bwa5879 (850) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown mahogany pour with a thin corona of khaki head. Aroma is milky, carmel, cherry, funk, unfortunately light. Carbonation soft, mouthfeel potently tart, dry finish. Pert sour fruit sour and chardonnay taste, green apples, salt/vinegar, bit of cherry and wood. Bitter finish flavor somewhat reminiscent of whiskey.
djd07 (7244) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Flying Saucer. Pours a dark ruby brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is apple skin, wood, vinegar. Thin mouth, tart apple, light booze, cherry, vanilla, wood, very nice.
Travlr (18698) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Hazy deep amber color, fluffy white head. Aroma of tart apple skins, vanilla, light brandy. Taste has tart apple, tannins, butterscotch. Very tasty.
GenDV138 (4605) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Clear dark brownish with beige head. Aromas of vinegar, whiskey, light apples and caramel. Tastes of tart dark fruit, vinegar, apples, light whiskey. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
bubbleflubber (2114) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the 1st annual Asheville Rare & Wild Beer Tasting 2013, this pours an amber-mahogany that has a minimal head, leaving light lace. The nose is sour and shows some funky active cultures present... yummy! Active fruits on the tongue, sour cherries, Granny Smith apples and mixing sours culminate in a sour cherry finish. Active on the palate, but smooth as the day is long, the contrasts in the mouth are delightful and delicious. So nice to have been offered such a rare treat.
daknole (10740) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Euclid Hall at GABF. Pours a cloudy brown, small head. I get the apple brandy right up front followed by the familiar aroma of the barrel aged sours of NB beers that we all love! Flavor is sour, vinegar, sweetness from the barrels. Damn fun and damn fine beer!
markwise (5013) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at Euclid Hall for Gabf. Pours a dark brown with a thin white head. Nose is a wicked blend of apple spirits, vinegar, malt, and wood. Flavor follows the nose: more spirits in the nose than mouth, but all in all a fantastic beer for 7%. Outstanding sour!