BeerandBlues2 (8456) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear ruby with a medium, fizzy off-white head, medium retention with spare lacing. Aroma is cherry, raspberry, barnyard, nutty, phenolic, and grassy hops. Flavor is phenolic, bandaids and medicinal, dark fruits, toast and cookie malt, lactic sourness and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
Black grapes turn to cranberries, as flowers dissolve into pepper in this complex but somewhat aqueous Sour Ale.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-There is no head atop the cloudy pale red.
-The flavor profile is quite delicate, which was surprising (increasing drinkability).
-The big, prickly bubbles and wooden dryness combine for an elegant mouthfeel.
-There were some strange lacto whiffs at the beginning (almost butyric), but they were quickly forgotten.
jimhilt (2340) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a one finger white head that vanishes immediately and leaves no lace. Brown/red murky color. Fizzy carbonation and medium bodied. Sour grape nose and flavor is sour grape with hints of sweetness, almost a wine. Can we call this a beer if there is no yeast in it?? There are numerous sour ales that are far cheaper, not worth trying at $19.99 for a 375ml bottle from Julio’s Liquors Marlboro, MA. Brewed 2010.
floydian1 (799) - FNQ, Australia, - NOV 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Heavy-based 37.5cl bottle (2012 vintage). Pours murky reddish-brown with champagne-white head that dissipates quickly to nothing. Aroma is vinous with red grapes, vinegar, oak and perhaps a hint of cherries. Palate is flat and vinous with sour flavours and and a tart dry finish. Quite light bodied for the ABV.
mcberko (4810) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle, pours a dark amber / mahogany with a tiny ring of off-white head. Nose brings out lots of grapes, oak barrels, and wild notes. Flavour brings out loads of dry red wine barrels, lots of dry red grape skins, and a touch of wood. Very dry and vinous, with a flat carbonation. Extremely complex, but could use a higher carbonation. Quite complex, leaving a dry, vinous finish. Great stuff.
Idiosynkrasie (2745) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle (vintage 2011). Cloudy dark copper colour with very small, big bubbly, instantaneously collapsing and fading, ochre head. Malty and fruity aroma, notes of grapes, a touch of nutmeg, hints of oak. Taste is minimally to moderately tart, dry, fruity, notes of grapes, fruit parings, a touch of nutmeg, oak, vinous overall; flat carbonation.
Hansen (5976) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red coloured and almost clear. Has a pink head, diminishing. Acidic, sulfur aroma, some faint fruity notes too. Acidic flavor, more faint fruity notes, light astringent.
fiammanghilla (337) - Genova, ITALY - SEP 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottiglia 37,5cl, comprata da Eataly e bevuta al lavoro.
Rosso torbido senza schiuma.
Zero carbonazione, acida, vinosa, complessa eppure bevibile.
Zita (4008) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
light sour fruit aroma,red, hazy, off white foam, light sweetness, medium sourness, light body, nice harmonic sour finish.
HenrikSoegaard (9750) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Frothy whit fair mostly deminishing head. Red colour. Light malty and powerfull sour (herbal) aroma. Moderate bitter wonderfull sour flavor. Long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.
NBird (241) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 btl. Dark brown red colour, small head.smells.. Young red grapes, slight cherry / red grape sour tones, just a little sour aroma. Tastes..young red grapes, some sour/tart cherry-ish tones, definite woody oak notes. Really special early spent Italiano sour