mcberko (10049) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle, sent from mista (thanks a lot, Geoff), pours a dirty, opaque dark brown with an amber tinge and a small white head. Nose brings out all sorts of tart dark fruits, oak, and a caramel sweetness poking through. Flavour is a balance between sweet and sour if there ever was one, starting with the tart dark fruits, transitioning to caramel malts, and finishing off quite balanced. The oak quality rounds everything off. Unusual sour - usually these sweet & sour beers are really off-putting, but this is quite complex. Very good beer.
_angst_ (3721) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle received in trade. Thank you stawn! Pours very hazy reddish golden with a rather small frothy beige head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet, sour and fruity with dark bread, wild strawberries, heavy blackberries, frozen strawberries, moist hay, lemon juice, blackberry balsamic vinegar, lemon zest, black currants, leather, blackberry yoghurt and hints of barnyard. Taste is tiny sweet, sour and heavy fruity with sweet dark bread, red wine vinegar, heavy blackberries, heavy black raspberries, hay, black currants, leather, lemon juice, moist hay, moist wood, frozen strawberries, blackberry/raspberry unsweetened yoghurt, barnyard, lemon zest, orange zest, black currants and hints of wild strawberries. Mouthfeel is slightly dry, tart and medium bodied. Finish is sour and fruity with dark bread, heavy blackberries, blackberry balsamic vinegar, moist hay, black currants, lemon juice, dark grapes, moist wood, frozen strawberries, orange zest, cobwebs and barnyard. Wow! I can see no mention of fruits or berries in this beer but this is one of the best blackberry sours I’ve ever tried. Will get the chance to try R & D Sour Fruit tomorrow. I can’t wait!
rlgk (14691) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Foeder Teaser Tasting. Somewhat hazy golden/orange beer with a small offwhite head. Sourish woody aroma, plums, raisins, funky, vanilla, sour, wild strawberries, vinous, caramel, funky, citrus, some lemongrass. Sourish wild strawberries flavor, grassy, vinous, funky, sweetish, floral, blackberries, caramel notes. Sourish strawberry finish with black currant and caramel, leather and citrus. Good beer.
Inbreak (3130) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12.05.2014, 0,35l bottle @ home, courtesy of RobertDale:
Nice slightly fizzy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich sour-ish fruity, caramel malts, oak, overripe red berries, grass, soda powder, sour apples, mild vinegar, butterscotch. Taste is sour-ish fruity, sorrel, raw rhubarb, unripe berries, sour apples, oak, mild vinegar, grass, soda powder, red berries. Medium bitterness, nice dry acidic mouthfeel. Very nice.
jandd1983 (3234) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at DLD 2014. It poured a dark red color with a white head. The aroma was of wood, caramel, hints of toffee, slight green apple, funk and some oak. The taste was of caramel, oak, slight earth, hints of lemon, bread, slight lactic, finishing fairly balanced, with some bitter, sweet and sour notes. Good.
markducommun (487) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy, lighter red-brown, small tan head. Sour berry, vanilla, honey, oak. Quite sour, some bitterness, almost no sweetness or maltiness. Very acidic, effervescent, fairly high carbonation, medium body, some oiliness. Long dry finish. Excellent beer, ranks up with some of the best American wild ales.
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Lonick (792) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ The Lets do a Chris O tasting. Pours copper with a thin tan head. Big sour lemon nose that really invites you in. Unfortunately the sourness dissipates quite quickly in the mouth and you are just left with a medicinal taste.
78samh (231) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle poured a clear reddish brown. Aroma is sour cherries and Apple cider vinegar. Taste is very tart up front, then acidic sour Apple. This has a clean finish. Makes my mouth water. So tasty!
peteinSD (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Tim - thanks! Murky brown pour with no head. Sharp tart and darekr fruit with green apple and sour in the aroma. Taste is not as tart as the aroma suggests but has some bite with a nice balancing fruit sweetness. Clean mouthfeel. I like it!
EdKing (2201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle care of Steasy66 (Ryan). Colour is a light reddish amber chestnut brown, white head. Nose is a lot of horse blanket, umeboshi sour Japanese plums, autumn leaves, tart sour yeast, slight caramel malt, balsamic vinegar, brown malt vinegar. Taste is tart sour, umeboshi sour Japanese plums, balsamic vinegar, lots of horse blanket funkiness. I hear from some people that American sours lack funkiness, but not this one. It’s a really rustic full flavoured brown sour, with malt vinegar notes. At first it’s not an easy beer to drink, but really grows on the palate.