ccex (1100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
25 oz. bottle pours a clear dark reddish brown with a small off-white head that doesn’t leave much lacing. Aroma is full of cherries and cranberries, with some apple and perhaps a bit of wood. Taste is much sweeter than I feared it would be, since the brewery called this a sour ale. It’s more like a cranberry/cherry cider: crisp and sweet. Body is light to medium and a little viscous, but with lively carbonation. This one did not disappoint at all.
Cjmccahill (43) - Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, reddish brown. Thin bubbly head. Very crisp, almost like a cider, but cherry and cranberry come through nicely. Good carbonation, excellent for dessert. Very good.
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lusikka (7595) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Cheers veliemboys. Pours a dark amber colour with a small head. Quite heavy viscosity. Aroma of very sweet apple pie notes, tart berries and wood. Flavour of heavy apple sweetness, cherries, wooden tartness, bread and cranberry juice. Medium bodied. Nice, lingering, tart, apple finish. Sweet and very enjoyable. It’s like a tart apple jam. But beer!
tiong (5225) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle, thanks Sami!
Pours reddish brown with a large foamy head. Aroma of tartish fruits, berries, cherries, juicy notes, oak and hints of sourness. Taste is smooth, sweet, slightly tartish and juicy with loads of berries and cherries. Finish is sweet, silghtly sticky and a bit tartish with loads of juicy berries and cherries. Surprisingly close to European sweet soda-like "lambics". A bit disappointing. Way too sweet and not sour or tart enough.
laiti (7704) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle @ olio
Aroma has berry juice, hay, some cranberries and mild tartness. Flavour has cranberries, tartness, sweet cherries, some acidic tones and sweet berry juice tones. Balanced and drinkability is ok but how this differs from some Belgian fruit juice ’lambics’? Totally overrated, I’d say. And even the drinkability suffers after some sips due to sweetness.
DSG (8665) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[2/28/15] Bottle sample at De Garde Brewing in Tillamook. Release and bottle share event. Orange-red. Big jammy fruity aroma. Sweet and slightly tart.
asceticbrewer (69) - Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2015
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bomber, (Thanks Tom) to tulip. Pours almost the same color as cranberry juice, with a thin khaki colored head. Smells like fresh apple, cherry, leather, and a fruity tartness. Taste is tart, sweet, and is simultaneously reminiscent of apple juice, cranberry juice, and tart cherries. The ’wild fermentation’ blends perfectly with the tartness of the cherries and the fresh fruityness of the apples and cranberries.
olio (8067) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle @ Timo A.
Pours clear rose hip red color with a large head. Loooots and lots of berries on the nose, rose hip, herbal notes, wood, mild herbs and faint cherries. Cherries on the flavor, mild raspberry, cranberries, rose hip, faint citric notes. Maybe a tad too sweet flavor but otherwise quite nice and rich fruity brew.
rosenbergh (8865) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. From the brewery.
Dark red colour with a tiny pinkish head.
All the berries I can image in the aroma. The flavour is sweet berries, lots of berries, berry jam and sugary sweetness. Great. Super jammy and sweet!
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Broncowaldon (123) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 12, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Had to rate this 100 th brew...my fav beer so far. Big balance of all kinds of fruits in aroma. Flavor is wonderful cranberries. Mouthfeel is pretty rich considering fruit can dry things out a bunch. Lively carbonation. Made you feel you were loving it in the bogs. And get this only 11.99 for 75cl bottle...