jrob21 (3453) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 29, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2015. Pretty solid. Complex and tart. Cherry oak and good sourness. Medium on the sour. Almost like a Flemish red. Pleasantly surprised.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at brewgrass 2009. i came back to this one at multiple points throughout the day.... poured medium transparent reddish amber brown with a thin white head....a little oak and tart cherry in the aroma....flavors maintained a good balance of soft oak, not too sour cherries, and a nice caramel/toffee undertone. not too sweet and too sour.
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber mostly unclear with a beige head head. Aroma brings a sweet tart characteristic of American sours with a bit of wheat as well. Flavors bring sweeter tart than usual, maybe it has died a bit after a few years in the cellar.
Gription79 (2838) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber thanks to Doug.
A: vinegar, acidic, toffee
T: toffee, berries, acidic
It was a little out of balance towards the tart/acidic side. Overall a good beer, I would drink it again.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2011 Dark amber pour with a thin beige head and spotty lace. Aroma is lactic, light vinegar and acetone. Oaky tannins with subtle hints of aceto-bacter. Slightly harsh finish similar to the likes of acetone. Awesome
Earlier Rating: 2/8/2010 Total Score: 3.9
Maroon body with light carbonation. Aroma is cherry skin, balsamic vinegar and oak. Flavor is much of the same. I really enjoyed this brew, hopefully one day it will find its way into bottles. Not super sour but more then tart
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at World Beer Festival in Durham. Surprisingly bold style from this brewery. Pours hazy peachy red/pink with thin white head. Has some distinct lacto notes as well as strawberry and cherry. A little yogurty. Not overly sour. Tasty, though.
zizzybalubba (1811) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at WBF in Raleigh. Pours light brown with a very short head. Faint tart berry and sour aromas. The flavor is much more prominent: big sour fruit, vinegar, and funk. A very nice, and unexpected, good beer from Natty Greenes.
MeadMe (1610) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to the NC boys for letting me try this one at pre-sex.
A: Pours an amber like shade of brown with a small off white head.
S: Nice light sour aromas. Tart cherry, vinegar, oak, and a dash of crushed sweet tarts.
T: Lightly sour. Tart cherries, lemon zest, and mild vinegar. The oak is there in a mild sort of way as well. Nothing to bold here, nice light flavors that tend to meld really well.
M: On the lighter side of medium, nice light carbonation to carry the flavors.
D: One I would love to try again. Great little beer from a brewery I had never even heard of.
italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Andrew at the Foothills Sexual Chocolate pre-release party. Pours a light burgundy. Nice flanders style representation. A bit heavier on caramel malt than other flanders reds that gives the body a little sticky sweetness. Moderate balsamic notes. Moderately acidic. All in all, a solid sour that would be the type I’d use to introduce someone to the style.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle #104 of 240. Bottled in September ’12. 22oz bottle split and shared with a friend on NYE. His first ’Sour’ so he was quite excited. Poured my allotment into a small tulip glass.
This beer pours a cloudy ruby-tinted amber. A large billowy white head rests atop. Pretty lace sticks to the glass edge. Aroma is tart and funky. Wet wood, hay, sour fruits, just the slightest of vinegar burn. All wrapped up together, this is one potent little concoction.
A nice velvety feel greets me, with moderate carbonation. A bit syrupy at times, but overall this has got a nice feel to it. This beer starts out with a mildly-puckering tartness, and as I sip, the tartness stays, but there’s also a subtle sweet character that joins forces making this a real treat! Flavors of pickle juice, vinegar, tart cherries, mild cranberry, all wrapped up in a woodsy oak-like flavor. I was really impressed with this one.
My two favorite NG beers to date have been their ’sour’ beers, this one, and their Oak-Aged Farmhouse back in ’09. Now I need to get my hands on some of the 230th Anniv. Sour! Who wants to hook me up?
Earlier Rating: 4/27/2012 Total Score: 4.4
Originally reviewed: 11/15/09. Had this on tap for it’s final release at Stick & Stones in Greensboro. Came out a ruddy copper color with just a ring of foam around the edge on top. No lace present. Smells of fresh apples, some light barn funk, yeast, wisps of booze, cherries. Wow. The scent is wonderful on this beer.
The mouth is bit on the light side. Some light carbonation present on the tongue. This is fairly slick going down. The oak presence smooths this one just right. Tart apples right off the bat on this beer. Nothing puckering, just a light sour beer that is very pleasant. Mild sweetness on the finish of cherry cobbler. Hop bitteress is low. I could drink these all night. Too bad this was the final night of this beer. Here’s hoping they bring it back one day.