fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear brown pour with a 2 finger, creamy beige head that has great retention and leaves nice lacing. Aroma of toast, tart and dark fruits, vanilla, toasty and resinous woody notes, light earthy floral notes and very faint, smoky roast and nutty notes. Flavor is fruity and tart up front, lots of tart cherry, berry and tree fruit notes, some funkiness, some lactic and acetic acidity, interesting woody notes, toasted nuts and some ever so faint smokiness. Light body with a medium strength, spritzy, blanketing carbonation, juicy entry and still somewhat juicy, then dry finish with a pleasant acidic bite. Fantastic stuff, reminds me of Old English Porter, but fruitier and with less dark malt/smoke character. It could probably be a little more complex if the tart and funky notes had developed and overtaken a bit more, but it really strikes a great balance between bugs and brew ingredients.
tmoreau (3714) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 2012 12 oz. bottle poured to a snifter showing a clear amber color, with off white/light tan foam, and dots & dashes of lacing. The nose started with a light vegetal hint, then dried fruit, a little wine, oak, and caramel sweetness. Medium bodied, with tingling carbonation, the taste was similar notes and tartness, with a finishing dryness.
JaBier (6976) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 bottle at Muckfest VI. Pours clear amber to copper with no head. Aroma of malt, caramel and cider vinegar. Malty and caramelly flavor with tamarind character before a sour finish.
Boutip (5898) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a reddish color ale with a medium size off-white foamy head with OK retention and light lacing notes. Aroma of vinous notes with some oak and sour notes also perceptible. Taste is a nice mix between some vinous notes with some oak and tart notes. Some light residual sugar notes can also be detected. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Good sour that is closer to a Flander Red that a wild ale. A bit overrated in my opinion.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[ bottle ][ 6oz ][ @tasting ][ $ ? ][ snifter ][ 10.25.15 ]
hazy chestnut with thin cream head. Lightly vanilla cream nose, brown sugar hints amid some cherry acetic and sweet oatmeal. Thin metallic front palate, more sweetness alongside the cherry acetic mid, sticky empty oak finish, lightly oily and pretty thin, light tea-leaf in the watery end.
[ 10.25 Sour Red / Brown Tasting Rankings ]
01. Tired Hands Guillemot Nebula (b1)
02. Jolly Pumpkin Madrugada Obscura
03. F&M Manu Negru
04. Tired Hands Guillemot Vanilla
05. Sante Farmhouse Noir
06. New Glarus Thumbprint Sour Wild
07. OEC Malefactus Citrus
08. Anchorage Between the staves
09. Block 15 Belmont Station 15 Anniversary
10. Night Shift Funk’d Porter
11. Block 15 Enchantment
12. OEC Malefactus Wine
13. De Garde Lee Kriek
14. De Garde Vin Lee
15. De Garde Loak
Hainickigurl (3) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very tasty. Pretty sweet though. Almost so sweet it is over baring to the rest of it.
badgerben (4869) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Murky copper color with a medium head. Sour blackberry aroma. Kiwi. Sweet caramel, big malt flavor. Super fruit character. Dark stone fruit, cherry, kiwi. Very smooth, low carbonation, full body. Just glorious.
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, from a non-ratebeerian trade. Thanks Mary!
Poured into Trillium glass, drunk at home, 14th November 2015, Danko pre-baby born bash evening one.
Looks like dark cherries complimenting dark malts. Lacing diminishes. Lovely farmyard funk barnyard aroma, wood resin, sweet ripe cherries. Taste is cherries, soft malts, treacle, acid, funk, wood resin, sweet malts, puckering sourness. It’s aged nicely and is a great way to start a special event. - Note the microbes are a bit too prominent for me and I don’t like that as much.
drsandman (1055) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle thanks to the Duke. Pours a murky red brown, minimal/no head. Aroma is tart cherry, prune, champagne yeast, grape, berry, lacto. Flavor is light vinegar, cherry, fairly heavy sour. A beauty.
pushkinwow (2569) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dirty mahogany with a beige head that mostly fades. Slightly sour strawberries, grapefruit, wheat, tart cherries, slightly musky, apple skin, moderate carbonation and body, tart with a light funk, dries out on the palate as things finish up.
BiiruBierBeer (945) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smells like a sour. Medium carbonation with a semi-foamy mouthfeel. Taste is sour, green apple, and white grape. Short sour aftertaste.