brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap in a back alley in Philly, (might be close to Monk’s) on Lost Abbey night during Philly beer week. Pours a pinkish amber with a bit of pink head. Aroma is quite sour, with acidic grape and cheesy funk. Taste is quite sour and acidic, with grape, berries, tannins, as well as some yeast and bitter lemon peel, with a sour, funky finish.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice hazed pink with a violet glow head fades to nothing with moderate carbonation. Aroma is fruity, nice berry, currant, minty bubblegum, raspberry and deep dark wine grapes, good funk, earthy, lemon and bright citrus acids, light woody, earth and slight aceto. More acetobacter in the flavor, but the berry and grape seems to cover it up quite a bit, yeasty, funk, mineral and citrus acidity, good amount of fruit overall, grapeskin and moderate tannin, earth, leather, some yeast funk, leather- horseblanket, and slight burlap with more bright fruit towards the end, grapeskin acidity and tannin in the end with moderate acetobacter- so it may not hold up very long. Seemed pretty solid drinking now- so no use holding onto this too long I wouldn’t think.
boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to tomme. Pours a light pink color with a nice white head. Has a sour brett smell with a little bit of grape. Has a sour tarty grape taste to it. A nice sour.
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of hopscotch, thanks Eric. Pours pinkish ruby color with off white head. The aroma is tart and spices with Brett like qualities as well as mild notes of berry and cherry fruity tartness. The taste is bold and brash with cherry fruitiness that gets more and more tart with fruity tartness and Brett like tartness and spices much like the nose. It has a smooth, fresh and refreshing finish.
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 10, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2010 Tap at Monk’s Cafe. Pours like a pomegranate margarita with no head. It is completely opaque neon pink. Nose is sour, acetic, full of fresh berries, raspberry, fresh orange juice. Taste is super sour that is full of citrus, raspberry, but is not too fruity or acidic. Nice raspberry yogurt, fresh berries, blueberry skins, red grape skins, grape tannins abound. This is light a brighter, fresher, zippier version of Rosso e Marrone. Very very good. Reminds me of Blabaer Batch 1. Excellent. Not too fruity. Very complex, very sour, and very lovable. 6/10/2010 9/4/9/5/16=4.3
Tap at Lost Abbey. Pours a hazy orange to pink with a wispy, healthy light orange head. Good lace. Aroma is very funky, vinegary, grape skins, berries, fresh citrus tang. Taste up front is a hot burst of acedic sourness warming the palate and making your face flush for an instant. Tart, sour body that comes through after is full of sour green apples, raspberries, grape and oak tannins. Bright, hot sourness. 10/9/2010 9/4/8/5/16=4.2
blutt59 (6286) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thanks to bu11zeye and the ericandersnavy, pours a pinkish orange color with similar colored foam, aroma has a funky sour grapefruit and pie crust to it while the flavor is sweet grapefruit sherbert, tart and vinous finish
SpencerDB (223) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to Todd for this one! Popped the 007 and 006 next to eachother. Poured a vibrant light pink with a thin white head and noticeable cab franc seeds at the bottom of the glass. Sour, tart, not too drying. Balanced between sourness and palatability. Excellent, but the 006 is better.
cpetrone84 (1776) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2010 Big thanks to Frank, Jeremy and Kevin for this epic tasting.
A-pours a grapefruit looking color, reddish pink with some bubbles rising to the top, a creamy white head sits atop leaving a great lace as it dissipates.
S-the nose is strong, notes of acidity and balsamic, a good bit of sourness to it with grapefruit and tangerines in the back. a funky earthy musk lies underneath.
T-nice soft flavors, not overly sour but definitely present. tropical fruity grapefruit and tangerines in the middle with notes of red grapes, slighlty vinous. the tartness is present in the back, with the earhthy musk lieing underneath.
M-great feel, smooth, soft, well carbonated with a crisp dry finish but not astringent.
D-so tasty and well balanced, nice tropical fruit notes with a good sourness to it and a light funk. well aranged flavors that work very well together.
thirdeye11 (5860) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(750ml bottle, tasted alongside 004 and 006, this was the best tasting of the 3) murky grapefruit red with nice white head and great lacing. Nose of funk, wet barrel, cherry, and light charred wood. Taste is very tart cherries, oak, funk, and mouth puckering. Delicious sour fruit in this one. Sort carbonation, smooth finish. Very delicious! One of the best sours I’ve had.
Sean9689 (285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another bottle opened by me with Alex (Masterski), a friend from StL, and Kan (pantanap on RB). Split into tasting glasses. Popped open with a small amount of gush to it and once initially poured, the bubbles really came out in force. Be careful here.
A - Pours purple/red/pink, off-white fizzy champagne-esk bubbles, and some good lacing along the sides of the glass. The head eventually settles down to a thin cap on top with a few bubbles along the side of the glass here and there. Blabaer-looking, but purple and pink instead of blue.
S - Sour grapes, funky barnyard, lactic acetic, grapefruit. I really liked where this was heading, but thought some more time in the bottle would do it some good.
T - Sour, tart, lemons, funk, grapes, barrel. Really funky and tart, wow! This one doesn’t play much here...hints of an Isabelle-like funk.
M - Light, dry, crisp, champagne-esk.
D - I finished my sample easily and probably could have consumed the entire bottle myself if I wasn’t splitting this one four ways. I really enjoyed it and glad I have more!