snownirvana (70) - - MAY 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From bottle into Rodenbach sour glass. A: very sour, rotten raspberries, and high citrus levels. App: very dark amber with 3 finger tan head. T: very sour on the front of lime juice, milder citrus in the middle, ample sour lime citrus in the back. P: crisp bubbles, very smooth. Aftertaste of solid lime juice. First New Belgium beer I have had that is truly the style of the old world.
petergaynor (114) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
10oz on draft, pours dark brown with a hint of red, small amount of haziness. On the nose grape and stonefruit with a hint of sour. Mouth is some caramel malt, mouth puckeringly sour, zingy citrus in the tail. Great beer
Barnoloid (269) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very well made sour from New Belgium. The nose here is massively enticing - puckers your nose before your tongue. Tart cherry and macerated cherries come through here with a great balance on the acidity. Big fan of this one.
tillmac62 (261) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
BOD 2014. Beautiful clear dark ruby pour. Held to light, it is a deep garnet. Good head volume and retention for the style. Lacing is quite good. The outstanding complex nose is light sweet red fruit - raspberries and cherries - with hints of apples and peaches, over a slightly tart and sour background. Light medium bodied with a surprisingly creamy texture given it’s carbonation. Well carbonated with explosive effervescence throughout. The flavor profile is simply World Class ( very intense amazingly complex and masterfully balanced ). It begins with an assault of the flavors of the nose. Tart fruits, with a slight sour note, slowly allow separation into their components (raspberry, cherry, tart apple) as the tart and sour mild puckering effect sets in. The middle is where the masterful balance and complexity become evident as every flavor just ebbs and flows like a tidal action. The finish is a slightly sweet flavor fade into a tart dry pucker that has crisp elements and hints of vinegar. A 12 oz. format would be ideal, as a bomber is a bit much for such a tart ale.
fattybladdy (620) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark reddish brown appearance, nice sour malt aroma. Intensely sour taste with apple and red fruit, very good.
bpreo (1782) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I was lucky enough to get a oz. sample of this very fine Sour ale last night.
VsXsV (2455) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Almost clear deep brown liquid with ruby hue and small to medium off-white head. Aroma of light vinegar, cherries, light strawberries, lemon, apple skin and light dried fruit. Taste is dry and medium sour with notes of lemon, red berries, light wood and light vinegar. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Pretty nice.
thomashall (162) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013 bomber from my brother. Pours dark brown with minimal head. Strong tart apple and cherry smell with some lacto. Taste the same with nice slight pucker finish. Really delicious!
Theydon_Bois (9971) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Green Dragon, PDX, 11/11/14.
Rich burgundy to chestnut brown with a decent beige covering.
Nose is tarte cherries, musty, dank semi rotting woody notes, earthy, light fruit balsam tunes.
Taste comprises rich oak, tarte red grape, dank, musty tones, funk, tangy and bitter red berry notes, apple core, farmyard.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, red berry rinse and semi puckerings at the close.
Maxbier (402) - Maryland, USA - NOV 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy brown thin tan head. Aroma is woody, sour, grapes. Taste starts sour then is effervescent and like a barrel age wine. Tart finish. Nicely done.
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Cirrhosis (1224) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014 edition. Reddish brown with a thin bubbly head. So very sour smelling. Lemon, wood, mild funk, and purple grape really shows up in the aroma. Taste is the same but better. Really dig the grape. So very suck your face in sour....... Tart is an under statement. Pretty simple taste. Cherry?? The oak is very noticeable. like this for the style........... why do I like this style now? Why?