olr1984 (1090) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
sampled at gabf. from my notes. pours a dark red with an off white head. tart grape with a bit of a oak taste #gabf
Ed5388 (2152) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber shared by Pineypower! Thanks Dean! Pours a clear amber color with a thin foamy tan head. Aroma of sour fruit, brett, oak, and red wine vinegar. Taste funky sour fruit, oak, red grape skins, and vinegar.
Tmoney99 (10841) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a clear ruby color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy sour, cherry and wood aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer.
dmac (4095) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bobmer shared by pineypower during the goodbye jcwatts tasting, thanks Dean. Poured clear mahogany brown body with an average sized foamy beige head. Aroma of light sour notes, chalky, dusty, cherry, some light chocolate and acidity. Medium body that is rather acidic, average to stronger carbonation with strong acididty on the end. Flavor is nicely sour, berries, cherry, lemons, touch of grains. Good stuff overall.
NikkTwist (1671) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Dark cherry pour. Mostly clear candy-apple color against candlelight. Fizzy/foamy off-white head. Not a lot of aroma. Pleasant sour with a lot of barrel tannins. Currant jelly. Strawberry-Rhubarb. Sweet and sour sauce. Leather. Wild blueberries. Dried leaves. Quite tart and very astringent. Great unusual sour!
bigbish (544) - California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a pretty good sour. Nice round flavor profile, but it isn’t as complex as I would hope. Still a really good beer.
cheap (4130) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Way too expensive. $12 for a glass at bocktown. Yes, very similar tot he last blue sunday I had a couple of years ago. Tart, but with a bitter backnote. Smells pretty good and overall this is not a bad sour but I really had a hard time with it once I got my bill. I could have got a sixpack of mixed micros for what I paid for this. Ii wish they would tell you the price before you order, that’s the only drawback at bocktown. Shucks, I paid much less than that for a liter bottle a little while ago.
Earlier Rating: 6/18/2011 Total Score: 3
I apologize Brian, my wife popped this open and gave it to me when I asked for another beer, drat! From a purple label bottle. Pour is dark brown with hints of tartness in the aroma. Smell is almost like some cantillons I’ve had. Yes quite tart on the first taste but not over the top. Does have some fruit in the background. You would never know this stuff is near 9%. Some sizzly co2 in there. Easy going with a little bite but that sour flavor keeps poking thru, again, it is not over the top in sourness; its just the right amount to keep your attention. Finish is not a big sour jingling, its more laid back and it leaves just a tad of medicinal feel to it, just barely. Yesserie. goes down way too easy for a high alky beer. Uh huh, alarmingly hides alky well, except for that hint on the finsh.
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Deep red with a brownish hue, thin sudsy tannish head, spotty lacing. Oakish and kriek on the nose, slight vinegar sweet and sour aspects. Similar on the tongue though not as tart. Slightly dry. Not as big as others, fairly moderate overall. Slight wood and kriek notes on the finish. Average, but still enjoyable. Thanks Kevin!
snapple2 (12) - Dallas, Alabama, USA - SEP 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The barrel aging really mellows this sour down a bit but it is still mouth puckering sour.
johnnnniee (2342) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 vintage Bottle from Food and Friends in Philly.
Pours a crystal clear reddish brown with a decent sized tan head that slowly dissipates to a cap on top. Funk and oak permeate from the glass as soon as the cap gets cracked. Vanilla, lemons, sour cherries, brown sugar, and a hint of balsamic round out the nose nicely. The flavor is tart lemony acid. There’s a brief sugary sweetness up front that quickly gets swallowed by lemons tart cherries mouth puckering lactic and carbonic acid abounds. The finish is fairly dry with a sharp lingering tartness. Very little of the oak or brett funk survives into the flavor. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a tart sharp mouthfeel. This smells wonderful but the taste is bracingly tart. I enjoyed it like munching on sour patch kids, but on the plus side I forgot how hot it was while I was drinking this.