Kevin (2155) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 30, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. pours reddish brown with a thin greyish head. tart aroma with toucheas of pear and cantoulope and brown sugar.taste is at first a tart chery laffy taffy candy with a mild enjoyable banana flavor. some cinnamon in the finish. odd banana and marshmallow note takes over in the finish. cherry and pear flavors keep it up with an emjoyable tart not quite sour flavor . mild hints of toffee pop up and really make this beer.
juiceisloose (1100) - Windermere, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle courtesy fantomas23. This one pours a mostly cloudy reddish amber color and topped by a smooth head of beige colored foam. The aroma isnít what I remember from the original version. Notes of sweet-tart cherries, apple cider, spices, and some sweet vanilla from the oak push through in the aroma. A otuch of lactic acidity creeps through as well. The flavor follows suit with the tart cherries and apples up front followed by plenty of spices that suggest at clove and anise. Some lactic yeast pushes through to add some tartness, but clean cereal grain malt and vanilla from the oak add sweetness to the fold. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and some residual sugars that linger in the finish. This version is a little sweet and on the spicy side for me. A little let down from the previous version. Maybe this one still some more time in the bottle.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 4, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to darklordlager for getting me this beer.
It pours an opaque amber/red color with a small head. The mouthfeel is creamy. Itís a thirstquenching beer with flavors of tart cherries, vanilla and a few other goodies that I canít quite place.
IMO, this is a very approachable beer thatís complex and very nicely crafted.
Hair6a11 (1426) - Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pours a Clear Amber, with a modest off whitish head. Aroma is distinctly cherry with an interesting hint of oak and caramel. Seems fairly carbonated, mouthfeel is light to medium.This brew is at first cherry with a butter like complexion, coupled with smoked oak, barley, and there is the vanilla, finally. Interesting brew -
garthicus (2798) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 12, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to HogTownHarry. Appearance: Ruby red, medium white head. Aroma: Lovely sour aroma, tangy, spicy, cloves, cinnamon, cherry. Delicious. Flavour: wow, cherry, pumpkin spices?, wood, cinnamon, lovely sourness, lots of sweetness, slightly tart, beautiful long sweet finish. Awesome.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Easy drinking beer. Its sister was one of my gateway sours. As far as a review goes what Turd said.....
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle shared with blankboy and garthicus courtesy of JCapriotti. Clear amber, average frothy white head. Smell - mmmmmmm - oak, cherry, mild sweet toasted caramel, just a hint of lemon, mild alcohol - a really simple and deeply appealing aroma. The taste ... so soft, so subtle - cherry, mild green oak - hell, everythingís mild and understated, but it just floats over you palate, leaving a whispery memory of lemon, cherry, caramel, oak and awesomeness. Soft, lightly acidic mouthfeel, mild carbonation, a fantastic tingly light aftertaste. Stunning stuff, so drinkable.
envane (568) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy reddish amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is oak and cherry. Taste is cherry and oak, with vinegar and lactic tartness. Oily texture.
craftbeerdesign (2249) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle thanks to Tharreld. Enigma pours a deep red / light brown with ruby highlights and a 1 finger off white head. The nose is full of sour cherries and oak. Medium smooth body with more cherry tartness, vanilla from the barrels, deep wood notes and a slight acidity. Sweet finish with a semi-dry back, more oak and cherry tartness. Overall Enigma is a very nice entry level sour beer that flirts between fruit beer and sour.... this is not really that sour and you donít pick up the typical lacto bacteria that is present in most sours. It is very enjoyable and drinkable. The use of the oak gives this beer such a solid foundation. Glad I got to have a bottle....
bu11zeye (12268) - 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.