beastiefan2k (2440) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2013 12oz bottle shared by Brandon, thank you very much really wanted to try this. Pours an oily red and orange color and a small white lace. Aroma is a crazy mix of cool berries and faintest acetic and nice lactic notes. It’s like a weird cranberry and crazyberry (made that up - akin to cran and gose berry mix). There is a sweet and sweaty musky character. Flavor is earthy dirt berry with milky lactic touches. Kind of the oily feel to the beer. Finishes with a long tart and dry with a bit of sourness.
notalush (4872) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light red pour with a slight haze and a compact white lace - nose is equal parts sweet and sour - a lot of nice touches from the oak - vanillins, light tannins, touches of coconut - sweet notes of pie cherries and more acidic notes of apple - light acetic character - the nose is pretty dang awesome - the flavor is more sour than sweet, but has enough malt sweetness to balance moderate acetic and very mild lactic notes - sour apple, semi-tart cherry, light vinegar - mild vanilla and plumy sweetness late before a dry, oaky finish with lingering acidity and a very mild funkiness - closer to a Flanders Red than an Oud Bruin (was hoping for a bruin, but oh well) - a tasty, balanced, and approachable sour - and at nine and change for a four pack, this is a serious deal for a sour ale - I only bought one four pack, but I will have to snag some more before leaving Wisconsin.
cbfobes (2295) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a clear light brown with a little bit of red mixed in in the light with a bubbly off white head, the aroma is pretty impressive, has a nice touch of sour raspberry mixed in with some apple, caramel and vanilla, the oak has a nice sweet touch to it on the nose as well, really nicely done, the flavor has a good amount of sour green apple with a touch of vinegar in the finish, not overly sour by any means but it packs a nice subtle punch that makes a point, the oak really shows in the finish too with a little bit of a vanilla sweetness, I really dug this, looking forward to see how this one changes down the road.
sherm1016 (1152) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle from Downer Wine and Spirits. Pours a clear, reddish-brown color with a thin, off-white head. Aroma is fruity, cherry, raspberry, oak, vanilla. Medium on the palate with lively carbonation. Flavor is sweet and lightly sour, tart, sour cherry, oak, a little nutty, with a light sour finish. Certainly sweeter than other sour ales out there, but really approachable, and very tasty.
arkurzynski (1526) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A nice garnet-hued brown pour with fluffy off-white head. Nose is tart green apple, mild strawberry/raspberry, light funk, and oak. Very inviting. Flavor is a moderate tart sourness that builds slightly with more of the tart green apple, faint raspberry, and some red wine vinegar notes. Light toasted/roasted malt towards the finish. Some dry oak and sour residual. This one is nice!