kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Name: American Sour Ale
Date: September 01, 2012
Source: The Thirsty Monk, Asheville
Appearance: opaque rusty brown, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: huge tart lactic aroma, sour cherries, hint of caramel, lots of oak with a tantic edge
Flavor: rich malt flavor, caramel sweetness balanced by the big cherry tartness, plenty of oak adds depth
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 17/20
Score: ***+ /4
Earlier Rating: 4/24/2010 Total Score: 3.1
Name: Oak Aged Flanders aka Grand Cru
Date: April 17, 2010
Source: Brewfest, Hickory Hops
Appearance: hazy orange, frothy beige head
Aroma: big tart aroma, touch of fruity sweetness to balance the fruity tartness, light oak
Flavor: huge sour flavor, enough lactic to make your eyes water, light malty sweetness, just a touch of oak
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
madsberg (10787) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Dense light brown head. Aroma: sourness, brett, leather, berries. Flavour: sourness, berries, earth, oak, wood. quite full bodied. Ends smothly sour and full of berries. Delicious.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. Hazy amber colour. Fruity sour woody yeasty aroma. Flavour is sour and woody with fruit and caramel. Vinegar noticed. Quite pleasant indeed.
hopdog (9854) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a mahogany color with an off white head. Earthy, funky, wood, caramel, and a bit acetic.
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 750ml (bottle nr #7) @ TFODRBSG12
Pours clear brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of vinegar, sour, tart, oak and barnyard. Taste is light to medium sweet and medium to heavy sour with a long dry sour finish. Body is full, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
Sour cherries, barnyard and red vinegar coincide in this dry and tart creation.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the cloudy red.
-Carbonation feels natural, which helps the flavor profile greatly.
-The acetic finish may be a tad too much for some, but I like it.
-The mouthfeel is soft, which helps drinkability greatly.
DuffMan (7999) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, from b3shine (thanks Beau!), shared at RBAG 2014. Medium amber brown, spare off white head. Kriekish, unripened cherries, strong lactic sourness (very "American" in this respect). Very tasty.
j12601 (7955) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this at Where The Wild Beers Are. Pours a hazed amber with a thin white head. Tart acid, soft wood on the nose. Bright acid, tart with a light amount of acid initially. Warm with some funky musk, and long acid into the finish. Very tasty.
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to GRG1313. Pours with a hazed brown body with a minimal tan head. Aromas are straight vinegar. Balsamic, red wine, red wine vinegar. Floral and all acetic acid. Flavors are floral, red wine, vinegar, very light funk. Acidic, acetic. Lively bubbles, dry with some lasting burn.
Ferris (7691) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Umame, sour funky cherry and light herbs. Clear copper with light head. Sour cherry, umame and a long cloying finish. Not great.