DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, acquired via trade with dresden (thanks Steve!), and shared with Ferris. Deep purple-red body capped by a bubbly pink head. Loaded with jammy sweet fruit character, cherries and apples stand out, with just a mild yeast presence. Despite the claim made on the label, I found this to not be sour at all. Maybe a little funky character, but this is a fruit-dominated sweet ale all the way. Nice character, but Iím glad I had someone to share it with, as I think it would have been too sweet to drink much more of.
decaturstevo (5613) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Copper pour with watery white head and lace. Aroma is dominated by sour apple and funk. Flavor is sweet apples, some funk, and light cherries. Medium bodied with good carbonation. very nice
Ericular (867) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet, tart, and woody. It pushes all three aspects for me, but never quite to excess. Almost cloying, complex aroma. I guess thatís the name of the game for fruit beers like this. Taste is nice, and at this point in my beer journey I canít see a fruit beer going much higher than this.
dfroms (477) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish cidery garnet. Aroma is tart apples, apple juice, jammy sour cherry, light caramel, fruit rollup, sweet tarts. Taste is apple fading into light cherries on the midpalate followed by jammy red fruits, cherry skins, and an almost Concord grape note. Sweetness balanced by tartness. Good carbonation. Having had their Belgian Red fairly recently, I think I prefer this. Excellent.
Ferris (8954) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Cherry and apple sweetness with a nice tart nose. Clear light copper with a decent white head. Tart cherry with a tannic apple. Tart and sweet, well balanced.
bp (838) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: pours a light reddish color with a thin white head, aroma of apple juice, taste reminds me of a cider, not a beer I can drink with regularity
slowrunner77 (7873) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
"No surprises here - wonderful as a breakfast beer. Slightly tart and slightly sweet. Great bright full flavored feel. Maaaaaybe a hint more apple than cherry and cranberry but pretty well balanced. Love the aroma and flavor. Not very wild or sour, just a beautifully tart fruit beer!"
shoulderbroken (3061) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Fruit, green apples, gooseberry, jam, light funk. Taste is great again, apples, red fruit, berries, little bit sweet, brown sugar. Little sour bite. Yum.
DrewFace (960) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
huge fruity nose - apples and cherry mostly, some tartness. Murky amber xor with foamy tan head. Sweet, super fruity, apples, berry and cherry. Tart and lightly acidic.
teemoney (95) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle into fluted glass. Deep amber color with bubbly white head. Smells like apple cider and champagne. Tastes like apples and wine, with a tiny bit of malt evident, as well. Pretty sweet, not exceptionally tart. Feel is bubbly from the carbonation. Lighter body. Overall: pretty tasty. Barely resembles beer, much more like a cider, but without the dryness. A little tart, but not vinegary like a typical sour.