DesertDevil (326) - Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Flanny’s in a tulip. Pours an occluded dark mahogany with a brief, one-finger, white head. Nice understated nose of sour cherries, damp leather, light lactic acid, and musty oak barrels. Very tart taste to start with prickly funkiness, a bit of soured red wine, earthy oak tannins, and some dark cherries and green apples. Some sweetness creeps in late to help temper the sourness before it pops up again at the finish. A solid Flanders-style sour.
wchesser (893) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013 in 2013. Reddish brown, thick fast fading head. Cranberry and red wine nose, touch of funk. Taste follows, but drinks very smooth. Super food friendly, nice acid. Mouthwatering pucker. Whole greater than the sum of it’s parts. See why this is a standard bearer for sours. Wish New Belgium didn’t gouge for this stuff in CO. Ain’t right.
BrettTaylor (258) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bottle. Pours a rich brown color. Aromas of sour cherry and cranberry, sweet caramel, and hints of wood underneath. Tastes tart with a bit of sweetness in the middle and then a really nice tart finish. Tartness is cranberry, sour cherry, and a hint of green apple. Finish is quite nice and long-lasting and encourages you to take another drink. For a sour beer lover, this is an excellent sample with a very reasonable price.
BelgianBeerGal (2869) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Capped 2011 bottle. Really interesting. It starts with a tart, sour punch and then I swear it finishes slightly sweet like meaty cherries. I also like how it doesn’t get very acidic, even as it warms. Well done and true to style. I like how it has stayed good even with it being produced in larger quantities these days compared to the old C&C vintages.
kevinator (558) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have come to appreciate the style more and this is well done. Sourness comes up in the aroma with some fruit. The color is dark golden with a white head. Puckering mouthfeel that covers everything. Decent carbonation. Sour is the predominant flavor here with some wood and fruits. No hops detected. Not a go-to for me but good all the same.
merc7186 (1474) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: Brownish/Red Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head, Some Lacing
S: Apple Cider Vinegar, Oakey, Sour Mash
T: Sour Cherries, Apricots, Sour Mash
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Sour
Overall, pretty solid brown sour ale, astringent but not over bearing.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer arrived a dark amber color. The head was a quarter inch in height, and receded slowly into a ring of lacing which left some foam sticking to the sides of the glass. The aroma is tart, sour, acidic, with moderate yeast barnyard notes, hints of plum, and fainter hints of wood. The taste is of more tartness, more sourness, with hints of malt, hints of barnyard, and a great pucker factor. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with fine carbonation, and a silky texture. Overall, this is a great beer...a nearly perfect beer. I would love to drink this regularly, and really wish it was more widely available.
Experiment_Ale (376) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at New Belgium. Pours dark rose red almost brown. Aroma I start cherry sour nice. Taste is tart dry burst of flavor, red wine, vinegar, plumb.
gmellison (250) - Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at new belgium. Pours a dark brownish red. Aroma is fruity and tart. Taste is sour, spicy, hoppy. Really delicious.
SpongeRuiner (424) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Solid beer here. Really nice tartness. A little pricey for the bottle though. Definitely would have again.