portableparty (2279) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 bottle. Pours clear deep copper red hued and a very quick soapy head that fades to nothing. Aroma faint sweet vanilla and wood with sour fruit of apples and lemon. Taste is sour and tart like cherries some wood and leather. Palate is slick and acidic with a very drying finish. Easy drinking sour with good taste.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From notes. First reviewed 8/23/2011. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip. 2010 vintage. Thanks to bauermj for bringing this over.
The appearance is slightly hazy cherry brown color with a rocky off white head that fades quickly and leaves nothing on the glass.
Slightly tart and vinegary aroma. Tart cherries, oak, some currants, and a little vinegar.
In the taste there is not much sweetness, just a little bit of residual balsamic sweetness. Some tart cherries, currants, and oak. A little bit of lactic sweetness as the sip finishes.
Light to medium carbonation, lightly vinegary puckering, and a light to medium body. Slightly dry.
This is ok, but there is just not the complexity or strong flavors to really turn this into a winner.
vyvvy (5610) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep brown with an off-white head. The aroma has balsamic vinegar, dark berries, oakiness, toasty malt, caramel and a smooth sourness that is has malt and sour, but not much of a sweet character. Medium body that is pretty big for the style and soft gentle carbonation. The flavor begin very malty for a sour beer, but enough sourness to keep it from sweetening things up like on the aroma. There is a deep maltiness, blueberry/blackberry type berry notes, some citrus and smooth oak. The finish has much of the same along with some peach and light vinegar. Nice beer, but doesn’t really fit neatly into the sour/wild style.
wxman (1732) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear dark garnett with a thin off white head. Aroma is vinous. A sour tart dry red wine taste along with a little butterscotch. Very good actually, if you like to pucker up!
Butters (4039) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the First Inaugural Raleigh Rare and Vintage Beer Festival. 2012 vintage. Clear red pour with good tan head ring. Aroma had a toejam funkiness to it. Flavor was not so much sour, but more acidic than anything. Still tasted very young. Might do better with some age.
wedgie9 (2612) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted in late November 2011 from a 22oz bomber bottle shared by someone at unclejedi’s birthday tasting. Pours clear amber with an average off-white head that leaves an average collar of lace. The nose is sour and tart lemon with some dark balsamic vinegar and caramel malt. The flavor is malty sweet and lemon tart with some caramel and balsamic notes. The body is medium with sticky tannin, lively carbonation, and a long, tart balsamic finish.
brokensail (15728) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark amber in color with an off-white head. Strong cherry and berry aromas (strawberry and raspberry, mostly) give a nice fruitiness. Otherwise, much of the nose is vinegar. A slight leather component to it. A minimal malt sweetness on the palate. It’s, like the nose, mostly vinegar with a bit of oak, leather, and fruit. Pretty simplistic and vinegary--not my favorite kind of sour beer.
ESBob (379) - Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a rich copper, ruby color with reddish hue. Slight off white head. Acidic aroma, some malt noted. Taste is a tart fruitiness, sharp on the tongue. Very interesting flavors, good combo with sweetness of the malt. Let it warm a bit, and you get a different beer. Barrell aging becomes more apparent. Buttery, banana finish. Very Good, excellent for the sour style!
emacgee (4593) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean ruby copper pour with one finger of tan head. Acetic nose, lots of diacetyl in there too. Popcorn and butter on the finish. Some cherry skins and a medium tartness. Tastes like lots of pediococcus made lots of diacetyl. Medium body.
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Root beer colored pour, on tap at Churchkey. Nose holds balsamic and red wine vinegar, plum, oaky vanilla, and wood. The flavor is extremely acidic, with more fruity vinous tones and acetic abrasiveness. Damn solid.