brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The pour is a dark blood red with a thing ring of off-white foam along the outside of the glass.
S: A definite cherry aroma to this one, reminiscent of the Belgian Red, but not quite as sugary. A fair amount of oak--the musty, damp kind.
T: A rich cherry flavor that provides a nice sweetness. The oak is really powerful and is almost like chewing on a piece of wood. A mild vanilla note and a bit of a smokiness.
M: The body is medium with a high level of carbonation that leaves a mild dryness.
D: This was a lot easier to drink than the Belgian Red. Not so overwhelmingly sweet and much more complex.
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Papsř’s - Thanks. Clear amber - white head. Coconut, american oak, fruity,light sourish, red berries, coconut, acid, light solvents, cherry notes, lacto notes, dryness, apples, caramel notes.
jtclockwork (14964) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Rando7. Pours a mahogany color with thin white head. Nose is baked apple and cherry. Taste is cinnamon, nutmeg, smoked apple and cherry. My only gripe is that the nose and taste is a bit muted and left me wanting more of a good thing.
mcberko (14411) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle, sent from FullObs (thanks a lot, Brett), pours an opaque rusted red colour with a small beige head. Nose is quite acidic and vinegary, with a fair amount of sour fruitiness. There is some oak and vanilla buried further underneath. Flavour reveals a finer balance between sweer and sour than I expected based on the nose, with oak barrels, vanilla, slightly soured fruits, sweet fruits as well (cherries especially), and some light vinegary qualities. Fairly complex and highly drinkable for a sour. Very well-balanced - doesn’t try to knock your socks off with sourness, but instead goes for a restrained sourness balanced sufficiently with fruity sweetness. Not much of a sour, but a fairly enjoyable sweet and barely sour ale of some kind.
bhensonb (14094) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 7, 2010
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Guerde - thanks Andy! Pours dark ruddy copper/amber with a temporary whiteish head. Mild sour cherry aroma. Medium minus body with sharpish carbonation. Flavor is lightly sweet/lightly sour kriekish sort of sour brown ale. Some oaky smoke comes forth. Finishes smoothly kriekey - but less than super sour.
Ratman197 (13284) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Doodler poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of apple, cherry, wood, carmel and light spice. Palate was cherry, apple, cinnamon, wood and carmel with a crisp dry lightly tart spicedfinish.
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle courtesy of CaptainCougar. Clear red-brown body with small beige head. Taste is moderately sweet, sour cherry, light wood. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, some wood, light sour. Krieky. Light-medium body, light stickiness.
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear deep amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of oak, coconut, vanilla, almonds, berries, and brown sugar. Flavor of brown sugar, vanilla, brett, yogurt, and cherries.
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle @Jimmack Invitational thanks dand645–pours a tan head that laces and copper color. Aroma is tart, yeast, nut, medium malt. Taste is medium fruity-cherry/peach, tart, yeast, nut, medium malt, slight spice.
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle received from Ratman. Pours hazy brown with a small, fizzy and rocky white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toast), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of vanilla, lightly charred oak, cherry, fig, and brown sugar. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toast), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of cherry, fig, port, oak, smoke, brown sugar, and vanilla. Full body, low warmth and creaminess, medium carbonation with a dry finish.