tgncc (2616) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Via trade with LostHops287. The aroma is cherries, sour, vinegar, wood. The appearance is slightly hazy red/brown, thin off-white head. The flavor is tart cherry, vinegar, sweet and sour at the same time. The finish is sour, acid, cherries, wood. Medium in body. Very good.
want1DIPA (195) - - SEP 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A bottle pour a few weeks back. My first sour brown and let me tell you, this beer is something! Holy cherries! I really like gulping down this fine liquid. My only gripe, I wish it came in a bomber!
TheJester (1693) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 mL bottle. Acquired in a trade with tom10101 - Merci tommy. The hardest part of drinking this beer was getting the cork out. It is an incredibly complex and flavourful beer. Ther cherries, the sour, the malt vinegar, and the oak all come together in an incredible way. Hard to believe that this is only 5.0%. Best sour brown I’ve tried, hands down.
Nickls (1748) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Thin light tan head, deep dark brown with some ruby highlights. Balsamic vinegar, rich ripe dark cherry, and some lacto sour and wood in the aroma. Flavor is much more sour and bright than the aroma lets on, with tart dark cherry, woodiness, sourness, and a very dry tart finish. Lighter body with nice bright carbonation.
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Lost Abbey. Pours hazy reddish brown with a minimal khaki head. Smells of cherries, lots of cherries, funky fruit, beard, hay sweet malts and a little floral. Taste is sour cherries, acidic fruit, light bread, red wine vinegar and oak. Medium to full body with little carbonation.
umich03jm (1500) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle. Pours a ruby-brown color with a small fizzy head that fades quickly. Aroma is dominated by sour cherry funk, maybe a touch of oak too. Taste is very acidic, sour cherries with moderate funk and some oakiness. Long tart finish. As with most sours, I’m not impressed. I did enjoy it but not worth anything close to the price I paid.
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy red/brown-ish with a lacy beige head. Aroma is Cherries, sour, funk, bread, barnyard, some malts, floral and raisin. Taste is medium sour and light sweet. Absolutely fantastic mouthfeel. Long sour finish.
ineedbeer (518) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 Vintage. Aroma is fairly fruity with a balanced malt backbone. Lots of cherry, cassis and raspberry notes. Background malt has hints of caramel and faint chocolate. Faint toasted bread character. Light acidity.Pours a slightly cloudy brown with ruby highlights and a moderately thick tan head that slowly buy steadily recedes. Moderate lacing and no legs. Flavor is instantly tart with balanced fruit and malt. Lots of berries and tart cherries. Malt balances the acidity and fruit well and adds some light caramel and toasted bread notes. Hints of chocolate as well. Faint barrel notes but they play third string to the fruit and malt.Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium high carbonation. Low acidic astringency and low alcohol warmth. A bit sticky. Overall a very nice beer; I would go so far as to say the best American Flemish sour I have had. The price point is steep but the quality is high. Such nice fruit notes with well balanced malt. I think perhaps there could be more barrel character but that is my one knock on this beer. As it warms the barrel notes become more noticeable bit still very light.
bmerz (655) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 Bottle ~1 year old. Pours clear brown with a ruby hue and fizzy diminishing head after a powerful cork pop.. The aroma is huge and intense balsamic and cider acetic, barnyard funk; malt sour and red wine notes. From cork pop and from a distance there is a wild cooked mushroom hint. That’s weird but not strong or bad. The flavor is very woody, acetic sour, tart and tannic both at the start and finish, cherries macerated in balsamic, Brett. The texture is watery, woody, and yeasty in the end. This thing is very intense and complex. I can’t tell if it is about to go bad or is really almost untamed and will settle in nicely. It’s almost too much at points except I could live in the aroma.
NordicV (982) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahoganybrun öl med beige skum. Doft av trä, vanilj, kola och körsbär. Samma återkommer i smaken tillsammans med en lätt syrlighet och efterbeska.