luttonm (3416) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Brony Tasting, DC. Clear, reddish-brown, buttery sour. Soft tartness, brown malt body.
GenDV138 (4093) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the DC Tasting. Clear dark red with off-white head. Aromas of vinegar, dark fruit, tart notes. Tastes of vinegar, wine, grapes, dark fruit. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
solidfunk (5924) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Some cherry in this and good bretta infusion. Pours amber with good head and lacing. Light sour and tangy finish. Light oak. Bottle.
Iphonephan (4982) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 22 oz bottle at the Brony bottle share at Travlrs place. Pours a clear cola brown with an off white head. Aroma of sour fruit. Flavors of blueberry and oak.
kraddel (4948) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark purple / brown , rather clear . Smell is full, fruity . Taste is sour , full , fruity , intense . Nice blueberry finish . Bit fleshy . Nice
LeRoytheAlien (55) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a ruddy red/brown color, with a tiny cream head that disappears. Aromas of heavy oak, dark fruit, funk, and whiskey. Taste is more of the same, with a dominating bourbon taste and a finish crowned with layers of oak and fruit. Very complex, sour, and very tasty.
WillRunForBeer (1691) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 Bottle from DrFabulous in the Locals 5.2 trade. Thanks! Pours red brown with a beige head. Smells of vinegar, cherry, blueberry, oak. Very nice aroma! Flavor is a bit if caramel sweetness up front, leading to sour cherry, vinegar, dry raspbery, blueberry, oak.
CanIHave4Beers (3673) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared by a kind soul in a location remote to my dining room.
The beer pours a very purple color with a small but well retained head and good lacing on the glass.
The aroma is a bit of balsamic vinegar, some oak, and a bunch of tart berries.
The flavor is very tart with a nice blueberry character though out . It’s sour, and oaky and the acetic character is pretty well controlled. The beer is largely dry with a very low level of bitterness.
A nice one, one that I’m going to look forward to trying year after year these beers get distributed in our market once New Holland heads our way.
BrettTaylor (669) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This rating is based on a 2014 bottle. Poured into snifter. Pours a brown with hints of red sparkling underneath. Head is white and two fingers and leaves quite a bit of lacing. Aroma - a touch of oak, tart/sour berry, some sour apple, and funk. Taste - sour grape, cherry, touch of vanilla underneath and more funk. Well balanced between funk, tartness, and sweetness with the balance towards the first two (just the way I like it). This is excellent and I’m glad I have another one in the cellar.
jackl (6101) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap somewhere in Asheville. Slightly tart blueberry mash. Little else to the nose. Pretty syrupy and sugary. Some acidic fruit skin tang. Medium body, full on the palate. Decent stuff.