popery (1433) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer is an oddly bright coppery orange. There’s a reddish, pinkish hue to it, particularly evident on the small head. It seems to be rather clear, which I didn’t expect. The aroma has a very nice sour quality. Cranberry is just a bit much, and a tiny touch of cough syrup comes out from the sweetness of the fruit. Otherwise, the beer has a very nice funky, fruity sour aroma. Very mild malt note. Light oak. The taste does not live up to the aroma for me. It’s sharply acidic. There’s also too much sweetness and more of that fruit cough syrup flavoring to it. It just has a funny sweet and sour character that I don’t particularly like. It tastes like someone put a funny fruit syrup in a strongly acidic but decent sour. The sharp bite and lingering sweetness drown out the initial bright fruit and funk/oak complexity. Mouthfeel is a bit sticky with a sharp vinegar acidity in the back of the throat. Just doesn’t work for me.
HughConway (804) - Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours clear pink, thin white head. Aroma is sour with some cranberry, taste is crisp clear sour. Perhaps some cranberry? Hard to separate from the standard sour, but tasty all the same.
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"well, that was different. almost as good as Sam Adams Cranberry Lambic. Ha-made ya look! this one was actually a treat. i didn’t really know what to expect here. poured a prinkish-ruby color with a small fluffy head. aroma is wild...cranberries, tons of wood, really funky and musty. feel is nice, heavily carbonated but a soft palate on the swallow. flavor is tart and sweet, soft yet assertive...more wood, sweet tart like cranberries, almost a vanilla-like overtone to it. a really really interesting beer. not an everyday drinker, but i definitely liked it.thanks again, pfoxyjohn!"
jeremyh70 (742) - Missouri, USA - OCT 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear red tinged golden with a nice off white head of foam with fine bubbles, that settles to a film and leaves great lacing. Aroma of cranberries, wood and some tartness. Taste has some sweetness mixed with some cider vinegar sourness. Flavors of cranberries, grape skins, wood and hint of vanilla. The sweetness fades and the sourness and wood linger into the aftertaste and finish. Mouthfeel is semi creamy with a medium/full body and effervescent carbonation. Very well blended and balanced flavors.
tmoreau (2470) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared 12 oz. bottles poured to snifters, showing a fairly clear, ruby color, with a frothy layer of white head foam that diminished rather quickly to a light film & thin ring, and light spots of lacing. The aroma was expressively cran-tart and funky, as the oak & yeast combined to create what I can only respectfully describe as a peat, pasture, and piss nose. Light to medium bodied, the cranberry/cherry-like sweetness was nearly cloying, if not for the pronounced tartness, and lively carbonation. Still got my attention, in a flavorful way.
kraddel (3466) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2014
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
At BBF 2014
Pours clear amber , small white head .
Smell is plasticinne , taste is likewise . Plastic . Feels unhealthy
Dfonorow (1512) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour is hazy red/yellow with a very small white head. Aroma and flavor of cranberries, cheese, sourdough, oak, sour mix, and sugar. Finish is dry with tart cranberries and slight sourdough.
JBPortland (842) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle shared thanks to Lukaduke! Pours clear punkish orange with 2 finger head. Nose has nice musty wet oak funk and some tart crisp cranberry spritzer, pink lemonade. Taste is pretty simple, light bodied cranberry tart juice, light funk on palate, some touches of dry oaky sweet vanilla in the finish and ripe moderately tart cranberry juice linger.
charule (1156) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Dfonorow. Poured pink orange with min head. Aroma of sweet sour acid cranberries in there. Med light carb med bod. Blunt sour taste with sweet cranberry, lil tart.
markducommun (224) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden-red, quite clear with a light tan head. Funky sour, berry notes. Light honey sweetness. Initially quite sour, but quickly followed by a fairly cloying sweetness. Less well balanced than some of his other fruit beers, but still very obviously in the tradition of a lambic. Medium body, quite effervescent. Pretty serious amounts of carbonation and acidity. Longish finish, never really dries out at all. Overall, quite enjoyable.