brokensail (13674) - Orange County, 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.
Theydon_Bois (12906) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle kindly shared by Nathan, the Brigadier at the Martin T tasting, CBC, 06/06/13.
Very lightly hazed amber with a thin off white head.
Nose is caramel, lightly soured fruits, oaky woody notes, vanilla.
Taste comprises tangy fruits, oeange, light sourness, woody notes, grapes.
Medium bodied with fine carbonation, dry in the finish with a little gentle pucker.
bhensonb (12596) - 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.
argo0 (12346) - 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 (12314) - 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 (11587) - 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.
Ratman197 (11376) - 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.
jtclockwork (11058) - , 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.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Date: October 07, 2012
Source: Tasting, First Sunday
Appearance: light cloudy amber, frothy off white head
Aroma: tart fruity aroma
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor backed by an intense sourness, light earthyness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Score: *** /4
BeerandBlues2 (10836) - San Diego, 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.