherry aroma...really like the brown ale base...even though I am used to the luighter bases. Some oak...just enough for the added dimension....how they know when enough oak is perfect is a tribute to their high score. Solid A
tmongoose (1312) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pint bottle shared well a couple of them. poured a murky brown color with minimal head. the aroma was funk cherries oak and malts. the flavors are incredible. great flavors of sour and cherry and oak blended perfectly together. doesn’t get any better than this one. nice funk throughout and just simply wonderful.
gEUS (1061) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle - vintage 2009. Pours clear hazy golden with no head - no carbonation. Aroma of salty caramel with a quite acidic stringent lemon sourness. Light body, overwhelming sourness, dry finish. Taste of tart cherries, pinot noir grapes, bready malts. OK, but too sour for my liking.
Experiment_Ale (1004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 at parents with Kimberly Taylor and mom. Pour murky red brown bronze with very thin layer of head. Aroma is pleasent acidic sour cherry, oak barrel, tannic notes. Taste is smooth, muted acidic sour, tannic oak barrel, mashed cherry. No sharp notes, just some sublet notes that blend together, on the acidic side. Tasty, but a little hard on the stomach given the acidity level.
ThanksYeast (33) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 15, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
True perfection, brownish light carbonation wonderfull sour cherry nore with and excellent tingle of chrries dancing on your tounge,,,skight oak added to the depth, wondefull mouthfeel, absolutly fantastic.
VinegarStroke (280) - Napa, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: cloudy, deep brown, pours with a thick coarse head that ends up fine and moderate lace. Sour malty lactic, bretty nose. Clean but with funky sour nose. Not acetic or dominated by animal. Dry, sour slightly phenolic or bitter palate. Funky palate flavors with hinds of dried fruit and cherry. Great flavor intensity and length. Just a little rustic and disjointed. Too hard and phenolic on the finish. Not quite quenching.
Theydon_Bois (8743) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Cannery Row Brewing Co, Monterey, 29/04/14.
Murky reddish amber with a good sized light beige covering.
Nose is dank wood, must, tarte apple, red grapes, funk, spice, dark stoned fruit.
Taste comprises musty red grapes, bitter tropical fruit peel, soured dark berry fruit, funk, musty wood.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi puckerings in the close.
Solid Flemish, plenty of depth to this one @$10 a 12oz pour feeling a little poor !!!
rodenbach99 (3158) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Un autre classique qui déçoit. Une bière brune avec un filet de mousse beige. Un nez d’alcool, les effluves sont puissantes avec du caramel et du chocolat. Une bouche de vin rouge, de cerise et de chocolat. Elle manque de définition, les saveurs sont mal intégrées.
DrewFace (784) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a translucent brown color with light brown head that dissipates quickly. Large sour aroma up front, acidic, followed by caramel malt and toffee ligt notes. Flavor is quite tart and acidic but balanced well with caramel malt character. Overall, good drinking ’rew.